Denver Broncos Place Pass Rusher on Injured Reserve

The Denver Broncos will be without one of their free agency splashes for at least four weeks. The team announced Tuesday morning that it had placed edge rusher Randy Gregory on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Gregory injured his meniscus during the team's Week 4 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He had been projected to miss anywhere from 2-6 weeks as he recovered from surgery, but he'll be guaranteed to miss at least four weeks with this stint on IR. He had two sacks and seven quarterback hits through the first four games of the season.
Gregory joined the Broncos this offseason on a five-year, $70 million contract. He initially entered the league as the Dallas Cowboys' 60th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He served as a backup pass rusher and sporadic starter until his breakout season in 2021; he notched a career-high six sacks and 17 quarterback hits in 11 starts. He had been on pace to exceed both those marks this year until his unfortunate injury. 
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