Broncos Activate Three From IR, Release CB De’Vante Bausby


According to Mike Klis, the Broncos are activating CB A.J. Bouye, DE DeMarcus Walker, and DL Dre’Mont Jones from the injured reserve list and released CB De’Vante Bausby in a corresponding move. 

Bouye, 29, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2013. He returned to the Texans on a one-year, $1.671 million restricted contract in 2016. 

Bouye later departed for a five-year, $67.5 million with the Jaguars. However, Jacksonville opted to trade him to the Broncos in March. 

Bouye stands to make base salaries of $13 million over the final two years of the agreement. He was designated to return from injured reserve earlier this month.  

In 2019, Bouye appeared in 14 games for the Jaguars and recorded 65 tackles, one interception and eight passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 75 receiver out of 113 qualifying players.

Bausby, 27, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh State back in May of 2015. He lasted just over a month in Kansas City before he waived and later signed to the Bears’ practice squad.

He bounced on and off Chicago’s practice squad until briefly signing with the Chiefs at the start of the 2017 season. Bausby later signed on to the Eagles’ practice squad and also bounced on and off their taxi squad until signing a one-year deal with the Broncos in April of last year. 

Denver re-signed him to a one-year deal earlier this offseason. He re-signed to the practice squad following training camp and was promoted last month. 

In 2020, Bausby has appeared in three games and recorded three total tackles, no interceptions, and three pass defenses. 

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