Denver Broncos Waive 1st Round Pick OLB Jarvis Moss: Another One Bites the Dust

Michael Keller@@MichaelK_NFLAnalyst IIINovember 17, 2010

DENVER - AUGUST 29:  Linebacker Jarvis Moss #94 of the Denver Broncos and cornerback Joe Burnett #27 of the Pittsburgh Steelers mix it up during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos announced today that they waived former first round draft choice LB Jarvis Moss out of the University of Florida. The 17th pick in the 2007 draft, Moss was a teammate of QB Tim Tebow while both were at Gator U.

His total contribution during his Broncos' tenure was 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks over a 3 1/2 year career. Not sterling numbers for a player projected to be a great pass rusher.

Moss was challenged positionally, with his 6'7" height, but only weighing 250 pounds. He was not big enough to be a DE, but didn't show the ability to play off a stance as an OLB.

Moss never really made a positive impression with the coaching staff. His block in the back cost Eddie Royal a TD on a punt return in the SF game this year, that would have potentially tied the game.

He was released on the same day LB Robert Ayers returned to practice from a foot injury.

In addition to Moss not making the grade physically, he also briefly said he lost interest in football, but did come back last year. That may have had a lot to do with his lack of production. A player in the NFL that doesn't want to be there, is a liability to himself and his team.

We wish him luck in whatever the future holds for Jarvis.