All signs point toward Osweiler starting Sunday for Broncos


Quarterback Brock Osweiler is likely to make his fourth start of the season against the Redskins on Sunday, while second-year signal-caller Paxton Lynch - the team's preferred choice to start - has not recovered sufficiently from a sprained ankle to take the snaps.

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Second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch is about 90 percent healthy after suffering a high-ankle sprain in late November, but the Broncos still don't want to put him on the field, according to The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala. It's tougher to throw with a lower body injury than it is with an upper body injury. So when your footwork is affected - whether it's stride-length or left foot placement or balance - that's tougher on QBs. Osweiler finished with two passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, zero interceptions and a 147.7 rating. Coach Vance Joseph said through the week that Osweiler and Paxton Lynch had split the work with the starting offense "half and half, " as the Broncos wanted to evaluate Lynch's recovery from an ankle injury that he suffered in his only start of the season - November 26 against the Oakland Raiders. Neither Sanders nor Latimer made the trip with the team after they were evaluated by the Broncos' medical staff Saturday.

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Osweiler is expected to start not because he deserved the promotion after he came off the bench and led the Broncos to a 25-13, come-from-behind win last week at Indianapolis. Expect Sunday's contest to be Osweiler's swan song in a Broncos uniform, and no matter how things turn out for the team against Washington, expect Lynch to start in the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, with the Broncos' long-term future at that position completely up in the air.

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Latimer was limited the first two days of practice last week and sat out Friday's jog-through session. McKenzie had been down the past few games after losing his starting punt-return job to Taylor.