The Broncos have released veteran outside linebacker and special teamer Dekoda Watson, sources tell Mike Klis of 9News (on Twitter). The Broncos traded for Watson just four months ago, but there ultimately wasn’t a place for him on the 53-man roster.
In April, the Broncos shipped the No. 148 overall pick to the 49ers in exchange for Watson and the No. 212 choice. The deal, for at least a brief time, reunited the Watson and the Broncos, as the linebacker played in Denver during the 2016 season.
Watson will have to move on to a new employer, but this is nothing new for the former seventh-rounder. Throughout his nine-year career, Watson has played for a number of teams, mostly as a special teamer.