Denver Broncos: 4 Players who could earn roster spot vs Rams
Tight End Austin Fort
When Austin Fort first joined the Denver Broncos, he had a pretty good training camp. People in the organization raved about the former Wyoming tight end/quarterback. One of the problems was that while he played three years of football in college, only two of those were at tight end. The other was at quarterback.
Fort unfortunately tore his ACL in 2019 in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. He would miss the entire season. In a comeback attempt, Fort re-injured that same knee in 2020.
In the final preseason game, few roster spots are unclaimed. Do the Broncos keep a fourth tight end?
My projection: Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam, and Eric Saubert will make this team. If Fort shows up big time against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, the Broncos may have a tough decision on their hands.
It will depend on two things in my mind: opportunities and how well he has come back from the ACL injury. Obviously there’s something there with Fort or else he probably would not be on the roster at this point.
If he does play, Drew Lock or Brett will be throwing him passes, as the Broncos named Teddy Bridgewater the starting quarterback, and both these players won’t be on the field at the same time.