Broncos put Mike Purcell, Derrek Tuszka on injured reserve

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Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said on Monday that defensive tackle Mike Purcell will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury and the team moved him onto the injured reserve list Tuesday.

The Broncos also announced that linebacker Derrek Tuszka has been placed on the list due to a hamstring injury. Tuszka, a seventh-round pick this year, had three tackles in five games.

Purcell had 15 tackles and a sack while appearing in six games.

The Broncos filled one of the roster spots by signing defensive tackle Sylvester Williams off of the practice squad. The 2013 first-round pick returned to Denver’s practice squad this month and he played seven defensive snaps against the Patriots in Week 7.