Denver Broncos roster moves: What’s up next?
We know the Broncos are keeping at least four backs on the active roster.
Those backs are currently Devontae Booker, Royce Freeman, Phillip Lindsay, and Andy Janovich.
There are six backs on the roster and the Broncos likely want to keep five (unless keeping a third quarterback takes that off the table).
That fourth running back position has come down to one of Dave Williams (2018 seventh-round pick) or De’Angelo Henderson (2017 sixth-round pick).
Henderson has shown some really nice things in two preseasons, and had a brilliant catch-and-run in the Broncos’ regular season finale against the Chiefs last year.
Williams has some of the best feet on the team according to the Broncos’ preseason broadcast crew of Steve Levy and Brian Griese, who obtained that nugget from the coaching staff.
In my opinion, it would be much easier to stash Williams on the practice squad than to try and sneak Henderson on there. As a matter of fact, I’m almost positive Henderson would not clear waivers.
The Broncos should not seriously consider waiving Henderson with what he has shown in game action. He’s averaged around five yards per touch in eight preseason games (over 50 carries total).
Williams has shown he’s an excellent pass catcher, but there are many backs with his traits around the league. Unless some team absolutely loved him in the draft — and he nearly lasted through the entire selection process — it’s very likely the Broncos will be able to get him to the practice squad.