By 4 p.m. MT Saturday the Denver Broncos need to make 21 roster moves. According to Lindsay Jones at the Denver Post seven were cut today including seventh-round draft pick Jammie Kirlew, tight ends Korry Sperry and Nate Overbay, offensive lineman Paul Duncan, receiver Alric Arnett, nose tackle Chris Baker, and linebacker Johnny Williams.
It goes to show that just because you’re drafted in the seventh round that does not mean you’ll make the team. While it might be surprising he also appears to be the best bet off the group cut today to make the practice squad. Undrafted rookie Kevin Alexander easily outplayed Kirlew.
In other Broncos news, LenDale White is out for the season. Seems the worries about the Broncos running game just grew a little bit more. White had a career-low 222 yards last year with the Titans and already had a four-game suspension at the start of the season. Was he really a smart choice for the Broncos in the first place?
Even with the injuries and changes there are a number of bright spots, one being Kyle Orton, while his jersey might not sell nearly as many as rookie Tebow, Orton looks comfortable on the field. His accuracy, demeanor and overall knowledge have all clearly made great steps forward. Maybe the Broncos should have given him more than a 1-year contract extension.
On defense even though the loss of Elvis Dumervil is a painful one, at least it happened early and the Broncos are looking strong defensively. Sure, there are things they need to work on but any sort of improvement is a good one.
The big question about the cutting continues … will Worrell Williams, brother of D.J. Williams, make the team. My personal hope is that he does make the team. He could be a great addition to the Broncos.
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