ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Here’s to sleeping well, guys.
In exactly one week from today (Tuesday), the Broncos will trim their roster from 80 players to 53. The following day the Broncos will begin filling their 16-man practice squad mostly with players who didn’t make their 53.
Broncos general manager George Paton and head coach Vic Fangio figure to already know who their top 45 to 50 players are, but that leaves multiple roster spots up for competition heading into the team’s final preseason game Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams at Empower Field (kickoff at 7:05 p.m., Channel 20).
Here’s what the Broncos’ 53-man roster could look like come Tuesday, Aug. 31 with the understanding performances against the Rams could change a roster spot or two and Paton may add a player or two who is not currently on the roster.
QB: (2) Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Lock
RB: (4): Melvin Gordon III, Javonte Williams, Royce Freeman, Mike Boone
FB: (1): Andrew Beck
TE: (3): Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam, Eric Saubert
WR: (7): Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick, Trinity Benson, Tyrie Cleveland, Diontae Spencer
OL: (9): Garett Bolles, Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Graham Glasgow, Bobby Massie, Calvin Anderson, Cam Fleming, Netane Muti, Quinn Meinerz
DL (6): Shelby Harris, Dre’Mont Jones, Mike Purcell, Shamar Stephen, McTelvin Agim, DeShawn Williams
OLB (4): Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Malik Reed, Jonathon Cooper
ILB (4): Alexander Johnson, Josey Jewell, Justin Strnad, Baron Browning
CB (6): Ronald Darby, Kyle Fuller, Pat Surtain II, Bryce Callahan, Michael Ojemudia, Nate Hairston
S (4): Justin Simmons, Kareem Jackson, P.J. Locke, Caden Sterns
K: Brandon McManus
P: Sam Martin
LS: Jacob Bobenmoyer
S Trey Marshall, WR Seth Williams, QB Brett Rypien, OLB Derrek Tuszka, DL Marquiss Spencer, S Jamar Johnson, CB Kary Vincent Jr., OLB Andre Mintz, WR Kendall Hinton, CB Saivion Smith; C-G Austin Schlottmann, FB Adam Prentice
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