For the second consecutive Tuesday, the Broncos shuffled the deck on their defensive line, although the changes were not nearly as numerous as they were a week ago.
In is defensive end Kenny Peterson, who was released last month after serving a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s steroid and related substances policy, and out is defensive tackle Antwon Burton, who saw action in seven of the Broncos’ first nine games this season, logging five solo tackles and three assists.
Peterson first joined the Broncos last Oct. 11 and played in three 2006 games, logging a tackle and an assist.
With the addition of Peterson, the Broncos now have seven defensive ends on the 53-man roster, as he joins Elvis Dumervil, John Engleberger, Tim Crowder, Larry Birdine, Paul Carrington and Josh Mallard. Mallard is listed as a defensive tackle on the depth chart, but lined up at both tackle and end in Sunday’s 27-11 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.