Despite a strong preseason finale performance of three receptions for a touchdown and 144 yards, Eron Riley found himself looking for a new team on Saturday. The Denver Broncos cut Riley and Britt Davis, leaving the team with five wide receivers.
Surprisingly, 2010 first-round selection Demaryius Thomas is on the active roster as one of five receivers. He tore his Achilles tendon back in February and was on the non-football injury list. He was expected to receive the six-week determination period to see if he could play or if he would go on injured reserve.
He is ahead of schedule, but is likely not ready to play in the season opener against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 12. General manager Brian Xanders said that he will practice with the scout team at first.
Here is how the depth chart looks at receiver right now:
WR1: Brandon Lloyd, Matthew Willis, Demaryius Thomas
WR2: Eddie Royal, Eric Decker
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