The Broncos are still waiting to hear how long they will be without linebacker Von Miller this season, but their concerns at the position don’t end there.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Stewart Bradley, who has been playing with the first team at middle linebacker, will miss several weeks after having wrist surgery. It’s not known what injury the surgery was intended to repair, but it will lead to more shuffling at linebacker for the Broncos.
According to Klis, Wesley Woodyard will move from the weak side to the middle while Danny Trevathan will move from his nickel role to the starting lineup in Woodyard’s place. Miller will start on the strong side of the defense when he’s available with Nate Irving and Shaun Phillips on hand to take his place when and if Miller’s suspension officially gets handed down by the league.
Bradley’s loss is obviously not as significant as losing Miller, but it’s part of a growing number of injuries that could hinder the Broncos early in the season. Cornerback Champ Bailey is expected to be out for a while after injuring his foot over the weekend and defensive end Derek Wolfe suffered a scary looking neck injury during the game against the Seahawks, although he was able to travel home with the team on Saturday night.