You can expect the Broncos to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Okwuegbunam, 22, was a three-year starter at Missouri and earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2017. The Broncos selected him with the No. 118 pick in this year’s draft.
Okwuegbunam signed a four-year, $4,044,042 rookie contract that included a $749,042 signing bonus.
In 2020, Okwuegbunam appeared in four games for the Broncos and caught 11 passes for 121 yards receiving and one touchdown.