The Denver Broncos released TE Dan Light AKA “Gronk of the Bronx” from the practice squad and added former Colorado Buffalo prospect Nick Kasa to replace him…
The Denver Broncos made a slight alteration to the roster on Monday after their victory in the AFC Championship game, replacing tight end Dan Light on the practice squad with former Colorado Buffaloes tight end Nick Kasa.
Kasa, a former sixth round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders, worked out for the Broncos about 40 days ago, and is being added to the team at probably the most ideal time. He gets to latch on with the roster for Super Bowl preparations, which is a really unique experience I’m sure.
In his one NFL season (2013) Kasa caught one pass for nine yards and a touchdown in 16 games with the Oakland Raiders. He hasn’t played since then due to a knee injury and then subsequently getting let go from the Raiders this past May. He didn’t latch on with any other NFL team after that, but not for lack of physical tools.
When healthy, Kasa is a physically imposing 6-6, 265 pound tight end that ran a 4.71 40 yard dash once upon a time. Here’s nearly 40 minutes of highlights from his days at Colorado:
It seemed like it would be only a matter of time before the Broncos added the local product, especially after he tried out for the team and they showed some mutual interest.
Kasa’s career at Colorado started as a defensive end, and he switched to the offensive side of the football as a senior. He will be an interesting player to monitor at offseason workouts and, if he progresses, at training camp.