Broncos Say Lack of Commitment Reason Behind Release of Henry


The Broncos today released running back Travis Henry, throwing out that they didn’t feel he was as committed to the team as he should have been.  “We did not feel his commitment to the Broncos was enough to warrant a spot on this football team,” coach Mike Shanahan said in a written statement. “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.”

Henry spent just one season with Denver, rushing for 691 yards on 167 carries with four TD’s in a season marred by injuries.  The team had signed him to a five-year deal worth $22.5 million before the last season to be their feature back.  He started off last season red-hot, rushing for 453 yards in the first four games (113.2 per game), but then got hurt a few games later and rushed for just 258 yards the rest of the year.

The former 2nd round back of the Bills spent the first four seasons of his career with Buffalo, then went to the Titans in 2005, and cashed in on a 1200+ yard season in 2006 by signing the big deal with the Broncos in 2007.  He has run for 6086 yards adn 38 TD’s in his 7 year career.

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