Denver Broncos: Breaking Down the 2012-13 Practice Squad

Sarah Marshall@SBMarshallBUContributor ISeptember 3, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, CO - JULY 28:  (L-R) Defensive backs Kyle McCarthy #34, Cassius Vaughn #41, Champ Bailey #24 and Nate Jones #33 of the Denver Broncos takes part in training camp at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre at Dove Valley on July 28, 2011 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos completed their practice squad roster Monday in preparation for the 2012 NFL season. These young men are awaiting their chance at NFL glory, either for the Broncos or to be signed elsewhere. 


Final Signing

The Denver Broncos completed their roster Monday by signing rookie center Quintin Saulsberry. Saulsberry started camp this summer with the Vikings before coming to the Broncos. He is a 6'3", 305-pound undrafted rookie out of Mississippi State who received all-SEC honors during college. 


The Squad

The Broncos practice squad has eight players, consisting of the following:

DT Ben Garland

S Duke Ihenacho  

TE Cornelius Ingram  

RB Jeremiah Johnson  

WR Greg Orton  

DT Sealver Siliga  

G Wayne Tribue  

C Quintin Saulsberry

One name noticeably absent is QB Adam Weber; apparently there were offers from other teams that Weber wants to negotiate

DT Ben Garland is a great signing. Garland is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, so he should feel right at home with the Broncos. He also was a favorite of the fans and coaches for his "effort and character." Hopefully he can continue to develop and one day see playing time on the 53-man roster. 

Jeremiah Johnson is another signing that should make fans and coaches happy. Although the Denver Broncos backfield is now crowded, with Knowshon Moreno's history of midseason injuries, it is likely Johnson could see some playing time. 

The rest of the players signed to the practice squad are guys who can eventually fill needs if the Denver Broncos need them. With unknown injuries looming once the season starts, these men could eventually see playing time. There is no need to feel sorry for them; they still have the chance to practice with the team and make an impression on the coaches and players.

I look forward to hearing about their improvements and hope to see them suited up with Denver in an NFL game soon.