August 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Adam Weber (2) throws the ball during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 49ers won 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
The Hard part is over. At least the hardest part. The Broncos have trimmed their roster to 53-guys, releasing 19 and moving several others to the various lists available to them. Next on the list comes the Practice Squad. Who will the Broncos keep? Who will they go after? As John Elway told the media tonight, the situation is far from being resolved.
"Yeah, it's still fluid. We'll have to wait and see what happens. Obviously the cuts have to be in by tonight at 7:00 and then we have until 10 in the morning to put any claims in so we've been going through that process trying to prepare because of the short window we had between last night's game and today and then by the time we have to claim by 10:00 so we're in the process, we've been in the process the last week of working on that and now that some of the cuts and names are getting out there we're in that process again."
That means the Broncos need to put in claims for those players they'd like from other teams by 10AM mt on Saturday. They can also begin signing players to the Practice Squad at 10:00AM mt on Saturday. Which Broncos who were released today could be coming back tomorrow?
First, let's take a look at the rules.
Of course, this list doesn't include anyone the Broncos could have their eyes on from other teams. The Broncos would like to keep Jeremiah Johnson and Rafael Bush, that seems certain to me, and Mike Mohamed is an option as well. Adam Weber is likely headed back to the Practice Squad, unless of course, another team and situation appeal to him more. Finally, of the list above, Greg Orton is likely along with Sealver Siliga. In the end, it's a crapshoot and no one really knows.
Hash it out in the comments. There's not much time, however, 10AM mt comes quick!