Broncos cut veterans Kerr, Watson, free up $3.5 million in cap space

Zach Kerr and Dekoda Watson. (Photos: Getty Images)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos cut a pair of veterans on Monday, releasing sixth-year defensive lineman Zach Kerr and 10th-year outside linebacker Dekoda Watson and freeing up about $3.5 million in salary cap space.

Kerr played the past two seasons in Denver after a three-year stint in Indianapolis. He played in all 16 games last season and collected 33 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks and broke up a pass.

The Broncos acquired Watson during a draft weekend trade from the San Francisco 49ers. He had played in Denver in 2016 and also has played for the Buccaneers, Jaguars, Cowboys and Patriots.

Kerr was due a $1.5 million salary this season with a cap hit of just more than $2 million. Watson’s salary and cap hit were both $1.55 million.

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