Broncos add veteran linebacker but will need a new long snapper
Things could not get much worse for the Denver Broncos through five weeks of the 2022 season.
The team has not played well and they have placed more players on injured reserve than any other team so far this season. They can add another one, as long snapper Jacob Bobenmoyer is going to miss time with a hand/wrist injury.
Bobenmoyer has been the team’s long snapper since 2019 but the Broncos did bring in several players for tryouts at that position during the offseason. It is quite possible that one of them will be brought in to replace him while he is out.
That list includes Ross Reiter, Tucker Addington, Adam Higuera, Antonio Ortiz, Cameron Kaye, Kameron Canaday, Joe Fortunato, Ryan Navarro and Matt Overton. Though it is a position that is taken for granted, finding a quality long snapper is not easy.
Not that the Broncos need any more issues this season.
One of those issues has been the inside linebacker position. With Josey Jewell now dealing with a sprained knee, the team signed veteran linebacker Harvey Langi to the practice squad on Monday. To make room for him on the practice squad, the Broncos parted ways with tight end Dominique Dafney.
Langi was undrafted out of BYU in 2017 and has spent time with the New England Patriots and New York Jets. He has 80 career tackles and one fumble recovery. He is 30 years old but has played in 10 NFL games, including two for the Patriots this season.
The Patriots cut Langi last week when they brought Jamie Collins back for his fourth stint in New England.
It would not be a surprise to see the Broncos call Langi up to the 53-man roster at some point with the lack of depth they have at inside linebacker, particularly if Jewell misses any length of time.