The Broncos signed defensive lineman Sione Fua on Thursday and waived punter Karl Schmitz, per the Denver Post. Fua, who played for the Broncos in 2013, spent last season with the Browns, where he played in 11 games, registering 12 total tackles.
The Browns announced they put defensive end Armonty Bryant (knee) on injured reserve and signed defensive lineman Sione Fua. Fua was among the Broncos' final preseason cuts.
The Broncos released the following players on Saturday: DT Kevin Vickerson, TE Jameson Konz, TE Cameron Morrah, CB Jerome Murphy, DL Brian Sanford, LB Shaquil Barrett, RB Kapri Bibbs, S John Boyett, QB Zac Dysert, LB L.J. Fort, WR Bennie Fowler, DT Sione Fua, S Duke Ihenacho, OL Ryan Miller, OL Vinston Painter, OL Matt Paradis, TE Gerell Robinson, CB Jordan Sullen and CB Lou Young.
The Broncos listed defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf), cornerback Quentin Jammer, tight end Joel Dreessen, running back Ronnie Hillman, guard Chris Kuper, offensive tackle Vinston Painter and quarterback Zac Dysert as inactive for the Super Bowl. With Hillman inactive, rookie C.J. Anderson will serve as the No. 3 running back. Cornerback Marquice Cole replaces Jammer on the active roster.
An illness prevented Broncos placekicker Matt Prater from his third consecutive practice on Saturday. Prater was in the building, but was sent home, according to ESPN. The only other non-participant was defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf).