The Denver Broncos have made a surprising move by signing former UC-Davis punter Colby Wadman to the practice squad on Tuesday. Is Marqutte King on notice?
For the Denver Broncos, special teams was really bad last season. One of the many upgrades that they made was signing former Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King. During the preseason and in training camp, he looked phenomenal. So, why did the Denver Broncos sign a punter named Colby Wadman?
That has been quite the developing story around Dove Valley on Tuesday. Six days away from the Monday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs and there is an eye raising move. The team signed former UC-Davis punter Colby Wadman to the practice squad. To make room on the practice squad, the team released defensive lineman Niles Scott.
Wadman is a former undrafted rookie who went the entire 2017 season without playing. The Oakland Raiders brought him on board in March. But he ended up being released less than two months later.
It is interesting to see this move being made. Although Vance Joseph’s comments on Marquette King on Monday might have been an indication that he tends to put one of the top punters in the league on notice.
It is also very strange that the Broncos want to do this three games into the season. Marquette King did have a poor performance against the Baltimore Ravens last week. But I would not think they would act upon it. Or that there is something going on that Broncos Country does not know about.
This move could very well put that plan into action. If King cannot get it going, the Broncos may have no choice but to pull the trigger if need be. It will be something to keep an eye on as the week progresses.