Coach Gary Kubiak had hinted for a while now that this would come. It's a plan, he said, that has been in the works all along, even though it still isn't reflected on the Broncos' most recent depth chart.
Emmanuel Sanders will be used on punt returns, he reiterated Saturday, after the team trimmed its roster to the mandated 53 players.
"We obviously think he can," Kubiak said. "I think Omar (Bolden) has done a good job. He's missed some time with some nicks and stuff, but that's been part of the plan all along. Emmanuel has been working with (special teams coach) Joe (DeCamillis). Even with the time missed, he's still been able to go out there and continue to catch. Any way we can get him touches, and this will definitely help."