They mostly filled it with veterans other teams didn’t want, with former Patriot Ty Warren being the centerpiece. And now they may have a big hole again.
Warren suffered a triceps injury on Monday that is believed to be serious, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Fellow starter Marcus Thomas also left practice with a strained pectoral muscle and had to undergo an MRI Monday night.
The 1-2 punch could be devastating for a shaky Broncos defense. Warren, 30, was available in large part because he missed all of last season with a hip injury. Denver owes Warren $4 million for 2011, which made him the team’s biggest free agent signing.
The team’s next in line at defensive tackle: former Eagle Brodrick Bunkley and former Redskin Jeremy Jarmon.
Broncos fans must be having flashbacks. Last year, the team spent good money on former Patriots defensive lineman Jarvis Green. He didn’t make the team and is now out of the league.
UPDATE: He tore his triceps. The team hasn’t totally given up on Warren being available at some point during the season.