September 5, 2011

Broncos Report - Cuts, Signings and Practice Squad

The Broncos have added some much needed cornerback depth by signing Jonathan Wilhite, who played the previous three seasons with the New England Patriots. Wilhite was a Pats’ fourth-round selection in the 2008 draft. He was primarily a backup but he did start eight games in 2009. Wilhite was among the Patriots first cuts last week to 80 players. Where Wilhite especially helps the Broncos is he can play the nickel. Currently, veteran Champ Bailey has been shifted to the nickel position. The Broncos didn't make any claims through waivers. I doubt we see him much but he brings the much needed dreads to the team after Squid went on IR. To make room for the fourth year nickelback, the Broncos waived safety Darcel McBath. I liked McBath, it would not surprise me if we bring him back at some point but he will catch on with another team as he is talented and a good STer. Wilhite will wear no. 29, since Champ has 24.

The eight members of the Broncos’ practice squad are Receivers Eron Riley and D’Andre Goodwin; offensive tackle Adam Grant, running back Jeremiah Johnson, fullback Austin Sylvester, safety Kyle McCarthy, defensive end Jeremy Beal and quarterback Adam Weber. Is a strong PS and I look forward to this guys contributing in the future

That’s six offensive players and two on defense. Riley was the most deserving with his 31.2-yard per catch average. Beal was the only Broncos’ drafted (seventh round) player to make the practice squad.

Just one of the Broncos players cut Saturday was claimed off waivers and it’s no surprise that it was kicker Steve Hauschka.

He’s good. Matt Prater is better because he has a stronger leg. But Hauschka is consistent. It was Hauschka’s 51-yard field goal at the buzzer that beat the Seattle Seahawks in a preseason game last week at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Good luck Hauschka.

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas​, the Broncos' No. 22 overall pick in the 2010 draft, was back playing for essentially the first time since suffering an ankle injury last Nov. 22 in game 10 of last season against San Diego.

Thomas returned to play briefly in last season's final game against San Diego but didn't record a catch. He then tore his Achilles during a football drill in February and underwent surgery. Hopefully we get to see more of Thomas soon. Also back from injury, Kuper practiced today.


Perrish Cox, cornerback, Even with all his legal trouble, he probably makes the team if not for a poor final performance at Arizona, he struggled mightily.
David Anderson, receiver, Eric Decker​'s development in the slot and Demaryius Thomas' surprise return from an Achilles injury made the former Colorado State star expendable. If Thomas goes to PUP Anderson makes the team, to bad though. Real happy for Thomas' return.
Jeremy Jarmon, defensive lineman, thought we would keep him on as a rotational guy.
Kyle McCarthy, safety, we already had too many safeties, he made the PS though.
Adam Weber, quarterback, PS.
Eron Riley, receiver, just not talented enough yet for the starting roster, PS.
Britt Davis​, receiver, got injured
Dan Gronkowski, tight end, I liked Gronk and he was always improving but we had too many TEs as it was.
Dante Rosario, tight end, didn't do much.
Stanley Daniels, guard, finally....
Steve Hauschka​, kicker, hard to beat out Prater but he will play well somewhere.
Jeremy Beal, defensive end, made the PS
Jeff Byers​, center-guard, meh
Lee Robinson, linebacker, did a very good things but we drafted 3 LBs, he didn't have much of a chance.

That is it from me, let's beat the Raiders! Go Broncos ~ Aussie.

1 comment:

  1. As expected in the poll, not much love for Weber and Quinn. Was pretty much between Orton and Tebow, does this surprise you me? No not really. Both will have their moments this year.