Cornerback reinforcements are on the way for Broncos

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There’s good news and bad news on the cornerback front for the Denver Broncos today.

First, the bad news: Bryce Callahan was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Callahan is technically eligible to return to the active roster in as few as three weeks, but NFL Network’s James Palmer reported Wednesday that Callahan might be looking at an eight-week recovery.

With nine more weeks remaining this season, Callahan certainly won’t be guaranteed to return before Denver’s season concludes.

Now, the good news: Mike Ford has been designated to return from injured reserve and Essang Bassey and Duke Dawson have been designated to return from the physically unable to perform list.

All three cornerbacks are now permitted to return to practice and the Broncos have a 21-day window to decide if they will be activated to the 53-man roster. Denver can promote all three defensive backs to the active roster at any time within the next three weeks.

The Broncos also announced Wednesday that tight end Caleb Wilson has been signed to the practice squad. Wilson will provide more depth at the position this week after Noah Fant was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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