We found out this afternoon that Denver Broncos Cornerback and Return man Cassius Vaughn was relegated to the Injured Reserve List with a fractured fibula suffered in yesterday's game against the Chargers. Denver promoted Safety Kyle McCarthy and Linebacker Mike Mohamed from the Practice Squad to fill the void left by Cassius and Kyle Orton. The trouble is, neither one is a Cornerback. There are only four Cornerbacks currently left on the roster; Champ Bailey, Andre' Goodman, Chris Harris and Jonathan Willhite. Face it, the depth is anorexic here. Before the days events unfolded, I set out to find some Cornerbacks that could be picked up to fill Vaughn's roster spot. I scoured the Practice Squads of each NFL Team and made a list. While McCarthy's promotion seems somewhat logical, Mohamed's was surprising, so I thought I would post my findings for a little discussion anyway. The Broncos have been relatively healthy (for a change) this year, but another injury to the Corner position and Denver will be scrambling for replacements.
|Anderson Russell||DB||6'-0"||205||24||2||Ohio State||Miami|
|Ross Ventrone||DB||5'-8"||190||25||1||Villanova||New England|
|Malcolm Williams||DB||5'-11"||200||24||R||TCU|| New England
|Julian Posey||CB||5'-11"||187||23||R||Ohio||NY Jets|
|Quinten Lawrence||DB||6'-0"||184||27||2||McNeese State||Kansas City|
|Terrail Lambert||DB||5'-11"||190||25||2||Notre Dame||Oakland|
|Traye Simmons||CB||5'-9"||180||24||1||Minnesota||San Diego|
|Mario Butler||CB||6'-1"||188||23||R||Georgia Tech||Dallas|
|Brandon Bing||CB||5'-11"||177||22||R||Rutgers||NY Giants|
|Brandyn Thompson||DB||5'-10"||188||22||R||Boise State||Washington|
|Joshua Moore||CB||5'-11"||183||23||2||Kansas State||Chicago|
|Brandian Ross||CB||6'-0"||191||22||R||Youngstown State||Green Bay|
|Reggie Jones||DB||6'-0"||193||25||2||Portland State||Minnesota|
|Kamaal McIlwain||CB||5'-10"||175||23||R||Newberry||New Orleans|
|Korey Lindsey||CB||5'-10"||194||22||R||So. Illinois||Arizona|
|Cory Nelms||CB||6'-0"||195||23||R||Miami||San Francisco|
|Kendrick Burney||DB||5'-9"||190||23||R||No. Carolina||St. Louis|
|Chris Smith||DB||5'-10"||186||24||R||No. Illinois||St. Louis|
I'm sure there are Free Agent Cornerbacks available out there too, but there isn't an updated list that I could find.
What are your thoughts MHR? Should we go poaching for Cassius Vaughn's replacement?