Print and Go Back ESPN.com: AFC West [Print without images]

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Broncos trim roster, cut draft choice

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson


The Denver Broncos cut four players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated maximum of 75 players.

There was a mild surprise. The team cut center Blake Schlueter, a seventh-round pick. The Texas Christian product wasn’t, by any means, considered a lock to make the team, but you would think a draft choice would make it past the round of 75 and, at least, compete for a spot on the practice squad.

The other name of note was veteran tight end Jeb Putzier. He finished last season with the Broncos and was re-signed by the new regime this offseason. The other players cut were punter Britton Colquitt and receiver C.J. Jones.