The Broncos claimed cornerback Shakial Taylor off of waiver from the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday. Could be a move in response to Duke Dawson’s injury.
You can never have too much depth on your roster in the National Football League. The Denver Broncos and Vic Fangio agree, especially when it comes to the defensive side of the football.
Taylor, a 22-year old rookie who went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, has seven career tackles, including five against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has played in just five games this season.
At Kansas, Taylor played in twenty games in his two collegiate seasons. He recorded 56 total tackles, three interceptions, one touchdown and five passes defensed. He also has two forced fumbles on his resumé.
He also went to South Dakota State and Mesa Community College. While at South Dakota State, Taylor played in eleven games, recording seven tackles and defended one pass.
To make room on the 53-man roster, the Denver Broncos placed cornerback Cyrus Jones on the Non-Football Injury List. Jones was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens on November 13th.
The Broncos sit at 3-8, last in their division and around the top of the NFL Draft as it stands right now. With 8-8 becoming the best they can achieve in 2019, it doesn’t hurt to explore different options when it comes to players on the field.
Denver lost three cornerbacks over the course of the last couple of months: De’Vante Bausby, Bryce Callahan, and Horace Richardson. All three had previously been placed on injured reserve.
The Broncos current cornerback depth chart is: Chris Harris Jr., Davontae Harris, Isaac Yiadom, and Duke Dawson. Changes to the depth chart via the team’s website have not been made as of right now. It will be interesting to see where they place him.