The Denver Broncos released quarterback Caleb Hanie on Saturday in order to sign defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the 53-man roster, according to the team.
Siliga was signed to the team's practice squad the day after the Broncos cut the roster to 53 players. He recorded six tackles and a sack in the preseason.
The release of Hanie means rookie Brock Osweiler will move into the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Peyton Manning for Sunday night's regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hanie signed a two-year deal worth $2.9 million in April, with no guaranteed money. If Hanie was on the 53-man roster in Week 1, he would have costed the Broncos $1.25 million in guaranteed money and bonus.
Hanie may re-sign with the Broncos on Tuesday, but his salary for the remainder of the season will not be guaranteed.