Broncos cut WR Kendall Hinton

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The Denver Broncos have waived wide receiver Kendall Hinton, according to a report from KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis.

Hinton (6-0, 195 pounds) became a fan favorite after he was called up from the practice squad as an emergency quarterback in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints during the 2020 season.

Due to COVID-19 policies, all four of Denver’s quarterbacks at the time were ruled ineligible to play against the Saints, so the Broncos turned to Hinton. The game did not go well as Hinton was beat up and threw more interceptions than completions, but fans appreciated the receiver’s willingness to take on an impossible situation.

Hinton’s wristband from the game ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, adding to his legendary status among fans in Denver.

As a receiver, Hinton hauled in 15 receptions for 175 yards and one touchdown last season. The Broncos have a crowded wide receiver depth chart so there wasn’t room for Hinton on the 53-man roster this year, but he will be a top candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

We are tracking all of the team’s roster moves on this page.

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire