Broncos putting DL Dre’Mont Jones on injured reserve with hip injury, ending his season


Denver is losing one of its top defensive players for the remainder of the season. The Broncos placed defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones on injured reserve with a hip injury he sustained against Kansas City.

Jones missed the entire week of practice and head coach Nathaniel Hackett said the fourth-year man from Ohio State had been seeing specialists to try to nail down the extent of the injury.

Now his season is over. He is set to be a free agent and will be looking to cash in after a productive fourth season. At the trade deadline, general manager George Paton called Jones “a core player” for the Broncos and indicated he wanted to keep Jones in the franchise long term.

Jones had 5.5 sacks in Denver’s first seven games but his production in that department fell off after the team traded Bradley Chubb for a first-round pick at the trade deadline. He finished with 6.5 sacks on the season.

The Broncos are activating Randy Gregory and Billy Turner off of injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s game against Arizona, and will elevate running back Devine Ozigbo and quarterback Jarrett Guarantano from the practice squad.


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