Denver Broncos 53-man roster prediction with latest rumors

Denver Broncos 2021 roster. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 roster. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dalton Risner, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos offensive guard Dalton Risner. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Offensive Line – 8 (28/53)

  • Garett Bolles
  • Dalton Risner
  • Lloyd Cushenberry III
  • Graham Glasgow
  • Bobby Massie
  • Calvin Anderson
  • Netane Muti
  • Quinn Meinerz

There are four linemen who are solidified in their starting spots at this point (Bolles, Risner, Cushenberry, Glasgow) who are in no danger of being cut, though if the team loves what Netane Muti or Quinn Meinerz have been doing so far in preseason action, they could trade him.

That seems like a very remote possibility and unlikely at this point, because right now the Broncos have really enviable depth on the interior offensive line — five starters or eventual starters and only three spots. We may re-evaluate that spot in 2022.

At tackle, Garett Bolles is a lock along with Calvin Anderson and Bobby Massie, from what we’ve seen in terms of reps being divided out.

The big ‘surprise’ cut here would be Cameron Fleming, who would be a great practice squad addition if he’s open to that idea. He would obviously get to keep his $1 million guaranteed cash from the Broncos, but a different weekly check than his previously agreed to $320,000 roster bonus. And yes, he is eligible. The NFL is keeping the same rules it had in 2020 when up to six veteran players could be on your practice squad.

If the Broncos could get Fleming and perhaps another couple of bodies onto the practice squad, you obviously have plenty of depth.

If Calvin Anderson is named the starting right tackle and Garett Bolles is injured, you can just slide Anderson to the left side and put Massie in at right tackle.