Oct 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Washington Redskins offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus (74) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos offensive line, the most talked about position(s) for the team in the offseason, is hurting and they have added a familiar face in order to help out. Tyler Polumbus, who was a former starter for the Broncos from 2008-10, agreed to a deal with the Broncos on Thursday. The deal is reported to be for one year.
Polumbus will attend practice Thursday afternoon. In order to make room on the roster, the Denver Broncos have waived safety Josh Bush.
With the injury to Ty Sambrailo, the Denver Broncos appeared to not want to have to take any chances. The team has very little on the offensive line to replace Ty Sambrailo, so they got right to the chase to find someone to help out.
The good thing about this move is that Tyler Polumbus is familiar with the zone blocking scheme, so he will fill in nicely for the Broncos. He was originally with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent, but was released in 2010.
Since then he has floated around with other teams like the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and the Washington Redskins. Polumbus had some success in Washington before becoming benched by Jay Gruden last year.
He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons after his release, but was only with the team for about four months before they released him.
He is also a familiar face due to his roots in Colorado. Tyler Polumbus played high school football at Cherry Creek, which is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Tyler Polumbus would go on to play college in Boulder, Colorado as a Colorado Buffalo. During his time with the Buffs, he started 28 games in four seasons.
Colorado natives are really excited to see him back in his home state. Let us hope that he can help out the offensive line where they need it most. Go Broncos!