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Broncos make 23 moves to pare roster at the deadline

Posted Sep 3, 2016

The Broncos set their first roster of the 2016 regular season at the 2 p.m. MDT deadline on Saturday.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos made 23 moves on Saturday to reach the league-mandated 53-man roster limit in advance of Thursday's regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers.

Denver parted ways with 22 players, including four veterans with extensive regular-season experience: RB Ronnie Hillman, QB Mark Sanchez, DL Henry Melton and FB/RB Juwan Thompson.

Safety Shiloh Keo was also placed on the suspended list, where he will remain for the next two weeks.

All draft picks and one undrafted rookie -- NT Kyle Peko -- made the roster. At least one undrafted rookie has made the post-deadline roster every season but one since 2004.

The Broncos had 52 players at the deadline, but found a 53rd player in QB Austin Davis fewer than 90 minutes later. They can set their 10-man practice squad Sunday.

RELEASED/VESTED VETERAN
POSITION PLAYER EXP. COLLEGE
RB Ronnie Hillman 5 San Diego State
DL Henry Melton 8 Texas
QB Mark Sanchez 8 Southern California
WAIVED
POSITION PLAYER EXP. COLLEGE
C Dillon Day 1 Mississippi State
OLB Vontarrius Dora R Louisiana Tech
WR Mose Frazier R Memphis
OT Lars Hanson R Sacramento State
DE Lars Koht R Florida International
ILB Kyle Kragen R California
TE Henry Krieger-Coble R Iowa
DB B.J. Lowery R Iowa
S Ryan Murphy 1 Oregon State
OT Justin Murray R Cincinnati
G Robert Myers Jr. 2 Tennessee State
OL Aaron Neary R Eastern Washington
CB Taurean Nixon 2 Tulane
ILB Dwayne Norman R Duke
WR Kalif Raymond R Holy Cross
OLB Sadat Sulleyman R Portland State
RB/FB Juwan Thompson 3 Duke
CB John Tidwell R Sioux Falls
OLB Eddie Yarbrough R Wyoming
RESERVE/SUSPENDED
POSITION PLAYER EXP. COLLEGE
S Shiloh Keo 5 Idaho