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Without preseason it’s going to be difficult to project our 53 man roster and 16 man practice squad, but let’s do it for fun anyway

 

 

Quarterback [3]

 

The team could choose to try and sneak Rypien onto the practice squad, but I don’t see it as he’s Lock’s future backup and Pat Shurmur likes to keep 3 QBs.

 

Depth chart: Drew Lock, Jeff Driskell, Brett Rypien

 

Practice squad: None

 

Cut: None

 

Running Back [3]

 

Royce Freeman seems to have held off the challenge of Le’Vante Bellamy and RB/FB hybrid Jeremy Cox. The Broncos won’t keep a true FB, instead using Andrew Beck as a hybrid FB/TE/H-Back

 

Depth chart: Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman

 

Practice squad: Le’Vante Bellamy, Jeremy Cox

 

Cut: None

 

Wide Receiver [6]

 

Six feels like the magic number here. Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick are locks. Hamler will also make it provided his injury doesn’t land him on the PUP, but I think Elway might put him on PUP like they did with Lock last year to allow us six weeks to evaluate some of the other wideouts. Diontae Spencer’s special teams prowess gets him the nod, which leaves room for two of Dae’Sean Hamilton, Juwan Winfree, Tyrie Cleveland, Fred Brown and Cody White. Cleveland’s strong camp and special teams prowess gets him in and Hamilton gets one more chance, but both guys are on notice that a spot will need to be cleared for Hamler by week 7.

 

Depth chart: Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Dae’Sean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer, Tyrie Cleveland

 

PUP list: KJ Hamler

 

Practice squad: Juwan Winfree, Cody White

 

Cut: Fred Brown, Kendall Hilton, Trinity Benson

 

Tight End [4]

Four is the magic number due to Beck being the H-Back. Fant, Vannett and Okwuegbunam should be the other 3. Jake Butt wins a role on the practice squad and could be called into action if someone goes down. It’s game over for Fumagalli.

 

Roster: Noah Fant, Nick Vannett, Andrew Beck (FB/TE), Albert Okwuegbunam 

 

Practice squad: Jake Butt

 

Cut: Troy Fumagalli, Austin Fort

 

Offensive line [9]

Cushenberry and Wilkinson look to have won the starting jobs at C and RT. We have some decent backups on the OL. Netane Muti could be an IR stash

 

Depth chart: Garrett Bolles (LT), Dalton Risner (LG), Lloyd Cushenberry III (C), Graham Glasgow (RG), Elijah Wilkinson (RT), Demar Dotson (Swing OT), Jake Rodgers (2nd swing OT), Austin Schlottmann (swing OG/C), Patrick Morris (2nd swing OG/C)

 

IR: Netane Muti

 

Opt out: Ja’Wuan James

 

Practice squad: Calvin Anderson, Hunter Watts, Tyler Jones, Quinn Bailey

 

Cut: None

 

Defensive Line [6]

I think the magic number is 6 here and a strong camp from Christian Covington could spell the end of the line for a former second rounder

 

Depth chart: Jurell Casey (DE), Mike Purcell (NT), Shelby Harris (DE), Dre’Mont Jones (backup DE), McTelvin Agim (backup NT), Christian Covington (backup DE)

 

Practice squad: Deshawn Williams

 

Opt out: Kyle Peko, Joel Heath

 

Cut: Demarcus Walker

 

Linebacker [9]

The top 4 pass rushers and 2 ILB’s pick themselves. There’s room for at least 2 more ILB’s and Josey Jewell should nab the first spot as cover for Todd Davis. Justin Hollins leads the battle for the other but this could all change if Mark Barron is brought in to play the old Will Parks role. The final OLB spot likely comes down to either Malik Carnegie or rookie Derrek Tuszka

 

Depth chart: Von Miller (OLB), Alexander Johnson (ILB), Todd Davis (ILB), Bradley Chubb (OLB), Malik Reed (backup OLB), Justin Hollins (backup ILB), Josey Jewell (backup ILB) Jeremiah Attaochu (backup OLB), Malik Carney (3rd string OLB)

 

IR: Justin Strnad

 

Practice squad: Derrek Tuszka, Joseph Jones, Josh Watson

 

Cut: None

 

Defensive Backs [10]

 

I think we’ll keep 6 corners and 4 safeties. By the sounds of it 3rd rounder Michael Ojemudia is buried on the depth chart and will red shirt, whilst Duke Dawson is likely a cut

 

Depth chart: AJ Bouye (CB), Bryce Callahan (CB), De’Vante Bausby (NCB), Justin Simmons (FS), Kareem Jackson (SS), Isaac Yiadom (Backup CB), Devontae Harris (backup CB), Alijah Holder (Backup FS), Trey Marshall (backup SS), Michael Ojemudia (3rd string CB)

 

Practice squad: Essang Bassey (CB), Douglas Coleman III (FS), PJ Locke (SS) 

 

Specialists [3]

 

Yesterday’s cutting of Wes Farnsworth means there’s nothing to see here.

