DeMarcus Ware is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a back injury, and rookie left tackle Ty Sambrailo has already missed the last two games with a bum shoulder. With those two starters being the exception, the Denver Broncos have remained relatively healthy during their five-game winning streak to begin the season.
But Aqib Talib also missed snaps on Sunday against Oakland and other members of the offensive line have been spelled to keep them at their best.
As the season progresses, more and more players will start to show up on the injury report; it is the nature of the beast in the NFL. While there is a difference between being hurt and being injured, reserve players are starting to make their mark with the team.
Here are the 10 most-capable backup players for the Broncos. Some have already made an impact, and some certainly have the potential to, especially if the offense continues to struggle.