Broncos RT Menelik Watson placed on injured reserve, out for rest of season

Denver Broncos right tackle Menelik Watson will not take the field again in 2017.

On Tuesday the Broncos placed Watson on injured reserve with a foot injury, according to News 9’s Mike Klis.

They signed former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio to fill the open roster spot, via Klis.

Watson injured the foot during the Broncos’ Week 9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Injury has been a problem for him since he left the Broncos Week 6 matchup against the New York Giants with a calf injury. He missed the following game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Watson was one of several players brought in during the offseason to try and shore up a struggling offensive line. He was a member of the Raiders’ dominate offensive line in 2016, even though he only started in five games. The Broncos also signed former Cowboys guard Ronald Leary, and drafted left tackle Garett Bolles in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Watson has been the worst of the three players. He is rated the No. 69 tackle in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.

In Kouandjio’s three seasons with the Bills he only started in seven games, after being selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.

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