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Quarterback Russell Wilson released by the Denver Broncos

It brings an end to a hugely disappointing two-year stint with the franchise.

Pa Sport Staff
Monday 04 March 2024 22:17 GMT
Denver Broncos have released quarterback Russell Wilson (Simon Marper/PA)
Denver Broncos have released quarterback Russell Wilson (Simon Marper/PA) (PA Archive)

Denver Broncos have announced their decision to release quarterback Russell Wilson, bringing an end to a hugely disappointing two-year stint.

Wilson was acquired in a high-profile trade from Seattle Seahawks but the Broncos won just 11 of the 30 games he started, and he was benched for the last two games of the 2023 campaign.

Wilson will be released after the new league season begins on March 13.

The Broncos said in a statement: “We spoke with Russell Wilson today to inform him of his release after the start of the league year.

“On behalf of the Broncos, we thank Russell for his contributions and dedication to our team and community while wishing him the best as he continues his career.

“As we move forward, we are focused on building the strongest team possible for the 2024 season and beyond.

“We are excited to improve this off-season and will have the flexibility to get better through the draft and free agency.”

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