Broncos lose J.D. Walton for season with broken ankle

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The Broncos posted an impressive win yesterday, but they lost center J.D. Walton for the season with a broken ankle, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

The fourth-year center had only missed one snap in his career with the Broncos, prior to getting rolled up from behind in the 37-6 win against the Raiders.

With the Patriots up next on the schedule, the Broncos will turn to Dan Koppen to replace him in the middle.

Koppen was released by the Patriots after training camp, after starting 120 games for them over nine seasons.

Now he’ll go back in his old role, in his old home.