Paxton Lynch's Shoulder Injury Is 'Minor,' Per Vance Joseph, X-Rays Negative

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 27, 2017

Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch takes a break during drills at the NFL football team's practice Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Paxton Lynch's shoulder injury doesn't appear to be a long-term ailment. 

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said X-rays were negative and the quarterback's injury "seemed minor," per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. Lynch is expected to have an MRI to confirm there is no structural damage.

Lynch hurt his shoulder in Saturday's preseason win over the Green Bay Packers.

The Broncos have been trying to figure out their quarterback situation since winning Super Bowl 50 in February 2016. Trevor Siemian was their starting quarterback at the beginning of last season and has been named the starter for Week 1.

The 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Lynch appeared in three games as a rookie. He showed some promise with 497 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and he earned his first career win as a starter in Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Lynch has the potential to be a very good quarterback for the Broncos in time, but losing reps at this stage of his development won't help him in his quest to take the starting spot from Siemian.  

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