Denver Broncos roster moves: What’s up next?
The Denver Broncos made 13 reported moves the day before 53-man rosters are required by the NFL. What’s up next for John Elway and company?
The Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster is taking shape, and while the teams in the NFL are not required to cut their rosters down to any specific number anymore other than 53 (previously, teams cut rosters from 90 to 75 prior to the fourth preseason game), the Broncos seem to have used the first 24 hours following their preseason finale to reach that particular number.
John Elway and the Broncos’ front office have many tough decisions forthcoming, but some of the moves that have already been made were not entirely unexpected.
There are more players the Broncos are very likely to cut, and players they should move on from (as Ty Walden outlined) but what can we expect moving forward?
Here are the cuts the Broncos have already made so far:
Jordan Leslie, WR
Mark Chapman, WR
Bryce Bobo, WR
John Diarse, WR
Jeremiah Poutasi, OL
J.J. Dielman, OL (waived/injured)
Antonio Simmons, DE
DeShawn Williams, DL
DeQuinton Osborne, DL
Marcus Rush, OLB
Michael Hunter, CB
Marcus Rios, CB (waived/injured)
Let’s take a look at each position and what to be expecting from the Broncos as we progress toward an initial 53-man roster on Saturday.