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Broncos practice squad tracker

Every report and rumor as the Denver Broncos fill out their practice squad.

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The Denver Broncos have trimmed their roster down to the initial 53-man squad and now will be looking to fill out their 16-man practice squad beginning on Wednesday at 10am Mile High time. That time is when players clear the waiver wire, but I assume any player not subject to the waiver could be added to the practice squad before that 10am deadline.

We will keep track of any rumors or reports until that final practice squad is announced by the team. In the meantime, who do you think the Broncos should add to their 16-man practice squad?

Broncos practice squad

Player Position
Player Position
Brett Rypien QB
Curtis Robinson LB
Seth Williams WR
Austin Schlottmann OL
Kendall Hinton WR
Drew Himmelmann OL
Shaun Beyer TE
Tyrie Cleveland WR
Barrington Wade LB
Nate Hairston CB
Marquiss Spencer DL
Damarea Crockett RB
Mac McCain III CB
Quinn Bailey OL
Jonathan Harris DL

Practice squad rules

  • Under the new CBA, practice squads were set to increase from 10 in 2019 to 12 in 2020-2021 and then to 14 in 2022. However, due to COVID-19, the NFL increased the practice squad to 16 for this season.
  • The team can keep up to six veterans who have any NFL experience. The remaining spots would be filled by players who have accrued less than two seasons of experience.
  • Those veteran players would earn $14,000 a week, while non-veteran practice squad players would earn $9,200 a week. That pay increases if elevated to active roster.
  • Up to four players can be protected from being signed by other teams each week.
  • Practice squad players can practice with the team, but do not play in games.

Practice squad tracker

  • Broncos claim defensive back Mike Ford off waivers.
  • Broncos claim running back Nate McCrary off waivers.
  • Quarterback Brett Rypien is signing back to the practice squad. (source)
  • Linebacker Curtis Robinson is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Wide receiver Seth Williams is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Wide receiver Kendall Hinton is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Offensive lineman Drew Himmelmann is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Tight end Shaun Beyer is being added to this practice squad. (source)
  • Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Inside linebacker Barrington Wade is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Running back Royce Freeman is being released by the team. (source)
  • Cornerback Nate Hairston is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Defensive lineman Marquiss Spencer is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Defensive lineman Jonathan Harris has been waived by the Broncos. (source)
  • Running back Damarea Crockett is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Cornerback Mac McCain III is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Offensive lineman Quinn Bailey is being added to the practice squad. (source)
  • Both Cam Fleming and Shamar Stephen were both added to the active roster. (source)
  • Defensive lineman Jonathan Harris has been added to the practice squad. (source)

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