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Jon Heath

10 free agent/practice squad safeties Broncos could sign after Kareem Jackson suspension

After losing Kareem Jackson to a suspension for the second time this season, the Denver Broncos are suddenly thin at safety.

P.J. Locke filled in at strong safety during Jackson’s two-game suspension earlier this year, but Locke is now dealing with an ankle injury. Even if Locke is able to play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Broncos will want to add more depth at the position.

Delarrin Turner-Yell has been good on special teams this season, but he’s been a huge liability in the secondary. Denver can’t afford to lean on Turner-Yell if Locke misses any games during Jackson’s suspension, and rookie JL Skinner has been inactive for all but one game this year.

To add more depth at safety, the Broncos should look to the free agent market. In addition to considering street free agents, Denver could also sign a player off another team’s practice squad. Here’s a quick list of 10 safeties the Broncos might consider signing.

LaMarcus Joyner

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Landon Collins

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Karl Joseph

(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Darius Joiner

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Jacobi Francis

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Johnathan Abram (*Saints practice squad)

(Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports)

Deon Bush (*Chiefs practice squad)

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Brandon Joseph (*Lions practice squad)

(David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports)

Ronnie Harrison (*Colts practice squad)

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Devon Key (*Broncos practice squad)

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