Denver Broncos promote LB Quentin Gause from practice squad
The Denver Broncos made a roster move ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, adding LB Quentin Gause from the practice squad…
Just ahead of their matchup on Sunday afternoon against the Tennessee Titans, the Denver Broncos made a roster move, adding linebacker Quentin Gause to the active roster and placing wide receiver Marlon Brown on injured reserve.
It’s a somewhat disappointing end to Brown’s first year with the Broncos, but he signed a two-year contract, and will be back to compete for a roster spot next offseason. The coaching staff continually spoke very highly of Brown, so when he’s fully healthy, he might be a really underrated piece of this offense.
For now, the man who is taking his roster spot is linebacker Quentin Gause, a rookie free agent out of Rutgers who will likely dress on Sunday and play a role on special teams. Gause was likely promoted because of Brandon Marshall and his hamstring injury, leaving the Broncos a little thin at linebacker.
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Gause got his break this year in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he had a decent preseason, recording eight tackles and an interception. At 6-0, 243 pounds, Gause is a talented athlete who ran the 40-yard dash at the Rutgers pro day in 4.73 seconds, had a 36-inch vertical jump, and 23 bench press reps.
He spent time on both Philadelphia’s and New England’s practice squad prior to coming to Denver. As a non-rushing linebacker in college, he racked up 27.5 tackles for loss over his career, including 12 tackles for loss as a senior.
This is a big opportunity for Gause, obviously, who will see his first regular season NFL action. Ironically, the Broncos have had success calling up a linebacker off the practice squad late in the season before. Brandon Marshall was once a castoff of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Broncos snatched him up, and now he’s one of the most valuable players on this defense.
Hopefully Gause gets his NFL career off to a great start on Sunday.