Sixteen players who weren’t with the organization last year, including eight rookies, highlight the Broncos’ initial 53-man roster, which general manager George Paton filed to the NFL office Tuesday afternoon.
The make-up of the roster is defense-heavy (27, compared to 23 for the offense) and light on offensive linemen (eight).
Next up for Paton and coach Vic Fangio is the waiver process. The Broncos select ninth and can begin to add players on Wednesday, but must cut from the current roster to make room.
“We’re always looking,” Paton said. “We’ll have a pulse of the league and everything that is going on, but I do like this football team.