Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus, the last remaining player from the team’s Super Bowl 50 champion squad, was released by the team Tuesday.

McManus announced the move on social media, which was followed a short time later by the team’s official announcement.

After years of turnover throughout the roster and on the coaching staff since the organization’s third Super Bowl win to close out the 2015 season, 31-year-old McManus — he will turn 32 in late July — was the only player left on the roster who played on that team.

That playoff run might have also been the height of McManus’ time with the Broncos as he went 10-of-10 in field goal attempts over the three postseason games, including 5-of-5 in attempts of 40 or more yards. He was 3-of-3 in field goal attempts in the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Since that title game win, the Broncos have not made the playoffs over the past seven years, and Sean Payton was hired earlier this year as the fourth head coach since Gary Kubiak stepped down after the 2016 season. Linebacker Von Miller, one of McManus’ closest friends and godfather to one of McManus’ children, and McManus were the only players left from the Super Bowl team when Miller was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2021 season.

McManus was 28-of-36 (77.8%) in field goal attempts last season, his first year since 2017 that he made under 80% of his field goal attempts. He was not alone in having some struggles, as the Broncos finished the year as the league’s lowest-scoring offense.

McManus had two years remaining on a four-year extension he signed in 2020 and was scheduled to count $4.98 million against the salary cap. McManus is an NFL Players Association vice president and a member of the organization’s executive board.