Denver Broncos: Team may try to stash some of its talented rookie class
The Broncos usually try to keep at least one offensive lineman on the practice squad, sometimes a couple.
The goal is to be able to field two full offensive lines during practices, so the team will somehow find a way to keep 10 offensive linemen as a whole.
The team’s offensive line has had a number of rotations throughout the preseason, but a couple of rookies that have played well are Sam Jones (a sixth-round pick out of Arizona State) and Austin Schlottmann (undrafted out of TCU).
If the Broncos opt to keep Jones on the active roster — which I foresee — they could look to keep Schlottman as an additional interior player for practices and perhaps a second-year player like Elijah Wilkinson as the practice squad tackle.
With 10 spots on the practice squad available, the Broncos could save themselves a roster spot by keeping just eight on the active roster (seven usually dress on gameday anyway).
Considering Wilkinson spent most of the 2017 season on the active roster, the Broncos would probably feel very comfortable about him on the practice squad in 2018.
If the Broncos catch wind that another team is trying to snipe Wilkinson, they may choose to just keep him on the active roster which would open up a practice squad spot for a rookie like Austin Fleer or Leon Johnson.