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Broncos Officially Cut 22 Players, Down To 53 Players

The Denver Broncos¬†have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 53¬†players. Here’s the list of roster cuts up to this point:

  1. RB Ronnie Hillman
  2. DL Henry Melton
  3. QB Mark Sanchez
  4. C Dillon Day
  5. OLB Vontarrius Dora
  6. WR Mose Frazier
  7. OT Lars Hanson
  8. DE Lars Koht
  9. ILB Kyle Kragen
  10. TE Henry Krieger-Coble
  11. DB B.J. Lowery
  12. S Ryan Murphy
  13. OT Justin Murray
  14. G Robert Myers Jr.
  15. OL Aaron Neary
  16. CB Taurean Nixon
  17. ILB Dwayne Norman
  18. WR Kalif Raymond
  19. OLB Sadat Sulleyman
  20. RB/FB Juwan Thompson
  21. CB John Tidwell
  22. OLB Eddie Yarbrough

Melton, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bears back in 2009. The Bears used their franchise tag on Melton back in 2013, but allowed him to depart and sign on with the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent the following years.

The Buccaneers elected to sign Melton to a one-year contract in May of last year. Melton caught on with the Broncos just a few weeks ago.

In 2015, Melton appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 30 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, two recoveries and two pass defenses.

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Thompson, 24, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Thompson appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and ran for 48 yards on 18 carries (2.7 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 51 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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Tidwell, 23, wound up signing on with the the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Sioux Falls back in May. He’s in the first year of his three-year, $1.62 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.

During the preseason, Tidwell recorded eight total tackles over the course of four games for the Broncos.