Broncos cut Moss, sign Veikune; Ayers to return

The Broncos have cut LB Jarvis Moss, who had been their 1st-round pick in the 2007 Draft. In his four seasons with Denver, Moss tallied 29 tackles, 3.5 sacks and pass defensed in 34 games (29 starts). According to the Denver Post, the Broncos have signed LB David Veikune to replace Moss on the 53-man roster. Veikune had been a 2nd-round pick (52nd overall) out of Hawaii by the Cleveland Browns in 2009. Veikune was cut by the Browns on September 7th, 2010.

According to Andrew Mason of, Broncos LB Robert Ayers is expected to practice today. Ayers has missed Denver's last four games with a fractured foot.

Denver traded picks number 21, 86 and 198 of the 2007 Draft in exchange for the ability to select Moss 17th overall. Moss had played a key role in helping the Florida Gators to the BCS National Championship only months earlier but never found sustained success in Denver.

Here is Doc Bear's Broncography on Moss from September.

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