The Denver Broncos must cut down their roster from 90 players to 75 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 1st. That gives them two days from the time this article publishes to make their first round of decisions on who will be a part of the 2015 Denver Broncos and who will hit the free agent market.
The biggest and most valuable pieces of input the Broncos have to make these crucial decisions are the performances of their respective players through three preseason games. With that in mind, here's a stock report on whose players' stock is rising and whose is falling as we enter 2015 Broncos roster cuts.
Stock up: WR Jordan Norwood
Jordan Norwood making his statement for the roster. Two 3rd-down receptions. Working as the slot man. Seen all first-team 3-WR reps so far.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 30, 2015
Based on this game, Jordan Norwood deserves to be your third receiver— Robin Carlin (@carlinrobin) August 30, 2015
Stock down: WR Cody Latimer
Peyton's pass for Cody Latimer is incomplete. Broncos to punt. #SFvsDEN— cover32 Broncos (@cover32_DEN) August 30, 2015
In a draft full of great receivers, Cody Latimer looks like the rare miss. #Broncos— James Merilatt (@jamesmerilatt) August 30, 2015
Stock up: RB Juwan Thompson
Interesting ... but not all surprising. Juwan Thompson getting all the reps to start the half over Montee— Adam Kinney (@AdamKinneyRadio) August 30, 2015
Juwan Thompson zooms through for the first #Broncos (or #49ers) touchdown of the night! https://t.co/Ap7taGqMEC— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) August 30, 2015
Stock down: RB Montee Ball
Montee Bubble may be playing for his Broncos life tonight. . . he cannot afford to be fourt on the depth chart. Too much $$$ on his contract— Gil Whiteley (@Gilfest) August 30, 2015
Montee Ball said he was "surprised" at his lack of snaps tonight as the team told him he would get more. Thinks he's the 4th RB now.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 30, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, if Montee Ball makes this team, it won't be on merit.— Mark Kiszla (@markkiszla) August 30, 2015
Stock up: WR Jordan Taylor
Whether he makes the grab or he helps coax the pass interference penalty, Jordan Taylor just makes things happen.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 30, 2015
Stock up: LB Shaquil Barrett
LB @MOOCHIE056 was busy last night vs. the @49ers. Playing-time notes http://t.co/pgHIynE43p pic.twitter.com/ylNcOWuYXL— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 30, 2015
Hat-tip to Mile High Sports for some of these Tweets.