Broncos Release Henry

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Tony Yin writes, Today, on June 2nd, the Denver Broncos officially released running back Travis Henry.

Today, on June 2nd, the Denver Broncos officially released running back Travis Henry. In his brief stint with our home team, Travis Henry registered 691 yards along with four touchdowns in 12 games. However, his campaign was short and trouble-some. He was issued a 1-year suspension by the NFL for violating the substance-abuse policy but won an appeal. Along with with failed test for marijuana, He battled rib, knee and ankles injuries that limited him after the first month of the season.It was clear that head coach Mike Shanahan was not going to commit to Henry as the team’s top tailback at the end of last season. Going into training camp this year, Henry would have been in competition for a roster spot. Just last week, the team signed running back Michael Pittman, but the talk was that Pittman was simply insurance for Henry’s hamstring. Travis Henry was expected to be a great running back after a terrific season with the Titans the year before he came to Denver. In the first four games of the season, the healthy Henry was terrific with almost 500 yards. However, Henry became a bust when he injured himself and was never able to regain the groove he had at the beginning of the year. The spot for the starting running back will be in doubt again as Selvin Young will try to compete and hopefully receive this spot. This second-year player rushed for 729 yards with one touchdown last year, earning more yards than the starter, Henry. With Henry on the team, Young did not figure to receive more than 10 carries per game. This opens the door for Young to have the leg up on becoming the team’s No. 1 running back.