The Broncos have parted ways with Don Barclay, Jake Brendel, Adam Bisnowaty, Ryan Crozier, and Chaz Green, Mike Klis of 9News announced via Twitter.
Broncos cutting OL Jake Brendel, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 30, 2019
Broncos have waived veteran OL Adam Bisnowaty, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 30, 2019
Broncos have cut G Don Barclay, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 30, 2019
Broncos have waive/injured undrafted rookie C Ryan Crozier, per sources. He got hurt in last night's final preseason game. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 30, 2019
Broncos have cut OT Chaz Green, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 30, 2019
With the way the Broncos’ eased Ronald Leary into action throughout training camp, Barclay saw a lot of first team reps at the beginning of the month. Looking back at it now, I suspect it had as much to do with the relative inexperience of the other backup lineman and Elijah Wilkinson repping at tackle than Barclay’s own performance.
Barclay’s strong play in the first quarter of the Broncos’ Hall of Fame game was the high point in his preseason.
Fun design on the #Broncos touchdown run. pic.twitter.com/3AkTQyc54B— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) August 2, 2019
Since that touchdown run by Devontae Jackson, things have gone quietly gone downhill for Barclay. I mentioned it in my film review after the game that I noticed he fell off after the touchdown run. In particular he struggled making an impact at the second level and holding up in pass protection.
Barclay’s had a solid NFL career after coming into the league as a free agent. But after stops with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, and Broncos, his career is at a crossroads.
The veteran will probably find a team to latch on to as reliable offensive lineman are in such short supply across the league, but he may have to wait while more promising long term solutions are scooped up.
With Brendel’s versatility along the line and good pass pro, he could be a good candidate for bringing back after the cuts are finalized.
If the #Broncos bring back an interior OL cut today, Brendel would be my preference so far.— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) August 30, 2019
C/G versatility and promising pass protector. Needs to improve in the run game. https://t.co/Mlz0Orfeya