Broncos Release List of Reserve/Future Contract Players


At long last, the Denver Broncos have given fans at least a list of players signed to reserve/future contracts. It seemed to be taking them a long time to release the list or announce the players, but the team’s official roster on the Broncos website now reflects what we’ve been waiting for.

Here’s an alphabetical list of the players signed to reserve/future deals that become official when the new league year starts on March 10th, and a little bit about them.

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RB Kapri Bibbs (5-9, 212)

Bibbs was signed to the Broncos’ practice squad as an undrafted free agent in 2014 after dominating his final season at Colorado State. He is a local, fan favorite who was let go by the Broncos after being moved to and from the active roster, and he even had a workout with the Cardinals at one point. Bibbs is a player the Broncos are high on, obviously, so he’ll be fun to watch compete this next year.

CB Tevrin Brandon (5-10, 180)

Brandon is a first year NFL player who was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Monmouth (NJ). We had a chance to chat with Tevrin, who is a speedy cornerback preparing to compete for a nickel defensive back role as well as a role on special teams.

WR/RS Isaiah Burse (5-10, 188)

Burse was given the highest signing bonus of any Broncos UDFA in 2014, and he was picked up to return punts. That’s exactly what he did, making the opening day roster and sticking until late in the season when the Broncos moved him to the practice squad. In addition to returning punts, Burse is a guy who proved a capable slot receiver in college. He doesn’t have great long speed, but good short area quickness.

QB Zac Dysert (6-3, 221)

Dysert was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Miami (OH) and is someone the organization obviously likes in the grand scheme of things. Some felt like he might not sneak through waivers, but Dysert made it through and all the way to the practice squad for the 2014 season. He is a strong-armed quarterback who is a developmental prospect. Some people like him more than Brock Osweiler.

WR Bennie Fowler (6-1, 217)

An undrafted free agent out of Michigan State, Fowler is often forgotten about but the Broncos liked what they saw from him in training camp last year. He is a prototypical height/weight/speed athlete at the receiver position who has some nice potential.

OG Jon Halapio (6-2, 320)

Halapio is a former New England Patriots draft pick who played in the FXFL this past year and the Broncos signed him to the practice squad late in the season. With so many question marks on the offensive line, he’ll have a chance to compete for a roster spot this offseason.

WR/TE Jeremy Kelley (6-6, 235)

Kelley is basically taking the place of Gerell Robinson as the Broncos’ developmental WR/TE on the roster. He has phenomenal size and athletic ability, and in talking to Predominantly Orange, he says he’s ready to take advantage of this opportunity in the NFL after playing in virtually every other professional football league out there.

S Ross Madison (5-11, 200)

Madison is a former Toledo Rocket who originally got his first shot in the NFL with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted player in 2014. He will compete for a spot on the special teams unit.

CB Curtis Marsh (6-1, 197)

Marsh, a former high draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, has been considered a ‘bust’ at this point in his career after showing incredible pre-draft measurables. Blessed with fantastic length and athletic ability, the 2011 third rounder hasn’t been able to put everything together. He is an intriguing player because of his big name. We’ll see what he can do.

LB Danny Mason (6-3, 235)

Mason played for the Colorado Ice among other semi-pro teams before signing with his favorite NFL team, the Denver Broncos. Mason has intriguing size and an interesting skill set as a linebacker, being able to rack up tackles, blitz, and rush the passer. I am really interested to see how he does.

WR Nathan Palmer (5-11, 198)

The former Northern Illinois standout has been with the Broncos for a couple of years now as a practice squad player. He had a brief stint on the active roster when Wes Welker was suspended (LOL, remember that?). Palmer has shown some playmaking ability in his NFL career but he’s competing now to win a job as a reserve for the Broncos, who are deep at the position.

C Matt Paradis (6-3, 300)

A sixth round draft pick out of Boise State in 2014, the hope is that Paradis can become a full-time starter for the Broncos. He was known as an incredibly hard worker in college, and despite his lack of overall athletic prowess, his football smarts were what attracted the Broncos and he spent last season developing on the practice squad.

DE Gerald Rivers (6-5, 258)

Rivers spent a good amount of time last year on the Broncos’ practice squad. He is a former UDFA out of Mississippi State, and has a great blend of size and athleticism. He will be an intriguing camp body.

WR Kerry Taylor (6-0, 200)

Taylor is a former Dallas Cowboys practice squad player who has intriguing athletic ability. He knows Brock Osweiler from his days at Arizona State and adds even more to an incredibly deep group of receivers for the Broncos.

DE/LB Chase Vaughn (6-1, 242)

Vaughn is an EDGE player for the Broncos who competed last offseason, but was injured and didn’t really get a shot in training camp. The team saw enough from him that they want to give him another shot at it. He has pass rush potential.

WR Kyle Williams (5-10, 186)

Williams is notorious among 49ers fans for dropping some punts in the NFC Championship game, but other than that, he was a pretty good role player. He has struggled majorly with knee injuries, but the former Arizona State receiver has skills, for sure. He has some of the most experience among Broncos reserve pickups.