Broncos-Chargers inactives: Albert Okwuegbunam a healthy scratch

Oct 17, 2022, 4:54 PM | Updated: 4:54 pm
Albert Okwuegbunam...
(Photo by Andrew Mason /
(Photo by Andrew Mason /

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Broncos are counting on a cluster of returning and new players to try and change the team’s trajectory in Week 6.

In addition to the activations of Greg Dulcich, Justin Simmons and Michael Ojemudia, Quinn Meinerz will return to the lineup and is expected to start against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.

Meinerz and Billy Turner are both active.

But the debut of Dulcich means that Albert Okwuegbunam is inactive. The third-year tight end struggled in the blocking aspect of his duties, seeing his playing time decline steadily over the first four games. By Week 4 at Las Vegas, he played just one snap.

ILB Josey Jewell and safety Caden Sterns are also inactive.

The Broncos’ other four inactive players are:

  • CB Darius Phillips
  • S Delarrin Turner-Yell
  • DL Enyi Uwazurike
  • WR Jalen Virgil

In addition to Meinerz and Turner, five other players listed as questionable are in uniform:

  • G Dalton Risner
  • Edge rusher Jonathon Cooper
  • RB Melvin Gordon
  • CB Damarri Mathis
  • TE Eric Saubert



Nathaniel Hackett...
James Merilatt

There’s a reason why the Broncos haven’t fired Nathaniel Hackett yet

As unlikely as it seems, Denver is hoping they can right the ship and show some progress in the final six weeks, which would save jobs
14 hours ago
Seahawks fans...
Will Petersen

Seattle is jumping for joy, as Broncos currently sending them No. 3 pick

It's unlikely the Broncos finish with a worse record than the Texans, but it's possible Denver could eventually send the Seahawks the No. 2 selection
14 hours ago
Russell Wilson...
Andrew Mason

Power rankings around the league show how close the Broncos sit to rock bottom

A team that entered camp with some pundits talking Super Bowl now sits near the bottom of the league as December looms.
14 hours ago
Russell Wilson...
Jake Shapiro

Russ-O-Meter: Who ends up being the best QB in the Wilson trade?

What if Wilson isn't the best quarterback in the "Russell Wilson Trade," what if we haven't even seen that quarterback take an NFL snap yet
14 hours ago
Kris Bryant Russell Wilson...
Will Petersen

Broncos have replaced Rockies as most embarrassing team in Denver

The Broncos have become the new Rockies, afraid to make a big internal change, even when fans are screaming from the top of the mountains
14 hours ago
Mike Boone...
Andrew Mason

Broncos injury update: Mike Boone nears return

Mike Boone could be back this week, as he nears a return from a high-ankle sprain.
2 days ago
Broncos-Chargers inactives: Albert Okwuegbunam a healthy scratch