It wasn’t the flashiest move, but the Broncos have finally fiddled with their roster, waiving second year punter Brett Kern and signing veteran Mitch Berger.
Kern has been on the hot seat for a while with the Broncos, and there were rumors he would not beat out Britton Colquitt for the punter job earlier this offseason. Head coach Josh McDaniels and the Broncos have seen enough from Kern, and they decided to go with the veteran Berger who will wear number 17 with the Broncos.
Berger was most recently seen in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform, where he filled in very nicely last season to help the team to a Super Bowl victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He has also played with Arizona, New Orleans, St. Louis, Minnesota, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
Berger has connections to this state, graduating from Colorado (Boulder) in 1994. He is a two-time Pro Bowl performer and will serve the Broncos as the punter and holder on field goals.