Broncos Sign Tyler Polumbus

12:15pm: The Broncos have cut safety Josh Bush to make room on the roster for Polumbus, tweets Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

11:19am: Just two days after he was released by the Falcons, offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus has agreed to a one-year deal with the Broncos, pending a physical, per Mike Klis of 9 News. Before the signing becomes official, Denver will have to make a corresponding move to clear a spot on the 53-man roster.

Polumbus, who was Washington’s full-time right tackle in 2012 and 2013, began the 2014 season in the same role, but he was supplanted in Week 8 by Tom Compton. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) wasn’t crazy about his play across seven starts and 11 total games last year, giving him a -12.6 overall grade and placing him just 62nd out of 84 qualified tackles. Compton was much better in the previous season, however, earning a 14.0 overall score and ranking amongst the top 20 tackles in the NFL.

Polumbus played under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with Washington and the two were reunited in May when the Falcons signed the tackle to a one-year deal, but Polumbus played a grand total of just six snaps before his time with Atlanta came to an end. By joining Denver, the 30-year-old returns home — he played his college ball at Colorado and started his NFL career with the Broncos.

As Troy Recnk of the Denver Post notes (via Twitter), Ty Sambrailo‘s status for Week 4 isn’t yet known, after the rookie left tackle missed practice with a shoulder injury. While second-year tackle Michael Schofield is probably the next man up, he has yet to play in a regular season game, so Polumbus gives the club some veteran depth.

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4 comments on “Broncos Sign Tyler Polumbus

  1. Sam Robinson

    Considering Schofield, like the player the Broncos picked in 2014 just before him (Cody Latimer) has underwhelmed, this is probably a good signing. Continues the scouring for former Broncos linemen with zone-blocking experience.

  2. BxDxSx

    Let’s see how his works out… #OrangeSwarm #OrangeCrush #BroncosNation

  3. donald russell

    Orange crush day are coming back and on the rise.Go broncos go hopefully we can get to the show and win it all.

    • Deborah, Ventura Ca

      I am a huge bronco fan, but this O-line is just too weak to think Super Bowl. Unfortunately our best shot went the way of the dodo by last second heroics from the Ravens…

      Unless Osweiler matures into a solid QB (don’t hold your breath), the Manning ship is sinking fast, ant there is not a Super Bowl winning QB on the horizon. Lets Hope Elway can keep this Defense together long enough to find a franchise QB to lead the team.

      It is unfortunate because the team is loaded at receiver, but running back and Offensive line? They stink, big time. Rarely is a one dimensional team strong enough to win it all…


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