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Broncos add eight to practice squad


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —** With the expiration of the waiver claim period Sunday, the Broncos moved quickly to sign eight players to the practice squad.

A player-by-player look at our initial roster. (Photos by AP)

The league required teams to cut their active rosters to 53 players by 2:00 p.m. MT Saturday, beginning a 20-hour period for teams to submit claims on waived players that expired at 10:00 a.m. MT. Once teams receive notice that player contracts have been terminated through the waiver system, they were allowed to sign players to the practice squad at 11:00 a.m. MT.

• Juwan Thompson will make his first appearance on the Broncos practice squad after making the active roster in his first two NFL seasons. Thompson has logged 30 games, including one start, and has totaled 320 yards with three touchdowns in that time. Teams may have up to four players who have two or more accrued seasons, as Thompson does.

• For a second consecutive season, Taurean Nixon, a Broncos seventh-round pick in 2015, was signed to the practice squad to start the season. Nixon was later added to the active roster prior to the AFC Championship Game.

• Safety Ryan Murphy and center Dillon Day competed on the practice squad in 2015. Murphy was signed in November. Day was signed as a college free agent in May of 2015 before spending the entire season on the practice squad.

• OLB Vontarrius Dora, WR Mose Frazier, TE Henry Krieger-Coble and OT Justin Murray were all re-signed as rookie college free agents the Broncos signed during the offseason.

CDillon Day1Mississippi State
OLBVontarrius DoraRLouisiana Tech
WRMose FrazierRMemphis
TEHenry Krieger-CobleRIowa
SRyan Murphy1Oregon State
OTJustin MurrayRCincinnati
CBTaurean Nixon2Tulane
RB/FBJuwan Thompson3Duke

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