Posted Tue Aug 24th by Monty
The Broncos continued to stay busy with their roster Tuesday, waiving offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and being awarded tight end Kory Sperry off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Earlier Tuesday, the club released linebacker Akin Ayodele.
Polumbus, a former CU Buff, spent two seasons with the Broncos and started in eight games in 2009. He originally filled in for the injured Ryan Clady at left tackle this offseason but was benched in favor of D’Anthony Batiste. With Clady returning and Batiste playing as many as three quarters in the preseason games (at both left and right tackle), Polumbus became expendable.
Sperry (6-4, 238) is a second-year player from Colorado State who participated in eight games (one start) for Miami as a rookie in 2009 and finished with three receptions for 31 yards (10.3 avg.) and one touchdown.
Sperry’s college production boasted 141 receptions for 1,763 yards (12.5 avg.) with 20 touchdowns for the Rams.
It wouldn’t surprise us to see Mike Shanahan‘s Redskins stake a claim in Polumbus, but he just wasn’t as good a fit in Josh McDaniels‘ system, as evidenced by the team’s struggles down the stretch when Ryan Harris went down last year and Polumbus’ movement down the depth chart this offseason. Press release after the jump.
BRONCOS ANNOUNCE SEVERAL TRANSACTIONS
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos announced several transactions Tuesday, including the assignment of tight end Kory Sperry off waivers from Miami.
The club also released linebacker Akin Ayodele and waived offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus.
Sperry (6-foot-4, 238 pounds) is a second-year player who participated in eight games (1 start) for Miami as a rookie in 2009 and finished with three receptions for 31 yards (10.3 avg.) with one touchdown. He was originally signed by San Diego as a college free agent on May 1, 2009, from Colorado State University.
He caught 141 passes for 1,763 yards (12.5 avg.) with 20 touchdowns during his career with the Rams. An All-Colorado selection as a senior at Pueblo County High School in Pueblo, Colo., Sperry was born on April 10, 1985.
Ayodele was signed by the club as a free agent during the offseason. Polumbus, who was originally signed by Denver as a college free agent in 2008 from the University of Colorado, played 31 games (8 starts) in two seasons with the club.