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Broncos shuffle players to finalize 53-man roster, nearly fill practice squad

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One player activated, another player signed.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a busy few days for the Broncos.

On Saturday, Denver placed running back Montee Ball and safety Quinton Carter on injured reserve and activated linebacker Danny Trevathan (injured) and tight end Dominique Jones (practice squad) to the 53-man roster. The moves left Denver with two open spots on their ten-man practice squad (they were carrying nine before Jones was activated).

Trevathan to IR

On Sunday, Trevathan was injured. Denver placed him on injured reserve on Tuesday. Denver also waived Jones on Tuesday before re-signing him to the active roster, per ESPN's Jeff Legwold.

Update I (Dec. 17, 3:42 p.m. MT): Though Legwold reported Jones will be signed to the active roster, the Post's Troy Renck says the signing is not yet official but "sounds like it will happen."

Update II (Dec. 18, 10:04 a.m. MT): Jones has been signed back to the 53-man roster. Additionally, the Post's Mike Klis reports that offensive lineman Demarcus Love has been signed to the practice squad. Denver's active roster an practice squad are now full.

That left Denver with an open spot on the 53-man roster and two open spots on the practice squad.

The Broncos started filling those two spots on Wednesday by promoting safety Josh Bush to the 53-man roster and adding guard Jon Halapio to their practice squad, the team announced. Bush was promoted from the practice squad, leaving one open spot even after the addition of Halapio.

In short: 53 players now fill Denver's active roster. There's room for one more player on the practice squad.

Bush spent time with the Jets over the last two seasons. Halapio spent time with the Patriots during preseason.

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