According to Ryan O’Halloran, the Broncos will try out six players at minicamp this week, including:
- OL Jake Brendel
- OL Jake Rodgers
- CB Trey Johnson
- CB Quinten Rollins
- DL Mike Purcell
- DL Marcus Hardison
Rollins, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2015. He signed a four-year, $3.743 million contract and made a base salary of $945,351 for the 2018 season.
The Packers waived Rollins with an injury designation coming out of the 2018 preseason and he later reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers. Green Bay waived him with an injury settlement soon after.
The Cardinals signed Rollins to a contract in November.
In 2017, Rollins appeared in six games for the Packers and recorded 19 tackles, no interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two pass defenses.
Purcell, 27, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming back in 2013. He bounced on and off the team’s practice squad before making San Francisco’s active roster for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
The 49ers waived Purcell shortly after re-signing him to a one-year exclusive rights deal and was claimed by the Rams. After having brief stints on the Bears, Patriots, and Panthers’ practice squads, he closed out the 2017 season on Kansas City’s practice squad.
The Chiefs re-signed him to a futures contract back in January, 2018, but waived him in April.
In 2016, Purcell appeared in 15 games for the 49ers and recorded 26 total tackles.
Rodgers, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Falcons back in May of 2015. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but later signed on to the Giants’ practice squad at the start of the 2015 season.
Since then, Rodgers has spent time with a few teams including the Panthers, Steelers, Chargers, Texans and Ravens. Rodgers was most recently on the Ravens practice squad to end 2018 before being waived.
Rodgers has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Hardison, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2015. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2.625 million contract when the Bengals waived him coming out of the preseason.
Hardison had brief stints with the Jaguars and Patriots before signing on to the Texans’ practice squad late in 2017. Houston brought him back on a futures contract, but elected to waive him before the 2018 season started.
Hardison has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Brendel, 26, wound up signing on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA back in 2016. He was waived coming out of the preseason and later signed to Dallas’ practice squad.
After being released by the Cowboys, Brendel signed on to the Dolphins’ practice squad and managed to make the 53-man roster last year. Miami brought him back on an exclusive rights deal this past April.
In 2018, Brendel played four games for the Dolphins and started three.
Johnson, 24, wound up signing on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Villanova back in May of 2018. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract with Pittsburgh, but was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason.
Johnson later reverted to the Steelers injured reserve list after clearing waivers. The Steelers waived him in January, 2019.
During his college career at Villanova, Johnson recorded 78 tackles, two interceptions, 14 pass defenses, a fumble recovery and two interceptions over the course of three seasons and 35 games played.