The NFL will have a new cut-down date this year, forcing teams to go from 90 players down to 85 by Tuesday.
For the Denver Broncos, who were as impressive as any team has been this preseason with a 33-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings, that could prove to be quite difficult. But, the team will be forced to cut five players.
Who will those players be?
That will be the decision in front of George Paton, Vic Fangio and the rest of the staff. Training camp is in full swing and the team has had a chance to evaluate players for nearly three weeks now with one preseason game thrown in.
So, from that, we could take a shot at who some of these players might be. Here are five players who could be looking for work elsewhere come Tuesday evening.
Nolan Laufenberg, Offensive lineman
The Broncos have an offensive line that is quietly becoming a strength of the team. There is a solid starting five in place and guys such as Calvin Anderson, Netane Muti and Quinn Meinerz seem like great prospects for the future.
Air Force graduate Nolan Laufenberg is a fun story, but he’s not going to make this team.
Laufenberg was an undrafted free agent and he has been fairly quiet since signing that contract. Releasing a veteran like Cam Fleming makes sense here too, as he has likely maximized his potential by this point in his career, but the ceiling isn’t that high for Laufenberg and his skillset either.
The Broncos still have 14 offensive linemen on the roster so expect a cut from this group.