Broncos lose Trinity Benson back to the Lions
The Denver Broncos attempt to bring Trinity Benson back into the fold lasted about three weeks. Now Benson is back with the team that had him before.
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions plucked Trinity Benson off of the practice squad of the Broncos. The Lions sent the Broncos a fifth-round pick, a seventh-round pick for Benson, and a sixth-round choice.
He caught 10 passes for 103 yards last season. But just before the start of this season, he was waived by the Lions. It looked like a brilliant move when the Broncos brought Trinity Benson back this season after getting those draft picks for him.
However, placing a player on the practice squad does leave him available for another team to come in and grab him and that’s exactly what the Lions have done.
Detroit currently has three wide receivers on injured reserve, so Benson will come straight onto the 53-man roster and be available for the team’s Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears.
To replace him on the practice squad, the Broncos signed wide receiver Kaden Davis. Undrafted out of Northwest Missouri State, Davis spent this summer with the Broncos and made a name for himself in training camp by being the first player out on the practice field nearly every morning.
Davis did see some snaps during the preseason and was even given an opportunity to return kicks in a preseason game. He was still one of the team’s first five roster cuts and has been looking for another opportunity since.
He joins a practice squad that has another wide receiver, Brandon Johnson, on it. Both players will be ready to make their regular-season debuts if called upon but the Broncos still have seven other wide receivers on the 53-man roster.
The Broncos made one other transaction on Wednesday, bringing safety Anthony Harris up from the practice squad to fill the open roster spot left vacated when center Lloyd Cushenberry was placed on injured reserve.
Harris will give the team a fifth safety on the active roster.