The 2013 Denver Broncos Roster Cuts

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2013-08-24 17.31.06

By now, many of you have had a chance to see the Broncos roster maneuvers to get to the 53-man limit imposed by the NFL. If you haven’t seen it, here it is courtesy of the Broncos team site:

NAME

Lance Ball

C.J. Davis

Jeremiah Johnson

Ryan Lilja

Jake O’Connell

Jeremy Beal

Philip Blake

Paul Cornick

Romney Fuga

Ben Garland

Aaron Hester

Damien Holmes

Tavarres King

Vinston Painter

Ross Rasner

Gerell Robinson

Lamaar Thomas

John Youboty

Stewart Bradley

Lerentee McCray

Quanterus Smith

Von Miller

POSITION

Running Back

Center/Guard

Running Back

Center/Guard

Tight End

Defensive End

Center/Guard

Tackle

Defensive Tackle

Defensive Tackle

Cornerback

Linebacker

Wide Receiver

Tackle

Safety

Wide Receiver

Wide Receiver

Defensive End

Linebacker

Linebacker

Defensive End

Linebacker

EXPERIENCE

5

4

4

10

5

2

2

1

R

1

R

R

R

R

R

1

R

R

7

R

R

3

TRANSACTION

Released

Released

Released

Released

Released

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Injured Reserve

Injured Reserve

Injured Reserve

Reserve/Suspended

Here is the position number breakdown.

Quarterbacks: Three

Running Backs: Five

Wide Receivers: Five

Tight Ends: Four

Offensive Linemen: Nine (three tackles, four guards, two centers)

Defensive Linemen: Seven (three ends, four tackles)

Linebackers: Six

Defensive Backs: 11 (six cornerbacks, five safeties)

Specialists: Three

 

THOUGHTS

Some of these decisions are a little surprising, but you can see what the Front Office and coaching staff were thinking. Keeping QB Zac Dysert around would make some think that John Elway is stubbornly collecting Quarterbacks, but Dysert has shown a great deal of improvement throughout Training Camp and backed it up with a consistent performance against the Arizona Cardinals. I also believe it wasn’t an egotistical move. Witness the cutting of Philip Blake and Tavarres King. The Duke isn’t afraid to admit a mistake in the draft. Of course in King’s case, the talent recruited at the Wide Receiver position was extremely good this season. Elway brought in Wes Welker, drafted Tavarres and signed Kemonte’ Bateman, Quincy McDuffie and Lamaar Thomas as CFA’s as well as holdovers Andre Caldwell, Greg Orton and Gerell Robinson to ensure Peyton Manning had a quality group to throw to. So cutting Tavarres wasn’t entirely a mistake. There is also a chance that King will be available for the Practice Squad.

The surprises for me were the cutting of WR Gerell Robinson and keeping DB Quentin Jammer. Robinson is 6’4”, a nice size for a receiver. Jammer didn’t impress in Training Camp and played mostly with the 3rd string. Quinton Carter’s injury had a lot to do with the team keeping Jammer.

The recently acquired Paris Lenon hasn’t really had a chance to get up to speed in Jack Del Rio’s Defense, but my guess is that Jammer and Lenon are the last two on the roster. When Von Miller returns from his 6-game suspension, one of them will likely get cut. Of course, this is taking into account no injuries occur at the Linebacker or Defensive Back positions.

The Broncos will fill out their 8-man Practice Squad in the coming days and some of the waived players will be returning.

More importantly, the Ravens are coming for dinner this Thursday.

 

Go Broncos!

– Kaptain Kirk

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