Denver Broncos: Possible trade/cut candidates during training camp

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Denver Broncos Cut Candidate: Trey Marshall, S

Trey Marshall is another veteran whose job security is in question entering Training Camp. After failing to establish himself as a rotational player on defense, Marshall could be on his way out soon.

The Denver Broncos entered the 2020 NFL Season with Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson as the unquestioned starters, but with minimal depth behind the pair. Marshall was expected to take a step forward, and become the third safety to be used in sub-packages.

Unfortunately, Marshall failed to capitalize on his limited opportunities, and primarily saw his action on special teams. Following the 2021 NFL Draft, Marshall’s job as the third safety is clearly in jeopardy.

The Broncos drafted two safeties in the 5th round of the NFL Draft in Caden Sterns and Jamar Johnson. While Sterns is considered an athletic project, Johnson is seen as a potential plug-and-play option and was thought of as a steal by many in the media.

If the rookie duo impresses in Training Camp, Marshall could become expendable. Marshall recently signed a one-year tender with no guaranteed money and could be released to save nearly $1 Million if the young safeties impress early.

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Trey Marshall has been dealt a difficult hand in the NFL and is feeling the effects of life as an undrafted player. Marshall will need a strong Training Camp in order to stick with the team this offseason.