ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Thin at tight end, the Denver Broncos made a roster move Saturday that cost them their most productive player at the position.
Down to Virgil Green as their only healthy tight end, the Broncos (3-6) promoted former Wisconsin Badger Austin Traylor from their practice squad. To make room, they waived third-year pro A.J. Derby, who missed practice all week with a shoulder injury while Jeff Heuerman (knee) was also out.
Derby, who was acquired from New England in a trade last year, led Denver's tight ends with 19 catches for 224 yards and two TDs this season. Green and Heuerman have 15 receptions for 194 yards and two TDs combined.