The Denver Broncos recently completed their annual Summer Scrimmage at Sports Authority Field in front on a crowd of over 38,000 fans.
For those same excited Broncos fans, only a portion of the team they saw on Saturday will take the field once the regular season starts in September.
All NFL teams will be required to trim their roster from 90 players down to 75 by Aug. 26. Players like Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware are obviously safe, but as the Seattle Seahawks proved last season, it takes a complete team to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
The coaching staff will be focused on exactly what is the best combination of 53 players to put on the field this year. Knowing that, any players who are low on the depth chart must step up now to avoid being cut.
But roster cuts are part of the business that is the NFL, and the Broncos will be letting many very good players go. Here is a look at the players who could be part of the first wave of cuts later this month.