Oct 9, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) warms up before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins QB Teddy Bridgewater ruled out vs. Jets

Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is in concussion protocol and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.

Bridgewater initially exited with an elbow injury after being hit by Jets rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner on the first play from scrimmage. He was placed in the protocol after the booth ATC spotter ruled him a “no-go,” a decision made in compliance with the NFL’s amended concussion protocol.

The push for the amended rules came as a result of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s injuries over the previous two weeks. He is inactive for Sunday’s game with a concussion.

Rookie seventh-round pick Skylar Thompson entered the game in place of Bridgewater.

Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is the Dolphins’ emergency quarterback.

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Jan 2, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) sets to pass in the second half the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos intend to start QB Drew Lock in Week 18

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater remains in the concussion protocol and is expected to miss his third straight game in Saturday’s season finale.

Drew Lock is expected to make his third straight start against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs in Week 18.

“Right now, Teddy is still in the concussion protocol, so we don’t really have any new information there,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said. “So it’ll be Drew going forward.”

Bridgewater was injured in Denver’s Week 15 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lock injured his shoulder in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He missed a series but was able to return to the game. Lock finished 18-of-25 passing for 245 yards and a touchdown in the 34-13 defeat.

“The week will tell,” Fangio said of Lock. “If we have to practice today, obviously he wouldn’t practice. But we’re hopeful that he’ll be able to improve as the week goes and end up being the quarterback.”

Fangio said starting left guard Dalton Risner will also miss Saturday’s game with an elbow injury.

However, the team expects to get back most — if not all — of the 13 players who missed Sunday’s game on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Broncos (7-9) were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday.

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Dec 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is carted off the field in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field at Mile High Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater remains in concussion protocol

Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater remains in the concussion protocol and the Broncos are preparing to play without him in Week 17.

Drew Lock will likely get a second consecutive start Sunday against the host Los Angeles Chargers if Bridgewater is unable to return.

Lock threw for 153 yards in a Week 16 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, Denver’s second consecutive defeat.

Bridgewater, 29, was hospitalized after Denver’s Week 15 game against Cincinnati. He was taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter after a hard fall.

The Broncos (7-8) face long odds to make the playoffs after their 17-13 loss to the Raiders. They are the 13th seed heading into their clash with the Chargers (8-7).

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Jul 28, 2021; Englewood, CO, United States; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (left) talks with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (right) during training camp at UCHealth Training Complex.

Teddy Bridgewater out; Drew Lock to start for Broncos vs. Raiders

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been ruled out with a concussion and Drew Lock will start this Sunday’s divisional game against the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Bridgewater spent last Sunday night in a hospital after sustaining a head injury in the third quarter of Denver’s 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

He left the field on a stretcher and remains in the concussion protocol, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday.

The Broncos and Raiders both enter the Week 16 AFC West showdown with 7-7 records, a game behind the teams currently leading the AFC wild card chase.

Bridgewater completed 12 of 22 passes for 98 yards before the injury. Lock replaced him and went 6 of 12 for 88 yards and a score as the Broncos lost.

Bridgewater, 29, has completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,052 yards with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 14 starts this season.

Lock, 25, who started 18 games in his first two seasons, has completed 22 of 40 passes for 227 yards with one score and one pick in three appearances off the bench in 2021.

This will be Lock’s first start in nearly a year. He completed 25 of 41 passes on Jan. 3, 2021 as the Broncos lost their season finale to the Raiders 32-31.

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Dec 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is carted off the field in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field at Mile High Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater released from hospital

Denver Broncos starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was released from hospital Monday after suffering a head injury during Sunday’s game.

The team said Bridgewater “is doing well” and will enter the concussion protocol.

Bridgewater was taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 29-year-old was hurt when he scrambled, diving for first-down yardage as Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie hit his legs. As Bridgewater was in the air, Cincinnati defensive lineman B.J. Hill hit him in the back and propelled Bridgewater face-first into the turf.

Bridgewater lay on the ground motionless and was attended to by medical personnel as players for both teams knelt on the turf. Bridgewater went off the field on a cart with his head and neck immobilized, and his teammates patted him as the cart drove off. Bridgewater had movement in all extremities.

