Posted Sat Aug 30th by Ian Henson
The official list is in among them coming courtesy of Adam Zinser at the official site DenverBroncos.com:
The following players were waived:
Quarterback Darrell Hackney
Wide receivers Glenn Martinez, Marquay McDaniel and Clifford Russell
Tight ends Chad Mustard
Offensive linemen P.J. Alexander, Dylan Gandy and Mitch Erickson
Defensive ends Larry Birdine and Paul Carrington
Defensive tackle Steven Harris
Linebacker Jordan Beck
Cornerbacks Wale Dada and Tyrone Poole
Safeties Josh Barrett and Vickiel Vaughn
Punter Sam Paulescu
On the waived/injured list:
Tight end Brett Pierce
On the reserve/injured list:
Fullback Cecil Sapp, with a left quad injury
Running back Anthony Alridge, with a left foot injury
No real surprises here to the people that have been plugged in here at BroncoTalk.net all day. Among the most surprising would have to be Steven Harris, Josh Barrett and Dylan Gandy.
I predicted almost all of those, but I was way off on the offensive line and Keary Colbert must have saved himself with last nights touchdown catch.
Likely, Josh Barrett will be retained on the Broncos practice squad, as will P.J. Alexander and Mitch Erickson. Also, if Steven Harris isn’t picked up by anyone and Jordan Beck.
Onto the suspect reserve/injured list, starring Anthony Alridge and Cecil Sapp. What does that mean exactly? Did Aldridge and Sapp get placed on the injured reserve? Yes, and under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement that would mean neither player could play the entire season. I think this is just the Broncos way of getting a little more roster spots without actually cutting someone.
For Sapp and Alridge it means they’ll still be getting paid, as long as they stay on that list. For the Broncos it means two players, whom they don’t have to give roster spots to. Depending on which source, Sapp is either negotiating a severance package or being placed on IR.