There was one surprise among the Broncos’ cuts Friday as veteran cornerback Drayton Florence was released.
Florence was beat out by second-year corner Chris Harris for the nickel back position. Florence’s release could also mean good news for Tony Carter, a cornerback who played well in the preseason.
Also waived off the Broncos’ roster: quarterback Adam Weber;, defensive end Jamie Blatnick; safety Rafael Bush; linebacker Jerry Franklin; defensive tackle Ben Garland; offensive tackle Ryan Harris; guard Tony Hills; strong safety Duke Ihenacho; middle linebacker Mike Mohamed; cornerbck Syd’Quan Thompson; defensive tackle Sealver Siliga; receivers Greg Orton, Jason Hill and Gerell Robinson; tight end Cornelius Ingram; and guard Wayne Tribue.
The Broncos also placed defensive end Jeremy Beal on season-ending injured reserve and placed tight end Virgil Green and linebacker D.J. Williams on suspended reserve. Green will serve a four-game suspension; Williams six for violating the league’s performance-enhancement policy.