Tag: Jared Crick
The Denver Broncos have added significant talent to their roster prior to the 2018 NFL draft.
Simmons, a second-year player and first-time starter, replaced T.J. Ward after Ward was released prior to the season and went on to start all 13 games of the Broncos' season thus far.
Backups Adam Gotsis and Shaquil Barrett have had to fill in for injured players Shane Ray and Jared Crick. So far this season, they haven't missed a beat with the starting defense.
On Sunday, the Broncos' defense was able to consistently penetrate the Cowboys' offensive line to disrupt Elliott in the backfield.
Rubin, a nose tackle, won't directly replace Crick. But as a backup tackle, the Broncos hope Rubin can add stability to a defensive line in flux.
Crick's back injury escalated during the preseason, causing him to miss all but the first preseason game and the first week of the regular season.
The first three straight tests of Denver's rebuilt run defense is this week when the best rushing attack in the NFC last year comes to town.
Jared Crick has been ruled out for Monday night, meaning Adam Gotsis will earn his first NFL start. Denver will also be without Zach Kerr.
Injuries played a big role this year in deciding who was on the roster to open the season,