The Denver Broncos have released Moss, who never lived up to high expectations under coaches Mike Shanahan or Josh McDaniels.|||||||
Moss had just 40 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 33 games over 3 1/2 seasons in Denver after Shanahan used the 17th-overall pick of the 2007 draft to select him out of Miami. Moss was released on the same day pass rusher Robert Ayers returned to practice for the first time since fracturing a foot against Baltimore on Oct. 10.
The injury-ravaged Denver Broncos suffered yet another blow Friday when Jarvis Moss broke a bone in his right hand during the team's morning workout. Moss will need surgery to fix the break and will likely miss two weeks of practice.|||||||
Moss had been running with the first-team base defense for the second day in place of Elvis Dumervil, whose season is in jeopardy after tearing a chest muscle Wednesday night.
If Moss is on his way out of Denver, he'll at least be leaving with a bang. The Broncos' 2007 first-round pick is in danger of being released Saturday in the mandatory cutdown to 53 players.|||||||
On Thursday night, in his team's preseason-ending 19-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, Moss flashed many of the skills Denver had hoped it would consistently get from the ex-University of Florida star when it moved up in the draft to pick him with the 17th overall selection 2 1/2 years ago. Moss registered a sack for an 11-yard loss, forcing a fumble that Arizona recovered. He had a tackle for loss in the third quarter for one of his three solo tackles.
Moss returned to camp after a three-day furlough to mull retirement.|||||||
Moss, who missed five practices while deciding whether he still wanted to play pro football, didn't speak with reporters after Tuesday's workout. Moss, who has just 3 1/2 sacks in his career, is deep down on the depth chart at outside linebacker in the Broncos' new 3-4 scheme, and he slid even further upon his return because of the arrival of first-round draft pick Robert Ayers.
Moss returned to Denver Broncos' camp on Tuesday after a three-day furlough to mull retirement.|||||||
If he had stayed away, Moss might have been asked to return $3.6 million of his signing bonus to the Broncos. Now, if he gets cut later this month, he won't owe them anything. Moss, who has just 3 1/2 sacks in his career after being selected with the 17th overall draft pick out of Florida in 2007, is deep down on the depth chart at outside linebacker in the Broncos' new 3-4 scheme. He slid even further Tuesday with the arrival of first-round draft pick Robert Ayers.