Englewood, Colo. Broncos placed wide recipient Emmanuel Sanders on injured reserve with an Achilles injury and demanded wide recipient Andre Holmes of exception from Buffalo, announced the team Wednesday.
Sanders suffered the injury during Wednesday’s practice as he drove while driving a route.
Broncos has now lost four starters at Offensive – Sanders, Matt Paradis, Ron Leary and Jeff Heuerman – for seasonal injury. Max Garcia – who replaced Leary as a starter – and Jake Butt was also placed on IR during the 2018 season.
Sanders, Garcia and Butt suffered all their injuries during training.
Broncos also lost All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris Jr. after suffering a broken leg on Sunday in Cincinnati. He is expected to miss several weeks.
Holmes will strive to fill some of the void left by Sanders.
The seventh year staff, who resigned from Buffalo on Tuesday, has 1
27 career counts for 1,739 meters and 15 touchdowns. In 2018 he had playtime in 12 games and pulled 12 catches for 157 meters.
His best season came in 2014, when he got 47 passes for 693 meters and four touchdowns. Holmes also spent the seasons 2015 and 2016 in Oakland, where offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave served in the same role in the Raiders.
Holmes joins Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick and River Cracraft as healthy alternatives to wide recipients. 19659002] The 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver participated in Hillsdale College.