Bridgewater completed 12 of 22 passes for 98 yards before exiting. Drew Lock replaced him at quarterback and went 6 of 12 for 88 yards and a score as the Broncos lost 15-10.

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Dec 19, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is tended to by personnel after a play in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater suffers head injury vs. Cincinnati

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a head injury.

The Broncos announced that Bridgewater was taken to the hospital as a precaution and would be evaluated for a head injury. The team said he had movement in all extremities.

Bridgewater was hurt when he scrambled, diving for first-down yardage as Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie hit his legs. As Bridgewater was in the air, Cincinnati defensive lineman B.J. Hill hit him in the back and propelled Bridgewater face first into the turf.

The 29-year-old laid on the ground motionless as he was attended to by medical personnel as players for both teams knelt on the turf. Bridgewater went off the field on a cart with his head and neck immobilized, and his teammates patted him as the cart drove off.

Bridgewater was 12-of-22 passing for 98 yards before exiting. Drew Lock replaced him as quarterback.

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Oct 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater (foot) questionable vs. Browns

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is considered questionable to play against the host Cleveland Browns after logging his third straight limited practice on Wednesday.

Bridgewater, 28, is dealing with a foot injury heading into Thursday’s game for the Broncos (3-3), who have dropped three in a row.

He sustained the injury during Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders; however, it’s unclear how or when it happened. He played the entire game, finishing with 334 yards on 35-of-49 passing. He threw three touchdowns but also three interceptions. He was sacked five times and hit 17 times in all.

Bridgewater has started every game this season, completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,514 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Offensive tackle Garett Bolles (knee) was listed as questionable to face the Browns (3-3) after turning in his second straight limited practice.

Safety Caden Sterns (illness) was also limited on Wednesday and is deemed questionable against Cleveland.

Linebackers Aaron Patrick (ankle) and Baron Browning (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday and have been ruled out versus the Browns.

Also on Wednesday, the Broncos promoted Tyrie Cleveland to the active roster from their practice squad and signed fellow wide receiver David Moore to the practice squad.

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Oct 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater (foot) expected to play vs. Browns

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to play in Thursday night’s road game against the Cleveland Browns despite a foot injury.

Bridgewater, 28, was seen limping onto the practice field Tuesday. He was listed as limited in Monday’s estimated injury report.

Bridgewater sustained the injury during Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, however it’s unclear how or when it happened. He played the entire game, finishing with 334 yards on 35 of 49 passing. He threw three touchdowns but also three interceptions. He was sacked five times and hit 17 times in all.

Bridgewater has started every game this season, completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,514 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Bridgewater’s counterpart for Thursday night’s game, Baker Mayfield, is nursing a shoulder injury.

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Aug 14, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Odafe Oweh (99) leaps to sack New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) during the first half  at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens rookie Odafe Oweh fined for hit on Teddy Bridgewater

Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive end Odafe Oweh was fined $11,457 for his hit last week on Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who left the game with a concussion.

The Ravens (3-1) beat the Broncos (3-1) on Sunday, and Bridgewater was hurt on the Oweh hit on Denver’s final drive of the second quarter.

Oweh wasn’t flagged on the play, and he said he was sorry Bridgewater sustained the concussion.

“There was no ill intent,” Oweh said, via ESPN. “Our mentality is to bring physicality and do everything that we got to do safely, no penalties. I wish Teddy prosperity. I wasn’t trying to do anything dirty.”

Four games into his rookie season, Oweh has two sacks, 10 tackles (three for loss), six QB hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Oweh, a product of Penn State, was the No. 31 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Bridgewater is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3).

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Oct 3, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive end Justin Madubuike (92) and defensive tackle Justin Ellis (71) tackle Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater knocked out of Ravens game with concussion

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been ruled out for the second half against Baltimore with a concussion, the team announced.

Bridgewater was hurt on Denver’s final drive of the second quarter and was taken into the tent to be evaluated. Backup Drew Lock came on when the Broncos’ offense took the field for their first possession of the second half.

The team announced midway through the third quarter that Bridgewater was out for the rest of the game with the Ravens leading 17-7.

Bridgewater was 7-for-16 passing for 65 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. In three-plus games, he has thrown five TD passes and no interceptions in his first season with Denver.

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