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Broncos Sticking With Brock Osweiler As QB In Week 11

Broncos HC Vance Joseph announced Monday that Brock Osweiler will remain the team’s starting quarterback for Week 11’s game against the Bengals, per Nicki Jhabvala.

Over the weekend, Ian Rapoport reported that Paxton Lynch is getting healthier and could return as the team’s starting quarterback as soon as this week.

However, Joseph said that Lynch is still recovering from his shoulder injury and they don’t have a firm idea of his timetable of when he will be ready physically to play this season.

“Health-wise, he’s still recovering from the shoulder,” Joseph said, per Jhabvala. “We’ll see where’s he at. But he’s still recovering from his shoulder injury. We want to make sure he’s totally healthy before he plays again. That timeframe, I’m not sure (what it is).”

Osweiler, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the Broncos before signing a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans that included $37 million guaranteed back in March of last year.

The Texans traded Osweiler and a 2018 second-round pick to the Browns in return for a 2017 fourth-round pick.

Cleveland had been attempting to trade Osweiler since they acquired him several months ago but the ultimately cut him loose coming out of the preseason after no deal surfaced. The Broncos signed him to a contract soon after.

In 2017, Osweiler has appeared in three games and completed 39 of 75 passing attempts (52 percent) for 447 yards to go along with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

 

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