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Tracking Sean Payton and the Denver Broncos' roster moves and their practice squad

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August 30, 2023

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos initial 53-man roster was set on Tuesday.

According to Sean Payton, the Broncos’ brass planned on staying at the Centura Health Training Center until 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning to examine the waiver wire to look at the 1,000 players cut around the NFL on Tuesday. According to George Paton, the brass would be at the office until 5 a.m.

The Broncos’ first order of business is to make any changes to their 53-man roster, whether that be placing players on short-term IR or adding a player from another team. Their next order of business is building their 16-man practice squad.

While the Broncos cut nearly 40 players to knock their roster from 90 to 53, the majority of their practice squad will be made up of that group of players who they cut just a few days before.

Here is an updated list of all of the roster moves the Broncos have made, along with who they have agreed to sign to their 16-player practice squad.

Players signed to the Broncos’ 53-man roster

These were veteran players that were not on the waiver wire and that will be added to Denver’s active roster

  • NT Mike Purcell
  • CB Fabian Moreau
  • OT Quinn Bailey

Players placed on short-term IR

These players do not count against the 53-man roster, but must miss at least four games

  • CB K’Waun Williams
  • S P.J. Locke
  • OT Alex Palczewski

Players claimed by the Broncos on the wire

These players were released by a team recently and will be added to the Broncos’ 53-man roster

  • The Broncos did not claim a single player off the wire.
  • Additionally, no Broncos that were cut were claimed by any other team

Broncos practice squad

* Indicates the player spent at least part of training camp with the Broncos


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