ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dominique Jones has had a roller-coaster week. After being released on Tuesday of this week, the Denver Broncos re-signed him to the active 53-man roster today. Jones appeared in the Broncos 22-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers last Sunday, after spending 13 weeks on the practice squad.
In his weekly grading of the Broncos offense, our Analyst, Erick Trickel, had this to say about Jones' snaps vs the Chargers.
"All four of Jones' snaps came as a run blocker. He actually did really well. I would not be surprised if they used him more as a second tight end, instead of a sixth offensive linemen. If they do that, it makes the offense a bit more versatile, as a tight end can go catch a pass. An offensive linemen can as well, but the odds are, if they are out there, they are staying in to block. His grade: C+."
The Broncos clinched a playoff berth when they won their fourth-straight AFC West crown last Sunday. As they prepare for their post-season run, they likely want to make sure they have the right personnel on the roster, in order to continue to effectuate their dominant running game. Jones could play a big role in that, especially with swing tackle, Paul Cornick, banged up right now.
The Broncos also signed tackle, DeMarcus Love, to the practice squad. The 6'4, 315lb offensive lineman is in his fourth season out of Arkansas. He has spent time on active rosters with Minnesota (2011-13) and Jacksonville (2013). He also spent time on the practice squads of the Giants and Saints this season.
Love was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 draft by the Vikings. In his college career with the Razorbacks, he started 37 games and was a two-year team captain. He is another developmental player, whom the team could call on if the injury bug strikes.