Broncos trim roster, cut draft choice

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

The Denver Broncos cut four players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated maximum of 75 players.

There was a mild surprise. The team cut center Blake Schlueter, a seventh-round pick. The Texas Christian product wasn’t, by any means, considered a lock to make the team, but you would think a draft choice would make it past the round of 75 and, at least, compete for a spot on the practice squad.

The other name of note was veteran tight end Jeb Putzier. He finished last season with the Broncos and was re-signed by the new regime this offseason. The other players cut were punter Britton Colquitt and receiver C.J. Jones.