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Week 17 Outlook
The Denver Broncos have released veteran corner A.J. Bouye, saving $13.2 million in cap space.
The Broncos traded a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars last season for Bouye. The 30-year-old appeared in just seven games for Denver last year.
Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye has been suspended six games for testing positive for PEDs.
Bouye got popped for using the same banned substance (from the same source) as Will Fuller and Bradley Roby and will receive a matching six-game suspension. Bouye will miss the first two games of the 2021 season, whether or not those missed games are for Denver will be decided this offseason. The Broncos can move on from Bouye with no dead cap following the season.
Broncos' CB A.J. Bouye is facing a suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
"Bouye reportedly is in a similar situation as Bradley Roby and Will Fuller, who both received two game suspensions," per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The length of Bouye's suspension is unknown at this time, but he could miss up to six games. It's another hit to the Broncos' secondary, who recently placed Bryce Callahan (foot) on injured reserve. Look for Michael Ojemudia to start at LCB while Bouye is out.
Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye returned to practice on Wednesday.
Bouye missed Week 9 due to a concussion but appears to be on track to return for Week 10. Acquired in the offseason to help offset the loss of top corner Chris Harris Jr., Bouye has played in just three games this season. He should help fortify what has been a suspect secondary for much of the season.
Cornerback A.J. Bouye suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Titans on Monday night. Bouye will be placed on IR, meaning he can return after his recovery in three weeks.
Bouye was traded to Denver from Jacksonville for a fourth-round draft pick during this offseason. Heading into his eighth season in the NFL, Bouye was going to be used to fill the void left by the departure of Chris Harris Jr. to the L.A. Chargers this offseason. Now the Broncos will have to rely on a pair of rookie cornerbacks to limit Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers' passing attack in Week 2.