Denver Broncos Road To 53: Defensive Backs

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Denver Broncos. Quinton Carter. 38. player. 45. <p>Height: 6-1</p> <p>Weight: 200</p> <p>A draftee of the 2011 draft, Quinton Carter has had a rough time in the NFL. In his rookie season he eventually managed to take a starting spot away from Rahim Moore. Then injuries took their toll. Carter missed the last two seasons to injury. But now he is back and with a vengeance. He is the third safety and when T.J. Ward kicks down to a LB spot, Carter comes in. Carter is going to make the 53-man roster, there is no real competition to take his spot and it is doubtful that changes.</p>. Safety

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) runs past Denver Broncos strong safety Duke Ihenacho (33) in the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

27. player. 45. <p>Height: 6-1</p> <p>Weight: 207</p> <p>Duke has had a rough time in training camp, so far. He has slowly fallen from grace. However, there has yet to be someone to step up and take his roster spot away. There is plenty of time left for that to happen. If Ihenacho keeps having a rough time and no one starts to step up, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Broncos look to outside help for the #4 safety position. Until then, if that even happens and until someone steps up, Duke is on his way to a 53-man roster spot.</p>. Safety. Denver Broncos. Duke Ihenacho

Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) runs under pressure from Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips (90) and strong safety David Bruton (30) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

45. <p>Height: 6-2</p> <p>Weight: 217</p> <p>The final safety on the Broncos is David Bruton. He is there special teams ace and will make it off that power alone. He struggles on defense so it is unlikely he will see much playing time there. But when he is on the field for special teams, he will have an impact on the outcome of the play. Special teams are an aspect of the game that is underrated. Strength on special teams is needed and Bruton provides that strength and prowess.</p>. Safety. Denver Broncos. David Bruton. 30. player

There is a lot of time left in training camp and preseason has yet to start. Anything can happen, but right now this is how the Broncos secondary will look when the regular season comes around.

(Note: this was typed up before the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks and was not modified as it is based on training camp and OTA’s not preseason games. That will come at a later time.)