Broncos add WR Quan Cosby, waive Johnson

The Broncos have made a move to shore up their shrinking WR corps, but it was not a PS promotion as might have been expected. Rather, the team signed former Cincinnati Bengal, Anaheim Angels farmhand and Texas Longhorn Quan Cosby (5'9" 190) to the active roster and waived RB Jeremiah Johnson to make room for him. Cosby has served primarily as a punt returner during his two NFL seasons, and it would figure that he'll function in that same role for Denver now that Eric Decker can expect to see more time at WR following the injury to Eddie Royal. Cosby returned 70 punts for a 10.0-yard average but had only seven career offensive touches for the Bengals (six catches and one carry).

Johnson dressed for Sunday's game but did not see any carries, and it appears he is not destined for the Broncos' practice squad; Denver instead brought back TE John Nalbone, who was on the team's PS for part of the 2010 season and spent the 2011 preseason with the Bengals. Then again, with Julius Thomas out for at least two weeks, there's always the chance Nalbone ends up on the active roster at some point with Johnson returning to the PS. But that's just speculation.

Meanwhile, the Broncos expect Brandon Lloyd will be active but for Demaryius Thomas to be out for Sunday's game, so the team should have four healthy receivers in Tennessee - Lloyd, Decker, Matt Willis and Cosby.

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