Lorenzo Doss‘ three-season tenure with the Broncos ended on Thanksgiving Day after the team made the decision to waive the cornerback. But they look to have done so because of something that happened this morning.
The Broncos cut Doss because he was late for a meeting on Thanksgiving morning, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
The Broncos’ roster stands at 52 players, and Vance Joseph said (via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post) the team probably wouldn’t fill Doss’ spot until after Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
Drafted in the fifth round before the Broncos’ Super Bowl title season, Doss played sparingly but could not carve out much of a role in Denver’s deep cornerback contingent. Chris Harris, Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby made opportunities scarce for Kayvon Webster from 2014-16, and Webster played ahead of Doss on Denver’s depth chart. This season, Doss played only eight defensive snaps and was active in only three games after Webster’s departure.
This move leaves the Broncos with just four cornerbacks on the 53-man roster. But Denver has used backup safety Will Parks as a dime performer over Doss this season. The Broncos also invested a third-round pick in Brendan Langley in April.
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