The Denver Broncos released a player on Tuesday that they drafted just a little over a year ago.

With rosters needing to be cut down to 85 players by Tuesday afternoon, the Broncos released safety Jamar Johnson.

Johnson was selected by the Broncos in the fifth round (No. 164 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The former Indiana standout played in just three games for the Broncos last season. He didn’t accumulate any stats (he played mostly on special teams).

Johnson was a first-team All-Big 10 selection during his final season with the Hoosiers, so there’s certainly some potential there for him to make an impact in the NFL.

Denver, however, has plenty of depth at safety which made Johnson expendable.

I would expect Johnson to quickly find an opportunity with another team that needs some secondary help.

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