Broncos release Henry after one season

By Neal Coolong  |   Tuesday, June 03, 2008  |  Comments( 25 )

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After just one season, the Broncos released RB Travis Henry on Monday.

Henry signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal last offseason with Denver, and after a rocky 2007 season, he took a pay reduction to stay with the franchise. A lingering hamstring injury forced him out of most team activities this offseason, and the signing of RB Michael Pittman last week proved to be the end for Henry.

Henry led the NFL in rushing after four weeks in 2007, but the combination of injuries and time missed fighting a disputed failed drug test forced him out of four games.

Commentary: Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said Henry "was too inconsistent as a person." That can't be a good thing. Henry was supposed to be the perfect fit for Shanahan's zone-blocking running game; this just goes to show the NFL is not about talent alone.

Fantasy Impact: With the addition of Pittman, not to mention the emergence of Selvin Young and Andre Hall, this move doesn't impact the Broncos' running game. While it's far from determined who's going to get the majority of the carries, the Broncos are likely to have a decent ground game this year.
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Neal Coolong is a freelance sports writer with contributions to Scout.com, AOL and Steelers Live. He lives with his fiance in St. Paul, Minn., and saves every dime (that she knows about) for their wedding next June. He's already made the prediction that the Steelers 2007 draft class will be one...
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