Broncos place NT Warren on I.R.

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Broncos placed NT Ty Warren on injured reserve on Saturday and promoted RB Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Warren underwent surgery on a partially torn right triceps in August. He missed the entire 2010 season because of a hip injury. The Broncos acquired the ninth-year veteran Aug. 2 after the Patriots had cut him.

Warren has 20½ career sacks.

Johnson had 16 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.

The way we see it

There was a thought that Warren could return, and this is a very tough blow to knock him out for a second season in a row. The Broncos got Warren to improve the team's run defense, and they are already missing DT Marcus Thomas.