As the Denver Broncos prepare for the start of the 2017 Training Camp (officially opens 7/27), they have made some roster clarifications. Shaquil Barrett, Jake Butt and Chad Kelly, will enter Broncos camp on non-football injury list. Kyle Peko will be on PUP.
For the trio of Barrett, Butt and Kelly, it means they can return to practice as soon as they are medically cleared, and it can be viewed that from the Broncos perspective they will be able to participate at some point in the training camp or the pre-season otherwise they would have likely been on the PUP list like Kyle Peko. If any of the three are not cleared to return by the time the team breaks camp, they will either be placed on Injured Reserve or the Reserve/NFI list, if it is the Reserve/NFI list, then their season is done. If it’s the IR, then the team might designate them to return, since that can happen with two players over the course of the season.
Peko can also return to practice during training camp, once he is cleared medically, however if he enters the season on the PUP list, then he goes by a different set of rules which are explained here. The four players still count toward the 90-man active roster. They do not practice, but can participate in team meetings and use team facilities.
The biggest surprise is that center Matt Paradis is not on the PUP list and ready to work, so that is much better news than many anticipated.
In a roster move, they waived linebacker, Josh Banderas, an undrafted free agent signing out of Nebraska.