5 Denver Broncos that need a hot start to training camp to survive
The Denver Broncos have at least five players who are on the roster bubble and will need a strong start to training camp in order to make the team in 2022.
The Denver Broncos might have some quality players that could be on the roster bubble heading into training camp. The fact that there are only 53 spots on an opening-day roster is quite unfortunate.
There are some spots wide open on the depth chart and it’s fair to question how those positions will shake up when it’s all said and done.
Some players have been around for a while and it’s also fair to wonder when the clock runs out on them.
Which players need to have a strong training camp in order to stick around for the 2022 season? Here are five names…
Denver Broncos who need a hot start in training camp #1: Montrell Washington, WR/RET
The Denver Broncos decided against re-signing return man Dionte Spencer once he hit free agency in March, leaving the returner position as a need.
Several players could have immediately filled that role when Spencer was not retained, including running back Damarea Crockett and wide receiver K.J. Hamler.
Those two players might have a leg up on rookie wide receiver and returner Montrell Washington.
The reason that the Broncos decided against re-signing Spencer was due to his lack of impact on the offensive side of the ball and he was not all the effective as a returner.
The wide receiver position for the Broncos is quite strong and while there are battles for the fifth and sixth spots at the position, it would not be shocking if Washington was not part of that competition.
During his collegiate career, Washington did put up several solid performances, including a 148-yard receiving game against ETSU in 2021 and a two-touchdown game against Mercer in 2021.
Washington has plenty of talent but it’s just a tough position to try and make the Broncos on at this time.
There is an “unless” though. Unless Washington absolutely blows coaches out of the water with his return skills during training camp, he could be a mid-round draft pick that just wasn’t able to catch on, and it not necessarily being his fault.
Sometimes, teams are faced with the decision to cut players they do in fact like, only because of the NFL’s roster limit of 53 players. This could be that scenario with Montrell Washington.