The Denver Broncos have made a corresponding roster move with the acquisition of Austin Fleer by waiving tackle Leon Johnson.
The first move after the first preseason game is made. The Denver Broncos were awarded offensive tackle Austin Fleer after he was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals. In order to make room for him on the roster, the Broncos have waived offensive tackle Leon Johnson, who was an undrafted free agent.
The team brought Johnson in after he went undrafted out of the Temple University. He had very long odds at making the final roster for the Denver Broncos. Now he will be looking at signing with another team.
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The move makes sense for the team as they basically swap out offensive tackles. Austin Fleer appears to show more promise than Johnson. Fleer is also a Colorado Native, having played at Colorado-Mesa. Now he will be in a battle to make either the final 53-man roster or the practice squad.
Injuries did a number on Leon Johnson’s time at Temple. He showed some promise, but could not stay on the field due to his ongoing injury issues. Here is to hoping that he finds success on another NFL team.
The offensive line at times looked great and at other times looked bad in the first preseason game. Austin Fleer will be a name to watch as the Chicago Bears come to Denver for joint practices and their preseason matchup on Saturday.
It is a shame that we did not get to see a lot from Leon Johnson. His name was not mentioned, to my knowledge, during the Broncos preseason contest against the Minnesota Vikings.
With the second preseason contest six days away, here is to hoping that the team can show some improvements from the first game and inch closer to gelling together as a team.