Broncos Cut Four Players

The Denver Broncos announced on Monday they have cut four players from the roster, including TE Bug Howard, S Tyvis Powell, DL Deyon Sizer and DL Jay-Tee Tiuli

Howard, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of UNC back in 2017. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Colts cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

Howard landed on the Browns practice squad and was brought back on a futures deal for the 2018 season. Cleveland waived him in April and he caught on with the Panthers before being waived again at the end of the preseason.

Howard signed with the Broncos last May before later being placed on injured reserve and waived with a settlement. He returned to the practice squad in December and signed a futures deal for 2020.

During his college career at UNC, Howard caught 124 passes for 1,770 yards receiving (14.3 YPC) to go along with 14 touchdowns over the course of 36 games.

Powell, 26, signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in 2016. He was in the first year of a three-year, $1.62 million contract when Seattle decided to waive him.

The Browns later claimed him off of waivers but cut him loose soon after. From there, Powell had brief stints with the Colts, Seahawks, 49ers, Jets and Texans before the Cowboys signed him to a contract. 

Dallas waived Powell with an injury designation coming out of the preseason and he later reverted to their injured reserve list. He was later released with a settlement and caught on with Denver’s practice squad. He signed a futures deal with the Broncos for 2020. 

In 2018, Powell appeared in seven games for the 49ers and recorded six tackles and a forced fumble.

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