The Denver Broncos just announced their list of inactive players for their Week 15 games against the Indianapolis Colts.
Among the players who won’t be suited up on Thursday night are four members of the Broncos 2017 draft class (outside linebacker DeMarcus Walker, wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, cornerback Brendan Langley, and running back De’Angelo Henderson), quarterback Paxton Lynch, and recently acquired tight end Matt LaCosse.
Broncos inactives vs. Colts:
QB Paxton Lynch (ankle)
OLB/DE DeMarcus Walker
WR Isaiah McKenzie
CB Brendan Langley
RB De’Angelo Henderson
TE Matt LaCosse
OL Cyrus Kouandjio
NT Domata Peko is active and will start after missing the last two games with a knee sprain.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 15, 2017
Broncos Inactive list includes DeMarcus Walker, Brendan Langley, Matt LaCosse #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) December 14, 2017
Broncos inactives: RB De’Angelo Henderson, T Cyrus Kouandjio, TE Matt LaCosse, CB Brendan Langley, QB Paxton Lynch, WR Isaiah McKenzie, DE/OLB DeMarcus Walker. https://t.co/C8jPchwWdD
— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) December 15, 2017
The fact that four members of Denver’s draft class are inactive is deeply troubling. The Broncos are at a point in the season where they have been officially eliminated from postseason contention, and they should be getting an extended look at their younger players.