First, Sterns was placed on injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon. That injury will rule him out for the remainder of the 2023 season.
Denver could also place Dulcich on short-term IR, which would allow him to return to the active roster after four games, but at the time of this writing, Dulcich remains on the 53-man roster.
To fill the open roster spots created by Sterns going on IR, the Broncos promoted wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. To fill Humphrey’s former spot on the practice squad, Denver signed wide receiver Michael Bandy.
The Broncos also released defensive lineman Forrest Merrill from injured reserve with an injury settlement on Monday. Merrill is now a free agent.
See a recap of the team’s roster moves below.