After both Brian Dawkins and Darcel McBath went down with injuries last week, the Broncos secondary was in need of some more depth, and had it on the practice squad. Twenty-four years old McCarthy was scouted out of Notre Dame as a great run-supporting safety that lacked big play ability and size and went undrafted. The Broncos brought the undrafted free agent to Training Camp, and he now will get his first opportunity in the NFL, as it is speculated he could see some time on defense as well as special teams against the Jets.
To make room for the two players, the team cut running back Andre Brown in a transaction intended to be a short-term roster move, according to The National Football Post. The club also released offensive lineman D'Anthony Batiste.
The full injury report for Sunday's can been seen below, courtesy of the Broncos:
OUT: LB Robert Ayers - Foot; S Brian Dawkins - Knee; CB Andre' Goodman - Quadricep; S Darcel McBath - Ankle; LB Wesley Woodyard - Hamstring
QUESTIONABLE: FB Spencer Larsen - Ankle; RB Knowshon Moreno - Hamstring; WR Demaryius Thomas - Concussion PROBABLE: LB Mario Haggan - Neck