Bradley Chubb on track to achieve goal of double-digit sacks

Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb enters Sunday’s game at Carolina with a team-best 7 1/2 sacks and the goal over the final four weeks is to reach double-digits.

“It would be huge for me after (last year’s torn ACL) and what I went through mentally in thinking, ‘Maybe I’m done. Maybe I can’t do this anymore,’” he said before practice Friday. “It would be good to just erase all those thoughts. Having that goal at the beginning of the season and to finally reach it would be pretty cool.”

Chubb, who was limited to four games last year, has played every game this year and leads the Broncos with 24 pass-rush “disruptions,” according to The Denver Post’s game charting.

In a reflective mood, Chubb looked back at his rehabilitation and the natural doubts that crept into his mind.

“During the rehab process, there were days where I’d get sore and be like, ‘Oh, man, I don’t know (about regaining his form),’” he said. “Just a whole bunch of stuff comes into your head. … But at the end of the day, when I started talking to my family and people close to me, it brought back out the confidence that I have in myself. It would never be a constant thing in my head that I would never be the same player.”

The only speed-bump Chubb has hit this year came during a late August practice at Mile High when he was shut down because of knee soreness.

Chubb said there was initial concern, “just because you’re getting back to it and the season was getting so close and then boom, it’s like, ‘Oh, man, now what? Now am I going to be out?’ It was a whole bunch of stuff going through your head like that. But when you really sit down and look at for what it is, it allows you to calm down and that’s what I did.”

Injury report. Right guard Graham Glasgow (foot) did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful to play Sunday.

The Broncos have used the “doubtful” designation only three times this year — running back Phillip Lindsay in Week 3 and returner/receiver Diontae Spencer in Week 9. Lindsay and Spencer did not play.

Receiver Tyrie Cleveland (illness, did not practice Friday) and safety Trey Marshall (shin, limited all week) are questionable.

Return game boost. The Broncos expect to get Spencer back after he missed two games on the COVID-19/reserve list. He should provide a pulse to the punt return game.