The Denver Broncos roster is now sitting at 80 players after biting nine people and seeing an experienced opt-out due to an epidemic. Here’s a quick recap, all in one place, all 10 roster moves.
Riley Neil | QB: Neil played college ball at Vanderbilt and was signed as a camp arm with the highest possible sealing no. Was a 3-caliber QB if he could beat Brett Ripian. Regrettably, due to the epidemic, Neil will never get a chance, at least not in Denver.
Trey ‘Crawford | LB: Crawford was signed on a futures deal in January. He did not take the opportunity to bond or jail with his coaches due to the entire on-field portion of the offseason training program being canceled this year.
Calvin McKnight | WR: Signed as a college free-agent last year, McKnight was a small slot receiver with a returner. He would have to hope to land elsewhere.
Kaflani Muhammad | RB: This will disappoint some fans. Seen as ‘Philip Lindsay-Light’, Muhammad shone during the 2019 Presence. Although it was not enough to make the 53-man roster, staying with the organization for more than a year was enough.
Story smith | s: Signed at the end of last season as a futures project, Smith was another victim of the pandemic.
Shakeel Taylor | CB: Taylor offered some intrigue when the team discounted him in November of last season. I wish the coaches had enough performance for the player since last fall To make a convincing decision, though it’s still an unfortunate development, because, in a traditional NFL summer, you’d never know what kind of an opportunity preseene snaps could have given him.
Niko Fallah | C: Arriving as a waiver claim in late 2018, Fallah suffered a season-ending injury in the summer of 2019 and is now out the door. The Broncos are stable on the internal offensive line and have some depth after the draft.
Zimri manning | WR: Obtained from the small school Tarleton State, little is known that the cheats save the cheaters for the fact that he produces some large numbers in Division II football.
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Joel Heath | Nt: A vested veteran, Heath is a former Houston Texan who brought some gimmick and experience to the nose tackle position but the Broncos feel they can with Mike Purcell.
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Get Kyle. DL: The fifth-year trenchman decided to opt out of the 2020 season due to coronovirus. Based on the relative health of his age as a professional athlete, Pico may not consider himself to be high-risk for COVID-19, but his wife’s immune system in the wake of his successful battle with cancer last year May be compromised
Presumably, Paco is unwilling to roll the dice at the prospect of exposing him to the bug. The Broncos gave Pico a high-risk opt-out designation, meaning he would receive a $ 350K stipend to sit out in the 2020 season.
What will happen next
With the roster coming down to 80 players, the Broncos can now move forward with training camp without cutting the team into two classes and running the complex high wire that originally ran two different teams. There are 10 players fewer than the Broncos, but they can at least attack the team in what would be a very unique training camp on a combined front.