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Published on 03/11/2013 at Mon Mar 11 15:30.
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Hanie is the latest of the Broncos to be released (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Just after (now confirmed) rumors began to spread that the Denver Broncos released linebacker D.J. Williams, comes an official announcement from the team with an addition. Backup quarterback Caleb Hanie has also been released.

Hanie sat inactive for most of the season, which allowed the Broncos to keep $1-million of his contract due to a clause that stated that the quarterback needed to be active for a portion of the season to activate the escalator:

Cutting the former Colorado State Ram opens up $1.25-million in cap space for 2013.

  • Doom92

    Well there is at least one smart move…lol.

  • AZDynamics

    John Elway: “We’re thrilled to have released Caleb Haney. Having no quarterback at his spot is an immediate upgrade.”