Bradley injured his left wrist during Saturday's game against Seattle. The surgery will cause him to miss "several weeks" according to Klis and could land him on injured reserve depending on the timetable. He opened training camp in a battle with Nate Irving for the starting middle linebacker job and appeared to have won the starting position.
With Bradley out and Von Miller facing a suspension, the Broncos will have to shuffle their linebacker corps for at least the first few weeks of the season. According to Klis, Wesley Woodyard will replace Bradley in the middle, shifting from the weakside. Nickel linebacker Danny Trevathan will then become the starting weakside linebacker. The loss of Bradley will test the Broncos' depth, but Scotty Payne of Mile High Report likes the potential of Woodyard and Trevathan in their new roles:
I really like the idea of Woodyard in the Middle. Some might say that Woodyard may be too "small" to play inside, but John Fox had a similar sized guy in Jon Beason play inside for him for a few years. I love seeing Danny Trevathan in the starting lineup.