ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A.J. Bouye’s days in Denver are officially over. The Broncos released Bouye on Wednesday after he appeared in just seven games for the team in 2020.
Injuries and a suspension limited Bouye during his only season in Denver. He suffered a shoulder injury in the season opener against the Titans that landed him on injured reserve until Week 7. He then suffered a concussion against the Chargers in Week 8 that kept him out the following week.READ MORE: Cars Spun Out & Abandoned As Winter Storm Grips Denver Metro Area
Finally, with two games remaining in the season, Bouye was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.READ MORE: Businesses Near Convention Center Eager For Events: 'It's Our Livelihood'
The Broncos had hoped Bouye would return to his 2017 All-Pro level but he recorded just six passes defensed and 23 tackles on the season without a single interception. The Broncos obtained Bouye in March of last year in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars that cost the Broncos a 4th round draft pick.MORE NEWS: Union Organizing JBS Mass Vaccination Event: 'It's About Time They Are Prioritized'
Wednesday’s move saves the Broncos about $11.7 million in salary cap space.