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Broncos release Kevin Hogan

Might there be an interest in a 49ers backup quarterback?

Meanwhile in the rest of the NFL, teams are cutting down to their own 53-man roster. The Bills released LeSean McCoy proving that Frank Gore just doesn’t get cut and the Denver Broncos have released backup quarterback Kevin Hogan.

I bring the Broncos up due to them having Rich Scangarello as offensive coordinator. If you remember, he was Kyle Shanahan’s quarterbacks coach for the 2017 and 2018 seasons before leaving to take the Denver job under Vic Fangio.

The Broncos quarterback situation has Joe Flacco and not much else. Rookie Drew Lock is out due to injury and is likely headed to IR. This means the Broncos will be in the market for backup along with the Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions and others.

The 49ers have C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens and seem set on keeping three quarterbacks for 2019. John Lynch said in his conference call Saturday there have been discussions but no one could meet the 49ers asking price for either .

Either of those options would be good for Scangarello who has worked with both. The backup market is warming up with the New York Giants releasing Kyle Lauletta and the New England Patriots releasing Brian Hoyer. There are reports the Broncos are interested in Hoyer at the moment, but just remember: Hoyer was benched for Beathard.