Englewood, Colorado — The Broncos announced Friday that they have acquired a 2024 sixth-round draft pick from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for outside linebacker Randy Gregory and a 2024 seventh-round pick.
After signing with the Broncos before the 2022 season, Gregory appeared in 10 games, including six starts. During his time in Denver, he recorded three sacks, two forced fumbles, 21 tackles, four tackles for loss and nine quarterback hits.
In four games in 2023, Gregory recorded one sack, one pass defended, nine tackles for loss, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.
“We feel like with some of our young players and where we’re going, it’s best for our team right now,” head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday when the Broncos decided to move on from Gregory.
In Denver’s Week 4 win, Nick Bonito and Jonathan Cooper started at outside linebacker and combined for nine tackles, 3.5 sacks, three sacks, and four fours. A defensive hit, a forced fumble and a fumble touchdown.
Outside linebacker Frank Clark participated in full practice Friday but was not game-ready for Sunday’s game, indicating he will be available against the Jets.
Outside linebacker Barron Browning also returned to practice this week but will not play in Week 5.
The Broncos’ active roster currently has 52 players.