Denver Broncos: Predicting the first five roster cuts for 2021

Denver Broncos linebacker Peter Kalambayi. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos must have their roster trimmed to 85 players by Tuesday. Which players could be the first ones on the chopping block?

The Denver Broncos, along with the rest of the NFL, have to cut their roster down from 90 players to 85 by Tuesday afternoon. Which players are most likely on the chopping block at this point?

The first place you may want to look is at players who disappointed in the first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. You also might look at spots on the roster that simply are overloaded with depth at this point, or where competitions have already somewhat sorted themselves out.

You can also often look in this particular stage of final roster cuts at guys who were most recently added to the teams as camp bodies as players who are likelier to be let go before final cutdowns.

This is undoubtedly one of the most difficult periods of the offseason every year. It’s never fun to see players let go. The roster has been built up to 90 guys over the course of a six or seven-month period at this time, so in many cases, these players have forged bonds and friendships that will be tough to let go of.

As tough as it is to say goodbye to players every year, that is the unfortunate nature of the NFL. These players will have chances to start fresh in other cities, and in some cases, we could see them come back.

Which players seem most likely to be part of the initial wave of five cuts? Let’s take a look.