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Broncos get to 53-man limit, keep just two QBs

Zac Dysert AP

The Broncos have a pretty good quarterback, so they’re only going to keep two.

The Broncos waived third quarterback Zac Dysert, leaving only Brock Osweiler and some guy named Peyton Manning.

Otherwise, the Broncos’ cuts were pretty by the book. They terminated the contracts of five veterans: Tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, cornerback Jerome Murphy and defensive linemen Brian Sanford and Kevin Vickerson.

They also waived 14 other players, placed rookie defensive end Kenny Anunike on injured reserve and kicker Matt Prater on reserve/suspended.

The waived players included: Linebacker Shaqil Barrett, running back Kapri Bibbs, safety John Boyett, linebacker L.J. Fort, wide receiver Bennie Fowler, defensive tackle Sione Fua, safety Duke Ihenacho, guard Ryan Miller, guard Vinston Painter, wide receiver Nathan Palmer, center Matt Paradis, tight end Gerell Robinson, cornerback Jordan Sullen and cornerback Louis Young.

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15 Responses to “Broncos get to 53-man limit, keep just two QBs”
  1. bubbybrisket says: Aug 30, 2014 6:18 PM

    What if Peyton goes down? Do you really trust Oswieler to run the offense?

    The Broncos don’t strike me as a team that could simply fall back on a running game, dominating defense and game manager at QB in order to win.

    Manning drives this offense and is like a second HC for the team. If he goes down, so will the season. I hope those lineman protect him with their lives.

  2. rayjay9393 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:22 PM

    absolutely, Osweiler looked pretty good.

  3. bubbybrisket says: Aug 30, 2014 6:26 PM

    Hate all you want, but you know I’m right. Peyton is an absolute BEAST and if he’s not in the huddle, your team will suffer.

  4. jimbo75025 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:32 PM

    bubbybrisket says: Aug 30, 2014 6:18 PM

    What if Peyton goes down? Do you really trust Oswieler to run the offense?

    The Broncos don’t strike me as a team that could simply fall back on a running game, dominating defense and game manager at QB in order to win.
    ——–
    What other choices do they have? I would wager the offense if Osweiller was forced into action would be nothing like the one you see week to week with Manning.

    Face it, there are 20-30 guys out there as free agents now which are the talent level of a third string QB anyway. If Manning goes down, just bring in the usual suspects of Jordan Palmer, Brady Quinn (again?), etc, etc, etc and let them fight it out for a few weeks as QB2 and QB3 behind Osweiller

  5. eyefeeler says: Aug 30, 2014 6:39 PM

    Denver fans: I believe Ihenacho was your starter last year; what do you think of the move?

  6. briscocountyjr says: Aug 30, 2014 6:49 PM

    eyefeeler- He suffered in coverage last year. With the depth at safety now (TJ Ward, Moore from injury, and Q Carter back from injury) the Broncos are deep at safety.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 30, 2014 6:53 PM

    Goldilocks took a look at Papa Bear’s favorite quarterback, Peyton, and said “This one is too old.”. Then she looked at Baby Bear’s favorite quarterback Brock, and said “This one is too young.”. There were no other choices.

  8. dmnirican says: Aug 30, 2014 6:55 PM

    The Nacho move surprised me the most. Although he was in a bad spot with the numbers 3rd string safety), I thought his experience would win him a spot over an extra lineman somewhere. It makes sense though: Ward is the starter, and Carter will see plenty of time too in the nickel with Ward moving in as a LB/S hybrid. There just wasn’t room for him

  9. cccpsimian says: Aug 30, 2014 7:04 PM

    Those doubting Osweiler either haven’t been paying attention, as the guy has more than proven himself to be capable of coming off the bench, or are just looking for more fodder to criticize the Broncos.

    Brock will be ready if he gets the call, but honestly, with our line and Peyton’s quick release… prepare to be dominated, haters.

    #TimeToRide

  10. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Aug 30, 2014 7:08 PM

    Remember when Favre, as a senior citizen, was caught from behind and slammed into retirement? I predict the same thing happening to Manning this year. And when it does, it’ll be curtains, regardless of how many backup qb’s are on the roster.

  11. cccpsimian says: Aug 30, 2014 7:55 PM

    bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Aug 30, 2014 7:08 PM
    Remember when Favre, as a senior citizen, was caught from behind and slammed into retirement? I predict the same thing happening to Manning this year. And when it does, it’ll be curtains, regardless of how many backup qb’s are on the roster.

    ———————–

    Peyton’s in the best shape of his life, and his arm’s stronger than it’s been in years. He’ll play as long as he chooses to.

    I’m predicting that you’re a fan of an also ran, and you’ve grown weary of the Broncos taking your team behind the woodshed.

    #GetUsedToIt

  12. broncobub says: Aug 30, 2014 8:02 PM

    Our hometown hopes were pinned on Kapri Bibbs out of CSU, so that cut hurts. I get it though. Juwan is the better back.

    Those hacking on Osweiler, and wishing the worst for Peyton aren’t Bronco fans and aren’t even worthy of a response.

    Crawl back in your hole Chiefs, Chargers, Raiders and Pats fans.

    #UnitedInOrange

  13. wayneflores says: Aug 30, 2014 8:19 PM

    Teams will go Seahawks on them
    Dont expect Manning to last all year.
    They should have drafted a QB to learn for a year. Blitz, blitz. Gone !

  14. milehigh3132 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:37 AM

    Every season it’s the same posts…”Peyton is going to get crushed and your season will be over”, “One hit to Peyton ‘ s neck and he’s done”, blah, blah, blah. #1. There is not a team in the NFL that would have a chance if their starter went down (with a couple of POSSIBLE exceptions). #2. Peyton has been getting stronger each season, not weaker. #3 Good luck getting to him to make the sack. He is the least sacked qb in the league because of his release and got his all pro left tackle back after he was out most of last season. Keep the posts coming haters!

  15. joetoronto says: Aug 31, 2014 7:11 AM

    Ho hum, it’s the paper champs again.

    Hee haw!

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