The Broncos continued to tweak their roster Thursday, releasing defensive tackle Josh Shaw and signing former Colorado offensive lineman Matt McChesney.
Shaw, who played as a reserve in the team’s defensive line rotation, suffered two injuries this past season (laceration to his calf and a groin injury) and finished with only five tackles.
The Broncos claimed him off waivers early in the season after he had been released by the Oakland Raiders. Shaw was also briefly suspended by the team for an altercation with teammate Kenny Peterson.
Several Broncos players have said since that Shaw had punched Peterson.
The Broncos, who released five players Wednesday, still have 58 players under contract for 2009.
One of the players the Broncos released Wednesday – running back Anthony Alridge – was claimed off waivers Thursday by both Minnesota and Washington and was awarded to the Redskins because they finished with a worse record this past season.