As the injuries continue to pile up along the offensive line, the Denver Broncos were forced to make a roster move in order to add healthy competition into the mix up front.
On Friday morning, the Broncos addressed their need by signing rookie free agent offensive lineman Mathu Gibson and, in turn, waived injured offensive lineman Sam Brenner.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1688594-mhh-premium-how-you-can-s...The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Gibson protected the blindside at Wingate University, but is expected to kick inside to guard in response to the Broncos lack of interior depth as a result of the cumulative injuries. He'll compete alongside other guards like Darrion Weems and versatile types like Michael Schofield while Max Garcia and Ty Sambrailo recover from their respective injuries.
Before joining Denver, Gibson had an unfruitful stint with the New York Jets and even signed to play in the National Gridiron League of Australia.
It's a tough break for Brenner, who suffered a scary head injury in last Sunday's training camp practice when he went down in the middle of a pile. Like with the promising Marlon Brown, the Broncos were unable to wait for Brenner to regain his health and were instead forced to cut ties to trim the roster down to 90 men.
The roster moves made in the last week by the Broncos show that just being able to stay on the field is half the battle when it comes to challenging for a roster spot. As unfortunate as it is, NFL teams can't wait for fringe players to get healthy like they would otherwise with a draft pick.
Such is the cycle of roster transactions in training camp.
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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.