5 most difficult cuts facing Broncos before season starts
The Denver Broncos have a talented roster ahead of the 2022 season but they will soon be facing some difficult decisions before the season kicks off.
The Broncos will open training camp this Wednesday in preparation for the 2022 season, one that is filled with promise in the Mile High City. It has been six straight seasons that the Broncos have missed the playoffs and they are determined to break that streak.
The team has many new faces including Russell Wilson, Randy Gregory and Nik Bonitto, all of whom will be expected to make a big impact this season. But the teams that make it the furthest do so with the deepest rosters, requiring all 53 players (and in most cases, more than 53) to get the job done.
The Broncos will face some difficult choices in trimming their roster from 90 players down to 53.
Going off of the projected 53-man roster that I recently composed, these will be the five most difficult cuts that the Broncos have to make. They will look to add each of them to the 16-man practice squad, should they clear waivers and are eligible.
Broncos’ toughest roster cuts: Eric Tomlinson, Tight end
The blocking tight end is a useful piece in today’s NFL and it seems quite clear that Nathaniel Hackett’s offense will feature one of them prominently.
The Broncos have Eric Tomlinson, Eric Saubert and Andrew Beck on the roster fighting for that job. Beck has experience as a fullback and was the last player picked for my 53-man roster. It comes down to Tomlinson and Saubert.
That is a competition that could go either way and Tomlinson could be seen as the favorite simply because he was signed as a free agent well before the Broncos chose to bring back Saubert this offseason.
But Saubert probably offers a bit more as a receiver and I have him beating out Tomlinson for that job. But it should be one of the tighter battles in camp this year.