Broncos put Carter on IR, Walton on PUP list

Denver safety Quinton Carter has landed on season-ending injured

reserve for the second straight year.

Carter started 10 games as a rookie in 2011 and had

interceptions in consecutive playoff games that year. But a torn

right hamstring at an indoor practice the following summer led

doctors to discover he needed surgery on his left knee. He played

in just three games in 2012 before aggravating his surgically

repaired knee and going on IR.

The Broncos also placed center J.D. Walton on reserve/PUP to

reach the 75-player roster limit Tuesday.

Walton had complications in his comeback from left ankle surgery

and needed another operation in June. He won’t be able to practice

until Oct. 15 at the earliest but might not return until

November.