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  • Broncos waive WR/PR Isaiah McKenzie

    I wonder if it was the fumble during preseason that did him in.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/broncos...-cracraft/amp/

  • #2
    Originally posted by worldsoutro View Post
    I wonder if it was the fumble during preseason that did him in.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/broncos...-cracraft/amp/
    Likely to make room for a vet that was cut like Shamarko Thomas.

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    • #3
      River Cracraft was cut from the practice squad so Carlos Henderson could take his place as well

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      • #4
        I am thinking jones returns yesterday secured McKenzie way off the team..
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        • #5
          I wonder who we are making room for.

          I don't like using Jones as a returner. He is certainly capable but if something happens to him we are in trouble in the secondary
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          • #6
            They're going to try to have Shamarko fill in until Cravens comes back.

            That means back to the PS for McKenzie

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            • #7
              I wonder, will Josey Jewell have to change numbers again!

              The defense looked really good yesterday but they still need that guy who can cover TEs. They also need that nasty president in the middle of the field which they were hoping Cravens would be but perhaps Shamarko is that guy!

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              • #8
                They re-signed Carlos Henderson. Makes no sense to me.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
                  They re-signed Carlos Henderson. Makes no sense to me.
                  McKenzie offers nothing as a receiver and Jones is the guy at PR now. Henderson still has a lot of physical talent and can develop into more than a gadget player and can also probably contribute on special teams outside of returning kicks.

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                  • #10
                    They activated Carlos Henderson on the practice squad, taking River Cracraft's spot. So, it looks like McKenzie is gone for good, because the practice squad is full.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by -Rod- View Post
                      They activated Carlos Henderson on the practice squad, taking River Cracraft's spot. So, it looks like McKenzie is gone for good, because the practice squad is full.
                      Wouldn’t they wait to see if McKenzie is claimed on waivers before they decided to cut a guy from the practice squad. Would be a tad foolish if they cut a guy prematurely and then that happened. But, idk how quickly the waiver wire happens with that, I suppose.

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                      • #12
                        His spot was filled by Shamarko Thomas.

                        https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-bro...ter-121738140/

                        Continuing to build its special teams depth, the Denver Broncos on Monday signed safety Shamarko Thomas to the active roster, according to reports. This is the corresponding move after the team waived wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie.

                        Thomas, 27, initially joined the Broncos on Aug. 13 in place of safety Jamal Carter, who was lost to a season-ending hamstring injury. The former Pittsburgh Steeler, Buffalo Bill and Indianapolis Colt was pushing for a reserve safety spot behind locked-in starters Justin Simmons and Darian Stewart, and had been receiving additional reps with Su'a Cravens sidelined due to knee soreness. (Cravens is currently on injured reserve.)

                        Thomas appeared in Denver's final three preseason games, finishing with four tackles. He suffered an eye injury in the regular season dress rehearsal against the Washington Redskins, which required brief hospitalization.

                        "It's definitely scary, getting a little blurred in the left eye and not both eyes," he said a few days later. "With both eyes you could say it's a different situation, but just one eye, it definitely was scary."

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                        Though he's never been -- and probably never will be -- a key defender, he makes his bones on special teams, on which Denver has placed a renewed emphasis. Both head coach Vance Joseph and defensive coordinator Joe Woods commended his ability in this department.

                        "That’s been his history in the league," Joseph said last month. "He’s been a core teamer for Pittsburgh and for Buffalo last season. [He’s] a guy who is physical, a guy who can really run and an experienced guy who has played teams. That’s his main role right now. That was Jamal’s main role, to be a backup safety and a core teamer. He’s here to replace Jamal’s position right now.”

                        "A year ago, from a Buffalo standpoint, he played a little bit more on defense," Woods said. "I have to feel it out and see what he plays. He was a good gunner at Pittsburgh early on in his career, and that’s where we’re going to start him out. He has to dominate in coverage. He’s getting to start where he should start and some of these other guys have to try and beat him out and he has to beat them out.”

                        Taking the final spot on the 53, Thomas is technically the fifth safety behind Simmons, Stewart, Will Parks and Dymonte Thomas. The majority of his reps, though, will occur on specials, as mentioned.

                        "Moving forward, we had some mistakes here and there, but we’ll get better and better. We’re well-coached there," Joseph said Monday. "[Special Teams Coordinator] Tom McMahon is a hell of a coach. I’m very pleased with where we are right now with our specialists and our cover guys.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rancid View Post
                          His spot was filled by Shamarko Thomas.

                          https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-bro...ter-121738140/
                          Apparently they activated both. Henderson was activated after a 1 game suspension for substance abuse. But the article on Profootballtalk says that only brought the roster to 52 players after they waived Mackenzie. So then they subsequently picked up Thomas as you are stating.

                          I guess prior to that they had been saving Hendersons spot which is news to me.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
                            Apparently they activated both. Henderson was activated after a 1 game suspension for substance abuse. But the article on Profootballtalk says that only brought the roster to 52 players after they waived Mackenzie. So then they subsequently picked up Thomas as you are stating.

                            I guess prior to that they had been saving Hendersons spot which is news to me.
                            Carlos Henderson was serving a one game suspension, so River Cracraft was released form the PS to make room for him. Isaiah McKenzie was released from the roster to make room for Shamarko Thomas. Denver's D now has 26: 6 DL; 4 Outside Backers; 6 Inside Backers; 5 Corners; and, 5 Safeties.
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                            • #15
                              Booker was outplayed by both rookies Lindsay and Freeman.

                              At his point, I would rather have Isaiah McKenzie as our third HB
                              behind Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman.

                              McKenzie's speed like Lindsay's can be deadly coming out of the backfield.

                              If not, maybe WR Carlos Henderson over Booker?

                              Call me Al Davis, but Lindsay's speed is a breath of fresh air!

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