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Week 15 Patriots vs Broncos final injury report: Broncos might not have 2 best linebackers

Denver is going to be shorthanded.

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos have released their final injury report of week 15.


Patriots: WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
Broncos: LB Brandon Marshall (hamstring)

Denver will be without their best linebacker, which will make them much more vulnerable against running backs- especially in the passing game.


Patriots: TE Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), CB Malcolm Butler (hip), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), SS Jordan Richards (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring), CB Eric Rowe (hamstring), ST Matthew Slater (foot)
Broncos: LB Todd Davis (ribs)

All of these Patriots players should be available to play, if needed, but don’t be surprised if Richards is inactive again.

Davis is the Broncos’ second best linebacker and he returned to practice on Friday. His availability is in jeopardy, but he might play through the pain. The Broncos have signed a depth linebacker to the roster because of the uncertainty. Davis should be a game-time decision.

Placed on IR

Broncos: LS Casey Kreiter

The Broncos had been holding two long snappers on the roster.


Broncos: C Matt Paradis (hips), TE AJ Derby (groin), WR Bennie Fowler (knee), LB Corey Nelson (finger), QB Trevor Siemian (foot), CB Aqib Talib (back), OLB DeMarcus Ware (thigh)

The Broncos list players on the report that are expected to play. Paradis, the Broncos best offensive lineman, returned to practice on Friday.