The Denver Broncos on Saturday made several transactions to reduce their roster to the 53-man limit, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
The club waived 17 players while placing running back Anthony Alridge (left foot) and fullback Cecil Sapp (left quadriceps) on its reserve/injured list. Denver also moved tight end Brett Pierce (left ankle) to its waived/injured list.
Beginning Sunday, the Broncos can establish a practice squad of up to eight players.
The following 17 players were waived by the Broncos on Saturday:
Player NFL Exp. College
G P.J. Alexander 6 Syracuse
S Josh Barrett R Arizona State
LB Jordan Beck 4 Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo
DE Larry Birdine 2 Oklahoma
DE Paul Carrington 3 Central Florida
CB Wale Dada 1 Washington State
G Mitch Erickson R South Dakota State
G Dylan Gandy 4 Texas Tech
QB Darrell Hackney 2 Alabama-Birmingham
DT Steven Harris 2 Florida
WR Glenn Martinez 3 Saginaw Valley State
WR Marquay McDaniel 1 Hampton
TE Chad Mustard 5 North Dakota
P Sam Paulescu 2 Oregon State
CB Tyrone Poole 13 Fort Valley State
WR Clifford Russell 6 Utah
S Vickiel Vaughn 2 Arkansas