Tough Tuesday: Broncos make five more moves, trim roster down to 80
The Denver Broncos trimmed their roster once again on Tuesday afternoon, making four more cuts and one other move to get down to the 80-man limit mandated by the NFL. A much larger cut will take place at the end of August, when the final 53-man roster and practice squad are set.
Head coach Nathaniel Hackett talked again on Tuesday about what a tough day this is, and said it can even be “awkward” as players suffer a huge setback in their NFL dreams Here’s who he and Broncos GM George Paton dismissed:
- Trey Quinn, wide receiver (SMU)
- Joe Schobert, linebacker (Wisconsin)
- Stevie Scott III, running back (Indiana)
- Casey Tucker, tackle (Arizona State)
The Broncos also moved offensive lineman Tom Compton to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. He will be eligible to return in Week 5 against the Colts.
Quinn led the Broncos in receiving against the Bills, hauling in five catches for 47 yards. Schobert was just signed as a free agent last week, but had a tough day in Buffalo. Scott was in a revolving running backs room, but had five carries for only 13 yards last Saturday. Tucker suffered a nasty toe injury in the second half against Buffalo.
The Broncos have one preseason game left to evaluate the rest of their roster. It’s a home date on Saturday with the Vikings, a game in which most of the starters won’t play, so it’s an opportunity for a few precious jobs to be won.
Denver will then have 16 days between games before they finally kickoff the regular season on Monday, Sept. 12 in Seattle.