Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Although Broncos TE Daniel Graham is known as one of the premier blocking tight ends in the league, he will turn 33 this season and he’s never made much of an impact in a team’s passing game.
Plus, the Broncos owed him a base salary of $4.2 million for 2011 and a $1 million roster bonus.
As a result, the Broncos announced this afternoon that they’ve released him.
“Our organization is extremely grateful for the character, leadership and high level of play that Daniel Graham brought to the Broncos during his four seasons with this team,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said in a statement released by the team. “Beginning at Thomas Jefferson High School and throughout his time at the University of Colorado and as a Broncos team captain, Daniel always has been embraced and respected by everyone in Denver.
“We are thankful to Daniel for all of his dedication to the Broncos and this community, and we wish him all the best.”
Behind Graham on the depth chart are Richard Quinn – who’s caught one pass in two years – second-year player Dan Gronkowski and Bengals castoff Daniel Coats.
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