If Bryce Callahan remains healthy, the No. 3 cornerback can remain just that. But if injuries strike him again, the third cornerback becomes an every-down player. Who is ready for that role?

DENVER — The most wide-open position battle on the Broncos roster is also the one that could define the ceiling of the defense. If at least one cornerback emerges as a quality No. 3 behind projected starters A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan, Denver would possess the capability of having a smooth rush-and-cover partnership. But at some point, that No. 3…

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Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason has covered the NFL for 22 seasons and the Broncos for 17. Over the years, he has contributed Broncos content to CBS Sports, The Sporting News, The New York Times and the Broncos' official website. He also worked three seasons with NFL.com and two years with the Carolina Panthers' official site. He is the author of "Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline" and he lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.