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Broncos claim CB Cyrus Jones off waivers

Just days after being cut by the Baltimore Ravens, cornerback Cyrus Jones has found a new home. The Denver Broncos promptly added the defensive back off of waivers, as the team announced.

Jones is full of potential, but can’t ever seem to capitalize on it. He was drafted in the second round by the New England Patriots in 2016, but was cut after muffing punts. The Ravens quickly picked him up, and he found a home in Baltimore for over a season.

Jones was cut after the Ravens faced the Patriots earlier in the season — when he muffed another punt. A cornerback, he has failed to develop into the position, but he’s shown consistent ability as a return man. If he can eliminate the turnovers, he’ll surely find a permanent home.

In a corresponding move, the Broncos cut cornerback Coty Sensabaugh. Sensabaugh was hardly seeing any playing time on defense. The move won’t work any wonders in Denver, but it’s a good pickup at a cheap cost. If Jones can show any ability on defense, the addition will be a huge win. The Broncos are struggling to find an adequate outside cornerback, as Isaac Yiadom has struggled throughout his two-year career.

The Broncos will face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11, which should be Jones’ debut. The Vikings tend to field a good special teams unit; therefore, it will be interesting to see how the dynamic return man fares in his first game as a Bronco.