Cut 21 combined times, Broncos’ Bausby, Rodgers still ‘believe’

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Updated: October 9, 2019

6:00 AM ET

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — In the days leading up to the Denver Broncos’ first win of the season Sunday, the team talked about perseverance, about “that place where you keep pushing through,” as linebacker Von Miller put it.

All they really had to do was look around the locker room.

Tackle Jake Rodgers and cornerback De’Vante Bausby have been waived a combined 21 times, been on a combined nine practice squads and spent time on a combined nine rosters during their careers. Talk about vocational perseverance.

“I guess you could say I’ve always believed I need to be ready for opportunity to come,” Bausby said Friday. “Some people just have to wait a little longer for opportunity to come. Some people have to wait a lot longer for opportunity to come. But people do this in everything, not just football.”