Broncos release 3rd-string QB Tom Brandstater |

Broncos release 3rd-string QB Tom Brandstater

AP Sports Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos have released third-string quarterback Tom Brandstater, moving rookie Tim Tebow up on the depth chart.

Tebow now trails only incumbent Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, who was acquired in a trade with Cleveland in the offseason.

Brandstater was a sixth-round pick in 2009. He served as the third quarterback all last season and didn’t get into a regular season game.

The 25-year-old Brandstater may have been deemed expendable after the Broncos selected Tebow with the 25th overall pick in April’s draft.

The Broncos held passing camp Friday with Quinn and Tebow the only quarterbacks on the field. Veteran players like Orton were given the option to skip the workout.

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