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Broncos to sign Blake Bortles after injury to quarterback Drew Lock on Sunday

The Broncos believe Lock will be out for 3-5 weeks.

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One of the many injuries that shook the NFL during its Week 2 games was a shoulder injury to Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock.

“There’s nothing structurally wrong with his shoulder,” Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said on Monday, via Mile High Report. “He’s just got a bad bruise there. When it’s your throwing shoulder, it’s going to take time to heal. It’s got to calm down, get his strength back to where he fully has it and he can operate at 100 percent.”

Fangio said he expected Lock to be out three to five weeks — which means he could be back in time to face the Kansas City Chiefs during Week 7’s game in Denver.

Jeff Driskel stepped in for Lock during Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos now intend to sign Blake Bortles to help take up the slack.

Bortles played in three games for the Los Angeles Rams last season after spending five seasons as the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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