The Broncos cut receiver Glenn Martinez, along with Marquay McDainel and Clifford Russell. Veteran Keary Colbert, who signed with the Broncos during the offseason, had been locked in a battle for a final roster spot. Colbert spent his previous four seasons with the Panthers.
The Broncos also cut quarterback Darrell Hackney; tight end Chad Mustard; offensive linemen P.J. Alexander, Dylan Gandy and Mitch Erickson; defensive ends Larry Birdine and Paul Carrington; defensive tackle Steven Harris; linebacker Jordan Beck; cornerbacks Wale Dada and Tyrone Poole; safeties Josh Barrett and Vickiel Vaughn and punter Sam Paulescu.
The Broncos placed tight end Brett Pierce on the waived/injured list, and placed fullback Cecil Sapp and running back Anthony Alridge on the injured-reserve list.