Broncos Place DT Mike Purcell & LB Derrek Tuszka On Injured Reserve


The Denver Broncos officially placed DT Mike Purcell and LB Derrek Tuszka on injured reserve Tuesday. Broncos logo

Purcell will reportedly miss the remainder of the 2020 season with a Lisfranc injury.

Purcell, 29, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming back in 2013. He bounced on and off the team’s practice squad before making San Francisco’s active roster for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The 49ers waived Purcell shortly after re-signing him to a one-year exclusive rights deal and was claimed by the Rams. After having brief stints on the Bears, Patriots, Panthers and Chiefs, he signed on with the Broncos last year. 

In 2020, Purcell has appeared in seven games and recorded 15 tackles and one sack. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 interior defensive lineman out of 122 qualifying players.

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