5 Denver Broncos players tumbling down the depth chart in preseason
3. LeVante Bellamy, RB
LeVante Bellamy is hardly the only Denver Broncos player to experience a bit of a tumble at the running back position this year in terms of depth chart placement.
Royce Freeman went from being the team’s RB1 just a couple of years ago to now being on the roster bubble as RB4 when Mike Boone is healthy.
With that being said, nobody’s roster status took as much of a hit over the course of the 2021 offseason as LeVante Bellamy, a top undrafted free agent pickup for the Denver Broncos in 2020.
Bellamy got some regular season action in 2020, mostly on special teams, but his speed and burst obviously intrigued the Denver Broncos coming out of Western Michigan.
Even on the initial depth chart, Bellamy was listed at the very bottom behind Damarea Crockett, a name fans should be keeping an eye on as the preseason progresses.
Crockett could take the team’s RB4 spot and keep a Royce Freeman trade on the table despite the recent injury to Mike Boone.
There was obviously very little chance of this happening to begin with, but Bellamy’s chances of potentially being the number three running back on the roster in 2021 have all but disappeared. An injury against the Minnesota Vikings after an impressive kickoff return and barely any touches offensively certainly won’t help his case.
Bellamy, at this point, may be in danger of not even making the Denver Broncos’ practice squad.