The Denver Broncos announced 11 roster cuts on Sunday. The Broncos roster is now at 75 spots. It won't be long before the team will need to make 18 more cuts to get down to the league required 53 roster spots by this upcoming Friday.
Here are the 11 cuts so far:
Kemonte' Bateman, WR, New Mexico State, Rookie
Mario Butler, CB, Georgia Tech, 2
Manase Foketi, T, West Texas A&M, R
Ryan Katz, QB, San Diego State, R
Uona Kaveinga, LB, BYU, R
Nigel Malone, CB, Kansas State, R
Quincy McDuffie, WR, Central Florida, R
Greg Orton, WR, Purdue, 1
Deangelo Peterson, TE, LSU, 1
Quentin Saulsberry, C/G, Mississippi State, 1
Lanston Tanyi, DE, Colorado State, R
Of the 11 roster spots, perhaps the most notable was WR Greg Orton. Orton had a legitimate chance to make the final roster as a 5th wide receiver, impressing the team early on in training camp. However, Orton would run into some bad luck just before preseason. He suffered a high ankle sprain during the annual team scrimmage held at Sports Authority Field on August 3rd.
The Broncos and Orton's agent are working on an injury settlement for the WR.
With Orton cut, it appears 2013 5th round pick Tavarres King will earn that final wide receiver spot. The other 4 wide out spots include Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Andre "Bubba" Caldwell.