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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - Roster hangover edition

Good Morning Broncos Country

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I don't know about you, but I'm all roster-ed-out!!!  Today the Broncos will look to build their practice squad and can keep a total number of 10 players.  So how does the practice squad work?  Kyle will be here to lay it all out for you!

Hey Mike!  Now that we're heading into the regular season, how does the salary cap work?  Well, instead of just the top 51 contracts, each one of the 53 contracts counts, plus the players on IR, plus the practice squad, plus all the dead money.  Check back later for guesstimated figures on where the Broncos will stand in regards to the Salary Cap when the season begins!

Thoughts on the Season

The Broncos made it through the offseason relatively unscathed when it comes to injuries and other nonsense.  We have seen Jordan Norwood go to IR, but he was no more than a depth player who was slated to return kicks.  We may have lost Danny Trevathan for the first 4 weeks or so of the season, but he will be back when the season starts to heat up.

Our road to the Super Bowl is paved with a healthy roster.  It is a deep roster, but you don't want to lose your star players like last season.

This team on any given week will be able to match up with their opponent.  This team will have the ability to win every game it enters.  The defense will be just as much fun as the offense, and I look for the offense to play more ball control.

Horse Tracks

John Elway puts faith in Brandon McManus as Denver Broncos kicker - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- After a whirlwind arrival to the Denver Broncos, which saw Brandon McManus kicking field goals for the team just two days after be

Duke Ihenacho, Kevin Vickerson among Broncos cuts - The Denver Post
Through cuts come strong signs of improvement. Duke Ihenacho started 17 games for the Broncos, including their two AFC playoff wins and Super Bowl defeat.

Denver Broncos | Depth Chart

Austin a 'pleasant surprise'
Four year pro, DT Marvin Austin made the 53-man roster at one of the deepest positions on the team.

Elway: ‘It’s Hard Breaking Dreams’
John Elway on shaping the 53-man roster and why this year's decisions were difficult.

Meet the 53
The Broncos' roster is down to the league-mandated 53-man limit. Here are the 53 currently on the team.

Broncos announce 22 roster moves
The Broncos completed 22 roster moves to get their active roster down to the requisite 53-man roster before the start of the regular season.

Breaking down the deadline day moves
The release of Kevin Vickerson and Duke Ihenacho and the retention of two undrafted rookies highlight the moves made Saturday.

Final takeaways from Denver Broncos preseason work - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos wrapped up their preseason Thursday night with the same major revelation they opened it with – that

Denver Broncos cut-down analysis - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Most significant move: There were not many roster spots to be had when the Denver Broncos opened training camp, but right from the start it was clear

Champ Bailey cut by New Orleans Saints -
The New Orleans Saints cut 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, the team confirmed Saturday. Will last year's Super Bowl be the final game in this likely future Hall of Famer's career?

Roster Cuts: San Diego Chargers final 53 man roster - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers announced their roster moves to get under the 53-man roster requirement.

San Diego Chargers cut-down analysis - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Most significant move: An impressive offseason performance and the continuity that would have been achieved by keeping him on the roster did not save

Vincent Brown waived by San Diego Chargers -
Vincent Brown was waived/injured by the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. The former third-round pick was edged out of a receiving corps led by Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd.

Chiefs roster cuts 2014: Tyler Bray to IR, Ryan Succop released - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs made roster cuts en route to 53 players by Saturday's 3 p.m. deadline.

Kansas City Chiefs cut-down analysis - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Most significant move: The Kansas City Chiefs are going with an undrafted rookie kicker, Cairo Santos, instead of veteran Ryan Succop. The competition

NFL roster cuts: 10 things to know about Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts - Arrowhead Pride
10 things of interest in the Kansas City Chiefs roster moves to get down to 53 players.

Chiefs release PK Ryan Succop in move to 53 players | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs have parted ways with their incumbent kicker. Ryan Succop, the Chiefs' kicker the last five seasons, was released by the club on Saturday, the team announced. The 27-year-old Succop hit 22-of-28 field goals and forced 47 touchbacks in 91 kickoffs in 2013.

Analyzing Raiders intitial 53-man roster - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders announced their cuts to meet the 53-man roster. But as we know, these may be called "final" but they are anything but final. Last year the Raiders made ten transactions between the...

Raiders roster cuts: Official final moves made to get down to 53 - Silver And Black Pride
The official roster moves have come out which bring the Raiders down to the regular season limit of 53 players. Here are those moves: RB George Atkinson IIIDE Denico AutryCB C...

Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Most significant moves:  Safety Brandian Ross was a surprise cut. He started 13 games last season and he had 75 tackles. The Oakland Raiders re-signed

Raiders the last team to announce cuts, such that it matters | ProFootballTalk
As per custom, the Raiders were the last team to announce their cuts, rolling in three hours after the league's deadline to submit them. There wasn't what you'd call a surprise among the group, though they did cut veteran wideout Greg Little.

NFL practice squad rules, everything you need to know -
Each NFL team carries a specific number of players on its practice squad. It sounds simple, but it has some quirks.

All 32 teams are down to 53 players | ProFootballTalk
The toughest day of the year for NFL players on the roster bubble has come and gone, and all 32 teams are now down to the 53-player roster limit. About 700 players were released, placed on injured reserve or otherwise removed from active rosters today, and we have all their names in our 53-man ro...

Notable NFL roster cuts as teams reduce to 53 -
Champ Bailey was one of the most prominent names to join the unemployed list Saturday as the Saints and other NFL teams reached the 53-player limit. Follow our running tally of other notable cuts.

Stephen Hill released by New York Jets -
The New York Jets cut receiver Stephen Hill. The former second-round pick never produced during his two years in the Big Apple. See what parting shots Hill's agent had for the Jets' brass.

Ryan Mallett survives Patriots' roster cuts -
Ryan Mallett has made the New England Patriots' initial 53-man roster. Would the Houston Texans have interest if the Pats end up cutting Mallett at some point?

Season previews: Team-by-team breakdown -
With the regular season mere weeks away, the Around The NFL team previews the 2014 outlook for all 32 teams. Will Julio Jones have a huge year in Atlanta?

Super Bowl XLIX predictions: Packers, Saints headline favorites -
Can Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks become the first repeat champions since the 2003-04 New England Patriots? Our analysts peer into the crystal ball and reveal their Super Bowl picks.

2014 Season Preview -
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