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Broncos release Marvin Austin from their injured reserve

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Marvin Austin Jr. (76) against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Marvin Austin Jr. (76) against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Austin never quite lived up to his second-round pick status and fizzled out in Denver. Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos bid farewell to a big-bodied defensive tackle on Tuesday.

The team announced it parted ways with Marvin Austin just two months after he landed on injured reserve.

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The Broncos added the former second-round pick out of North Carolina in 2014. He finished with 12 tackles in 15 games after a back injury the year prior nearly ended his career.

But he was expendable due to the emergence of rookie defensive tackle Darius Kilgo. So the Broncos placed Austin on I.R. to make room for other players.

They decided his reserve spot might best be used elsewhere, though.

h/t Denver Post