Injuries have left the Broncos so thin at receiver that Tim Tebow took some snaps at the position on Sunday against the Bengals.
The team made a move to make sure that they don’t have to go down that route again this week. Denver signed former Bengals wide receiver Quan Cosby on Tuesday and released running back Jeremiah Johnson to make room for Cosby on the roster.
Cosby played every game over the last two seasons after signing with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Texas. He only had six catches in that span, making most of his contributions as a kickoff and punt returner and averaged 10 yards per punt return. With Eric Decker moving into a leading role on offense and Eddie Royal out with an injury, Cosby could see some time in that role for Denver.
Royal is expected to miss the next couple of weeks with a groin injury. The status of Brandon Lloyd, recovering from a groin injury of his own, won’t be known until the team sees what he can do during practice this week.