I’m not quite sure what brought it on, but defensive backs Quentin Jammer and Omar Bolden have flip flopped positions.
Bolden is moving from the cornerback position to the safety position, and Jammer is moving from a corner/safety hybrid to corner full time.
The Broncos are absolutely loaded at cornerback, so this could be a make or break game Thursday night for Quentin Jammer. In my initial roster projection, I predicted that both Jammer and Bolden would make the roster.
Bolden was a fourth round pick by the Broncos out of Arizona State two years ago who is a really solid special teams player with some upside. Jammer has been in the NFL since 2002, and brings a lot of experience to the back end of the Denver defense.
The Denver Post reported this news, indicating they thought that the two players were fighting for the 10th and final defensive back spot on the Broncos’ roster.
Depending on how the rest of the roster shakes out, I’m not so sure that’s an accurate assumption. This is a passing league, and the Broncos know that. They need to stock up on defensive backs and pass rushers. Right now, the team has nine players who are pretty much guaranteed roster spots at the CB and S positions, and it could come down to which player can contribute on special teams if indeed the two are fighting for just one spot.
If that winds up being the case, then the Broncos would probably keep Bolden, who is younger and can contribute in a variety of ways in the game’s third phase.