• Breaking: Broncos Released TE Daniel Graham

    In their first wave of cuts, the Denver Broncos have decided to part ways with tight end Daniel Graham.

    "They just called me a few hours ago. I went up there and (Broncos GM Brian Xanders) told me I'm making too much next year," Graham said in breaking the news via our phone conversation.

    Graham, a Denver native and University of Colorado graduate, says he took the news in stride after leaving Dove Valley.

    “When Xanders told me I really didn’t say much. I know this is a business. I know how it goes,” added Graham.

    Last season Graham logged 18 receptions for 148 yards-the lowest such sum of his career. In nine NFL seasons, he has amassed 2,465 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.

    Regardless of the stats, Graham says he has a lot of football left in his legs.

    “I know I have at least three or four years left in me, and then I am done.”

    Graham also said that the Broncos never asked him to take a pay cut Wednesday, and that at the time Xanders' tone sounded definitive too him.

    After the news broke Broncos’ brass released a quick statement expressing their gratitude for having Graham as
    a part of their organization.

    “We're thankful for everything Daniel Graham did for the Broncos and the Denver community,” said Broncos executive vice president John Elway via Twitter Wednesday. “Tough to let him go. We wish him the best.”

    Graham was a first round draft pick for the Patriots in 2002. He spent five seasons in New England and four in Denver.

    Comments 10 Comments
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Hmmm. Will Buffalo bite? The current regime doesn't remember Graham manhandling Whitner when he was in NE, so maybe not.
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottDCP View Post
      Hmmm. Will Buffalo bite? The current regime doesn't remember Graham manhandling Whitner when he was in NE, so maybe not.
      That's a good memory. Graham will get picked up some time. Still can block and play.
    1. msclemons's Avatar
      The Seahawks are one of many teams that could use a tough, physical tight end. Graham's pass catching days might be behind him but he's still solid at setting the edge for the running game.

      I'm a bit surprised that Graham didn't post better numbers with Hoodie Jr. in at head coach. He (crap, I can't remember Hoodie Jr's name) used Graham well in New England.
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by msclemons View Post
      The Seahawks are one of many teams that could use a tough, physical tight end. Graham's pass catching days might be behind him but he's still solid at setting the edge for the running game.

      I'm a bit surprised that Graham didn't post better numbers with Hoodie Jr. in at head coach. He (crap, I can't remember Hoodie Jr's name) used Graham well in New England.
      Honestly, I believe he can catch. He's not targeted that much. Reps decline equals sharpness decline.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Can he still run?
    1. ReaderM's Avatar
      I honestly seeing Graham going to team like the Texans.even though they just resigned Owen Daniels to that extension, he is coming off of some serious lows last year in recovering from his knee surgeries and honestly how much do they trust in Joel Dreessen as the back-up.. Graham would be a perfect fit for them as a #2 WR
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottDCP View Post
      Can he still run?
      Probably could use some tips from my "Tarheel Speed Dynamics" class. LOL. It's world class. Funny no one has signed up yet. :0)
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by ReaderM View Post
      I honestly seeing Graham going to team like the Texans.even though they just resigned Owen Daniels to that extension, he is coming off of some serious lows last year in recovering from his knee surgeries and honestly how much do they trust in Joel Dreessen as the back-up.. Graham would be a perfect fit for them as a #2 WR
      1-800 HOUSTON TEXANS that's what you like huh! On another note. Daniel just had a presser today. He said his daughter cried when he told her he is not playing for the Denver Broncos anymore.
    1. Bengals1181's Avatar
      If Reggie Kelly retires, he'd be a great fit in Cincy.
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Hope he lands on his feet soon. Maybe he could come to the Saints since Jeremy Shockey is in CAR now. I'm sure he'll land somewhere soon.