The Broncos waived two cornerbacks - Linden Stephens Friday and Alijah Holder Saturday.
Broncos waive CB Linden Stephens per source— Cody Roark (@CodyRoarkNFL) August 30, 2019
Turned in a good preseason - could be a practice squad player for DEN
Broncos waived CB Alijah Holder, per source.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 31, 2019
The moves leave five corners left on the roster.
With his contract issues all but forgotten, Chris Harris remains as the Broncos CB1 and future Ring of Famer.
If teams are looking to avoid him, they’ll be throwing at Isaac Yiadom and Bryce Callahan, two younger players stepping into larger roles under Vic Fangio.
So a big part of the Houston game the #Broncos had Chris Harris follow DeAndre Hopkins around the field. The results:— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) May 18, 2019
With @ChrisHarrisJr on him: 3 catches - 18 yards
W/O: 7 catches - 87 yards, 1 touchdown. pic.twitter.com/jTGIMzp2CX
The Broncos head coach has said more than once that he believes Callahan is capable of playing boundary corner after spending the majority of his NFL career to date in the slot.
Isaac Yiadom is entering his second season after an up and down rookie season where he was pressed into action.
Duke Dawson was acquired in a trade from the Patriots yesterday.
Da’Vante Bausby and Dawson serve as the depth behind them. Bausby signed with the Broncos this summer, after the AAF folded, in part because of his previous experience under Fangio. In late 2015 Bausby signed with the Bears practice squad and bounced between its practice squad and active roster until May 1, 2017.
There remain some questions about what the Broncos will do at the safety position, but the New Fly Zone has begun to take shape.