Denver Broncos: Players on the chopping block at each position

Denver Broncos roster 2021: Trey Marshall. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Denver Broncos, Andrew Beck
HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 8: Andrew Beck #83 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball in the first half of a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas. The Broncos defeated the Texans 38-24. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Tight end: Andrew Beck

It’s tough to think about the Denver Broncos cutting one of the only guys on the roster with actual NFL snaps at the tight end position, but it could very well happen to Andrew Beck.

Beck, like Diontae Spencer, was someone the Broncos acquired off of waivers ahead of the 2019 regular season. He showed some nice potential throughout the year, playing 230 snaps on offense and another 197 on special teams.

In 2020 with an offensive coordinator change, Beck’s role on the offense dramatically decreased.

The Broncos used him on just 66 offensive snaps throughout the season and 175 special teams snaps in 10 games.

Listed as a fullback/tight end for the Broncos, Beck was out-snapped by just about every other tight end on the roster last year including Troy Fumagalli, who was cut after training camp and brought back later in the year.

Beck needs to have a big training camp and preseason — as a tight end. The Denver Broncos brought in Eric Saubert after the 2021 NFL Draft as well as UDFA Shaun Beyer. Austin Fort is also back from injury, so as much as Beck has contributed on special teams, the Broncos have other guys who can take that role if Beck is not up to standards at tight end.

Beck’s usage in 2020 does not bode well for his 2021 role, but he’ll get the chance to prove himself out on the field.