The Broncos had to make a decision on defensive end Kenny Peterson by Monday, and even though there will be two roster spots opening after Tom Nalen and Nate Jackson head to injured reserve with their season-ending biceps and groin tears, the Broncos nonetheless chose to release Peterson.
He’d recently completed a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s steroid policy after going through all of training camp and the preseason.
Peterson practiced with the team last week, as is permitted for players coming off suspensions, in effect giving the team an extra week to determine whether the player is brought back to the 53-man roster.
Jackson and Nalen have not yet been officially placed on injured reserve, meaning that the Broncos’ roster still stands at 53 players.
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