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Denver Broncos Waive Defensive Tackle Darius Kilgo, Sign Long-Snapper Thomas Gafford

In a mystifying move, the Broncos waived NT Darius Kilgo to make room for stop-gap long-snapper Thomas Gafford.

The Denver Broncos have waived nose tackle Darius Kilgo to make room on the roster for long-snapper Thomas Gafford

Denver's regular long-snapper, Casey Kreiter, is dealing with a calf injury that will keep him out of this week's Divisional throwdown with the Kansas City Chiefs

I'm sorry, but this one doesn't make sense to me. The Broncos are risking their 2015 sixth round pick — Darius Kilgo — on the waiver wire to sign a short-term bandaid long-snapper, when defensive end Billy Winn and tight end A.J. Derby can both long-snap. 

If Kilgo passes through waivers and the Broncos are able to re-sign him to the practice squad, no harm, no foul. But as a second-year player, Kilgo has been solid in relief of Sylvester Williams and represents Denver's homegrown depth on the D-line. 

The Broncos look at it like this; winning at home against Kansas City is more important than the possibility of losing Kilgo. One bad long-snap could spell the difference between winning and losing. 

Still, the Broncos have had all week to work Winn and Derby at the position. Gafford spent seven years with Kansas City as their long-snapper, and even served in spot duty for the Oakland Raiders last year. 

Let's hope this move doesn't come back to bite Denver in the rear end. 

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