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Broncos release K Brandon McManus, last remaining member of Super Bowl 50 champion team

The Denver Broncos have released veteran kicker Brandon McManus with a designation post June 1, the team announced Tuesday. He was the last remaining member of the team’s Super Bowl 50 victory.

McManus said he had been informed of the move doadding that “there will be many more in the coming days.”

The 31-year-old joined the Broncos in a trade from the New York Giants prior to the 2014 season. In his second season with the team, he made all 10 of his post-season attempts on the road to Denver’s most recent Super Bowl victory. McManus signed a four-year extension in 2020, with two years remaining.

Safety Justin Simmons, drafted in 2016 after the championship win, is now the Broncos’ longest-tenured player.

McManus would make his mark as the team’s second leading scorer behind fellow kicker Jason Elam. He is the vice president of the NFL Players Association and a member of the organization’s executive board. His project, the McManus Foundation, was established after he joined the Broncos. “To empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth through literacy, resources, scholarships and educational programming.”

The Broncos’ general manager offered the longtime kicker words of gratitude in a statement.

“Brandon has been a key player and presence with the Broncos for nearly a decade, making outstanding contributions to our team and community,” he said. “Evolving into one of the NFL’s most productive kickers, Brandon made so many clutch kicks for this franchise over the years as a Super Bowl champion and team captain. He will always hold a special place in Denver Broncos history. We thank Brandon for all that he has done for the Broncos, and we wish him and his family the very best in the future.”

McManus made 28 of his 36 field goal attempts last season with 77.8% accuracy. It was his first season since 2017 in which he recorded less than 80% of his field goal attempts.

by Aaron Wilson kprc 2 houstonThe Denver Broncos are working on former Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher on Wednesday. Maher missed an NFL-record four extra points in the NFC wild-card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The tough post season for Maher came after an otherwise smooth year. He was 50-of-53 on extra-point attempts, hitting 90.6% of his field goals in the regular season.



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