In a statement on Saturday, the Broncos said Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles have been identified as “close contacts at high risk of Covid-19” and are due to complete a five-day quarantine.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel and wide receiver Diontae Spencer were placed on the Reserve / Covid-19 list earlier this week.
Several Broncos players, including tight end Noah Fant, have reacted to the NFL decision on social media.
“Anyone know if Peyton Manning is busy tomorrow?” Laugh but serious, ”he said in another article.
Denver, currently at 4-6 for the season, is set to face the 8-2 Saints, who have won seven straight games, Sunday afternoon.
According to the team’s website, three players from the Broncos’ practice squad were bred in the game-day roster: tight end Troy Fumagalli, linebacker Josh Watson and safety Alijah Holder.
The team has not announced a replacement quarterback.