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Michael Bandy has had a bumpy ride with the Broncos, cut and re-signed 11 times

The Denver Broncos have had a busy 2023 season full of transactions, and perhaps no player has had a bumpier ride than wide receiver Michael Bandy.

The 26-year-old receiver has been cut and re-signed 11 times by the Broncos since July as he has bounced on and off the practice squad. Bandy has been the very definition of a bottom-of-the-roster player as Denver has released him every time a spot has been needed on the practice squad.

The Broncos kept bringing him back every time a practice squad spot opened up, though, and Bandy’s bumpy ride in 2023 did have a happy ending.

After placing running back Dwayne Washington (illness) on the reserve/non-football illness list last week, Denver promoted Bandy to the 53-man roster, a deserved reward for the work he’s put in at practice this season.

With Marvin Mims (hamstring) sidelined last week, Bandy got an opportunity as a returner, although touchbacks and a fair catch prevented him from making any returns.

Here’s a quick look back at Bandy’s 2023 season. (We unfortunately do not have the rights to many photos of him in a Broncos uniform.)

July 28: Signed to 90-man roster

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 29: Released during 53-man roster cuts

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 30: Signed to practice squad

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sept. 1: Released from practice squad

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sept. 13: Re-signed to practice squad

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oct. 3: Released from practice squad

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Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Oct. 4: Re-signed to practice squad

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Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Oct. 10: Released from practice squad

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Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Oct. 18: Re-signed to practice squad

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Oct. 21: Released from practice squad

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Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Oct. 24: Re-signed to practice squad

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Dec. 30: Promoted to 53-man roster

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(Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports)

If Mims is not able to play on Sunday, Bandy will have an opportunity to record his first stats of the 2023 season as a returner. We’ll be rooting for him.

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire