Hanie is the latest of the Broncos to be released (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Just after (now confirmed) rumors began to spread that the Denver Broncos released linebacker D.J. Williams, comes an official announcement from the team with an addition. Backup quarterback Caleb Hanie has also been released.
Hanie sat inactive for most of the season, which allowed the Broncos to keep $1-million of his contract due to a clause that stated that the quarterback needed to be active for a portion of the season to activate the escalator:
The #Broncos have released LB DJ Williams and QB Caleb Hanie: dbron.co/1nt.
— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) March 11, 2013
Cutting the former Colorado State Ram opens up $1.25-million in cap space for 2013.