Denver Broncos: Roster prediction following final preseason game
S: Justin Simmons, Kareem Jackson, Caden Sterns, P.J. Locke (4)
CB: Bryce Callahan, Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby, Pat Surtain II, Michael Ojemudia, Nate Hairston (6)
cut: Trey Marshall, Jamar Johnson, Kary Vincent, Mac McCain, Parnell Motley, Saivion Smith
I think it’s pretty difficult to cut any of these guys. Obviously starters Simmons, Jackson, Callahan, Fuller, and Darby won’t get cut. Surtain, the team’s first-round draft pick of 2021, has shown why he was the ninth overall draft pick. Surtain has been a very exciting pick by the team.
Simmons is obviously one of the best safeties in the entire NFL. The Broncos gave him a record contract, making him the highest-paid safety in NFL history at the time and throughout limited preseason snaps, he has shown some great things. They’re things we already knew he could do.
I don’t care if anybody says that it was a safe pick or that they should have taken Justin Fields or Mac Jones. At the end of the day, the Broncos drafted a play-maker.
Michael Ojemudia suffered a hamstring injury and is out 4-6 weeks but I believe that the team’s depth at other places may be fine and he won’t have to go on injured reserve.
P.J. Locke has made several nice plays both on defense as well as special teams and I think that earned him a spot on the roster.
The tough cut here was the omission of Jamar Johnson. It’s a numbers deal and if he does get cut, he could go on the team’s practice squad.
Kary Vincent, I think, just has missed too much time and appears to get hurt a little too often for my liking. That could make him a relatively easy roster cut, unfortunately.
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This secondary is absolutely scary. George Paton has done a tremendous job of going out and signing/drafting talent.