5 most difficult roster decisions facing Broncos before season starts
The Denver Broncos are less than three weeks away from the opening of training camp ahead of the 2022 season.
The Broncos will have their full 90-player roster on display soon for onlookers at the team’s training facility in Englewood. It will be there that the evaluation of this team, one of the most anticipated in franchise history, truly begins.
New head coach Nathaniel Hackett and his staff will work with general manager George Paton to formulate the best possible 53-man roster to head into the regular season with. The Broncos will play a three-game preseason schedule that kicks off on August 13.
The team will face some difficult decisions in this process and there will be several players who are more than cut out to play in the league who will be left off the roster. Some of those players will be moved to the team’s practice squad while others will be scooped up off of waivers by other teams around the league.
Here are the five spots where those decisions will be most difficult.
Difficult roster decision for Broncos No. 1: Offensive line
The Broncos have several talented offensive linemen on this roster and there will no doubt be some players left off the roster who the team would like to keep. The competition will also be stiff as the only spot that is likely going to be locked down heading into camp will be at left tackle where Garret Bolles will resume his starting role.
At right tackle, Billy Turner, Calvin Anderson and Tom Compton will all be vying for the starting job. At the center and guard spots will be where things get most interesting.
Lloyd Cushenberry will enter camp as the starting center but he will face competition from rookie Luke Wattenberg. The team could also choose to place either Graham Glasgow or Quinn Meinerz in this role.
Meinerz and Glasgow will likely make the team no matter what as well, so where will that leave guys like Ben Braden and Netane Muti?
Dalton Risner is there as well and will be one of the presumed starting guards, but he remains a legitimate trade candidate for the team as well.