The Denver Broncos enter training camp without one of their wideouts, as Aaron Burbridge has decided to retire instead of showing up for camp.
NFL Training Camp is a tough thing to go through, and one of the Denver Broncos wide receivers has decided against showing up.
Second-year player Aaron Burbridge has decided to retire from the league.
Burbridge was a player we wrote about over the offseason as one who has some connections on this year’s coaching staff.
Field Yates of ESPN reported that Burbridge will not be at training camp on Thursday.
Burbridge spent the first year on his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers where he recorded seven receptions for 88 yards in sixteen games. Injuries took a toll on him throughout his career and that is a possible reason for him stepping away from the game.
Burbridge faced an uphill battle to make the team. If anything, the Broncos could have looked at him as a return man. Denver’s other wide receivers on the roster are Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick, Jawunn Winfred, River Cracraft, Trinity Benson, Fred Brown, Romell Gurrier, Brendan Langley, and Kelvin McKnight.
It feels as if a lot of players are retiring earlier than usual the last couple of years. Every once in a while we see players who are 30-years old or younger who step away from the game, usually around this time.
The Denver Broncos report to camp having signed all of their draft picks, with Drew Lock agreeing to a deal earlier today. Lock and the other quarterbacks on the roster will have to throw to other wideouts, running backs, and tight ends in place of Burbridge.
The Broncos officially waived Burbridge a short time ago, making room on the roster for a new player to come in and compete for a spot.