Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett misses OTAs with hip injury

Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett was held out of OTAs with a hip injury. In 2016 he contributed to the Broncos LB rotation in both run and pass defense.

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Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett misses OTAs with hip injury


  • Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told reporters Tuesday that LB Shaquil Barrett wasn’t present at OTAs due to a hip injury and they will know more in a week. Barrett is scheduled for X-rays to determine the severity of the injury but his timetable for a return remains “unclear” and could miss a “significant amount of time.”
  • Barrett ranked as tied for the 27th-best edge defender last season with an overall PFF grade of 81.1. He also ranked as the 18th-best edge defender against the run last season with a run defense grade of 81.2.
  • With an 8.6 run-stop percentage, Barrett ranked ninth out of 56 3-4 OLBs in 2016 totaling 16 stops on 185 run snaps (a stop is anything that constitutes a “loss” for the offense). His pass-rush productivity f 10.2 ranked 20th among 57 qualifying 3-4 OLBs creating a total of 19 pressures on 145 pass-rush snaps (PRP measures pressure created on a per snap basis with weighting toward sacks).

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  • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

    not good, he was maybe our most important reserve. a 3 down edge player who can backup both OLB positions. a specialist like dwight freeney can’t handle the first down duties he could, were we to go that route anyway.