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Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
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Regular Season 53 1 0 2 3.0

Top P.J. Locke News

  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Staying with Broncos

    Locke and the Broncos agreed on a two-year, $7 million contract with a maximum value of $9 million Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Locke had a career year in 2023, recording 53 tackles, including 3.0 sacks, while intercepting a pass, deflecting five others and forcing two fumbles over 12 contests with Denver. The 27-year-old is the frontrunner to operate as the Broncos' starting strong safety in 2024.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Tallies 53 tackles in 2023

    Locke made 53 tackles (33 solo) including three sacks, defended five passes with one interception, and forced two fumbles while playing 12 games in 2023.

    Locke set career highs in tackles, sacks, passes defended and interceptions. With fellow safety Kareem Jackson serving two suspensions during the season, Locke was thrust into a starting role for several games and made the most of his opportunities. The 27-year-old will enter free agency this offseason, but the Broncos could offer him a new contract based on his performance in 2023 and the fact that they waived Jackson before the end of the season.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Records nine stops in Week 16 loss

    Locke totaled nine tackles (five solo) Sunday in a loss to New England.

    Locked play all 56 of Denver's defensive snaps Sunday and recorded a season-high nine stops. Kareem Jackson completed his four-game suspension ahead of the contest, but the Broncos chose not to activate him and then elected to waive him Monday. That should lock Locke into a starting safety role alongside Justin Simmons for the remainder of the campaign.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Officially playing Saturday

    Locke (neck) is active for Saturday's game against Detroit, Jeff Legwold of reports.

    Locke sat out of practice Tuesday and Wednesday but was able to log a limited session Thursday. That will be enough for him to suit up against the Lions for a key Week 15 matchup. Locke has seen his role increase over the past three weeks, working as the starter and compiling 22 total tackles over that span. He's also recorded one sack in each of the three contests.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Expected to play Saturday

    Locke (neck) is expected to play Saturday against the Lions despite his questionable tag, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    The starting safety will be watched during pregame warmups just to make sure he's good to go, per Palmer. Locke suffered the injury during the Broncos' Week 14 win over the Chargers but returned to practice Thursday. The fourth-year pro has 30 tackles, including 3.0 sacks, and three passes defensed, an interception and two forced fumbles in eight games this season.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Questionable for Week 15

    Locke (neck) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Lions, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Locke returned to practice in limited fashion Thursday after missing practice Wednesday and being estimated as a non-participant Tuesday. The veteran safety sustained the neck injury during Week 14 against the Chargers, and his status is now up in the air for the Week 15 matchup with the Lions.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Misses practice Wednesday

    Locke (neck) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Locke was also listed as a DNP for the team's estimated practice report Tuesday. It appears he sustained the neck injury at some point during Sunday's 24-7 win over the Chargers. Locke has moved into the starting strong safety role with Kareem Jackson serving a four-game suspension, and the former has 30 tackles (18 solo), including three sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles in eight games this season.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Third straight game with sack

    Locke had seven tackles (two solo), including one sack, and a forced fumble in Sunday's 24-7 victory over the Chargers.

    With Kareem Jackson still serving his suspension, Locke was able to register seven-plus tackles and a sack for the third straight game, and his 66 defensive snaps was the most he's played this season. He got a strip sack on backup quarterback Easton Stick late in the fourth quarter, which teammate Josey Jewell recovered. Over his last three games, Locke has 22 tackles (13 solo), including three sacks, two pass deflections and two forced fumbles.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Records eight tackles in loss

    Locke recorded eight tackles (six solo), including one sack in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Texans.

    With his eight total tackles in Week 13, Locke topped his former season-high mark of seven tackles set just one week earlier. The veteran safety also recorded a sack for the second straight week. Locke is making the most of his opportunity with Kareem Jackson continuing to serve a suspension. The 26-year-old is proving to be a reliable member of Denver's defense with the ability to make impact plays. Locke and the the Broncos' are set to visit the Chargers in Week 14.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Productive against Browns

    Locke recorded seven tackles (five solo), one sack, one pass defended and one forced fumble in Sunday's 29-12 win over the Browns.

    Locke's seven total tackles were a season-high, and his sack and forced fumble were both firsts for him in the 2023 campaign. The veteran safety saw increased playing time with Kareem Jackson out for the game due to a suspension. With Jackson's suspension continuing for the next three games, Locke should continue to operate as Denver's starting strong safety. The 26-year-old will look to build off this momentum when the Broncos visit the Texans in Week 13.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Active Sunday

    Locke (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

    The safety should get a chance to start with Kareem Jackson out for the next four games due to a suspension. Locke missed the team's Week 11 win over the Vikings after hurting his ankle the previous week against the Bills. The fourth-year pro has eight tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in 2023.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Iffy for Week 12

    Locke (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Locke was able to upgrade to a full participant for Friday's practice, which indicates that he's on track to make his return after sitting out Week 11. If Locke plays, he'll likely slot back in as the starting strong safety with Kareem Jackson out for the next four games while serving a suspension for violating player safety rules.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Limited Thursday

    Locke (ankle) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Locke is in danger of missing two straight games after injuring his ankle in Week 10. More clarity on his status heading into Week 12 will come with Friday's injury report.

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  • Broncos' P.J. Locke: Will sit out Week 11

    Locke (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest versus Minnesota.

    Locke hurt his ankle in the second half of this past Monday's game versus Buffalo and wasn't able to practice at all this week. He'll consequently be forced to sit out against the Vikings in Week 11. Locke had been filling in for Kareem Jackson during the latter's two-game suspension, but Jackson is eligible to return this week, softening the impact of Locke's absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Beaumont, TX
Age: 27
School: Texas
Experience: 5