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Updated look at the Broncos depth chart

With the Broncos 53 man roster set, let's take a look at their depth chart.

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This is how the Broncos depth chart looks like after the Broncos trimmed their roster down to 53 active players. (Depth Chart via


Position 1st 2nd 3rd Other
Quarterback Peyton Manning Brock Osweiler Trevor Siemian
Running back C.J. Anderson Ronnie Hillman Juwan Thompson Montee Ball
Fullback James Casey Virgil Green
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas Andre Caldwell Bennie Fowler
Wide receiver Emannuel Sanders Cody Latimer Jordan Norwood
Tight end Owen Daniels Virgil Green
Left tackle Ty Sambrailo Michael Schofield
Left guard Evan Mathis Max Garcia
Center Matt Paradis Gino Gradkowski
Right guard Louis Vasquez Shelley Smith
Right tackle Ryan Harris Michael Schofield


  • No surprises here really.
  • I'd expect another tight end to be added before the weekend is over with.
  • Virgil Green is your backup fullback
  • Montee Ball and Bennie Fowler aren't safe just yet. Except at least one more roster move.


Position 1st 2nd 3rd Other
Defensive end Antonio Smith Vance Walker
Nose Tackle Sylvester Williams Darius Kilgo
Defensive end Malik Jackson Kenny Anunike
Strong side linebacker Von Miller Shaq Barrett Lerentee McCray
Weak side linebacker DeMarcus Ware Shane Ray
Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall Todd Davis
Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan Corey Nelson
Left cornerback Aqib Talib Kayvon Webster Lorenzo Doss
Right cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Bradley Roby Curtis Marsh
Strong safety David Bruton Jr. Josh Bush
Free Safety Darian Stewart Omar Bolden
  • First thing that stuck out to me was Antonio Smith listed as the starter ahead of Vance Walker. Both will see time at that position with Derek Wolfe missing the first four games
  • Look for the Broncos to add another defensive line player. They're mighty thin there.
  • I think Curtis Marsh might be the first player to go once they add another player.
  • David Bruton will start at strong safety week one while T.J. Ward sits out the season opener.
  • Josh Bush is probably on the roster for one week.

Special teams

Position 1st 2nd 3rd Other
Kicker Brandon McManus
Kickoff Brandon McManus
Punter Britton Colquitt
Longsnapper Aaron Brewer
Kick returner Omar Bolden Andre Caldwell Jordan Norwood
Punt returner Omar Bolden Jordan Norwood
  • Brandon McManus will enter the season as the Broncos kicker for the second straight season
  • Omar Bolden will be your kick and punt return man