NFL teams have no obligation to disclose injury information during the preseason. The Broncos opted to do so on Saturday night, in connection with the fact that veteran receiver Demaryius Thomas did not play.
“He’s got a sore wrist,” coach Vance Joseph told reporters after the game. “It happened in practice I think on Thursday and he couldn’t go tonight.”
Thomas was the subject of a recent #longread at NFL.com regarding injuries he has suffered over the last two years, criticism he has absorbed from Broncos fans, a recommitment to the game, and a desire to play as long as Larry Fitzgerald has. But with Thomas due to make $8.5 million this year and with a pair of rookie receivers in whom the team seems to have plenty of…