Making the Cut
While I was on vacation, there weren’t too many suprising moves made by the Broncos except the release of cornerback Domonique Foxworth and the release of receiver Clifford Russell. The team also sent third string QB Darrell Hackney packing despite a solid preseason game against Arizona. They may end up resigning him to the practice squad. Punter Sam Paulescu was released and the job was given to Brett Kern.
Bad news for rookie tailback Anthony Alridge. He is out for the season with a torn ligament in his foot. That puts a lot more pressure on Selvin Young and Andre Hall as far as the running game is concerned. Fullback Cecil Sapp was recently put on the injured reserved list due to a quadricep injury, and rookie Ryan Torain will not suit up until half way through the season because of recent elbow surgery.
The Broncos are a beat up bunch, but at least they are not like the Patriots or Colts who have their Pro Bowl QBs Tom Brady and Peyton Manning ailing at the start of the regualr season.
Hugs All Around
It seems that Broncos alumni are uniting with each other on different teams this season. Foxworth joined Jason Elam in Atlanta while Ashley Lelie joined Javon Walker in Oakland. What’s next? Will John Lynch join forces with Brian Griese in Tampa Bay or will he retire with Jake Plummer in Idaho?
Extra Large In Texas
Take the Wendy’s commercial off the air here in Denver. Guard Montrae Holland will now be cruising through all of the Wendy’s drive-thrus in Dallas. Holland was traded to the Cowboys for a 5th round pick in the 2010 draft. Holland started all 16 games for the Broncos last year. After failing to report to training camp in shape, he didn’t practice with the team for two weeks because he had to drop the pounds by doing conditioning drills while the rest of his team practiced. Going to the Cowboys only seems natural for Holland considering they have the biggest offensive line in the league. Jerry Jones helps make this statement true: Everything is bigger in Texas.
Topics: Andre Hall Cecil Sapp, Anthony Alridge, Ashley Lelie, Brett Kern, Brian Griese, Clifford Russell, Darrell Hackney, Denver Broncos, Domonique Foxworth, Jake Plummer, Jason Elam, Javon Walker, John Lynch, Montra Holland, Peyton Manning, Ryan Torain, Sam Paulescu, Selvin Young, Tom Brady