Broncos Make Roster Moves, Sign Safety Josh Bush to Active Roster


On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos announced they had signed safety Josh Bush to the active 53-man roster and offensive lineman Jon Halapio to the practice squad.

Bush joins the team after the Broncos learned last week that they would be without Quinton Carter for the rest of the season. He has made a name for himself in the last three seasons in the NFL on special teams with the New York Jets, appearing in 35 career games with New York.

Bush will likely play mainly a special teams role with the Broncos as we approach the playoffs, as David Bruton has carved out a role where Quinton Carter was previously playing as the team’s third safety. Bruton has played really well since Carter went down with injury, so adding Bush to the roster is merely the Broncos making sure they have their preferred number of defensive backs available to them on gamedays.

Jon Halapio is a former Florida Gators offensive lineman who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the NFL Draft this past year. He didn’t make it out of the pre-season with the team, and wound up playing in the FXFL (new developmental league) with the Boston Brawlers.

Halapio has some potential as a developmental guard and good size at 6-foot-3, 32o pounds. He started 43 games in college for the Gators.

One other move that was not announced by the team but was reported by Jeff Legwold at ESPN was the re-signing of tight end Dominique Jones to the active roster. Jones was waived on Tuesday when the Broncos placed Danny Trevathan on injured reserve, but the team is reportedly bringing him back. You have to wonder if they were trying to snag some player off of waivers while expecting to promote Josh Bush from the practice squad.

Either way, you can expect a formal announcement in regards to Jones at some point in the near future. For those keeping track at home, all the shuffling has left the Broncos with one practice squad spot open. We’ll see if they choose to do anything with that now or later. They are constantly bringing in players for workouts so you never know when someone is going to pop up on the radar as an option.