Denver Broncos safety Sam Brandon, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, will need another surgery and will be released by the Broncos, his agent said Wednesday.
Agent Michael Hoffman said Brandon had some swelling in his knee at the last minicamp and doctors told him he would need another microfracture surgery.
Brandon would have been the main backup at safety behind John Lynch and Nick Ferguson.
Brandon was suspended two games by the NFL earlier this month for violating its conduct policy, but Hoffman said that didn’t factor into the Broncos’ decision to release him. “It is 100 percent medical,” Hoffman said.