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Old 06-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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Looks like RB will be a position of need (more so) for next offseason
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While I understand that he eventually may not have made the team.....I just don't understand the TIMING of this cut.....
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I don;t think I really like this move...wjhile I not a big fan of Henry, who is going to carry the load when Mike said Selvin isnt an every down back? hmm
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #7
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While I understand that he eventually may not have made the team.....I just don't understand the TIMING of this cut.....
After June 1 you get to spread the cap hit over two seasons, so the timing makes perfect sense.

Shanny and Turner must have liked what they saw from the other backs in camp.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos released running back Travis Henry, the team announced on Monday.

"Although Travis has the ability to be one of the top running backs in the NFL, we have to make decisions that are in the best interests of our organization and its goal of winning a Super Bowl," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "We did not feel his commitment to the Broncos was enough to warrant a spot on this football team."

Henry was signed by the Broncos as a free agent on March 5, 2007, and rushed for 691 yards on 167 carries (4.1 avg.) with four touchdowns in 12 games (seven starts) during his only season with the club. Before joining the Broncos, the eighth-year player spent two seasons (2005-06) with Tennessee after beginning his career with Buffalo (2001-04).
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #9
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Broncos for last few years have had no sanity to the timing of the cuts and have made some wierd moves. They really seem to not have a good plan in Denver right now when it comes to what they want to do. Seems like the plan changes at any time and they go in a different direction.

Here's to making it through a really long year where we probably don't win more then 6-7 games.
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I don;t think I really like this move...wjhile I not a big fan of Henry, who is going to carry the load when Mike said Selvin isnt an every down back? hmm
They are going to go committee. Between Young, Pittman, Hall, Torain and Sapp, I have trouble believing we can't find two guys there that we can use regularly.
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After June 1 you get to spread the cap hit over two seasons, so the timing makes perfect sense.

Shanny and Turner must have liked what they saw from the other backs in camp.
I understand that. But couldn't they have cut him weeks ago, and still DESIGNATED him as a post-June 1 cut anyway?

I just figured they'd keep him around to compete....
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Who's going to carry the load? Henry spent just as much time on the sideline as Young or anyone else. From what im hearing he wasnt dedicating himself enough to the team and was cut as a result of it. Im not shocked at all by this. Broncos are getting fed up with these types of players and are giving them the axe. Bout time.
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After June 1 you get to spread the cap hit over two seasons, so the timing makes perfect sense.

Shanny and Turner must have liked what they saw from the other backs in camp.
dude they haven't even started hitting full speed yet in camp what could have they seen. This is the weakest Broncos have been at RB in many years.
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Broncos for last few years have had no sanity to the timing of the cuts and have made some wierd moves. They really seem to not have a good plan in Denver right now when it comes to what they want to do. Seems like the plan changes at any time and they go in a different direction.

Here's to making it through a really long year where we probably don't win more then 6-7 games.
Again, the timing makes perfect sense as you get to spread out the cap hit over two seasons if you wait until June 1 to make the cut.
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So who stays?

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Mike Bell
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Peyton Hillis
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Who's going to carry the load? Henry spent just as much time on the sideline as Young or anyone else. From what im hearing he wasnt dedicating himself enough to the team and was cut as a result of it. Im not shocked at all by this. Broncos are getting fed up with these types of players and are giving them the axe. Bout time.
it's hard to figure what the Broncos thinking is. They say it's about character then sign a guy like Pittman?
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dude they haven't even started hitting full speed yet in camp what could have they seen. This is the weakest Broncos have been at RB in many years.
People have said that in years past. Someone productive always emerges. Just because you don't know any of the names (yet) means very little.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:20 AM   #18
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They are going to go committee. Between Young, Pittman, Hall, Torain and Sapp, I have trouble believing we can't find two guys there that we can use regularly.
I agree with you on their thoguhts. I am surprised thought that the cut comes now instead of during or after TC. He must have been really slicking in the offseason workouts to warrant a cut and the nature of Shanny's comments. "We did not feel his commitment to the Broncos was enough to warrant a spot on this football team."

While disappointed that Henry got cut, I like Mike's intensity and his "No BS" attitude. Hopefully, this approach will pay big dividends in the coming years.

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So who stays?

Selvin Young
Michael Pittman
Andre Hall
Mike Bell
Ryan Torain
Cecil Sapp
Peyton Hillis
what a crappy group.

Selvin Young- too small
Michael Pittman-too old
Andre Hall-too small
Mike Bell- too slow
Ryan Torain- who knows
Cecil Sapp- is avg
Peyton Hillis[/QUOTE]- is a fb and doesn't help at rb
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it's hard to figure what the Broncos thinking is. They say it's about character then sign a guy like Pittman?

What has Pittman done?
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I understand that. But couldn't they have cut him weeks ago, and still DESIGNATED him as a post-June 1 cut anyway?
I believe the new CBA allows for this.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:21 AM   #22
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it's hard to figure what the Broncos thinking is. They say it's about character then sign a guy like Pittman?
other than the one count of roid rage what else has pittman done
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:22 AM   #23
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People have said that in years past. Someone productive always emerges. Just because you don't know any of the names (yet) means very little.
we have said that for last few years now but really the running games has not been up to Broncos standards for a few years now. I guess history is something Bronco fans are starting to cling to because the present isn't looking so good. I for one don't see much from this group of RBS unless the rookie is really good and that's a big if.
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