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Denver Broncos Sign OL Sam Carlson, Waive WR Marlon Brown

On Thursday morning, the Broncos called for replacements along the heavily-injured offensive line.

The Denver Broncos began Thursday with a roster move, signing offensive lineman Sam Carlson and waiving wide receiver Marlon Brown.

Before being signed after the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, Carlson started 26 games for Colorado State at center, guard, and tackle. The Ram offense behind Carlson averaged 417 yards per game his senior year and a massive 481 yards per game his junior year. He'll wear Evan Mathis' old number, 69. move is sure to bring depth to an offensive line that has been plagued with a series of minor injuries along the front five. With Carlson's versatility and experience at every offensive line position, he could surely be plugged in for the bruised ranks of Connor McGovernRussell OkungTy Sambrailo, Robert "Quadzilla" Myers and Max Garcia.

The move to waive Brown is undoubtedly a bit of a disappointment. Brown possesses a good pedigree coming from the Baltimore Ravens and performed pretty well after jumping into practice last week, showing he was still very familiar with the Gary Kubiak offense that Denver has been running.

A back injury was ultimately the nail in Brown's coffin as he was plucked early from Sunday's practice, never to don the orange and blue again before he was let go today.

In the big picture of Broncos training camp, the move this morning cuts down on a still-crowded wide receiver race. Marlon Brown could've certainly pushed for that final spot, but now players like Kalif Raymond and Jordan Taylor will have a clear go at the back end of the 53-man roster. 

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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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