Broncos trim roster to 53 players

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The Broncos announced a series of moves Saturday to trim their roster to the league-mandated 53-man limit.

The following players were waived:

LB Zaire Anderson, WR Bryce Bobo, WR Mark Chapman, WR River Cracraft, WR John Diarse, T Austin Fleer, RB DeAngelo Henderson, OLB Jeff Holland, CB Michael Hunter, T Leon Johnson, CB Brendan Langley, WR Jordan Leslie, DT Caushaud Lyons, S Trey Marshall, WR Isaiah McKenzie, DE DeQuinton Osborne, TE Brian Parker, NT Kyle Peko, G Jeremiah Poutasi, OLB Marcus Rush, OL Austin Schlottmann, OLB Antonio Simmons, CB C.J. Smith, TE Austin Traylor, WR DeAndrew White, DE DeShawn Williams and RB Dave Williams.

Guard J.J. Dielman, tackle Andreas Knappe, safety Jordan Moore and cornerback Marcus Rios were designated as waived/injured.

The Broncos also waived wide receiver Carlos Henderson, who spent the preseason designated as Reserve/Did Not Report.

Veterans Clinton McDonald, Cyrus Kouandjio and Shamarko Thomas were released.

Tight end Troy Fumagalli and linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams were both placed on injured reserve. Neither player will be eligible to return this season.

Wide receiver Jordan Taylor, who did not recover from hip surgery in time to participate in the preseason, was designated as Physically Unable to Perform. Taylor will be eligible to return to practice after six weeks of the regular season. At that point, the Broncos will have three weeks to decide whether to place Taylor on the active roster or on injured reserve.

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