The Denver Broncos are preparing for the possibility of missing some of their top receiving options for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers and have put contingency plans in place in case that happens.

Denver Broncos make several roster moves ahead of Sunday’s home finale

The Denver Broncos have promoted practice squad wide receiver Michael Bandy to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. In combination with this personnel move, the Broncos also elevated veteran WR Phillip Dorsett and outside linebacker Ronnie Perkins to the gameday roster.

To make the Bandy move official, the Broncos placed running back and special teams ace Dwayne Washington on the reserve/illness list after he battled an illness all week long that held him out of practice.

As Jarrett Stidham prepares to make his first career start as a member of the Broncos, there is a possibility he could be without rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims and Jerry Jeudy on Sunday while already being down Courtland Sutton.

Mims popped up on the injury report earlier this week with a hamstring injury and missed Friday’s practice, which puts his status in question for Sunday. Jeudy missed with an illness and is also listed as questionable. Sutton was ruled out after not clearing the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Bandy has been a key contributor for Denver’s scout team this season on their practice squad, and his familiarity with Broncos offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has provided the team with enough of a sample size to promote him over Tre’Quan Smith and David Sills.

Dorsett could likely fulfill Mims’s role on offense as a slot and speed option and could be the likely returner if Mims misses Sunday’s game.

With outside linebacker Baron Browning being ruled out on Sunday, the Broncos elevation of Perkins will see him step into Denver’s pass rush package with rookie Drew Sanders. Nik Bonitto is expected to start opposite of Jonathon Cooper.

Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m. MT at Empower Field at Mile High.