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Denver Broncos Had Put In Waiver Claim On Darius Butler, Who Went To Carolina

Even with all the success the New England Patriots have, coach Bill Belichick can't keep every player on the roster. All those players are part of a farm system for the rest of the NFL. Case in point, Darius Butler was recently waived by the Patriots and four teams put a waiver claim in on him. He went to the Carolina Panthers, who hold the No. 1 waiver priority due to last season's record.

One of the three other teams who put in a claim? The Denver Broncos, who would have received Butler had the Panthers not put in a claim. They hold the No. 2 waiver position. Butler would have been the second Patriot the Broncos picked up off waivers (Ty Warren was a free agent signing). Jonathan Wilhite, another cornerback, joined the Broncos over the weekend.

The Broncos could use depth at the position. They released Perrish Cox as part of the roster cut down and lost Syd'Quan Thompson for the season after a torn Achilles in the preseason finale. Beyond starters Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman, the Broncos have Cassius Vaughn, undrafted rookie free agent Chris Harris and Wilhite. Denver's not finished with adding talent to the roster.