Running back Anthony Alridge was among five players the Denver Broncos released on Wednesday.
Alridge spent his rookie season last year on injured reserve after hurting his left foot in the preseason. The Broncos also released running backs Alex Haynes and P.J. Pope, tight end Chad Mustard and wide receiver Cliff Russell.
Mustard returned to the Broncos in November following an injury to tight end Nate Jackson. It was his 11th pro contract and his sixth stint with the Broncos.