The Broncos formed their 8-man practice squad yesterday. They selected 2 defensive players and 6 offensive players which included fourth-string quarterback Adam Weber.
Along with Weber, the the Broncos selected running back Jeremiah Johnson, fullback Austin Sylvester, wide receivers Eron Riley and D’Andre Goodwin, safety Kyle McCarthy, offensive tackle Adam Grant, and defensive end Jeremy Beal.
In other roster moves, the team decided to get rid of Darcel McBath who was another one of Josh McDaniels’ guys. McBath was drafted in the second round (48th overall) of the 2009 draft. The Broncos decided to go with safety David Bruton over McBath who ultimately was released so that the team could make room for cornerback Jonathan Wilhite.
Wilhite comes to Denver after three seasons with the New England Patriots. He has 92 career tackles, 3 interceptions, and 9 pass deflections in 39 games.
Those stats may not mean much, but coming from Bill Belichick’s system, Wilhite’s 13 career starts mean a lot. Belichick is known for drafting great defensive backs, and you know that Wilhite got one helluva pro eduction after playing in New England.
The Broncos will likely select a couple of more players this week off the waiver wire before they open against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.