NFL: Broncos release Blake Bortles

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The Denver Broncos have released veteran quarterback Blake Bortles, the National Football League team announced on Saturday.

Bortles has been released to allow for the addition of defensive lineman Sylvester Williams to the roster. The latter was previously part of the training team.

The Broncos were Bortles’ second team in as many seasons. Last year he was a member of the Los Angeles Rams organization.

Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, Bortles was the club’s quarterback until 2018. He has gained 17,646 career yards with 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions.

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