World News – US – Drew Lock still active for Broncos with sprained shoulder, can watch practice


ENGLEWOOD, Colo (AP) – Drew Lock watched his Denver Broncos replacement Jeff Driskel on Wednesday, taking on the so-called « mental reps » he wasn’t allowed to to get the last time he was sidelined Lock missed three months as a rookie in 2019 after spraining his right thumb in preseason He could miss three weeks after spraining his right shoulder on Sunday in Pittsburgh

“We considered putting him in IR,” said coach Vic Fangio “But there’s a chance he won’t miss three games But at the same time, there’s a chance he will have to missing four or five So rather than rule out the possibility that he will come back if he’s healthy enough, we’ve kept him on the active list at this point « 

Driskel replaced Lock in Pittsburgh and will make his first start for the Broncos (0-2) on Sunday against Tampa Bay (1-1)

Driskel hasn’t said anything changed for him this week as he seeks his second career victory against a team led by Tom Brady, who won their 250th game last week, including the playoffs

« Every week, even if you’re not playing, you prepare like you’re going to be in there because you never know when your number will be called, » said Driskel, who pitched for 256 yards and two. affected in Denver’s 26-21 loss to Pittsburgh after Lock injured

“You never want to see an injury, but you always have to be prepared and ready for it if it does happen And so I felt prepared for the game,” Driskel said “I didn’t have the reps , but I was mentally called throughout the week and worked to make sure I was ready to go And this week will be no different when it comes to my preparation « 

Free agent Blake Bortels is awaiting a series of negative COVID-19 tests so that he can join the roster and serve, at least initially, as a Driskel replacement

« He still has to go through the tests and the physical process, » said Fangio « He could be here (Thursday) at the earliest where he can join the meetings and join the team »

In addition to a cascade of injuries that wiped out Lock, Courtland Sutton, Phillip Lindsay and Von Miller, the Broncos were fined on the expensive side because Fangio repeatedly removed his face mask in violation of the rules of the coronavirus league

Coaches must wear a face mask over their nose and mouth at all times on the sideline Fangio was fined $ 100,000 and the Broncos were docked at $ 250,000 after Fangio failed heeded a heavily worded memo from the NFL last week

One of the many NFL coaches who have been penalized this week, Fangio has said he is considering wearing a face shield like Andy Reid

“Yeah, I’ll think about it,” Fangio said “Actually I was going to use it for the first game of the season and at the end of the process I decided not to”

Fangio said he forgot to put his mask back on after taking it off to call for parts or speak with officials He said he also lowered it when his glasses got foggy: « It all happened subconsciously during the game, » he said

“There is no mystery about what is happening and why it is happening,” said Fangio “I just have to do better with it and keep doing a better job to put it back together when I have a reason to remove it »

Like players and other club staff, coaches take daily COVID-19 tests, wear contact tracers, and follow other protocols designed to allow the NFL to complete a full season during the pandemic

When asked if he thought the rules requiring coaches’ masks during games were for public health or public relations reasons, Fangio replied, « I don’t know I’m wearing it because the NFL says we have to wear it and I’m a loyal NFL employee and I’ll do my best to do better with it « 

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World news – United States – Drew Lock always active for Broncos with sprained shoulder, can watch practice



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