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Broncos’ Trevor Siemian held out of Wednesday’s practice

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 13: New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley (90) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) during the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos on November 13, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)
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The Denver Broncos took the practice field on Wednesday without their starting quarterback being a part of it. According to Adam Schefter, Trevor Siemian didn’t practice with the team.

The second-year quarterback out of Northwestern missed one game earlier in the season against the Atlanta Falcons due to a left shoulder injury. However, his non-throwing shoulder looked pretty good on Sunday despite encountering a loss. Even though the Broncos suffered an overtime loss in the waning seconds versus their divisional rivals in the Kansas City Chiefs, Siemian played well in front of the home crowd.

He without a doubt enjoyed his top statistical game of the season – against a pretty darn good Chiefs’ defense, too – with 368 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

“He played like a champ,” head coach Gary Kubiak told the team site. “We really struggled with them in the first half early in the game, being able to protect anyhow, anyway. We found a way to muster it up, but I think Trevor’s play was tremendous.

“He made big plays across the board, made some tremendous throws. I wish he could get out of here with the win tonight but that’s part of being a pro. He’s got to battle through it, but I’m proud of him. He played really well.”

Denver will turn back and hit the road to Jacksonville for Sunday’s afternoon game against the Jaguars. Should Siemian not be able to go, Kubiak would most likely turn to rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch, who has playing time under his belt this season, to pilot the offense.

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