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.
|RB||Ronnie Hillman||5||San Diego State|
|QB||Mark Sanchez||8||Southern California|
|C||Dillon Day||1||Mississippi State|
|OLB||Vontarrius Dora||R||Louisiana Tech|
|OT||Lars Hanson||R||Sacramento State|
|DE||Lars Koht||R||Florida International|
|S||Ryan Murphy||1||Oregon State|
|G||Robert Myers Jr.||2||Tennessee State|
|OL||Aaron Neary||R||Eastern Washington|
|WR||Kalif Raymond||R||Holy Cross|
|OLB||Sadat Sulleyman||R||Portland State|
|CB||John Tidwell||R||Sioux Falls|
A player-by-player look at our initial roster. (Photos by AP)