Denver cuts former starting DE

Something had to give as Denver revamped its defensive line -- and it was Kenny Peterson.

The Broncos released Peterson on Wednesday. He started 14 games last season and he had 40 tackles.

However, Denver signed defensive ends Jarvis Green and Justin Bannan in free agency. It also signed nose tackle Jamal Williams. So, there was little room for Peterson. The Broncos other starting end in 2009, Ryan McBean, could stay with the team.

Denver also cut backup guard Mitch Erickson.