The Broncos career of safety John Lynch is over. The 16-year veteran was not on the field for the morning practice on Wednesday and when asked by the media, Head Coach Mike Shanahan replied, "John was excused for personal reasons." But Wednesday afternoon, it became clear that Lynch was done as a member of the Denver Broncos and will be released on Thursday.
During the offseason, Lynch met with Shanahan and the two agreed on a one-year deal with no guarantee of making the team.
As training camp got under way it was clear that Lynch was not as big a part of the team's defensive plan as he had hoped.
He spent more time watching the action on the field than participating in it.
Lynch was told he'd compete for a starting safety job when he took a pay cut this offseason, but with the emergence of Marlon McCree, Lynch didn't play a single snap in the nickel or dime packages during the first week of training camp.
When asked about the news late Wednesday afternoon, cornerback Champ Bailey said, "Part of me wants him here and part of me wants John to be happy, but that's up to John."
This is a bummer. I have been a big fan of his, even when he played at Tampa Bay. I have already come to expect that this is not going to be a good year at all for the Broncos. I think that 6 wins will be a stretch. They have had so many changes and a lot of folks are getting old. I hope that the can at least beat the the Chiefs twice. :)