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Broncos DL Preview: Starting group of Shelby Harris, Mike Purcell, Dre’Mont Jones solid, but depth is unproven

Editor’s note: Second in a series previewing each Broncos position group entering the start of training camp on July 27.

When their Week 1 starting defensive line was either lost for the season due to injury or had their year interrupted because of a positive COVID-19 test, the Broncos searched and scrambled for reinforcements.

Unlikely to make the roster when training camp began, DeShawn Williams started 11 of 14 games. Not on a team in August, Sylvester Williams’ second tour with the team included eight games.

Defensive end Jurrell Casey (triceps) and nose tackle Mike Purcell (foot) lasted three and six games, respectively, and defensive end Shelby Harris (coronavirus and knee) missed five games.