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Published on 10/30/2012 at Tue Oct 30 14:28.
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The Broncos placed middle linebacker Joe Mays on the injured reserve list earlier today.  Taking Mays’ spot on the active roster will be rookie safety Duke Ihenacho, who was activated from the team’s practice squad this afternoon.

Replacing Ihenacho on the practice squad will be cornerback Mario Butler, who has spent time on the Dallas Cowboys‘ practice squad and active roster on-and-off since the beginning of the 2011 season.  Butler (6′-1″, 187 lbs.) played collegiality at Georgia Tech.

Ihenacho (6’, 213 lbs.), a San Jose State University product, joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.  Bouncing on-and-off of Denver’s practice squad in a similar fashion to Butler’s situation in Dallas, Ihenacho was active for one game earlier in the season.

Ihenacho will likely contribute on special teams if he dresses on game days and Butler will provide the Broncos with more cornerback depth while Tracy Porter regains his health.  

  • BroncosWin

    Thanks for the info

  • BroncosWin


  • Doom92

    I was hoping they would bring up Mike Mo, I like that guy. But the obviously see a need here instead. Maybe the Dukster is better on SPTeams than Mo? I dunno didnt watch that close.

  • TheTroglodyte

    My guess is him being slightly faster in the 40 and a more slender build than Mo will better suit the needs on SPT. I too would have liked to see Mo pulled up but since Duke is here instead I hope he impresses and keeps the spot.