Denver Broncos announce 53-man roster and Week 1 depth chart

The Denver Broncos have reached the league-mandated, 53-player roster limit.

The team announced Saturday that veterans RB Lance Ball, C/G C.J. Davis, RB Jeremiah Johnson, C/G Ryan Lilja and TE Jake O’Connell were released.

DE Jeremy Beal, C/G Philip Blake, T Paul Cornick, DT Romney Fuga, DT Ben Garland, CB Aaron Hester, LB Damien Holmes, WR Tavarres King, T Vinston Painter, S Ross Rasner, WR Gerell Robinson, WR Lamaar Thomas and DE John Youboty were all waived.

In addition, linebackers Stewart Bradley and Lerentee McCray and defensive end Quanterus Smith were placed on injured reserve.

Linebacker Von Miller was designated as reserve/suspended and will not count against the active roster during the first six weeks of the season.

The Broncos can establish their eight player practice squad beginning at 10 a.m. MDT.

Broncos Week 1 Unofficial Depth Chart

Offense

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
WR Demaryius Thomas Andre Caldwell
LT Ryan Clady Chris Clark
LG Zane Beadles Chris Kuper
C Manny Ramirez Steve Vallos
RG Louis Vasquez John Moffitt
RT Orlando Franklin Chris Clark
TE Julius Thomas Joel Dreessen Jacob Tamme Virgil Green
WR Eric Decker Trindon Holliday
WR Wes Welker Eric Decker
QB Peyton Manning Brock Osweiler Zac Dysert
RB Ronnie Hillman Montee Ball Knowshon Moreno Jacob Hester
C.J. Anderson
Defense
POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
LDE Derek Wolfe Malik Jackson
DT Kevin Vickerson Mitch Unrein
NT Terrance Knighton Sylvester Williams
RDE Robert Ayers Shaun Phillips
SLB Nate Irving Shaun Phillips
MLB Wesley Woodyard Paris Lenon
WLB Danny Trevathan Steven Johnson
LCB Champ Bailey Chris Harris Quentin Jammer
RCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Tony Carter Kayvon Webster
SS Duke Ihenacho Mike Adams
FS Rahim Moore David Bruton Omar Bolden

Special Teams

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
K Matt Prater
P Britton Colquitt
H Britton Colquitt
LS Aaron Brewer
PR Trindon Holliday Wes Welker
KR Trindon Holliday Omar Bolden
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