ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mark Sanchez, Denver's biggest offseason acquisition, didn't make the roster, saving the Broncos $3.5 million and a seventh-round draft pick.
General manager John Elway's entire eight-man draft class made the 53-man cutdown, a remarkable achievement for a Super Bowl champion.
Elway acquired Sanchez from the Philadelphia Eagles after Peyton Manning retired in March and Brock Osweiler bolted to Houston in free agency two days later. Sanchez, however, was beaten out by second-year pro Trevor Siemian, a seventh-round pick in 2015 from Northwestern.
The Broncos open the season Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers, whom they beat 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.
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