Posted Fri Aug 31st by Tim Lynch
The Denver Broncos release/waived 19 players today as the team moved to cut the roster down to the mandated 53-man level.
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Most of the cuts made sense for those of us who watched the preseason and even though I knew it was likely coming, I am sad to see Syd’Quan Thompson go and since he is not Practice Squad eligible, he’ll need to catch on with another team.
Here is a full list of roster moves the Broncos made today:
|Denver Broncos Roster Moves 8/31/12|
My personal favorites to make the Practice Squad are, in this order:
- Adam Weber – He knows the system and is still eligible. There is no reason for him not to remain with the Broncos for another season.
- Gerell Robinson – This kid has tons of upside, but needs a lot more work before he is ready to compete for a real roster spot. My guess the plan, hopefully, is to groom him to start playing when Brock Osweiler is ready to start.
- Jeremiah Johnson – There was just too much depth on the roster for Johnson to have any chance of making the final cut, but he has eligibility and with how much of beating running backs can take during the regular season, it makes sense to have some additional depth at that position from the practice squad.
- Sealver Siliga – So much for him working with the first teamers. Tackles tend to develop slowly, and I’d love to see him get another year of training under his belt, but it’s usually hit or miss with this position.
I am not arrogant enough to try and call all eight spots, but I’d like to see Jamie Blatnick, Adam Grant, Mike Muhamed, and Greg Orton make their way onto the practice squad as well.
It’s always a tough day to get the roster down to the final 53 spots and I wish all of these guys the best in continuing to pursue their dream of playing in the National Football League.