Brendan Langley promoted to replace Adam Jones

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones speaks to reporters as he is released from the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati. Jones is apologizing through his attorneys after Cincinnati police released video showing his raucous, often-vulgar reaction to his latest arrest. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have promoted cornerback Brendan Langley from their practice squad.

He replaces veteran cornerback Adam Jones, who was waived Tuesday, 48 hours after playing just five snaps on defense and returning a kickoff 16 yards in Denver’s 23-22 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Langley is a 2017 third-round draft pick who played in 11 games his rookie season, when he averaged 30.5 yards on six kickoff returns.

The Broncos also signed cornerback Linden Stephens to their practice squad.

Stephens is a rookie from the University of Cincinnati who spent two weeks on the Rams’ practice squad this season after competing in training camp with the Saints.