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Denver Broncos Waive CB Taurean Nixon, Sign WR Marlon Brown

The Broncos made a couple roster moves on Monday.

In what can be interpreted as a harbinger of good news on the Aqib Talib injury front, the Denver Broncos have waived second-year cornerback Taurean Nixon and signed wide receiver Marlon Brown

Nixon was a 2015 seventh round pick out of Tulane. GM John Elway drafted two Green Wave defensive backs two rounds apart, with Lorenzo Doss getting selected in the fifth round of the same class. 

Life as a Bronco has been an up and down ride for Nixon, getting bounced back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster. Still, the Broncos like him enough to keep him around for emergency situations. 

As per usual, Nixon will have to clear waivers before the Broncos can re-sign him to the practice squad. Any other DB-needy teams out there could choose to pull the trigger on claiming Nixon on the wire. 

As for Marlon Brown, the Broncos originally signed him on July 27 to a one-year deal, before he injured his back in August, causing the Broncos to waive him. Wide receiver is perceived as a position of strength for the Broncos by most outside eyes.

But the Broncos clearly don't see it that way. At 6-foot-5 and 214 pounds, Brown has the size to go up and get the ball outside the hash-marks for the Broncos. 

Undrafted out of Georgia in 2013, Brown spent three years with the Baltimore Ravens, including 2014 when Gary Kubiak was the team's offensive coordinator, tallying 87 receptions for 891 yards and seven touchdowns in 38 games.

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

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