Broncos HC Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that they will be placing CB Bryce Callahan on injured reserve and activating WR Tim Patrick from the injured reserve before Sunday’s game, per Ryan O’Halloran.
Fangio explained that the screw that was surgically inserted in Callahan’s foot got bent and he will now require another surgery to replace the screw.
Callahan has yet to play for Denver after signing with them in free agency this year to a three-year, $21 million deal. He had surgery this offseason to repair a broken foot suffered late last year and had the injury re-aggravated in practice this summer.
Callahan, 27, wound up signing on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Rice back in 2015. He was waived a few weeks into his rookie season and later signed him to the team’s practice squad before later being called up.
The Bears re-signed him on a one-year deal restricted deal in 2018 before allowing him to leave for Denver in free agency the following year.
In 2018, Callahan appeared in 13 games for the Bears and recorded 45 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 7 cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.
Patrick, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Utah back in 2017. He was waived by Baltimore a few months later and claimed off of waivers by the 49ers.
San Francisco waived Patrick coming out of the preseason and he caught on with the Broncos soon after. He returned to Denver on an exclusive rights contract during the offseason, but was placed on injured reserve with a hand injury a few months ago.
In 2018, Patrick appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and caught 23 passes for 315 yards and one touchdown.