September 08, 2016

DENVER (AP) By selecting recently acquired veteran Austin Davis as their third quarterback Thursday night, the Denver Broncos headed into the NFL kickoff against the Carolina Panthers with two QBs who had zero pass attempts as a pro.

Trevor Siemian, whose only snap as a rookie last season, was a kneel-down, won the starting job last month and rookie Paxton Lynch is his backup.

The Broncos deactivated wide receiver Bennie Fowler; cornerback Lorenzo Doss; guards Connor McGovern and Ty Sambrailo; tight end Jeff Heuerman; and nose tackle Kyle Peko for the game.

The Panthers deactivated wide receivers Brenton Bersin and Damiere Byrd, safety Dean Marlowe, running back Cameron Artis-Payne, guard Tyler Larsen, linebacker Jared Norris and defensive end Lavar Edwards.

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