Cuts are starting to pile in, and while it’s simply a bit of interesting news to us fans to see who makes the team and who doesn’t, this is also the livelihood of a lot of guys around the league.
As I’ve stated before, a very harsh reality.
The Denver Broncos have started to make initial cuts, so in case you missed it, here are the names that have been officially waived:
WR Gerell Robinson
DL Ben Garland
WR Lamaar Thomas
CB Aaron Hester
RB Lance Ball
LB Damien Holmes
The Broncos have Saturday to get their roster down to 53 players, and some really tough decisions still loom. The team already had to make a tough call today waiving WR Gerell Robinson, who was the star of the team’s final pre-season game against Arizona.
They also cut one of the most likeable and hard-working guys on the team, former Air Force DE Ben Garland, who has been with the team seemingly forever.
The most notable cut thus far is Lance Ball, who may have a chance to sneak on another team’s roster, perhaps a team like the Giants. Ball was signed by the Josh McDaniels regime back in 2010, and had his best season as a pro in 2011 when he rushed for 402 yards on 96 carries.
Ball scored four touchdowns in the last two seasons with the Broncos, two on the ground and two via reception.
One name on this list to keep an eye on for practice squad considerations–aside from Gerell Robinson–is former Ohio State transfer and New Mexico UDFA WR Lamaar Thomas. Nicknamed “Flash”, Thomas impressed Broncos coaches and made a couple of solid plays this pre-season. Where he really made his mark was at practice, and I think he showed enough to earn a spot on the practice squad, at least from what I had read.
Cuts will continue to roll in, as the Broncos needed to cut 22 players and have only a handful of reported.