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Report: Broncos to visit with offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus

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The former Bronco could provide some depth at offensive tackle.

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According to Mike Klis of 9NEWS, the Denver Broncos will visit with recently released offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus on Thursday.

Polumbus was recently released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday.

According to Klis, Polumbus is expected to take a physical with the Broncos on Thursday and could sign with the team, and potentially be active for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings if signed.

The Broncos are a little banged up at the offensive tackle position.  Starting left tackle rookie Ty Sambrailo suffered a shoulder injury Sunday night. This injury held him out of practice today, and Head Coach Gary Kubiak said "he hopes" that Sambrailo practices on Thursday. His status for Sunday's game is in question.

if signed, Polumbus would provide depth at an offensive tackle position that's young and inexperienced. Sambrailo has only started three NFL games and struggled. Also, Second-year player Michael Schofield has yet to play an NFL snap. If Sambrailo sits out Sunday, expect to see Schofield protecting Manning's blindside.

Polumbus has started 57 games during his career and has plenty of experience in a zone-blocking offense. He played for Mike Shanahan, ex-offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, and with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta.