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Broncos Release Jacob Hester

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Saturday afternoon, the Broncos reached the NFL-mandated, 53-player limit.

But that didn't mean the front office was all of a sudden finished tweaking the roster.

"We announced the 53," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said Saturday. "It's going to be a liquid process, and the fact is that it always is."

He was discussing whether certain players would be brought back on the practice squad, but the "liquid process" could describe the formation of the 53-man roster all season long.

The first example of that came Sunday, when the club released running back Jacob Hester.

The sixth-year veteran joined the team late last season, finding the end zone for two touchdowns in the three regular-season games he played with Denver. He also rushed eight times for 11 yards in the club's postseason loss.

He carried the ball four times for 15 yards and a touchdown during the 2013 preseason, adding three catches for 12 yards.

The active roster now stands at 52 players, and a corresponding move could be coming as players clear waivers.

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