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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian ditches walking boot

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Trevor Siemian took his first step in returning to the field.

The Denver Broncos quarterback was out of his walking boot this weekend, coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday.

Kubiak hopes the starting quarterback can return this week after missing Sunday's 20-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In Siemian's absence, rookie Paxton Lynch offered a wayward performance, completing 12 of 24 passes for 104 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 19.4 QB rating. Against any other team, the Broncos would have struggled to win, not pull out a double-digit victory.

Siemian improved in his past three games, displaying a willingness to stretch the field, solid accuracy and good arm strength. He tossed two-plus touchdowns in three straight games before missing Sunday's affair.

Siemian struggled for a few outings after he missed Week 5 with a shoulder injury. The Broncos don't have the leverage for the quarterback to ease back in this go-around.

Clinging to a Wild Card spot in a heated AFC West, Denver travels to Tennessee in Week 14 before tilts versus the Patriots, at Kansas City and home against the Raiders. Siemian's performance down the stretch will go a long way to shaping John Elway's offseason quarterback decisions.

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