Broncos Waive QB Paxton Lynch

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Paxton Pynch - Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) recovers his own fumble in a game against the Atlantan Falcons on October 9, 2016. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The move came a day after many thought it would.

But it came.

Sunday, the Denver Broncos waived quarterback Paxton Lynch, their first round pick (26th overall) in the 2016 draft.

The move to cut ties with Lynch came after the Broncos were awarded a waiver claim on former Redskins quarterback Kevin Hogan.

The Broncos moved back into the first round to select Lynch in 2016. In twoseasons with the team, Lynch appeared in 24 games, starting five, and completed 79-of-128 passes for 792 yards. He threw four touchdown passes and four interceptions.

Lynch twice failed to win the starting job in training camp and this year, saw Chad Kelly pass him on the depth chart as the second string quarterback behind Case Keenum.

The made the move official on Twitter on Sunday morning.

Additionally, the Broncos have placed safety Su'a Cravens on injured reserve (desginated to return) and re-signed wide receiver/punt returner Isaiah McKenzie to the 53-man roster, according to KOA NewsRadio Broncos Insider Mike Klis.

The Broncos have also been filling out their practice squad.

The Broncos signed RB David Williams, WRs River Cracraft and Carlos Henderson, OL Austin Schlottman, CB Brendan Langley, TE Brian Parker, S Trey Marshall and DL DeShawn Williams and Kyle Peko will on be on that unit.

In addition, Klis reported the Broncos had also agreed to a practice squad deal with OLB Jeff Holland and Avery Gennesy (formerly with the Browns). 

As Klis pointed out, Carlos Henderson will serve a one-game suspension in week one for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

None of the players cut by the Broncos on Saturday were claimed on waivers.

Running back De'Angelo Henderson, whom the Broncos waived on Saturday, reportedly agreed to sign with the New York Jets practice squad.

Please continue to check back for updates.




       ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Sunday were awarded quarterback Kevin Hogan off waivers from Washington and waived quarterback Paxton Lynch, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.

        “Vance and I met with Paxton this morning and informed him that it’s best for everyone to make this move,” Elway said. “We appreciate all of Paxton’s hard work as a Bronco, and we wish him well in the future.”

        Hogan (6-3, 218 pounds) is a third-year player who appeared in eight games (1 start) for Cleveland during the last two seasons, completing 60-of-101 passes (59.4%) for 621 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions (61.5 rtg.). He also rushed for 176 yards and one touchdown on 18 attempts (9.8 avg.).

        Selected by Kansas City in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft from Stanford University, Hogan was waived by Washington on Saturday after being acquired by the club via trade on April 6. In 50 career games (46 starts) at Stanford, Hogan set school records for offensive yards (10,634), career wins by a quarterback (36) and rushing yards by a quarterback (1,249).

        A native of McLean, Va., Hogan attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., and was born on Oct. 20, 1992.

        Lynch (6-7, 245 pounds) is a third-year player who appeared in five games (4 starts) with the Broncos, completing 79-of-128 passes (61.7%) for 792 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions (76.7 rtg.). He was selected by the team in the first round (26th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft from the University of Memphis.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Sunday signed wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie to their active roster and placed safety Su’a Cravens on injured reserve, it was announced. Additionally, the team signed nine players to its practice squad.



Player                            Pos.           College                  Exp.

Isaiah McKenzie              WR            Georgia                    2


Player                            Pos.           College                  Exp.

River Cracraft                  WR            Wash. State              1

Carlos Henderson           WR            La. Tech                    2

Brendan Langley             CB             Lamar                       2

Trey Marshall                    S              Florida State             R

Brian Parker                     TE             Albany                      3

Kyle Peko                        NT             Oregon State            3

Austin Schlottmann       G/C            Texas Christian          R

David Williams                RB             Arkansas                   R

DeShawn Williams          DE             Clemson                   3


Player                            Pos.           College                  Exp.

Su’a Cravens                    S               USC                          3

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