Trevor Siemian hurts shoulder; Paxton Lynch throws 1st TD pass in relief

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TAMPA, Fla. --? Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after being sacked by Tampa Bay defensive tackle Clinton McDonald late in the second quarter.

Siemian was taken to the locker room with an injury to his left, nonthrowing shoulder and was examined by the team's medical staff.

Rookie quarterback? Paxton Lynch came into the game in relief and threw his first NFL touchdown pass. He finished with 170 yards passing, completing 14 of 24 pass attempts in the Broncos' 27-7 victory.

Siemian returned to the sidelines in a baseball cap?for the start of the second half as Lynch remained in the game. The Broncos said Siemian's return was questionable.

He was sacked on a first-down play that began with 3 minutes, 25 seconds remaining in the first half. Siemian looked to be in discomfort but stayed in the game one more play, a 7-yard run by Devontae Booker. Lynch entered the game on third down.

Siemian is a native of Windermere, Florida -- about 85 miles from Tampa -- and had many friends and family members at the game. He threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns in last Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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