Broncos could be without top defensive tackles

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

One of the most important new additions to the Broncos defense, DT Ty Warren, may miss an extended period of time because of an injury suffered in practice on Monday.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Warren underwent an MRI on Monday evening after suffering a triceps tendon injury that afternoon. The newspaper reports the injury is feared to be serious.

Warren missed all of the 2010 season with the Patriots because of a hip injury. He was released by New England after the lockout ended, but was signed soon after by the Broncos to assist a defense that finished last in the NFL in 2010.

The Broncos could also be without the man slated to line up next to Warren on the defensive line, Marcus Thomas. The veteran also suffered an injury in Monday's practice and underwent an MRI for a right pectoral strain.

Brodrick Bunkley and Kevin Vickerson are the backup defensive tackles and would likely move to the first string if Warren and Thomas are unable to play.