The Denver Broncos have made more roster moves this afternoon in the way of releasing tight end Owen Daniels and long snapper Aaron Brewer.
So, remember that Louis Vasquez story I wrote? Apparently, the cuts were not done there.
The Broncos have also released tight end Owen Daniels as well as long snapper Aaron Brewer. These moves will save the Broncos about $5 million dollars total in cap space. Daniels will save four and Brewer will save one million.
The Aaron Brewer release really surprised me. He has been a reliable long snapper for the Broncos and just signed a new deal last season. The $4 million dollar pay cut that Manning took I feel all went to him.
As for Owen Daniels, I am mildly surprised at the move. He was a reliable tight end for the Broncos during the playoff run and caught all three of Manning’s home touchdowns. But also, it must mean that John Elway is confident in Jeff Heuerman and Virgil Green.
Heuerman was knocked out for the year with a torn ACL and Green was more of a special teams player.
These moves could also be part of something bigger. But the question is, what is Elway planning? He always seems to be planning something big when it comes to free agency.
But back to the releases, I honestly would not be surprised if Owen Daniels announces retirement this summer. I think there could be a team interested, but he has talked about it at some point. It would be nice to see him go out as a champion as well.
As for Brewer, I do wonder what the Broncos are going to do with the long snapper spot. It is going to be interesting. That is the one position that is often quiet but makes a big difference.
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