Broncos announce cuts

The Denver Broncos officially waived 14 players Tuesday. The transactions reduced Denver's roster to the NFL maximum 65-man limit, excluding the team's seven NFL Europe exemptions. The Broncos' roster must be reduced to 53 players by Saturday afternoon.

The club also placed sixth-year defensive end Chukie Nwokorie on the reserve/injured list with a left leg injury.

Nwokorie (6-3, 285 pounds) was signed by Denver to a future contract on Jan. 19. He has posted 97 tackles (58 solo) and 7.5 sacks (31.5 yds.) in 36 career regular-season games (5 starts) with Indianapolis (1999-02) and Green Bay (2003).

The following 14 players were waived by the Broncos on Tuesday:

Pos.  Player 		NFL Exp.  	College 
CB Rod Babers   	3  		Texas 
RB Kris Briggs  	1  		Southern Methodist 
RB Maurice Clarett 	R  		Ohio State 
WR Romar Crenshaw 1  		        SE Oklahoma State 
DT Luther Elliss  	11  		Utah  
QB Chad Friehauf  	R  		CO. School of Mines 
TE Patrick Hape  	9  		Alabama  
WR B.J. Johnson  	2  		Texas 
DE Raylee Johnson  	13  		Arkansas 
QB Danny Kanell  	8  		Florida State  
CB Jeff Shoate  	2  		San Diego State  
G Cameron Spikes  	7  		Texas A&M 
LB Markus Steele  	4  		Southern California 
G Tim Stuber  		3  		Colorado State 

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