Broncos waive DaeSean Hamilton following ACL tear from offsite injury: reports

Hamilton was waived just a week after news of his significant injury surfaced, according to the NFL Network. ProFootballTalk reported that the designation means the Broncos will not have to pay Hamilton’s $ 2.183 million salary.  

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The NFL Network reported that Denver was set to trade Hamilton to the San Francisco 49ers but the deal fell through once he was injured. 

Hamilton’s release comes just after offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James was cut on Friday after tearing his Achilles tendon earlier this month while working out away from the team’s facility.

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The NFL memo issued shortly after reports about James’ $ 10 million-plus salary being voided because of the nature of the injury was ill-received by players throughout the league. 

“Injuries sustained while a player is working out ‘on his own’ in a location other than an NFL facility are considered ‘Non-Football Injuries’ and are outside the scope of a typical skill, injury and cap guarantee,” the memo read. “Such injuries are also not covered by the protections found in paragraph 9 of the NFL Player Contract, meaning that clubs have no contractual obligation to provide salary continuation during the year the injury was sustained.”

Hamilton, 26, was drafted by the Broncos in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He has totaled 81 receptions for 833 yards and five touchdowns in 46 games.

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