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Broncos re-sign wide receiver Marlon Brown and waived cornerback Taurean Nixon

Broncos bring back the big bodied wide receiver.

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According to the Denver Broncos, they have re-signed wide receiver Marlon Brown and have waived second-year cornerback Taurean Nixon to make room for Brown on the roster.

Brown is a 6'5", 214lb wide receiver who signed with the Broncos prior to the start of Training Camp. He was later waived after back problems caused him to miss time. Now he must be healthy enough to contribute as the Broncos are bringing him back.

This is Brown's 4th season in the NFL, and during his four-year career, he has totaled 87 receptions for 891 yards and 7 total touchdowns. His best season came his rookie year when he totaled 49 receptions for 524 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Adding another wide receiver is an odd move to make considering it's one of the Broncos deepest positions on the team. They have starters Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and reserves Jordan Taylor, Jordan Norwood, Bennie Fowler, and Cody Latimer contributing as well. Now Brown will be added into this crowded mix. Unless there is another roster move coming, the Broncos have seven receivers on their roster.

To make room for Brown, the Broncos waived second-year cornerback Taurean Nixon. With cornerback Aqib Talib healthy and expected to return this weekend, the Broncos didn't need another corner on their active roster. They're likely hoping to place Nixon back on their 10-man Practice Squad.

It's likely Brown won't be active this week, but it will be interesting to see how he is used going forward. If healthy, he gives the Broncos another big bodied target to use in their passing game.