The day after the team’s season-opening win against Pittsburgh, the Broncos received some unfortunate news.
Defensive tackle Ty Warren, who spent the 2011 season on injured reserve with an injured triceps, re-tore the same triceps on Sunday.
“I’ll keep you abreast of what we do moving forward,” Head Coach John Fox told the media. “I haven’t even talked to Ty yet. I’m sure he’s very disappointed.”
Defensive line is a position that the Broncos addressed prior to the start of the season, signing Justin Bannan in free agency and picking up Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson in the 2012 NFL Draft. Kevin Vickerson returned to health, as well.
“One of the things that’s helpful this offseason is that we’ve been able to add depth to that position,” Fox said. “Obviously we don’t want to lose a player like Ty for a significant amount of time, and this obviously will be, but we’ll adjust and, ‘Next man up.’”
Fox said no decision has been made in terms of Warren’s roster status after the injury.
“We’ll keep you posted,” he said.
In other roster moves, Fox said the team will re-sign quarterback Caleb Hanie, who was released on Saturday.
“That was procedural on Caleb, so we’ll re-sign him,” Fox said.
Salaries of vested veterans — like Hanie — are guaranteed the rest of the season if they are on the roster for Week 1 games. Hanie was released on Saturday prior to the team’s Week 1 game against Pittsburgh.
“That was procedural so we could have some flexibility moving forward as far as a vested veteran,” Fox explained.