Broncos right tackle Billy Turner will miss at least four games due to the knee injury he suffered against Tennessee on Sunday and is being placed on short-term injured reserve, per the NFL’s transaction wire.
Turner, who missed the first five games of the season as he rehabilitated from offseason knee surgery, will be eligible to return Week 15 at the earliest.
It is one of several roster transactions the Broncos made Tuesday. Also, on the offensive line, Tom Compton is being activated from the physically unable-to-perform list. He had been designated to return to practice in recent weeks and now will be added to the 53-man roster.
Compton is one option to slide in at tackle. Denver is also hoping to have Cam Fleming back from a quad injury this week.
The Broncos also waived wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland and promoted defensive lineman Jonathan Harris from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Tuesday.
Cleveland has missed time this season with a variety of injuries and, when healthy, has been a core special teams player. Denver clearly felt as though it had enough coverage on special teams. In recent weeks, the team’s been carrying seven wide receivers on its active roster, more than usual and more than it began the season with.
Harris had been elevated from the practice squad twice for gamedays and played extensively both times. He saw 23 snaps in the season opener against Seattle and 24 Sunday at Tennessee. Denver faces another potent rushing attack this weekend in the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Broncos also signed wide receiver Victor Bolden to the practice squad.