Denver Broncos: Team seems to be realizing De’Vante Bausby’s worth

Denver Broncos CB #41 De'Vante Bausby (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos CB #41 De'Vante Bausby (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

The Denver Broncos seem to be showing more confidence in De’Vante Bausby.

In what is quickly becoming a disastrous season for the Denver Broncos, the secondary continues to be the biggest weakness, though some fans would argue that quarterback is worse.

Going into the season, the secondary, more specifically the cornerback position, was a concern. As the season has gone on, those concerns have proven valid. Don’t believe me? Go back and watch the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Before the season started, the Broncos chose to release De’Vante Bausby as part of the team’s final roster cuts, a move no one understood because Bausby seemed to have the No. 3 cornerback role locked up.

The team signed him to the practice squad but then released him again in October despite players such as Davontae Harris and Duke Dawson still being on the roster as well as rookies Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey. It seemed a smarter move to keep Bausby around, but the Broncos made the decision to let him go.

This time, the Arizona Cardinals swooped in and signed Bausby. He stayed there for less than two weeks before they dropped him. The very next day, the Broncos, likely realizing the err of their ways, brought him back.

On Tuesday, the Broncos made another transaction at the cornerback position but this time, decided to part ways with Harris. Bausby was always a better overall player than Harris, so it’s good to see the Broncos make the move that should have been made all along.

In 23 games with the Broncos, Harris made 39 tackles and deflected three passes. He had his struggles in coverage, particularly in the game against Atlanta, and was kept around mostly as a special teams guy.

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Bausby should be seen as one of the team’s better cornerbacks the remainder of this season and hopefully, the Broncos will treat him as such.