Free agent QB Christian Ponder will work out for the Broncos on Wednesday.
With Peyton Manning (foot) out "at least" two weeks, the Broncos want an experienced backup behind youngster Brock Osweiler and ahead of rookie Trevor Siemian. Ponder spent the summer with the Raiders.
Browns LT Joe Thomas will not be traded to the Broncos.
ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports a deal was "so close," but that the sides couldn't agree on compensation. It's a loss for the Broncos, who have one of the league's shakiest tackle duos. As for Thomas, he'll enter the offseason questioning his future in Cleveland. One month shy of his 31st birthday, he could seek a trade if the Browns don't pursue one (though Thomas has said he wants to remain in Cleveland). The perennial All-Pro is signed through 2018. Thomas has never missed a game since being the No. 3 overall pick of the 2007 draft.
ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Broncos are "rushing to beat" the trade deadline and acquire Browns LT Joe Thomas.
The reliable Russini reports Thomas and a fourth-round pick would be headed to the Broncos for a 2016 first- or second-rounder. With the deadline technically having passed, we should receive official word in the next 20-30 minutes.
NBC Denver reports the Broncos recently "talked conceptually" with the Browns about LT Joe Thomas, but that "no firm offer was made."
It doesn't sound like anything is cooking ahead of Tuesday afternoon's trade deadline. ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported the Browns are seeking two first-round picks. That's highly unlikely even though Thomas is a perennial All-Pro. We expect Thomas to remain in Cleveland.
Broncos released FB/TE James Casey.
Casey was active for three games, but played 19 snaps in an H-back role. The Broncos needed Casey's roster spot with LE Derek Wolfe returning from suspension.
Broncos waived CB Curtis Marsh.
The move clears a roster spot for S T.J. Ward, who is coming off suspension. Marsh ended up appearing in zero games as a Bronco, and hasn't made a regular season appearance for any team since 2013.
Falcons claimed C Gino Gradkowski off waivers from the Broncos.
Gradkowski is insurance for Joe Hawley, who missed 12 games with a torn ACL last season.
Broncos waived RB Montee Ball.
It was reported Saturday that Ball had survived the Broncos' cuts, but that was only true before GM John Elway went to work on the waiver wire. Elway presumably spent the past 48 hours exhausting trade possibilities on his 2013 second rounder. Ball has been a plodding disappointment as former UDFAs like C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson have surged past him on the depth chart, but there should be teams willing to take a flier on the running ability that made him a day-two pick. There's a strong chance he's claimed on waivers.
Broncos waived C Gino Gradkowski.
The Broncos swapped their 2016 fourth-rounder for the Ravens' 2016 fifth-rounder and Gradkowski back in April. Gradkowski was expected to take over as Denver's starting center, but he was quickly passed by Matt Paradis.
Titans claimed ILB Steven Johnson off waivers from the Broncos.
Tennessee needed depth behind starters Zach Brown and Avery Williamson. Johnson should serve mostly in a special teams role.
Broncos released/waived OG Ben Garland, DT Sione Fua, ILB Zaire Anderson, ILB Lamin Barrow, WR Isaiah Burse, C Dillon Day, S Josh Furman, TE Dominique Jones, WR Corbin Louks, NT Chuka Ndulue, CB Taurean Nixon, OLB Gerald Rivers, OT Kyle Roberts, OT Charles Sweeton, WR Jordan Taylor and DE Josh Watson.
Montee Ball is not amongst the Broncos' cuts. Garland opened camp in the mix at left guard, but quickly faded away. He's made eight career appearances, all of which came in 2014.
Broncos released RB Kapri Bibbs.
Bibbs was competing for Denver's last spot at running back but lost out to Montee Ball. He totaled 27 yards on six carries this preseason. Bibbs will likely be added to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Bears claimed QB Zac Dysert off waivers from the Broncos.
Dysert played for coach John Fox and OC Adam Gase in Denver, but spent 2014 on the practice squad. He's insurance against backup Jimmy Clausen's concussion.
Broncos waived QB Zac Dysert.
Dysert was beaten out by rookie Trevor Siemian. Denver also waived/released ILB Reggie Walker, CB Tevrin Brandon, G Andre Davis, TE Joe Don Duncan, P Spencer Lanning, S Ross Madison, TE Jake Murphy, RB Jeremy Stewart and OLB Chase Vaughn. After placing rookie TE Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve, Denver needs to make four more roster moves ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
Texans acquired OT Chris Clark from the Broncos in exchange for a 2016 seventh-round pick.
Clark started seven games at right tackle for the Broncos last season, but he spent this offseason behind rookie Ty Sambrailo at left tackle. Clark can play left tackle, so he will be good insurance if Duane Brown (finger) is unable to play Week 1.
Broncos released K Connor Barth.
Barth loses his roster spot to new LG Evan Mathis. Signed in November last season after Brandon McManus' early-year struggles, Barth went 15-of-16 on field goals and nailed all 15 extra points. With McManus performing well in camp and preseason, Barth is out of a job. The Broncos will keep him on speed dial should McManus falter again. Owners that drafted Barth can pick up McManus.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Broncos are "passing" on free agent OT Jake Long.
The Broncos have an ugly tackle situation with second-rounder Ty Sambrailo and Chris Clark penciled in as the Week 1 starters, but they didn't see enough from Long to take a flier. Long has also visited the Giants and Falcons.
Free agent OT Jake Long will visit the Broncos.
Long is in New York visiting the Giants on Wednesday after meeting with the Falcons on Monday, so he's starting to get some play with teams opening training camp. Denver could use some help after losing LT Ryan Clady for the season.
PFT's Mike Florio reports the collusion evidence between the Cowboys-Broncos and their unsigned franchise players Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas stems from a conversation between Bryant and Cowboys VP Stephen Jones.
Per Florio's source, Jones explained to Bryant that the Calvin Johnson contract -- which contains the benchmark $48 million guaranteed Bryant and Thomas are said to be seeking -- has no relevance because it was signed before the rookie-wage scale. Jones reportedly then told Bryant that Jones spoke with Broncos GM John Elway about the situation. Hence the evidence of collusion. Jones will undoubtedly deny the allegations when they'll then likely be swept under the rug.
Broncos waived OG John Moffitt.
It's a procedural move after Moffitt unofficially retired in 2013. Moffitt has been training the last three months and is attempting to make a comeback. 28-year-old Moffitt could resurface on a veteran-minimum deal.