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Broncos performs a series of roster transactions to reach the 53-man limit

Broncos performs a series of roster transactions to reach the 53-man limit

Englewood, Colorado – The Broncos on Tuesday announced a series of moves on the roster to reach the league’s 53-man limit.

The Broncos waived 22 players, released three players and made a pair of deals to help shrink the roster to 53 players. Denver also put players Isang Basi and Duke Dawson Jr. on reserve/physically unable to perform. Bassey and Dawson will not count on the active roster and will be eligible to return six weeks into the regular season.

Denver released T Cam Fleming, CB Nate Hairston, DL Shamar Stephen and relinquished T Quinn Bailey, TE Shaun Beyer, WR Tyrie Cleveland, RB Damarea Crockett, TE Austin Fort, T Drew Himmelman, WR Kendall Hinton, DT Isaiah Mack, S Trey Marshall CB Mac McCain III, CB Parnell Motley, WR De’Mornay Pierson-El, FB Adam Prentice, LB Curtis Robinson, QB Brett Rypien, G/C Austin Schlottmann, RB Stevie Scott III, CB Saivion Smith, DE Marquiss Spencer, OLB Derek Tosca, LB Barrington Wade and WR Seth Williams.

The Broncos also agreed to trade WR Trinity Benson with the Lions in the 2022 round in the fifth and seventh round and agreed to trade with 49ers linebacker Jonas Griffith.

Denver is able to put together a 16-player training squad, which could include six veterans, starting Wednesday.

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