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Broncos increase QB Drew Lock’s workload, no decision yet

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are upping quarterback Drew Lock’s snaps at practice in preparation for his possible debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that the second-round pick from Missouri who has been on IR all season will take 75% of the snaps, with Brandon Allen taking the rest.

Fangio didn’t say when he’d make up his mind.

The Broncos (3-8) turned to Allen when Joe Flacco (neck) went on IR at midseason. He won his first start against Cleveland but has lost at Minnesota and Buffalo, where he threw for just 84 yards in a 20-3 loss Sunday.

That poor performance ignited speculation that Lock would finally get his chance despite having practiced only seven times.

Lock sprained his right thumb in the preseason and the Broncos brought him back to practice Nov. 12, starting a three-week evaluation window, after which they’ll have to activate him or banish him from practice until the spring.

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