The Denver Broncos waived or released 19 players, including veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, placed two on the reserve/suspended list and another on injured reserve to reach the regular- season roster limit of 53 players.

Florence had signed a two-year contract with the Broncos in May. In 16 games for the Buffalo Bills last season, Florence had 50 tackles and three interceptions.

The 31-year-old Florence has 441 tackles and 17 interceptions in 135 career games with the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Bills.

Denver placed defensive end Jeremy Beal on IR and put linebacker D.J. Williams and tight end Virgil Green on the reserve/suspended list.

The team waived defensive end Jamie Blatnick, safeties Rafael Bush and Duke Ihenacho, cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson, linebackers Jerry Franklin and Mike Mohamed, defensive tackle Ben Garland, guards Adam Grant, Tony Hills and Wayne Tribue, tackle Ryan Harris, wide receivers Jason Hill, Greg Orton and Gerell Robinson, tight end Cornelius Ingram, running back Jeremiah Johnson, nose tackle Sealver Siliga and quarterback Adam Weber.