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Broncos' 53-Man Roster Finalized

Posted Aug 31, 2013

The Broncos announced 22 transactions Saturday as the team has reached the NFL-mandated 53-player roster limit.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The roster is set -- for now.

After 22 transactions, the Broncos have reached the league-mandated, 53-player limit with just five days remaining until their season kicks off against Baltimore.

Saturday, the team announced that running back Lance Ball, center/guard C.J. Davis, running back Jeremiah Johnson, center/guard Ryan Lilja and tight end Jake O'Connell were released as vested veterans.

Defensive end Jeremy Beal, center/guard Philip Blake, tackle Paul Cornick, defensive tackles Romney Fuga and Ben Garland, cornerback Aaron Hester, linebacker Damien Holmes, wide receiver Tavarres King, tackle Vinston Painter, safety Ross Rasner, wide receivers Gerell Robinson and Lamaar Thomas and defensive end John Youboty were all waived.

In addition, linebackers Stewart Bradley and Lerentee McCray and defensive end Quanterus Smith were placed on injured reserve.

Linebacker Von Miller was designated as reserve/suspended and will not count against the active roster during the first six weeks of the season.

Three 2013 NFL Draft picks were included in the weekend's transactions -- King (fifth round) and Painter (sixth round) were waived, while Smith (fifth round) will miss the season with an injury.

On Sunday, the Broncos can establish a practice squad of up to eight players beginning at 10 a.m. MDT.

Below is a quick position-by-position breakdown of the Broncos' roster and another look at the 22 transactions that helped the Broncos reach their final, 53-man roster.

Quarterbacks: Three
Running Backs: Five
Wide Receivers: Five
Tight Ends: Four
Offensive Linemen: Nine (three tackles, four guards, two centers)
Defensive Linemen: Seven (three ends, four tackles)
Linebackers: Six
Defensive Backs: 11 (six cornerbacks, five safeties)
Specialists: Three

NAME
Lance Ball
C.J. Davis
Jeremiah Johnson
Ryan Lilja
Jake O'Connell
Jeremy Beal
Philip Blake
Paul Cornick
Romney Fuga
Ben Garland
Aaron Hester
Damien Holmes
Tavarres King
Vinston Painter
Ross Rasner
Gerell Robinson
Lamaar Thomas
John Youboty
Stewart Bradley
Lerentee McCray
Quanterus Smith
Von Miller

POSITION
Running Back
Center/Guard
Running Back
Center/Guard
Tight End
Defensive End
Center/Guard
Tackle
Defensive Tackle
Defensive Tackle
Cornerback
Linebacker
Wide Receiver
Tackle
Safety
Wide Receiver
Wide Receiver
Defensive End
Linebacker
Linebacker
Defensive End
Linebacker

EXPERIENCE
5
4
4
10
5
2
2
1
R
1
R
R
R
R
R
1
R
R
7
R
R
3

TRANSACTION
Released
Released
Released
Released
Released
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Waived
Injured Reserve
Injured Reserve
Injured Reserve
Reserve/Suspended