IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
2 months ago

The Broncos officially placed Crick (back) on injured reserve Friday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Crick has dealt with a back injury since mid-August, the team remained optimistic he would be ready for the start of the season. He was unable to go Week 1, and it now appears the injury was more serious than originally thought. The 28-year-old is expected to undergo surgery to repair the issue. Adam Gotsis will now step up at defensive end with Crick out, while the team picked up Ahtyba Rubin to help provide depth.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
2 months ago

Crick's back injury will require surgery and he is expected to land on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crick has been dealing with the back injury since the middle of August, and while there originally was optimism surrounding his Week 1 status, it has taken a turn for the worse, as Crick could be out for the remainder of the season. The Broncos will likely provide an official update on the defensive end following surgery, but the team did sign defensive tackle Aytyba Rubin in light of this news.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
2 months ago

Crick (back) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Crick was limited last week as well and sat out the Broncos season opening victory over the Chargers on Monday. Denver reportedly expected the 28-year-old to be ready to play for Week 1, so it's difficult to gauge how likely he is to suit up Sunday against the Cowboys.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
2 months ago

Crick (back) has been ruled out for the Broncos' season opener against he Chargers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crick was able to work on a limited basis at practice this week, so it is a little surprising that he has already been ruled out. Regardless, the Broncos will be thin on the line in week one with both Crick and Zach Kerr (knee) already ruled out. The Broncos are likely exercising caution here in order to ensure his health going forward.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
3 months ago

Crick (back) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Broncos are likely just being cautious, as they still fully expect Crick to play Monday against the Chargers. With Derek Wolfe also expected to play, Denver's defensive front looks significantly better despite Shane Ray being moved to injured reserve.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
3 months ago

Crick (back) is expected to play Monday against the Chargers, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The timing in Denver was perfect, with Derek Wolfe (ankle), who lines up opposite of Crick, being cleared the same day. The pair combined for 104 tackles and 8.5 sacks last season.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
3 months ago

Crick (back) is expected to be ready for the Broncos' season opener against the Chargers, Troy Renck of Denver 7 NewsReports.

EDGE Analysis

Crick has been sidelined for roughly two weeks after leaving a practice session early due to a back issue. After undergoing an MRI the team determined he would be week-to-week from that point on. His recovery has apparently been going well, as he is now expected to be ready for Week 1. Barring any setbacks, the 28-year-old is on track to start at defensive end for the opener.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
3 months ago

Crick's back injury is not as serious as originally thought, and he is now only expected to miss a few weeks, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crick underwent an MRI on his injured back after an early exit from Monday's practice. The team is already without Derek Wolfe (ankle) so an extended absence would have really began thinning out the team's defensive depth. However, it now sounds like Crick should be good to go by Week 1. Adam Gotsis figures to see an increased workload at practice while Crick is sidelined.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
3 months ago

Crick is having an MRI taken on his back, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crick exited Monday's practice with what was initially deemed as back spasms, but the Broncos evidently aren't certain of that. An extended absence would be a huge concern for a team that will likely be without their other starting defensive end, Derek Wolfe (ankle), for a little bit.

IRJared Crick
DL DEN (5)
1 year ago

Crick might be the first man up to replace starter Vance Walker - who is out for the year with a torn ACL, team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crick was drafted during the Gary Kubiak/Wade Phillips regime while they were all in Houston - so the familiarity is there. While neither coach's tenure lasted long enough to see Crick become a starter, defensive line coach Bill Kollar did coach Crick during his first year as a starter in 2014. Crick accumulated 104 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his last two years in Houston and his understanding of the defense could prove invaluable in stepping in and replacing Walker.