Denver Broncos Add 3 Players to Practice Squad

This means a couple of practice squad players should be joining the active roster.

We're now coming up on unfamiliar territory; it's Week 17 and we know for a fact that there's nothing left on the horizon. Win or lose, the 2016 season is over for the Denver Broncos on New Year's Day. Think about another team in the Denver area, the Colorado Rockies. When they are annually out of contention by September, they call up some of the most intriguing prospects from their farm system and see how they perform under the bright lights. To some extent, the Broncos are going to be doing the same thing against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Earlier today, the team signed three players to their practice squad: defensive end Iosia Iosia, wide receiver Hunter Sharp, and offensive lineman Reese Dismukes.

"You'll probably see another couple of transactions this afternoon, but I'm not going to go through them because I don't know exactly what they are," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday. "I haven't been in to talk with [Executive Vice President of Football Operations/GM] John [Elway] yet. You'll probably see them come across the wire at some point this afternoon."

Iosia, who stands at six-foot-seven, played for West Texas A&M in college and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals. Sharp played in the Mountain West Conference at Utah State, grabbing 16 touchdowns in two seasons with the Aggies, but failed to catch on with the Philadelphia Eagles. Finally, Dismukes was a center for the Auburn Tigers before spending time on the practice squad for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers

Currently, that puts the total practice squad players at 12, two more than are allowed per NFL rules. That means that the Broncos will soon be calling up a couple more players to balance out that number.

The Broncos have recently called up Kalif Raymond and Henry Krieger-Coble to the 53-man roster, and both saw significant action on Christmas night against the Kansas City Chiefs.


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