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3 Broncos' Rookies Poised to Put a Veteran Out of a Job

Keep an eye on these three rookies as Denver's offseason continues into training camp because they're making a handful of veterans nervous.

The Denver Broncos' rookie minicamp has concluded and it's far too early to make definitive conclusions, but there are three rookies that should have some veteran players feeling the heat. 

The NFL has an exodus of established players each season to make room for the perennial youth movement. The Broncos are not immune to this change-over and in fact, should welcome it in many cases. 

This is especially true in instances where a rookie possesses the versatility to play more than one role that the corresponding vet sometimes cannot. It gives the team roster flexibility and with only 53 players making the final roster, that's of high importance. 

The Broncos have three rookies who could put a veteran out of a job in 2022. Let's dive in. 

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If any of the veterans mentioned above were to be cut or dealt, none would represent a big financial hit. The biggest impact would be Purcell at a $774,000 dead-cap figure if he were a post-June 1 designation. 

Several, or even all, of the veterans listed here, could be on the outside looking in and a couple of them have real trade value. It's likely many of them will be attempting to land with other teams comes September.


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