The Broncos released Bortles on Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Bortles was brought in for insurance under center when Drew Lock went down with a shoulder injury, but Bortles ended up receiving two healthy scratches during his time on the roster. Now, with Lock trending toward a return Sunday, the Broncos have unsurprisingly opted to part ways. As a result, the former Jaguar will have to look for a new opportunity.

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