Denver Broncos announce various moves on roster

On Tuesday, the Denver Broncos announced several roster transactions that pushed them to the 80 player roster limit. One player was resigned, one entered the exclusion list, one entered the PUP and one entered the NFI list.

Resignation: rookie wide receiver Zimari Manning
Opt-Out: nose tackle Kyle Peko
PUP: offensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson
NFI: Rookie Offensive Guard Netane Muti

Manning was an undrafted rookie a few months ago, but he won’t have a chance to show what he can do. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit the un-recruited rookie class hardest.

For Kyle Peko, the decision was easy. With his recently cancer-free wife, he will be placed on the high-risk exclusion list. It doesn’t make sense for him to take the kind of risk that a 2020 NFL schedule represents.

The Broncos’ offensive line will start training camp on some bodies as well with Elijah Wilkinson on the PUP list and rookie Netane Muti on the list of non-soccer related injuries. Both will continue to count against the Broncos’ 80-man roster limit.