The Denver Broncos sat by quietly all day Friday as many NFL teams began cutting players from their roster early. John Elway could have been standing pat as he looked for a way to trade Montee Ball before the deadline. It feels like he would rather not keep Montee Ball on the roster, but may avoid cutting him in order to get something for the former second round draft pick next week.
Broncos update their depth chart
This is how the Broncos depth chart looks like after the Broncos trimmed their roster down to 53 active players. (Depth Chart via DenverBroncos.com)
That hurts a bit, since that will require Elway to cut a more worthy player to get the Broncos down to the final 53 today. That player could be coming from the deep and talent-filled defensive side of the ball. That possibility doesn't sit well with me personally, but I understand why it might happen.
This is your Broncos roster cut tracker post. We will be adding updates from Twitter below as they happen in real time. Roster Cuts:
- Steven Johnson
- Dominique Jones
- Marcel Jensen
- Corbin Louks
- Ben Garland
- Kapri Bibbs
- Dillon Day
- Tony Carter
- Sione Fua
- Zaire Anderson
- Lamin Barrow
- Isaiah Burse
- Josh Furman
- Chuka Ndulue
- Taurean Nixon
- Gerald Rivers
- Kyle Roberts
- Charles Sweeton
- Jordon Taylor
- Josh Watson
Broncos first round of cuts
The Denver Broncos completed their first round of cuts when they released ILB Reggie Walker, CB Tevrin Brandon, G Andrea Davis, FB Joe Don Duncon, QB Zac Dysert, P Spencer Lanning, S Ross Madison, TE Jake Murphy, RB Jeremy Stewart and OLB Chase Vaughn. They also put TE Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve.
Broncos roster cut deadlines
September 5 at 2 p.m. The Broncos need to be down to 53 players on the roster.
September 6 at 10 a.m. The waiver wire claiming period for the previous day ends.
September 6 at 11 a.m. All 10-man practice squads can start being created.
September 6 at 2 p.m. Teams are allowed to place a player on IR / designated to return.
Broncos roster cuts tracker
Denver it's been a fun ride while it lasted but God has other plans for me time to see what's next!!!!!!— Dominique Jones (@DominiqueJones5) September 5, 2015
TE Marcel Jensen was waived. So was Dominique Jones. Broncos currently have 2: Owen Daniels, Virgil Green. James Casey a FB-TE. #9News— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 5, 2015
Want to thank the @Broncos organization for the opportunity to play the game I love. God's plan for what's next. Best of luck to you guys.— Corbin Louks (@CorbinLouks) September 5, 2015
Blessed to of had the opportunity to play for the Broncos. Class act organization top to bottom,God has a plan for me pic.twitter.com/McFCuQ80K0— Ben Garland (@BenGarland63) September 5, 2015
Kapri Bibbs released. I'm sure Broncos would practice squad him if not snatched up. This assures Montee Ball makes the team, for now.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) September 5, 2015
Source: #Broncos also cut CB Tony Carter.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 5, 2015