This game might be meaningless to you and me, but to 30 players currently on the Broncos this game means everything to them.
So with that said, let's take a look at the players currently on the roster bubble, and what they have to show to make the team.
Running backs Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs
I already covered how this game could be a make or break game for running back Montee Ball. He's currently the fourth back on the depth chart, and on the roster bubble. A good or bad game could go a long way in deciding his fate with the Broncos.
He and running back Kapri Bibbs are expected to get a majority of the carries in the game. This is a big opportunity for Bibbs too. He can show the Broncos and the 31 other teams that he deserves a roster spot on their team.
Bibbs could find a home on the Broncos practice squad once again.
Wide receivers Andre Caldwell, Jordon Norwood, Bennie Fowler, Corbin Louks, and Jordan Taylor
This might be the toughest positional group to figure out.
I think it's safe to assume that one or both of Jordon Norwood and Andre Caldwell are making the roster. Both players have received first-team reps recently.
After those two it gets tough. Fowler, Louks and Taylor all have flashed at times this summer. Coach Gary Kubiak says the players play on special teams could be the deciding factor in who makes and who doesn't.
We could be a five, six, seven receiver football team depending on how things play out here over the weekend. It's very big. Bubba's been a good special teams player and Bennie has been good. Bennie's been nicked a little bit. He's got a sore hip, so I'm hoping he's ready to go Thursday. It will be a big part. You'll see Taylor play a lot more special teams in this game, also."
This will be a fun battle to watch tonight.
Inside linebackers Lamin Barrow, Corey Nelson, Steven Johnson, and Zaire Anderson
Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway told Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith that he's "looking to move one or two Inside linebackers" on this week's episode of Hard Knocks. It will be interesting to see if this happens in the coming days.
With Brandon Marshall, Danny Trevathan, and probably Todd Davis having their roster spots locked in, the other four linebackers are fighting for 1 or 2 other spots.
Johnson was getting first-team reps while Trevathan and Marshall were rehabbing injuries. His play has been good, so I think it's unlikely he gets cut. With Kubiak putting an emphasis on special teams, Johnson's play there should really help him. I view Johnson as a possible trade candidate for the Broncos.
Lamin Barrow and Corey Nelson were drafted by the Broncos last season, and both are in danger of not making the team. Nelson has been getting reps ahead of Barrow so the chances he makes it over Barrow seem good.
Could undrafted rookie Zaire Anderson keep the Broncos UDFA streak alive? Kubiak has been praising this rookie all summer and he has played well during the preseason. A good performance tonight could get him a roster spot.
Cornerbacks Kayvon Webster, Tony Carter, Lorenzo Doss, Taurean Nixon, and Curtis Marsh
With Chris Harris Jr., Aqib Talib, and Bradley Roby locked into their roster spot, that leaves two or three spots for these five players.
I think it's safe to assume that Kayvon Webster has a spot for him on the roster as the fourth corner for the Broncos, after that? It's all up in the air.
Tony Carter has been the Broncos fifth corner for the past few years and will be fighting for that spot again. With the Broncos spending a 5th round pick on Lorenzo Doss and a 7th round pick on Taurean Nixon, I think he might be on the outside looking in.
Speaking of Doss, I think his spot is locked in because of his rookie status. I don't see Elway moving on from his 5th round pick.
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