Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons (quad), tight end Greg Dulcich (hamstring) and cornerback Michael Ojemudia (elbow) are eligible to return from injured reserve this week, and the team is hoping all three will be activated before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
“That’s what we’re looking for,” coach Nathaniel Hackett said Thursday. “We’re going to try to get them out here practicing and see where they’re at.
“Right now, we have that timeframe that you’re allowed to keep them in practice and get them acclimated after they’ve been out for quite a while. We’ll get them practicing, we’ll see where they’re at, and play that by ear. We’re hoping.”
Denver will practice again on Friday and Saturday before traveling to L.A. for Monday’s game against the Chargers. The team probably won’t make any IR decisions until after Saturday’s practice.
“We would definitely like them to be fully ready, but we’ll just have to try to evaluate that throughout practice,” Hackett said of the possibility of Dulcich and Ojemudia making their 2022 debuts in Week 6.
The Broncos currently have three open spots on the 53-man roster, so there’s room for Simmons, Dulcich and Ojemudia — if they’re ready.