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Denver Broncos Re-Sign Safety Shiloh Keo, Waive Rookie D-Lineman Kyle Peko

With two rookies on the roster, the Broncos decided to bring back a veteran safety.

After releasing him from their Suspended List on Saturday, the Denver Broncos have decided to re-sign safety Shiloh Keo. Keo was arrested for driving under the influence back in February and the NFL subsequently suspended him for the first two games of the season.

Keo has paid his debt to the league and is now eligible to play football again. The Broncos apparently wanted him back and it's not difficult to imagine why. 

Behind their two starting safeties, the Broncos are very young. Rookies Justin Simmons and Will Parks have played well when called upon, but with David Bruton gone, the team clearly doesn't want to push their luck, in the event something happens to any of their safeties. Simmons reportedly injured his wrist, paving the way for Keo's return.

Plus, Darian Stewart is awesome but he plays the game with such reckless abandon that it's easy for him to get banged up. He missed one game last year, due to injury. The same can be said for T.J. Ward, who missed three starts in 2015, not counting his Week 1 suspension. 

Thus, re-signing Keo makes sense for the Broncos. Like Ward and Stewart, Keo is a physical safety, who plays the game with great intensity. He fits in well with the enforcers of the No Fly Zone. With the addition of Keo, someone on the 53-man roster has to go.

To make room for Keo, the Broncos have waived rookie defensive lineman Kyle Peko. Peko, an undrafted rookie out of Oregon State, made the final roster out of training camp but with other needs elsewhere on the roster, the Broncos chose to part ways for now. Don't be surprised if he ends up on the practice squad, assuming no other team claims him off waivers. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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