Guts through shin injury Sunday

Coach Vic Fangio noted that Bridgewater played through a shin injury during the second half of Sunday's 28-13 win against the Chargers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. "He toughed it out," Fangio said. "He was nowhere near 100 percent."

It was an up-and-down performance from Bridgewater, who was forced from the contest on the Broncos' third possession. He yielded QB duties to Drew Lock for the rest of the first half, but Bridgewater was able to return after halftime and eventually finished 11-for-18 passing for 129 yards and one touchdown to go with two carries for 10 yards and another score. Bridgewater likely has maintenance in store for him during Week 13 prep, as his status will be monitored closely leading up to next Sunday's road matchup with the Chiefs.

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Quiet in season finale

Sutton caught one of three targets for 13 yards while also completing his only pass attempt for 16 yards in Saturday's 28-24 loss to the Chiefs.

Finishes season on strong note

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Drew Lock


Mixed bag in finale

Lock completed 12 of 24 passes for 162 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Broncos' 28-24 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday. He also rushed four times for 35 yards and two scores.

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Brandon McManus


Activated, still questionable

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Cleared for Saturday's game

Gordon (thumb/hip) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against Kansas City after practicing fully Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.