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Denver Broncos Final 53 - Man Roster


Well, as the sunset and the night falls, some players careers are lost forever, some will catch a second wind and some can finally catch their breath. 

What is often referred to as the worst point of a coaches season is finally over; sure there will be tweaking, there will be necessary adjusting, but for now this is it. Below are the men who possess the shoulders that fans of the Denver Broncos can ride on for the entire season. 

Gone are many players that fans thought would still be attached and attached are some players that most thought were as good as gone. So without further ado, here are your 2011 Denver Broncos!

Quarterback (3) Kyle Orton Defensive Linemen (10)
Elvis Dumervil
  Tim Tebow   Robert Ayers

Brady Quinn   Marcus Thomas
      Broderick Bunkley
Running back (3) Knowshon Moreno   Kevin Vickerson
  Willis McGahee   Ty Warren 
  Lance Ball
Mitch Unrein
  Ryan McBean

  Jason Hunter
Fullback (1) Spencer Larsen   Derrick Harvey
Tight End (3) Daniel Fells Linebackers (7) Von Miller
  Julius Thomas   Joe Mays
  Virgil Green   DJ Williams
      Wesley Woodyard
Wide Receivers (5) Brandon Lloyd   Nate Irving
  Eddie Royal   Mario Haggan
  Eric Decker Mike Mohamed
  Matthew Willis

  Demaryius Thomas
 Cornerbacks (4) Champ Bailey
  Andre' Goodman
  Cassius Vaughn
 Offensive Line (9) Ryan Clady   Chris Harris

J.D. Walton
  Chris Kuper Safeties (5) Brian Dawkins
  Orlando Franklin
Rahim Moore
  Zane Beadles
  David Bruton
  Manny Ramirez   Quinton Carter
  Herb Taylor
Darcel McBath
  Chris Clark    
  Russ Hochstein Special (3)
Matt Prater
  Britton Colquitt
Lonnie Paxton

The average age of this year's team is 26.3 years, with an average experience of 5.4 years. By acquisition, this roster has been filled by 24 Draft picks, 19 Free Agents, 6 via trade, 3 Undrafted College Free Agents and one waiver claim. By my count, there are 16 players that weren't a member of the Broncos last year, half of which came through the draft. Not a bad ratio considering the past few years. The first test in this draft is passed, with 8 out of the 9 draftees making the club. The 9th, Jeremy Beal, could still return on the Practice Squad too. We'll have to wait for the future to unfold to see the rest of the story.

So what do we think fair Broncos loyalists? Any gigantic mistakes? Who would you switch and or swap out? 

GO Broncos!