The Broncos made a sextet of roster transactions on Monday, following the weekend's rookie minicamp.
Denver added safety Charles Mitchell (who'd been waived last Monday), former CSU-Pueblo linebacker Chase Vaughn, and wideout Greg Hardin.
Colts DE Robert Mathis, the NFL's leading sack man in 2013, has been suspended four games for violation of the league's PED policy.
Indy opens the season at Denver on SNF, so this figures to bolster the Broncos' chances that night.
Aaron Hernandez has now officially been implicated in the deaths of three human beings.
The former Patriots tight end was indicted Thursday on two first-degree murder charges stemming from a 2012 Boston drive-by double homicide.
The indictment includes three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Having agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents, the Broncos needed to release two other players to honor the 90-man roster limit.
With the seventh-round pick they acquired from San Francisco in the trade up for Cody Latimer, the Broncos drafted Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson.
The 6-0, 231-pounder played in 45 games (27 starts) before a partially torn pectoral muscle cut short his senior season last October.
With the 31st pick in the sixth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Broncos chose Boise State center Matt Paradis.
Denver hosted the 6-3, 306-pounder in early April.
His 4.46-second 20-yard shuttle time was fifth best among linemen at the combine.
With the #156 overall pick, acquired from Chicago earlier in the day, the Broncos have selected LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow.
The 6-1, 237-pound fifth year senior led the Tigers with 91 tackles in 2013 and was named Second Team All-SEC.
His 4.64-second forty time was a distant third best among linebackers at the combine, and his 123-inch broad jump a distant fourth best.
With their third-round pick, the Broncos chose Michigan tackle Michael Schofield.
The 6-6, 301-pounder started 36 games over the past three seasons, split amongst left guard (in 2011) and right tackle (2012-13).
With the 31st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Broncos have selected Ohio State corner Bradley Roby.
The 5-11, 194-pounder ran a 4.39-second forty at the combine, good for the fourth best time among corners.
In three seasons with the Buckeyes, Roby tallied 179 total tackles (7.5 for loss), eight interceptions (two for scores), and 41 passes defensed.
Having waited far too long for the honor, Dan Reeves, Rick Upchurch, and Gene Mingo will finally be enshrined in the Broncos' Ring of Fame in 2014.
Reeves, who coached the team to the second most wins in franchise history, led the team to three AFC Championships in four seasons.
Of course, each of those conference titles was followed by a humiliating loss in the SB, with John Elway at quarterback.