Broncos Offensive Lineman to Miss Time

The Denver Broncos offense has yet another problem on its hands. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett shared at his Monday press conference that starting center Lloyd Cushenberry will miss time with his groin injury.
Cushenberry exited after 27 snaps in the Broncos' Week 8 win in London over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had played every single offensive snap of the regular season before injuring his groin, earning a subpar 56.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts. 

Cushenberry was replaced in the lineup by Graham Glasgow. Glasgow shouldn't prove a meaningful downgrade: the seventh-year player has appeared in 90 games for the Broncos and Detroit Lions, earning 82 starts. The Broncos offense couldn't get much worse, anyway; they rank 30th in the league in points scored per game.

Cushenberry joined the Broncos as their 83rd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He immediately slotted in as a starter for the team, playing on every single offensive snap over his first two seasons. Despite his extensive playing time, he has yet to distinguish himself as a star in his young career; he earned a 40.5 overall grade from PFF as a rookie and a 64.2 grade in his second year.

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