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Broncos release K Brandon McManus, the last remaining member of the Super Bowl 50 championship team

The Denver Broncos have released veteran kicker Brandon McManus with a title after June 1, the team announced Tuesday. He was the last surviving member of the team’s Super Bowl 50 victory.

McManus said he was notified of the move in a Tweetadding that “more would be coming in the coming days”.

The 31-year-old joined the Broncos ahead of the 2014 season in exchange for the New York Giants. In his second season with the team, he made all 10 of his postseason attempts on Denver’s road to their most recent Super Bowl victory. McManus signed a four-year extension in 2020, with two years remaining.

Justin Simmons, a safety drafted in 2016 after the championship win, is now the Broncos’ longest tenured player.

McManus will make a mark as the team’s second leading scorer behind fellow kicker Jason Elam. He is vice president of the NFL Players Association and a member of the organization’s board of directors. His Project McManus foundation was created after he joined the Broncos. “to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth through literacy, resources, scholarships, and educational programs.”

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The Broncos general manager offered the old kicker words of gratitude in a statement.

“Brandon has been a key player and presence with the Broncos for nearly a decade, making outstanding contributions to our team and community,” he said. “Brandon developed into one of the NFL’s most prolific kickers, making so many clutch kicks for this franchise over the years as a Super Bowl champion and team captain. He will always hold a special place in Denver Broncos history. We thank Brandon for all he did for the Broncos, and we wish him and his family all the very best in the future.”

McManus made 28 of his 36 field goal attempts last season with an accuracy of 77.8%. It was his first season since 2017 in which he recorded less than 80% of his field goal attempts.

According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston, the Denver Broncos will train former Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher on Wednesday. Maher missed an NFL-record four extra points in an NFC wild card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The tough postseason for Maher came after an otherwise smooth year. He was 50 of 53 on extra point attempts and scored 90.6% of his regular season field goals.

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