This question came after we saw J.D. Walton on the field during practice this week, working off to the side with Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson. Walton isn't eligible to practice until after the first six weeks of the season are completed. Starting Oct. 15 and up to Nov. 19, Walton can start practicing. From there, the team has a 21-day window to determine whether Walton will return to the active roster -- he can be called up at any point over those 21 days of practice.
It's a good question, as Offensive Coordiantor Adam Gase noted Thursday that Ramirez is getting more and more comfortable every game. Ultimately I think the answer is yes, he will have a chance to win his job back through competition, as is the case at every single position on the roster. Walton started 36 consecutive games to start his career, so obviously the Broncos like what the former third-round pick brings to the table. But they also like Ramirez