Broncos activate J.D. Walton and place John Moffitt on reserve/left list

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Talk about impeccable timing.

Update: John Moffitt has tweeted that he is done with football, presumably announcing his retirement.

On the same day the Denver Broncos were scheduled to make a decision on center J.D. Walton, another offensive lineman failed to report to the team's facility. John Moffitt, who was acquired by the team via trade in August, did not report to Dove Valley on Tuesday, the same day Denver activated Walton to the 53-man roster.

According to the Denver Post, Moffitt is upset about his lack of playing time in Denver. Inactive in all but two of the eight games he has been with the team, Moffitt is protesting his current situation.

Whether Moffitt realized it or not, his actions made Denver's decision on Walton easier.

Denver placed Moffitt on the reserved/left list and has a five-day exemption in making a corresponding roster move to Walton's activation (presumably by either officially cutting Moffitt or another player). For now, both players are technically on the roster, but only one of them is active.

Walton will presumably provide depth to Denver's offensive line as a reserve center/guard. He started in all 32 games from 2010-2011, allowing 6.5 sacks during that time. After missing most of the 2012 season, Walton was injured again prior to the 2013 season and Manny Ramirez has handled center duties in Denver this season.

Through eight games, Ramirez has allowed just one sack.

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