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Broncos release Taurean Nixon; sign Chris Lewis-Harris

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The Denver Broncos swapped cornerbacks this morning before the start of the second day of mandatory minicamp.

A day after Taurean Nixon snagged an errant Paxton Lynch throw and returned it for a touchdown, the Denver Broncos released him in favor of former Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris.

No, this has nothing to do with the pick six. Rather, more likely with the next series when Lynch burned Nixon deep on a touchdown pass.

The up and down play led the coaching staff to bring someone in they were more familiar with in Lewis-Harris. Nixon, a former seventh-round pick in 2015, spent his first two seasons with the Broncos.

Head coach Vance Joseph knows Lewis-Harris well from his time as defensive backs coach with the Bengals from 2014-2015. If he looks familiar, he should. Trevor Siemian gashed him good in the regular season on a pass to Demaryius Thomas.