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Broncos’ Bradley Chubb “game-day decision” to start Sunday against Chargers following nine-week absence

Bradley Chubb’s actively playing position Sunday versus the Chargers “will be a sport-day selection,” mentor Vic Fangio claimed, as the outdoors linebacker’s return continues to be questionable pursuing a 9-week absence.

Chubb played just 19 snaps of Denver’s Week 2 win about Jacksonville prior to exiting with a remaining ankle harm. He experienced arthroscopic medical procedures on that ankle four times later on to get rid of a bone spur, and the Broncos put him on wounded reserve. That harm, which took place in the preseason and saved him out of the opener, was different from the ideal ankle harm that price him most of schooling camp.

If the Broncos do determine to activate Chubb from wounded reserve, that shift would arrive Saturday. He returned to practice Monday pursuing the Broncos’ Week 11 bye, and Fangio claimed the coaches had been having a “logical, conservative progression” to his return. That will contain a snap count Sunday versus Los Angeles as Jonathon Cooper and Stephen Weatherly can spell Chubb reverse fellow starter Malik Reed.