Broncos activate Drew Lock from injured reserve, release Brett Rypien

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The debut of Drew Lock has moved one step closer.

The Broncos officially have activated quarterback Drew Lock from injured reserve. To create a roster spot, the Broncos have released quarterback Brett Rypien.

Although coach Vic Fangio has been coy, it’s widely expected that Lock will supplant Brandon Allen on Sunday against the Chargers.

A second-round pick from Missouri, Lock suffered a wrist injury in August.

The 3-8 Broncos are one loss away from their third straight losing season. The 4-7 Chargers need to run the table to have a realistic shot at getting back to the postseason.

3 responses to “Broncos activate Drew Lock from injured reserve, release Brett Rypien

  1. As a Broncos fan, it’s been frustrating watching Elway bungle the Drew Lock situation. We just got done watching the short lived Paxton Lynch era and Elway is sending a few of the same signals with his decisions on Lock. Lock has been eligible to practice since week 7 and just returned to practice 2 weeks ago. Then Elway thought Brandon Allen deserved a shot before Lock, whom he used a 2019 second round pick on. If Lock was worth that high of a pick and the Broncos are 3-8, what’s the big holdup? Start him and see if there’s anything there.

  2. Pretty amusing there were people on here excited to see Brett Rypien play. If the abysmal qb situation there didn’t warrant even one start that should tell you something about his future prospects. One gets the sense that Fangio had absolutely nothing to do with the Drew Lock draft pick, but you can bet he’s been told to play him now, like it or not. Ridiculous hire in the outdated, pedestrian Fangio, no one with good sense would ever waste much effort suggesting he was somehow the best person for the job as opposed to someone Elway just really liked personally. The guy looks more like the head of maintenance than the face of the franchise and the team’s performance has done little to dispell that unflattering notion. Also, cut Brandon Allen immediately as he has no future in the NFL even as a backup, one of these guys who even in college was little more than an average player and makes you wonder just how some of these players ever receive a serious opportunity at that level.

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