The Denver Broncos made several roster moves on Tuesday after making the major roster decision to waive Melvin Gordon the day before.
With Melvin Gordon no longer in the picture, the Broncos were thin at the running back position, especially after having to place Chase Edmonds on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain. Edmonds will now miss at least the next four games and it wouldn’t be surprising at all if he doesn’t play again this season.
The Broncos will turn to Marlon Mack and Devine Ozigbo to help spell Latavius Murray, but the team also chose to bring back Tyreik McAllister, who the team signed as an undrafted free agent this past spring. He was with the Broncos in training camp but a hamstring injury cut his time with the team short.
McAllister came out of the University of Charleston in West Virginia. He began his career as a wide receiver and as a result, he is a great pass-catching runner, even if he is on the small side at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds.
He also possesses 4.4 speed.
McAllister will join the team’s practice squad and could easily get his chance to show what he can do at some point this season as Mack is not known for his durability and Ozigbo has just 12 rushing attempts in his career.
Broncos make other roster moves along with signing Tyreik McAllister
In addition to signing McAllister to the practice squad, the Broncos also signed linebacker Ray Wilborn and released linebacker Harvey Langi from the 16-player practice squad.
Langi spent six weeks with the team, appearing in the most recent game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Wilborn went undrafted out of Ball State in 2020 and was most recently with the Green Bay Packers. He had 93 tackles (12.5 for loss) and three sacks in two college seasons.