Broncos Briefs: KJ Hamler, Graham Glasgow, Dalton Risner unable to finish win over Jets

The Broncos’ already-lengthy injury list grew by three starters during Sunday’s 26-0 win over the New York Jets, further depleting the team’s depth.

Receiver KJ Hamler (knee), right guard Graham Glasgow (knee) and left guard Dalton Risner (foot) were injured and did not return.

Hamler landed awkwardly while attempting to catch a downfield throw from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater late in the first half. Hamler needed assistance from the medical staff to get to the locker room.

Glasgow, who started after missing Week 2 due to an irregular heartbeat in Week 1, walked gingerly off the field and tried several pass protection sets on the sideline. He did not return, though, and was replaced by Netane Muti.

Risner was sidelined late in the third quarter and replaced by rookie Quinn Meinerz, who made his NFL regular season debut.

“We should know more as the week goes on,” coach Vic Fangio said.

Of losing both starting guards, left tackle Garett Bolles said: “I hope they heal quickly. They’re big pieces of this offensive line and without them, it’s going to be tough, but Muti and Meinerz came in and provided lanes to close this thing out.”

Simmons’ streak over. Safety Justin Simmons entered Sunday having played 3,328 consecutive defensive snaps dating back to Week 1 of 2018. But the streak is over after he watched the Jets’ final series.

“It felt good under the circumstances — we obviously had a pretty good lead with limited time left and if there was any time to miss, it would be that,” said Simmons, who had a fourth-quarter interception. “I’m kind of glad it’s over. I felt like it was a little individualistic. Now I don’t have to talk about it anymore and we can focus a little more on the team.”

Briefly. Defensive end Dre’Mont Jones was fined $6,347 by the NFL for last week’s roughing the quarterback hit on Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence. … During the game’s first television timeout, the Broncos honored former quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp, who died this summer while bicycling in California when he was hit by a car. Knapp’s family was recognized on the video screen. Knapp was entering his first year on the Jets’ coaching staff. … Fullback/tight end Andrew Beck was active after being scratched in Weeks 1-2.