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Broncos release Britton Colquitt, make three other moves to get down to 75

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Four days after parting ways with 11 players, the Broncos completed paring the roster to 75 on Tuesday with four moves:

INJURED RESERVE
POSITION PLAYER EXP. COLLEGE
TE Garrett Graham 7 Wisconsin
TERMINATED / VESTED VETERAN
POSITION PLAYER EXP. COLLEGE
P Britton Colquitt 8 Tennessee
WAIVED
POSITION PLAYER EXP. COLLEGE
WR Bralon Addison R Oregon
OT Kyle Roberts 1 Nevada

NOTES:

... Colquitt, who had a strong postseason last winter and was in the last year of his contract, had been with the team since late in the 2009 season and was the Broncos' longest-tenured player. That distinction now passes to WR Demaryius Thomas, one of the Broncos' two first-round picks in 2010.

... Colquitt's release paves the way for rookie Riley Dixon to handle punting responsibilities. Dixon has a better net average (41.2 yards to 39.7 yards) in preseason play, but Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis noted that the broader sample size of practices would play a significant role in the decision; the two were equal most days during training camp.

... Roberts is the second member of last year's practice squad to be waived during the preseason. Fellow offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson was waived Monday.

... Graham was placed on injured reserve after struggling with a shoulder injury in recent weeks. He was in uniform for practice this week, but did not have any repetitions.

... Addison was one of the Broncos' undrafted signees this spring, but lost three weeks of practice time because Oregon was still in its spring quarter, and he could not report until the final week of OTAs in June.

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

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