It has to be depressing to be one of the players cut early this week as NFL rosters are trimmed to 75. Not only do you lose your job, you do it with the knowledge that at least 22 guys are ahead of you that will also be released.
Getting the bad news in Denver Tuesday was center Blake Schlueter, punter Britton Colquitt, wide receiver C.J. Jones, and tight end Jeb Putzier.
Schluter is probably the most significant cut; he was a seventh-round pick of the team. Colquitt’s release hurts the chance for the Colquitt’s to be the Mannings of the punting world — Britton’s brother Dustin punts for the Chiefs.
Putzier was a starter in Denver and Houston in 2005-2006, but he’s been cut three times in the last year and a half.