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Broncos make 23 moves to pare roster at the deadline


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.

RBRonnie Hillman5San Diego State
DLHenry Melton8Texas
QBMark Sanchez8Southern California
CDillon Day1Mississippi State
OLBVontarrius DoraRLouisiana Tech
WRMose FrazierRMemphis
OTLars HansonRSacramento State
DELars KohtRFlorida International
ILBKyle KragenRCalifornia
TEHenry Krieger-CobleRIowa
DBB.J. LoweryRIowa
SRyan Murphy1Oregon State
OTJustin MurrayRCincinnati
GRobert Myers Jr.2Tennessee State
OLAaron NearyREastern Washington
CBTaurean Nixon2Tulane
ILBDwayne NormanRDuke
WRKalif RaymondRHoly Cross
OLBSadat SulleymanRPortland State
RB/FBJuwan Thompson3Duke
CBJohn TidwellRSioux Falls
OLBEddie YarbroughRWyoming
SShiloh Keo5Idaho

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

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