ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Practice squad wide receiver Nathan Palmer caught a promotion Wednesday, jumping up to the 53-man active roster.
After a spot opened up following news of Wes Welker's suspension, the Broncos signed Palmer to join the active roster in preparation for Game 1 against the Colts. And in turn, guard Ryan Miller was signed to fill the hole in the practice squad.
Palmer had been waived prior to the deadline for active rosters to be trimmed to 53 players, but was added to the practice squad the next day. He had played in all four preseason games with the Broncos. A second-year player, Palmer had played on the Colts as a rookie, getting time on the field in five games.
Miller had also been on the Broncos roster during training camp and in preseason, playing all four preseason games, too. Coming into his second NFL season, Miller had played in eight games as a roookie for the Cleveland Browns after being drafted in the fifth round (160th overall).