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Broncos CB Smith playing his way off roster

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By Dan Parr

If CB Alphonso Smith was being evaluated on merit alone, he would not make the Broncos' roster, a team observer told PFW. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels traded a 2010 first-round pick to select Smith in the second round of the '09 draft, but Smith has failed to live up to his billing since entering the league and it appears McDaniels will have to choose between keeping Smith or seventh-round pick CB Syd'Quan Thompson when the coach makes a decision on the 53-man roster.

Fifth-round pick CB Perrish Cox has looked like a steal while outplaying Smith in the preseason and Thompson proved he belongs on an NFL roster with a strong performance in Denver's third preseason game. McDaniels would be admitting a huge mistake by cutting Smith, but it's a move some say he ought to make.


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