 

Depth chart: Brandon McManus (K), Sam Martin (P), Jacob Bobenmoyer (LS)

 

Cut: Wes Farnsworth 

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Posted (edited)

Denotes * = trade possibility, () = bubble/cut

 

QB's (3): Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel, Brett Rypien

RB's (4): Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsey, Royce Freeman*, Jeremy Cox 

WR's (6): Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, DeaSean Hamilton*, Tim Patrick*, Tyrie Cleveland (Dionte Spencer)

TE's (4): Noah Fant, Nick Vannett, Albert Okwuegbunam, Jake Butt, (Troy Fumagalli*, Andrew Beck*)

OL's (9): Garrett Bowles, Dalton Risner, LLoyd Cushenberry, Graham Glasgow, Demar Dotson, Elijah Wilkenson, Austin Schlottmann, Netane Muti, Jake Rodgers

DL's (6): Jurrell Casey, Shelby Harris, Mike Purcell, Dre'Mont Jones, McTelgin Agim, Demarcus Walker

Edge LB's (4): Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Jeramiah Attachou, Malik Reed. 

ILB's (4): Alexander Johnson, Todd Davis, Josey Jewell, Mark Barron, (Joe Jones, Justin Hollins*)

CB's (6):  AJ Bouye, Bryce Callahan, De'Vaunte Bausby, Michael Ojemudia, Devonte Harris, Essang Bassey (Duke Dawson*) 

S's (4): Justin Simmons, Kareem Jackson, Trey Marshall, Ailjah Holder

ST's (3)  Jacob Bobenmoyer, Sam Martin, Brandon McManus

 

Practice Squad:   C Patrick Morris, LB Josh Watson, DL Deshawn Williams, DL Malik Carney, DE/LB Derrick Tuszka, RB LeVante Bellamy,

                               S Douglas Coleman, OL Calvin Anderson, OT Hunter Watts, WR Fred Brown, WR Cody White, TE AndrewBeck, OL Quintin Bailey

IR: ILB Justin Strnad, WR Juann Winfree, TE Austin Fort

Reserves/pt-outs: OT JuWaann James, NT Kyle Peko, DL Joel Heath

Edited by Cutler06
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Posted (edited)

If they can find a way to sneak Juwann Winfree into the roster in some fashion they’ll do it. Matt “pour me another drink in a Patriots way glass and put it on a CU coaster” Russell will find a way to do it.

Edited by AnAngryAmerican

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QB (2): Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel

RB (3): Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman 

WR (7): Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton, KJ Hamler, Diontae Spencer, Tyrie Cleveland 

TE (4): Noah Fant, Nick Vannett, Andrew Beck, Albert Okwuegbunam 

OT (4): Garett Bolles, Elijah Wilkinson, Demar Dotson, Calvin Anderson 

iOL (5): Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry, Graham Glasgow, Austin Schlottmann, Netane Muti

DL (6): Jurrell Casey, Mike Purcell, Shelby Harris, Dre’Mont Jones, McTelvin Agim, Christian Covington 

EDGE (4): Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Malik Reed, Jeremiah Attaochu 

LB (5): Todd Davis, A.J. Johnson, Mark Barron, Josey Jewell, Justin Hollins

CB (6): A.J. Bouye, Bryce Callahan, Isaac Yiadom, De’Vante Bausby, Davontae Harris, Michael Ojemudia

S (4): Kareem Jackson, Justin Simmons, Trey Marshall, Alijah Holder

ST (3): Brandon McManus, Sam Martin, Jacob Bobenmeyer

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22 hours ago, BroncoBruin said:

QB (2): Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel

RB (3): Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman 

WR (7): Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton, KJ Hamler, Diontae Spencer, Tyrie Cleveland 

TE (4): Noah Fant, Nick Vannett, Andrew Beck, Albert Okwuegbunam 

OT (4): Garett Bolles, Elijah Wilkinson, Demar Dotson, Calvin Anderson 

iOL (5): Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry, Graham Glasgow, Austin Schlottmann, Netane Muti

DL (6): Jurrell Casey, Mike Purcell, Shelby Harris, Dre’Mont Jones, McTelvin Agim, Christian Covington 

EDGE (4): Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Malik Reed, Jeremiah Attaochu 

LB (5): Todd Davis, A.J. Johnson, Mark Barron, Josey Jewell, Justin Hollins

CB (6): A.J. Bouye, Bryce Callahan, Isaac Yiadom, De’Vante Bausby, Davontae Harris, Michael Ojemudia

S (4): Kareem Jackson, Justin Simmons, Trey Marshall, Alijah Holder

ST (3): Brandon McManus, Sam Martin, Jacob Bobenmeyer

Sounds about right.

