For 22 members of the Denver Broncos, it's do-or-die time at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Denver's roster will be whittled down from 75 members to 53 this weekend, and the Broncos' fourth preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals will serve as the final litmus test and possible differentiator between making the roster, making the practice squad, and hitting the waiver wire.
Broncos QBs Brock Osweiler and Tyler Siemian are expected to get about a half of play each, while Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs headline one of the juicier roster battles heading into the preseason bout. Here's how to watch the game.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mile High time (6:00 p.m. Arizona time)
In Denver, the game will air on Channel 20. The other following local markets will receive live coverage for the game.
For the Broncos broadcast, Ron Zappolo will cover play-by-play, John Lynch will provide color commentary, and Rod Mackey reporting from the sidelines.
TV schedule - NFL Network re-airs
The NFL Network will air the game nationwide at midnight Eastern/10:00 p.m. Mile High time on Saturday, September 5th - so there's a bit of a wait if you miss the game live.
Colorado can listen on KOA (850 AM) or The Fox (133.5 FM) with Dave Logan (play-by-play), Ed McCaffrey (color analyst) and Andy Lindahl (sideline reporting).
""The first thing you want to do—hopefully, in this league, you want to come out of Thursday healthy when you're making all your decisions," Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said. "When you're cutting to 53, it's very difficult to hang onto guys for three or four weeks that have little things going on. Hopefully we come out of it healthy and then we can make our decisions. Hopefully we've got about three or four guys that play in a way that make us say, 'You know what? I'm not sure this is right.' Obviously, you've formed an opinion up to this point, and I know every year it seems like you come out of this game changing your mind about a couple players. It's up to them. I'm looking forward to watching the young guys play."