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Denver Broncos roster: Offensive tackle Cameron Jefferson

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Breaking down the Denver Broncos 2016 90-man roster, one player, one post, one day at a time. Today we keep the football rolling looking at offensive tackle, Cameron Jefferson.

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It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but now through August, we'll break down every player on the Denver Broncos roster.

Name: Cameron Jefferson
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'5" Weight: 317
Age: 1 Experience: R
College: Arkansas

Cameron Jefferson is a second-year player out of Arkansas who was picked up by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted college free agent, but was waived on August 31. The Denver Broncos, who were quite depleted at the tackle position late in the 2015 season, signed him to their practice squad in early December.

After winning the Super Bowl, the Broncos went ahead and kept Jefferson on with a reserve-future contract for the next season.

The good

The good is he knows the Gary Kubiak system better than some of the newbie’s on the team, but he was unable to find his way onto the active roster in his short time with the team last season.

He will need to have a solid camp to have a shot at sticking around on the practice squad through the 2016 season.

The bad

He hasn’t done much to suggest he’ll have a long NFL career. Add that to one of the few mentions from Andrew Mason’s OTA reports wasn’t a good one with Zaire Anderson beating Jefferson inside for what would have been a sack on Paxton Lynch.

He’ll need to stand out in better ways when he gets to camp.


The only quotable I have for you is what the Broncos PR team gave us back when Jefferson was signed in December.

Jefferson, a 6-foot-5, 317-pound product of Arkansas, spent the summer with the Chicago Bears after being signed as an undrafted free agent May 3. The Bears waived him Aug. 30.

Jefferson started one game for Arkansas last year after transferring from UNLV, where he started 33 games at left guard. He also saw some work at the left and right tackle spots at UNLV.

During the 2014 season at Arkansas, Jefferson worked all along the offensive line, even lining up as an extra tight end at time.

Roster status

He started the offseason on the practice squad, so he should have a leg up on the competition from that standpoint. However, the Broncos added so many new faces to the roster that it could get down to which guy picks up the plays quicker and do more with that knowledge on the practice field.

If Jefferson is a Bronco it will be on the practice squad in 2016, but I’m not entirely confident he has done enough yet to earn that spot. Training Camp will be critical for his long-term prospects in the NFL.