Broncos need safeties: David Bruton just said he has 2 sprained left knee ligaments and bone bruise. Out 1-2 weeks. #9news #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) December 7, 2015
It remains to be seen if T.J. Ward will play this week, but all things considered, it was a smart decision for Gary Kubiak to rest DeMarcus Ware. Getting him to full strength will improve the pass rush and take pressure off the defensive backs.
If Ward can’t play against Oakland, it’s likely you’ll see plenty of Josh Bush and Omar Bolden. Bradley Roby could play safety on a couple of downs, too. And it might mean Lorenzo Doss sees a couple of snaps on defense.
The important thing at this point is to get everyone healthy, as after Oakland, two key games against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati await.
(EDIT 1:25 P.M. MST: I meant to say Lorenzo Doss, not Taurean Nixon, although it’s possible the Broncos could move Nixon up from the practice squad.)