Broncos Replace One Backup O-Lineman With Another

The Broncos released G Shelley Smith to make room for Brenner, who was likely acquired because he can play guard as well as center, giving the Broncos more flexibility with their O-line depth and perhaps somebody who can upgrade the depth.

Brenner, a third-year veteran, spent most of his time on the Dolphins’ practice squad his first two seasons, but started four games at guard as a rookie in 2013. He was waived by the Dolphins after they signed LB James-Michael Johnson, a position where the Dolphins needed depth.

Smith will count for $500,000 in dead money toward next season’s cap, but he was likely going to be cut from the roster next season, anyway.

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