Traylor was let go by the Broncos on Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports. Traylor found himself stuck behind the likes of Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt on the depth chart as cut down day loomed. With Denver's decision to draft Troy Fumagalli, the writing on the wall became ever-apparent for Traylor.
Traylor (shoulder) failed to record a catch in Denver's loss to Chicago on Saturday. Traylor returned to the field after dealing with a shoulder injury for about a week. He brings a nice mix of experience and youth in his bid for a roster spot, but the team's final two preseason affairs could prove particularly important for the Wisconsin product's chances of making the team.
Traylor (shoulder) did not participate in Monday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports. Traylor, who sustained a shoulder sprain during Saturday's preseason loss to the Vikings, was kept to the sideline Monday as he observed practice. The injury doesn't sound too severe, but he joins Jeff Heuerman (knee) and rookie Troy Fumagalli (sports hernia) as other Broncos tight ends dealing with health-related issues.
Traylor sustained a shoulder injury during Saturday's preseason opener against the Vikings, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports. It isn't clear when or how Traylor suffered the injury, nor is it certain how severe his situation is. Regardless, his potential absence from practice this week is yet another hit to a tight end corps already without Jeff Heuerman (knee) and Troy Fumagalli (sports hernia) for the time being, which allows Jake Butt to operate as the unquestioned No. 1 tight end until further notice.
The extent of Traylor's usage has been a surprise to start camp, Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan reports. This is a Broncos tight-end room with few established options. Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli have yet to play an NFL snap, while Jeff Heuerman, a 2015 third-round pick, has yet to live up to his draft position in three seasons. Traylor, undrafted out of Wisconsin, actually played more offensive snaps (179 to 139) than Heuerman during the final five weeks of the 2017 season. Don't be surprised if Traylor finds a way to make the team.
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