The Broncos have sent second season safety Jamal Carter to the injured reserve and signed former Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts safety Shamarko Thomas to make good on the roster assignment. Denver has also cut linebacker Stansly Maponga for linebacker A.J. Johnson.
And, (as neither local radio nor this site itself will allow you to leave without reading) your Monday Chad Kelly update: Chad Kelly finished the first week of preseason 28th in the NFL in QB Rating, among future Hall of Famers Nick Mullens (San Francisco 49ers), Robert Griffin III (Baltimore Ravens) and Nate Sudfeld (Philadelphia Eagles) with as many touchdown passes as Tim Boyle (Green Bay Packers), Andy Dalton, Colt McCoy (Washington) and Trevor Siemian (Minnesota Vikings).
Here are the third string quarterbacks for the Broncos going back to Peyton Manning’s final season in the NFL: Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Kyle Sloter and Chad Kelly. Every one of them as good as the last, none of them worthy of starting often in the NFL at this point. Here is a list of quarterbacks drafted or handpicked by John Elway that have gone on to have success in the NFL: