With the Denver Broncos finalizing their initial 52-man roster on Saturday, we should expect them to turn that initial into more of a final for Week 1 of the regular season next week. The waiver wire ends on Sunday, which means they could start mixing and matching immediately.
As previously reported, they are bringing in linebacker Corey Nelson for a visit and hope to sign quarterback Brian Hoyer as well. However, here are some other options on the wire they should consider.
Jaydon Mickens - WR/R
If the Broncos don’t feel confident heading into the season that River Cracraft is going to be good enough in return duties, they could look at former Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers wide receiver and return man, Jaydon Mickens.
He was AFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice in 2017, but failed to progress enough as a wide receiver. And after fracturing his ankle in Week 6 of 2018, he has bounced around going from Jacksonville to Carolina and now currently waived.
Kylie Fitts - LB
Fitts is a former sixth-round pick in 2018 by the Chicago Bears, so there is a Vic Fangio connection there. He hasn’t impressed as an edge pass rusher, but perhaps he could contribute on special teams.
With the depth at edge, I’m not entirely sure he would be a good fit. However, the Fangio connection does make his name worth mentioning.
Patrick Morris - OL
Speaking of coaches connections, Patrick Morris has one with Mike Munchak. Morris was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday and hope to add him to the practice squad. The Broncos need more depth along the offensive line and with Morris’ familiarity with Munchak he could be a good addition to make.
Others to consider
Joe Rowles also mentioned these players as possible options: LB/ST Sutton Smith, ED Jalen Jelks (IRed), ED Gerri Green, WR Jon Duhart, DL Jon Bonner, LB Tre Watson.
If you’ve noticed a theme here, the Broncos need special teams help. A lot of the players mentioned would offer those kinds of roles. One position missing here is tight end. The cupboard seems a bit bare there. The one name I would consider a good possibility would be former fifth-round pick by the New York Jets in Jordan Leggett. He is viewed as a solid blocker and could help in the run game.