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Broncos cut wide receiver/returner Isaiah McKenzie; then add him back to active roster

He fumbled away this opportunity.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala reported earlier that the Broncos cut two wide receivers - Isaiah McKenzie and River Cracraft.

And so far that leaves the Broncos currently with five wide receivers on the 53-man roster: Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick.

Cracraft had a good training camp, but Patrick began to shine in the preseason.

As for McKenzie, we all know that story. He showed improvement this offseason/preseason, but the late fumble in the third preseason game likely sealed his fate.

Update - 9/2/17

McKenzie was then added back to the active roster as the Broncos moved Su'a Cravens to injured reserve. McKenzie could be an insurance policy as a return man in case Adam Jones doesn’t work out.