Broncos backs Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman OK splitting carries (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Freeman and fellow second-year running back Phillip Lindsay, a Pro Bowl player as a rookie, have split carries so far, with each having played 72 snaps. Last season, Lindsay had 192 rushing attempts to Freeman’s 130, but through two games this season Lindsay has 24 and Freeman has 21.
Broncos’ Todd Davis eager for possible return at Packers (Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post)
Clarity on his playing status this Sunday in Green Bay won’t come until the Friday injury report is announced, yet all signs point to Davis making his return. The Broncos have relied almost entirely on their starters on defense over the first two weeks, particularly at inside linebacker, with Josey Jewell and Corey Nelson accounting for 196-of-232 of all defensive snaps played, with Jewell having played every down.
“0-2, going to Lambeau, I am sure everybody in the NFL world is picking against us. That’s good though,” Broncos safety Justin Simmons said. “We wouldn’t want it any other way. We know it’s a hostile environment and how tough it is to go in there and get a win. It’s going to be on the defense.”
As Broncos fight through 0-2 start, Chris Harris Jr. senses different mindset from teammates (Aric DiLalla, DenverBroncos.com)
This year’s team, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said, may be above those long losing streaks that plagued the 2017 and 2018 iterations of the Broncos.