Two roster moves Broncos should make after Week 1 letdown

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The Denver Broncos played one of their worst games in a while on Monday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks. What’s next?  I think the team needs to act with a ton of urgency over the next six days until their week two game against the Houston Texans.

They play Houston on September 18th, at 4:25 PM EST at home.  It’ll be a much more forgiving environment for Denver, as the 12’s in Seattle were screaming their heads off all night.  For them, that was their Super Bowl, and the Broncos’ players apparently were not able to control their jitters.

After this performance, I think there are a couple of roster moves the team can make to prepare better for future games.  There were a couple of players in particular that I thought had less than ideal outings, and I don’t think Denver should simply do nothing.

They’ll hopefully correct their mistakes in the facilities, but I also think they should look to make a couple of roster moves as well.

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Broncos should release Alex Singleton, sign Blake Martinez

Alex Singleton had a horrific game on Monday night.  He was beaten in coverage and missed a ton of tackles.  Two mortal sins for the position.  He was signed as a backup/special teams player but got the start because of Josey Jewell’s calf injury.

I’m not here as a content creator to dog on players, but Alex Singleton is simply not an NFL-caliber linebacker, and I wish it were different.  I do not think the Broncos are doing themselves any favors by keeping him on the roster, and there is a perfect free agent that could take his spot and be a solid starter.

Blake Martinez, 28, was recently released from the New York Giants.  He spent the first four seasons of his career in Green Bay as a Packer.  He has 13.0 sacks, 686 combined tackles, and 18 QB hits to his credit.  He’s a very solid ILB in the NFL and would give an instant boost to this unit.

I’d argue he’s likely better than Jonas Griffith at this time, but Martinez would likely have a clear path to starting next to Griffith until Jewell gets healthy.

To me, this is a no-brainer move for Denver.  Alexander Johnson is also a free agent as well.