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Marshall back, so Jackson loses spot on roster

Mike Klis, Lindsay Jones
The Denver Post

Even for a pass-happy offense, seven wide receivers were a bit much for a 53-man roster.

It’s now six receivers after the Broncos waived Chad Jackson on Monday. The last player cut, Jackson essentially was bumped by the reinstatement of wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the suspended list.

With rookie Kenny McKinley among the six wide receivers, the Broncos’ decision to cut Jackson could signal their confidence that Marshall, or Jabar Gaffney, or both, will contribute Sunday in their season opener against Bengals in Cincinnati.

Marshall had 206 catches the previous two seasons but he missed the entire offseason program because of a hip injury and a holdout related to contract and trade demands, and all preseason games because of on-field misconduct and off-field court issues.

Gaffney missed the final two preseason games because of a fractured left thumb, though his return was anticipated this week.

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