The Denver Broncos on Monday released wide receiver Samie Parker and waived defensive tackle Josh Mallard along with wide receiver Lorne Sam, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Parker, a fifth-year player, joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on April 15 after spending his first four seasons with Kansas City. He has 110 receptions and more than 1,500 yards in four seasons in the league.
Mallard, who is in his fifth NFL season, played eight games with the Broncos last year after joining the team as a free agent on Nov. 6. During that span, he showed an ability to get to the ball, notching 3.5 sacks and 20 tackles. In his career he has 8.5 sacks along with five forced fumbles.
Sam, a rookie, entered the NFL with Denver on April 28 as a college free agent from the University of Texas-El Paso. He transferred to UTEP from Florida State University for his final two years of college. A versatile collegiate player, Sam was exclusively used as a wide receiver at FSU, but at UTEP he played both quarterback and running back.
The Broncos must trim the roster down to 75 players by 2:00 P.M. MDT tomorrow.