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23 hours ago, BroncoBruin said:

QB (2): Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel

RB (3): Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman 

WR (7): Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton, KJ Hamler, Diontae Spencer, Tyrie Cleveland 

TE (4): Noah Fant, Nick Vannett, Andrew Beck, Albert Okwuegbunam 

OT (4): Garett Bolles, Elijah Wilkinson, Demar Dotson, Calvin Anderson 

iOL (5): Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry, Graham Glasgow, Austin Schlottmann, Netane Muti

DL (6): Jurrell Casey, Mike Purcell, Shelby Harris, Dre’Mont Jones, McTelvin Agim, Christian Covington 

EDGE (4): Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Malik Reed, Jeremiah Attaochu 

LB (5): Todd Davis, A.J. Johnson, Mark Barron, Josey Jewell, Justin Hollins

CB (6): A.J. Bouye, Bryce Callahan, Isaac Yiadom, De’Vante Bausby, Davontae Harris, Michael Ojemudia

S (4): Kareem Jackson, Justin Simmons, Trey Marshall, Alijah Holder

ST (3): Brandon McManus, Sam Martin, Jacob Bobenmeyer

The two position groups that interest me most right now are our TE's, arguably the deepest and most talented group we have, and the OT's, without a doubt the least talented group on the field with only one legit NFL starter.  I think our TE cuts will be picked up by somebody. As far as OT's, our cuts won't get any interest and other teams cuts will get a lot of interest. Jake Rodgers can finally pursue a realistic career while we fill a roster spot off the waiver wire.

Interested to see what Saturday brings.

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39 minutes ago, BStanRamFan said:

Any chance Josey Jewell gets cutt?

I mean it wouldn’t totally shock me because he’s had a poor camp but I think Todd Davis’ injury gets him a reprieve. 

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My final 53 man roster prediction

 

QB: Drew Lock, Jeff Driskell [2]

RB: Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman [3]

RWR: Courtland Sutton, Dae'Sean Hamilton

LWR: Jerry Jeudy, Diontae Spencer

SWR: Tim Patrick, Tyrie Cleveland [6 Total WR]

TE: Noah Fant, Nick Vannett, Albert Okwuegbunam, Andrew Beck, Jake Butt [5]

LT: Garrett Bolles

LG: Dalton Risner, Austin Schlottmann

Center: Lloyd Cushenberry III, Patrick Morris

RG: Graham Glasgow, Netane Muti

RT: Elijah Wilkinson, Demar Dotson [9 total OL]

 

RDE: Jurell Casey, DeMarcus Walker

NT: Mike Purcell, McTelvin Agim

LDE: Shelby Harris, Dre'Mont Jones [6 total DL]

WLB: Bradley Chubb, Jeremiah Attaochu

MLB: Alexander Johnson, Mark Barron, Justin Hollins

TLB: Josey Jewell, Austin Calitro

SLB: Von Miller, Malik Reed [9 total LB]

LCB: AJ Bouye, Davontae Harris

RCB: De'Vante Bausby, Michael Ojemudia

NCB: Bryce Callahan, Essang Bassey [6 total CB]

FS: Justin Simmons, Alijah Holder

SS: Kareem Jackson, Trey Marshall

 

K: Brandon McManus

P: Sam Martin

LS: Jacob Bobenmoyer

 

* KJ Hamler to go on IR as a stash like Lock last year

 

 

PS:

QB Brett Rypien

RB Levante Bellamy

RB Jeremy Cox

WR Cody White

OT Darrin Paulo

OT Hunter Watts

DL DeShawn Williams

LB Derrek Tuszka

LB Josh Watson

S Douglas Coleman

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The 5 that are up in the air today are Rypien, Morris, Butt, Jones and Holder, IMO.  Assuming nobody gets stashed on IR (don’t see it with Hamler, but possible) 2 of them make the 53, 3 get cut with hopes to move to PS.  I Suspect the Broncos will bet that Rypien, Morris, and Jones are the most likely to slip through waivers and thus we’ll see them cut, Butt and Holder retained.  

Some serious noise that Elway has 1 more big move (trade) up his sleeve.  Wouldn't surprise me if one of the TE’s or WR’s is traded for a OT or Safety.  I still think this team has 2 primary holes: RT and “cover-backer”.  

will be an interesting day.

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