ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On Wednesday, the Broncos announced that defensive lineman Kenny Peterson has been released and guard Mitch Erickson has been waived.
Peterson played in all 16 games in 2009, starting 14, and totaled a career-high 40 tackles to lead all Denver defensive linemen. Perhaps his signature play in 2009 was a sack of Ben Roethlisberger. He forced a fumble on the play, which was recovered by Robert Ayers and returned 54 yards for a touchdown.
Erickson was signed before the 2008 season as a college free agent and spent the past two seasons on the team's practice squad.