Saturday, the Denver Broncos finished the process of trimming their roster down to the final(ish) 53-man roster. Naturally, the next step is officially building a depth chart.
The Broncos released an updated version of the depth chart today. And there were a couple of noteworthy placements. The underlined players represent rookies.
The first thing that jumps out is Michael Schofield at right guard. Although that might alarm some, it shouldn't. Schofield has performed very well at RG this preseason and did a great job vs. Aaron Donald in Game 3 of the preseason.
With Ty Sambrailo unable to get healthy in time for the season opener, this is Schofield's job to lose. Notice, however, the No. 2 RG isn't Sambrailo. It's Darrion Weems. We all expected Schofield to be the swing tackle this year, but it looks like it'll be Sambrailo.
As for the return game, we see why the Broncos were so willing to cut bait with returners Kalif Raymond and Bralon Addison. The team's fall-back plan all along was to put Jordan Norwood back there as punt returner and Cody Latimer at kick returner.
We'll see how Latimer does. But Norwood proved to be savvy in this department, as he set a Super Bowl record, returning a punt for 61 yards. They might not be huge threats to take one to the house on every kick, but they'll get the job done.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.
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