For those of you wondering about the backup quarterback situation, Head Coach Mike Shanahan just announced that Darrell Hackney has been signed from the practice squad to the active roster. He will now be the backup to Jay Cutler.
Shanahan also announced that the team waived tackle Matt Murphy, whom they signed Monday.
The 6-foot-0, 248-pound Hackney has been on the team’s practice squad for the first eight weeks of the season. In 2007, he spent the final eight weeks on the active roster, but he has yet to see action in a regular season NFL contest.
In four games this preseason, including starting the final preseason contest at Arizona, Hackney completed 24-of-38 passes for 285 yards and one touchdown to no interceptions.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com