The Denver Broncos have announced that they have signed a total of eight players to their 2016 Practice squad.
#Broncos PS so far: Dillon Day, Vontarrius Dora, Mos Fraizer, Henry Krieger-Coble, Ryan Murphy, Justin Murray, Taurean Nixon, Juwan Thompson— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 4, 2016
The Broncos will likely add two players in the coming days. And they did with Kyle Kragen and Kalif Raymond.
|Outside Linebacker||Vontarrius Dora||Rookie|
|Wide Receiver||Mose Frazier||Rookie|
|Tight End||Henry Krieger-Coble||Rookie|
|Offensive Tackle||Justin Murray||Rookie|
|Running back/Fullback||Juwan Thompson||3rd|
|Wide Receiver/Kick returner||Kalif Raymond||Rookie|
More on the players
Center Dillon Day: The Broncos signed the former Mississippi State center to a undrafted free agent contract after the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent the entire 2015 season on the Broncos practice squad and figures to do the same again in 2016. He will provide depth at center and would likely get signed to the active roster if anything happened to starter Matt Paradis or backup James Ferentz.
Outside linebacker Vontarrius Dora: The Broncos added Dora after he went undrafted during the 2016 NFL Draft. He moved to edge rusher and impressed coaches during Training Camp and the Preseason. He recorded two sacks in the Broncos preseason opener and flashed some potential. Now Dora will land on the Broncos Practice Squad and provide depth at the Broncos deep edge rushing unit.
Wide receiver Mose Frazier: This one was obvious once the Broncos signed Fraizer to a contract after the 2016 NFL Draft. He will basically serve the role that Gerell Robinson served for Brock Osweiler. He was Paxton Lynch's go-to man in college and will likely stick with the Broncos until he isn't eligible for the Practice Squad.
Tight End Henry Kreiger-Coble: Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak stressed all spring and summer that Coble needed to get stronger if he wants to make it in the NFL. He didn't show enough progress during the summer to warrant a spot on the 53-man roster but will get time to develop and add bulk while the Practice Squad. If he does this, he has a good shot to crack the roster late in the season or in 2017.
Safety Ryan Murphy: Murphy spent most of the 2015 season on the Broncos practice squad but made the news for all the wrong reasons during the Super Bowl. He was signed a few weeks into Training Camp and the Broncos saw enough to keep him on the Practice Squad.
Offensive Tackle Justin Murray: The Broncos signed offensive lineman Justin Murray to a free agent contract after he went undrafted during the 2016 NFL Draft. He played guard and tackle for the Broncos this summer and they apparently saw enough from him to keep him on the practice squad.
Cornerback Taurean Nixon: The Broncos spent a 7th round pick on Nixon during the 2015 NFL Draft but he spent the entire 2015 season on the Practice Squad. After having a solid camp and preseason, the Broncos decided to keep Nixon apart of their team once again. If anything were to happen to any of the Broncos corners, look for Nixon to get signed off the practice squad.
Fullback/Running back Juwan Thompson: The numbers game kept Juwan Thompson off the Broncos 53-man roster but he surprisingly landed on the Practice Squad. I think he will be signed back on to the 53-man roster at somepoint this season. If injuries happen at running back or to starting fullback Andy Janovich, look for Thompson to make it back. G;ad he remains with the Broncos.