The good news for the Broncos is cornerback Tramaine Brock was not on the injury report and fellow cornerback Adam Jones was a full participant after the final day of practice this week.
That should help Denver’s secondary when the Broncos travel to New Jersey to play the Jets on Sunday. However, linebacker Todd Davis (shoulder) and defensive end Adam Gostis (knee) are both questionable for the game.
While there’s a chance for Davis and Gostis to play, tackle Jared Veldheer (knee) is out and punter Marquette King (right thigh) is listed as doubtful. King’s injury was serious enough after Monday night’s loss to Kansas City that the Broncos brought in another punter for insurance.
Now it looks like Colby Wadman might handle the punting duties on Sunday, but that would require making room on the 53-man roster for him. It could mean King could be released, signaling the end of his short time in Denver.
“Anything is possible,” coach Vance Joseph said after Friday’s practice. “We’re trying to win the football game and we’ve got to have a punter, obviously. We’ll see. I’ll get with (general manager) John (Elway) and we’ll decide it.”
Wadman, 23, spent a brief time with the Oakland Raiders last spring and was signed to Denver’s practice squad last week. He last appeared in a football game in 2016 with UC Davis, and Sunday he might be making his NFL debut.
He has the confidence of the coaching staff after taking all the reps in practice this week. And he’s ready for the challenge.
“I’m just staying ready. Obviously, I haven’t kicked in two years, but being out here in practice, working out with the team, everything like that, they’re all telling me how much they believe in me,” he said Friday. “They have confidence in me. If I do end up getting the call, I feel ready for it.”