ENGLEWOOD, Colorado — Not exactly a career day for Broncos’ outside linebacker Randy Gregory.
Although the free-agent pass rusher had his one-game suspension overturned, he was fined $50,000 for instigating, in the view of NFL disciplinarian Derrick Brooks, a postgame fight with Rams guard Oday Aboushi. That was Tuesday.
On Saturday, the Broncos announced Gregory is going on season-ending injured reserve with a troublesome knee injury that has yet to fully recover from October surgery, while the league slapped another $13,261 fine for removing the unsportsmanlike penalty he drew following a second quarter touchdown by the Rams.
Gregory was the Broncos’ top free-agent signing this offseason, drawing a five-year, $70 million contract that is guaranteed for two years and $28 million. He was a force through the first three games, but then came the knee injury in game 4 at Las Vegas and he only played in 6 games this season and had 2.0 sacks.
He is the 21st player to land on the Broncos’ injured reserve list – most in the NFL, and 9th starter. The 21 Broncos on IR:
Offensive line: Garett Bolles*, Lloyd Cushenberry III*, Tom Compton, Casey Tucker
Running back: Javonte Williams*, Mike Boone, Damarea Crockett
Receiver: Tim Patrick*, KJ Hamler
Tight end: Greg Dulcich*
Defensive line: Dre’Mont Jones*
Defensive back: Ronald Darby*, Darius Phillips
Outside linebacker: Gregory*, Aaron Patrick, Jacob Martin, Christopher Allen
Inside linebacker: Jonas Griffith*, Dakota Allen
Safety: Caden Sterns
Long snapper: Mitch Fraboni
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