Having concluded two-a-day practices, the Broncos could get by with two quarterbacks throwing in drills this week. So rookie Tom Brandstater could be busier over the next few days if Chris Simms' ankle injury keeps him off the field.
Simms, who is Kyle Orton's backup, was hit low by Seahawks defensive end Nick Reed early in the fourth quarter — Reed was penalized for roughing the passer on the play — and suffered a sprained left ankle.
Simms left the stadium after the game on crutches and was to be evaluated again Sunday.
Brandstater, from Fresno State, replaced Simms and was 2-for-4 passing for 1 yard. He was sacked four times.