Free safety Eric Brown likely is lost for the season because of a knee injury, marking the ninth Denver Broncos' starter to go down with a major injury this season.
Brown partially tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Sunday night's 20-17 loss to Seattle, an injury that is expected to sideline him about six weeks.
In addition, tight end Shannon Sharpe has missed five games because of a broken collarbone and is not expected back until next month. Offensive tackle Tony Jones is out for about three weeks because of a torn triceps, and quarterback Brian Griese has missed the last two games with a tear in his throwing shoulder.
©1999 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed