Tuesday saw a flurry of roster moves for the Broncos ahead of Denver’s Week 10 home game against the Eagles.
The Broncos activated Neten Muti from the COVID/reserve list and added Michael Ozemudia and linebacker Justin Stranad to that list. Also, he placed guard Graham Glasgow on injured reserve (fractured ankle) and signed guard/center Austin Schlotman from the practice squad to the active roster.
General Manager George Patton and coach Vic Fangio were not there. Cornerback Duke Dawson was waived, while wide receiver David Moore and tight end Caleb Wilson were released from the practice squad. Tackles Casey Tucker (26, no NFL game experience) and linebacker Avery Williamson (29, a seven-year pro with 85 career starts) took their places in the practice squad as new signers.
Muti played subbing for Glasgow at the start of the year, starting on right guard in Weeks 2 and 4, but rookie Quinn Meinerz held up the figures to take the position at Empower Field on Sunday, as Muti missed two games. Returning to practice after missing out. Glasgow is out for the rest of the season.
Dawson, acquired through a trade with New England in 2019, appeared in 26 games (four starts) for the Broncos in ’19 and ’20 before tearing his ACL against Carolina in Week 14 last year. He had become active from the physically disabled display list on Monday. Meanwhile, Ozemudia hasn’t played at all in 2021 and was returning from a pre-existing hamstring injury before moving on to the COVID list.
Defensively, the players who sheltered the Broncos on Tuesday will miss Strawn the most. The second year supporter stepped down inside the team amid an injury to the linebacker, although his role has been limited to the last two games. He has made 33 tackles in 2021.