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Broncos waive Dadi Nicolas and Ahmad Gooden

The Broncos edge backers are down to 4.

NFL: AUG 19 Preseason - 49ers at Broncos
Ahmad Gooden had some good plays this preseason but it wasn’t enough to make the final roster.
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The Broncos have officially parted ways with edge backer Dadi Nicolas after signing him on August 21st.

Updated: The Broncos have also parted ways with rookie undrafted free agent Ahmad Gooden.

With Nicolas’ departure, there are only five remaining edge rushers on the current roster. Von Miller and Bradley Chubb are obviously locked in. Justin Hollins probably isn’t going anywhere after being one of the most promising rookies this preseason.

Vic Fangio said Malik Reed will make the team last night.

“Anytime an undrafted college free agent comes in and makes your team and plays good, it’s always nice to see and it is a surprise no matter what anyone else would tell you. I’m happy for him. I’m happy for us.”

It isn’t a surprise Ahmad Gooden has been cut because of how tight other positions on the roster are. It could be brought back as a member of the Broncos practice squad, after all he’s had some promising moments this preseason but his status largely depends on many of the tighter battles on the roster.