Broncos make cuts ahead of roster deadline; tackle Chris Clark traded

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The Broncos waived quarterback Zac Dysert and traded offensive tackle Chris Clark as part of roster moves on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Photos: Getty Images)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos announced Monday they have waived nine players, released another and put one on injured reserve as they worked to get their roster to 75 players by Tuesday’s 2 p.m. deadline.

The team also announced sixth-year offensive tackle Chris Clark was traded to the Houston Texans for a seventh-round pick in the 2016 draft. Clark must pass a physical before the trade can go through.

The team waived cornerback Tevrin Brandon, guard Andre Davis, tight end/fullback Joe Don Duncan, quarterback Zac Dysert, punter Spencer Lanning, safety Ross Madison, tight end Jake Murphy, running back Jeremy Stewart and outside linebacker Chase Vaughn.

Inside linebacker Reggie Walker was released and third-round pick Jeff Heuerman was placed on injured reserve.

Dysert being waived did not come as a surprise as he struggled in the preseason and rookie Trevor Siemian showed marked improvement in the battle for the No. 3 quarterback spot.

Brandon, Davis and Duncan are rookies, while Madison, Murphy and Vaughn are in their second season.

The Broncos now have 78 players on their roster. They play their final preseason game Thursday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High against the Arizona Cardinals.

The regular season begins Sept. 13 at home against the Baltimore Ravens.