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Broncos Waive Veteran CB De'Vante Bausby & LB Justin Hollins

The Broncos, if anything, have been unpredictable in their roster cuts this time around.

Saturday opened with a flurry of activity at Dove Valley as the Denver Broncos continued the process of whittling down the roster to the final 53 players ahead of the 2 p.m. deadline. One day removed from the Broncos releasing veteran linebacker Todd Davis, GM John Elway followed that up with a couple more cuts that raised some eyebrows. 

If the Broncos have been anything this week, it's been unpredictable. 

On Saturday, in a stunning move, the Broncos waived cornerback De'Vante Bausby and shortly thereafter, linebacker Justin Hollins. Bausby, by most accounts, had seemed to separate in the competition for the No. 3 cornerback slot this summer. 

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The Broncos will rely on a trio of extremely inexperienced corners when it comes to that third spot next to A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan. Rookies Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey, plus Davontae Harris, will serve as the team's cornerback depth to open the season, barring a late addition of waivers. 

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Meanwhile, Hollins gets a raw deal. Interrupted once again mid-camp and asked to switch positions by the coaches, Hollins went from the rush linebacker group to inside linebacker. The Broncos tried something similar last year and it only slowed his development. 

It was no different in 2020 and the team quickly realized Hollins isn't cut out for the inside linebacker position in Vic Fangio's defense, going off-roster to sign Mark Barron and acquiring Austin Calitro via trade this week. 

Hollins was a 2019 fifth-round pick out of Oregon. Perhaps the Broncos will try to re-sign him to the practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed. It's hard to imagine Bausby going unclaimed, though. It's safe to say his time in Denver has come to a close. 

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