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Broncos drop Christian Ponder to free up some roster room

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Christian Ponder #9 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to the game against against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 3, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Christian Ponder #9 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to the game against against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 3, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos made Christian Ponder's stay a very, very brief one.

He lasted only two weeks before the team announced his release. It leaves the current quarterback depth chart as a true two-deep: Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian.

The ex-Vikings and Raiders backup was a luxury the team couldn't afford. Peyton Manning is on the mend and will command an active spot soon.

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Plus, the team can pursue some safety relief with its new roster freedom. T.J. Ward, David Bruton and Omar Bolden are all dealing with injuries.

(h/t Denver Broncos)

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