Broncos news: Team returns Richard Gordon, waive Kapri Bibbs


Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Richard Gordon (89) against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the Broncos debut for Kapri Bibbs was a short lived one. The Broncos have announced that they have re-signed tight end Richard Gordon after he was released on Saturday to make room for Bibbs’ promotion.

The player that was waived to make room on the roster? It was the guy who led to Gordon’s release. Yes Broncos fans, Bibbs is now no longer on the team. If he does clear waivers, he will be eligible for the practice squad.

This move could be in response to the Broncos’ possibly getting Juwan Thompson back after the bye. He was forced to miss his first game as a Bronco on Sunday due to a hamstring injury. The Broncos are optimistic that Thompson will be able to return to action after the bye week.

It also does not come as a surprise. It was noted as it was happening that the Broncos wanted Gordon to stick around Denver because they planned on bringing him back to the roster after the Cleveland game on Sunday.

So, what did Bibbs do in his first NFL action? He did not get a single snap on offense, but did play special teams. In fact, he returned the kickoff in overtime for 15 yards.

It is clear that Thompson is still valuable to this team and the Broncos only have two tight ends on the roster. Owen Daniels and Virgil Green were the only ones to suit up and the only tight ends on the active roster in the game, so it does make sense in the long run.

If you want to read any info on Richard Gordon, here is my article on when the team first signed him.

Hopefully Bibbs clears waives and makes it back to the practice squad. While we did not see a lot from Bibbs, I know this guy has a lot of potential and I look forward to seeing him suit up again in the near future.

For now, it is Gordon who will take the reigns after the bye week as the Broncos offense looks to continue to find their identity. Maybe it will be found during the Broncos’ time off. We can only hope. Go Broncos!

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