Broncos activate three, including S Justin Simmons, rookie TE Greg Dulcich, from IR – The Denver Post


Reinforcements are inbound for the Broncos.

Denver on Monday activated safety Justin Simmons, cornerback Michael Ojemudia and rookie tight end Greg Dulcich from injured reserve. All three will be available against the Chargers on Monday night, as will practice squad safety Anthony Harris and long snapper Mitchell Fraboni, each of whom was elevated for game day.

Simmons, of course, is the biggest piece returning for the Broncos. The two-time second-team All-Pro hurt his quad against Seattle in the season opener and has not played since. His replacement, Caden Sterns, played well but is out for the Chargers game with a hip injury.

Ojemudia returns one week after starting cornerback Ronald Darby was lost for the season to a torn ACL. Rookie Damarri Mathis is seen as the likely starter opposite Pat Surtain II, though he spent the week limited by a knee injury and entered Monday as questionable to play against Los Angeles.

Dulcich is perhaps the most intriguing. He turned heads early in the offseason program but suffered a hamstring injury and was limited throughout the end of OTAs, minicamp and most of training camp. The rookie has the potential to be a dynamic pass-catching threat, but just hasn’t been involved in the offense much since the summer and, like Simmons and Ojemudia, only returned to practice Tuesday.

Even still, his activation shows Denver feels like it needs him in the mix in some capacity. If Dulcich does make his debut against the Chargers it will double as a homecoming. He’s a Glendale, Calif., native and played his college ball at UCLA.


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