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Denver Broncos roster updates from training camp

NFL training camp is underway and rosters will be pared down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Denver Broncos sort out their roster decisions.

Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 16-15. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

NFL training camp is under way and that means news will start flowing from each team. How that news will be distributed in the time of Covid-19 restrictions is still to be seen, but news will get out one way or the other. We’ll take that news and give you our fantasy and betting analysis. And that news and analysis, including roster moves, injuries, all the way to hype videos, will be disseminated right here, on this very page for the Denver Broncos.

Denver’s biggest offseason moves centered around the draft, as they grabbed wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler to go along with Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant. They also picked up running back Melvin Gordon to add to their backfield. The team has weapons both on offense and defense, but second-year quarterback Drew Lock’s progress as a starter is the key to the season.

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High fantasy/betting impact

* RT Ja’Wuan James opted out — August 3

James only started three games in 2019 due to a knee injury, but was expected to start at right tackle this year. This hurts the Broncos’ line depth and continuity.

* Bradley Chubb says he will be 100% for Week 1 following ACL surgery. — August 1 — Source

Chubb is a huge part of the Broncos pass rush, which was hurt last season due to his absence. A healthy Chubb elevates the Broncos defense.

Low fantasy/betting impact

* Claimed OT Darrin Paulo off waivers — August 30

* Signed WR Cody White — August 23

* Signed OT Demar Dotson — August 12

Elijah Wilkinson slots into the right tackle spot after Ja’wuan James opted out, but the team needed a backup.

Covid-19 list

Andrew Beck, TE — July 30 — Activated August 17

PUP/NFI list

None

Players who have opted out

Kyle Peko, DT — Source
Ja’Wuan James, OL, (Starter) — Source

Full list of roster cuts

August 27

LS Wesley Farnsworth

July 28

WR Cody White

July 28

C Nico Falah

July 27

DB Kahani Smith
DBShakial Taylor
LB Tre’ Crawford
C Nico Falah
S Khalfani Muhammad
QB Riley Neal
WR Melvin McKnight
DE Joel Heath.