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Broncos waive receiver Marlon Brown and sign offensive lineman Sam Carlson

The Broncos bolster their offensive line depth.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos announced that they have waived wide receiver Marlon Brown and signed offensive lineman Sam Carlson.

The Broncos signed veteran wide receiver Marlon Brown when camp opened last week, and he figured to push for a roster spot on the defending champs, but injuries derailed his hopes. Brown has missed the last few practices and after practice yesterday, Kubiak said Brown was getting his back evaluated,

"We’re having his back evaluated. Obviously that was the problem last year. I think we saw enough to know that Marlon could really be a factor and help this football team. What we’re trying to do is find out why his back continues to flare up on him. Hopefully we’ll have some answers here in a couple of days."

The news on Brown's back must not have been all that good, so they decided to part ways with him not even 24 hours later.

The man replacing Brown on the roster is rookie offensive lineman, Sam Carlson. He attended Colorado State and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans after the 2016 NFL Draft concluded. He was waived by the Titans on July 29th. Now the 6'4", 301lb Carlson will provide depth at guard for the Broncos.

The Broncos are a bit banged up at guard right now. Backup guard Sam Brenner suffered a concussion on Sunday, Ty Sambrailo has his elbow in a bulky brace and is continuing to miss practice, and Max Garcia rolled his ankle during a walk-through earlier this week. So Carlson will give the Broncos another body to use along the offensive line.