The Denver Broncos waived nose tackle Kyle Peko for the third time this season, according to Mike Klis of News 9.
Broncos have released DL Kyle Peko. Now roster at 53. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 21, 2017
The Broncos first waived Peko on Sept. 6 and brought him back the next day. Peko was waived again on Sept. 9, but the Broncos brought him back on Sept. 11.
He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent most of last season on the practice squad. When the Broncos signed Peko on Sept. 11, he was placed on the practice squad before being promoted to the 53-man roster on Sept. 16.
He is the cousin of Broncos starting nose tackle Domata Peko, signed as a free agent during the offseason.
Injuries have forced the Broncos to make several moves heading into their Week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. Denver will be without linebacker Corey Nelson, wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie and Cody Latimer, and offensive linemen Billy Turner, Donald Stephenson and Menelik Watson.
The Broncos had to promote four players from their practice squad to fill out the roster: offensive linemen Dillon Day and Elijah Wilkinson, linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams and wide receiver Hunter Sharp.