Connor Barth released by Denver Broncos after Evan Mathis signing

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The Denver Broncos have an interesting season ahead of them as they head in to the 2015 Campaign.

The Broncos have Gary Kubiak in as their new head coach, which should signal a bigger emphasis being placed on the running game, while we wait to see if Peyton Manning's throwing arm has enough zip left in it to lead Denver to a deep playoff run.

The Broncos signed offensive lineman Evan Mathis last night to provide the quarterback with some added protection, but had to let someone go to make way for the former Eagles star.


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That unlucky fall guy - no, not the Cris Carter type of fall guy - is kicker Connor Barth, who has been released, as the Broncos announced earlier today.

It seemed like a special teams guy was always going to be the one to miss out when Mathis joined Mile High, with the Broncos having two kickers on their roster in Brandon McManus and Barth.

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It seems that McManus impressed the coaches the most in training camp and won the kicking job out right.

McManus kicked in Denver for most of last season, coming over in a trade via the New York Giants. At the time, he was a placeholder for then-suspended kicker Matt Prater.  Barth was signed toward the end of the 2014 season after McManus struggled, converting only 69.2 percent of his field goals.

It seems that McManus has now improved enough to take the job on full time.

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