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Denver Broncos roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Denver Broncos sort out their roster decisions.

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio calls out in the first quarter during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Empower Field at Mile High Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos had a heated quarterback battle throughout the preseason with Teddy Bridgewater ultimately beating out Drew Lock for the starting job. The running back position is now in the spotlight with Melvin Gordon dealing with a groin injury. Rookie Javonte Williams figures to be in the mix early and often with Gordon heading towards free agency after the season. The Broncos also hope their secondary will hold up better this season in a division with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers.

*Player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list

Broncos 53-man roster following roster cuts

Denver Broncos, 53-man roster

Position Name Position Name
Position Name Position Name
QB Teddy Bridgewater DE Shelby Harris
QB Drew Lock DE Dre'Mont Jones
RB Mike Boone DL McTelvin Agim
RB Royce Freeman DL Jonathan Harris
RB Melvin Gordon III DL DeShawn Williams
RB Javonte Williams NT Mike Purcell
WR KJ Hamler ILB Josey Jewell
WR Jerry Jeudy OLB Bradley Chubb
WR Tim Patrick OLB Jonathon Cooper
WR Diontae Spencer OLB Von Miller
WR Courtland Sutton OLB Andre Mintze
TE Noah Fant OLB Malik Reed
TE Albert Okwuegbunam LB Baron Browning
TE Eric Saubert LB Jonas Griffith
FB/TE Andrew Beck LB Alexander Johnson
P Sam Martin LB Justin Strnad
K Brandon McManus CB Bryce Callahan
T Calvin Anderson CB Ronald Darby
T Garett Bolles CB Kyle Fuller
T Bobby Massie CB Michael Ojemudia
OL Quinn Meinerz CB Pat Surtain II
G Graham Glasgow CB Kary Vincent Jr.
G Netane Muti S Kareem Jackson
G Dalton Risner S Jamar Johnson
C Lloyd Cushenberry III S P.J. Locke
LS Jacob Bobenmoyer S Justin Simmons
S Caden Sterns
Reserved Injured
RB LeVante Bellamy
OL Cody Conway
C Brett Jones
RB Adrian Killins
LB Natrez Patrick
Reserved Non-Injured
WR DaeSean Hamilton
Reserved PUP
CB Essang Bassey
CB Duke Dawson Jr.

Broncos ​roster cuts

  • QB Brett Rypien
  • RB LeVante Bellamy*
  • RB Damarea Crockett
  • RB Stevie Scott III
  • WR Tyrie Cleveland
  • WR Kendall Hinton
  • WR Branden Mack
  • WR DeVontres Odoms-Dukes
  • WR De’Mornay Pierson-El
  • WR Seth Williams
  • TE Shaun Beyer
  • TE Austin Fort
  • FB Adam Prentice
  • OT Quinn Bailey
  • OT Cam Fleming
  • OT Drew Himmelman
  • G Nolan Laufenberg
  • OL Austin Schlottmann
  • DE Marquiss Spencer
  • DL Deyon Sizer
  • DL Shemar Stephen
  • DT Isaiah Mack
  • DT Lorenzo Neal Jr.
  • ILB Curtis Robinson
  • LB Peter Kalambayi
  • LB Pita Taumoepenu
  • LB Derrek Tuszka
  • LB Barrington Wade
  • LB Josh Watson
  • CB Nate Hairston
  • CB Mac McCain III
  • CB Parnell Motley
  • CB Saivion Smith
  • DB Rojesterman Farris
  • DB Trey Marshall