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Drew Lock throwing at practice on Thursday ahead of Week 5

Drew Lock threw passes at practice on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of Denver’s Week 5 matchup against the Patriots.

Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos smiles in the bench area during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Thursday update: Lock threw for a second straight practice on Thursday. He appears to be trending in the right direction, but there’s been no indication that he’ll start ahead of Rypien in Week 5.

Wednesday update: Lock will get in a limited practice on Wednesday, per Mike Klis of 9news. This is a great sign, but he’ll likely need to have a full practice before getting the nod against the Patriots this week.

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock reportedly was 50/50 to play against the Patriots, but has gotten off to a bad start after missing Tuesday’s practice, per 9news’ Mike Klis.

The Broncos have seen what Jeff Driskel and Brett Rypien can do and they are most-likely hoping Lock can get healthy quickly. Rypien showed some nice throws last Thursday night, but made too many mistakes to feel safe leading the team for much longer.

We would likely need to see Lock come back to some sort of practice on Wednesday for him to prepare for the Patriots, but there is a chance they’d allow him to do less than that before starting.

We will keep an eye on both starting quarterbacks for this matchup, as Cam Newton is currently out with Covid-19 for the Patriots, but does have a slim chance of being cleared before the game on Sunday.