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NGSeiler 03-05-2007 01:42 PM

Broncos sign RB Travis Henry to five-year deal
 
Henry's fills void in Broncos' backfield
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com
Updated: March 5, 2007, 2:27 PM ET

Filling their need for a proven tailback, the Denver Broncos on Monday reached a contract agreement with Travis Henry, who was released on Saturday by the Tenenessee Titans to avoid paying him an $8.3 million roster bonus.

Henry will sign a five-year contract that includes $12 million in guarantees, ESPN.com has learned.

Within hours of his release, Henry flew to Denver and visited with Broncos officials over the weekend, while agent Hadley Engelhard negotiated a deal. Henry also drew considerable interest from the Oakland Raiders, who hoped to bring him in for a visit this week.

Henry, 28, carried 270 times for 1,211 yards and seven touchdowns in 2006, and notched six 100-yard outings. The former University of Tennessee standout spent the first four years of his career with the Buffalo Bills before being traded to the Titans in 2005.

In 78 games, including 62 starts, Henry has carried 1,321 times for 5,395 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also has 134 receptions for 886 yards and two scores. In addition to his 1,000-yard season in 2006, Henry ran for over 1,000 yards in two of his four seasons with the Bills.

TitleTown088 03-05-2007 01:42 PM

Henry signs with denver.
 
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/s...e=NFLHeadlines

Denver sure went all out this offseason.

Shiver 03-05-2007 01:43 PM

From the "Mile High Willis" thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shiver (Post 189851)
I think the Broncos would be best off signing Travis Henry, than trading a day-1 pick for Willis McGahee.

I am so smart, I am so smart, S.M.R.T..

...

doh!

I mean S.M.A.R.T



time to wait for someone to get the reference

cordscords 03-05-2007 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shiver (Post 190179)
From the "Mile High Willis" thread:



I am so smart, I am so smart, S.M.R.T..

...

doh!

I mean S.M.A.R.T



time to wait for someone to get the reference


classic simpsons!

dont know all the contract details, but it's probably too much. either way, henry will fit in well with the broncos.

TheGunShow 03-05-2007 01:49 PM

Damn. Figured he'd get paid but would of loved a Parker/Henry combo.

Addict 03-05-2007 01:52 PM

Denver really is going at it this offseason that's for sure. They did need a new RB with Tatum Bell being traded to the Lions.

Geo 03-05-2007 01:53 PM

I'm all for Travis Henry leaving the Tennessee Titans for the Denver Broncos. However is playing for Denver is going to run on the Indianapolis Colts anyways, at least now the Colts won't have to face Henry twice a year in divisional games.

Shiver 03-05-2007 01:55 PM

That's why they traded for Bly, last year Reggie Wayne tore Darrent Williams tore up. Now they just need some D-Line, O-Line help via the draft. If they sufficiently do so, I will be hard pressed to not pick them as the preliminary favorites. Especially under the assumption that Jay Cutler will have a Carson Palmer like ascension.

eaglesalltheway 03-05-2007 01:56 PM

There is the exact same post and you posted the exact same time, so one of you will be locked, don't know who, but thought I should let you know.

bsaza2358 03-05-2007 01:59 PM

Denver: this year's Washington Redskins... hahaha

I do think these moves will pay off, though. Bly and Henry are upgrades for them.

Geo 03-05-2007 02:01 PM

I hope everyone picks the Broncos as the favorite to win it all.

bsaza2358 03-05-2007 02:02 PM

I think Palmer-like ascention is incredibly rare, so I don't count on it from anyone. Who has had that kind of development in the last 5-8 years? Manning, Palmer, Brees (came out of nowhere), and Warner. That's about it. You could make arguments for Brady, McNabb, and Pennington, but their development was much more steady. We're talking step in and be a pro bowler numbers. The chances of that happening in Denver for sure is not high, given past percentages...

Geo 03-05-2007 02:04 PM

BTW, could Henry finally give us fantasy football owners a Broncos RB to covet with open arms since Portis? I hope so, although with Shanny you can never really tell.

Pit Bull #53 03-05-2007 02:07 PM

Good for him getting paid. He'll do very well in Denver. Henry was always one of my favorites, he ran hard, was strong as hell, and has one of the most wicked stiff arms in the league. As long as he stays away from the weed he'll be fine, cause with another positive test, he's gone for a year. I am a little disappointed that we could bring him back, but now it seems that we will see if LenDale has what it takes to be a starter.

Shiver 03-05-2007 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsaza2358 (Post 190250)
I think Palmer-like ascention is incredibly rare, so I don't count on it from anyone. Who has had that kind of development in the last 5-8 years? Manning, Palmer, Brees (came out of nowhere), and Warner. That's about it. You could make arguments for Brady, McNabb, and Pennington, but their development was much more steady. We're talking step in and be a pro bowler numbers. The chances of that happening in Denver for sure is not high, given past percentages...

Jay Cutler has all the tools, in the right situation, to jump up to elite level in my estimation. He transitioned into the starting role, far better than anyone thought he would be able to. He is in the offense, with the weapons, to ascend like Rivers and Palmer have done in recent seasons.

RickNJ83 03-05-2007 02:14 PM

Bly is going to get traded again. Not sure what they'll get but Denver may regret trading for him.

princefielder28 03-05-2007 02:15 PM

Wonder where willis will end up now???

art vandelay 03-05-2007 02:18 PM

Willis is going to the New York Football Giants.

Man_Of_Steel 03-05-2007 02:26 PM

Yea Willis is prob going to NY.

Caddy 03-05-2007 02:28 PM

Good signing for the Broncos. Bell and Henry should make for a decent combo

princefielder28 03-05-2007 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art vandelay (Post 190322)
Willis is going to the New York Football Giants.

If he doesn't go to the Ginats b/c the Giants may sign Rhodes, that leaves NYJ, OAK, and GB. He won't be traded in the division so NYJ is out of the question, GB probably doesn't want to pay Willis big money long term, and that leaves Oakland. How about Willis for Moss type deal???? Buffalo could use another receiving threat

draftguru151 03-05-2007 02:34 PM

:( I really wanted to see McGahee there.

bearsfan_51 03-05-2007 02:40 PM

I don't think it could have worked out better for Travis. I wonder how the guaranteed money is spread out though. If it's all, or mostly, upfront that would lead one to believe that he is a player they plan on keeping around for a while.

BehrenMan007 03-05-2007 03:06 PM

decent signing...

Denver Bronco99 03-05-2007 03:11 PM

So this is basically a GREAT offseason so far

we have the best CB and a top 5-10 CB....we got 2 DTs that fit bate's defencive system..that being 2 300+lb dt. We got a top 15 HB in henry. THe draft will most likely be a Safety or DE now...which should def. open things up


Cutler has walker and marshall, and sheffler.....if anyone want to check this out....the most productive TE in dec. (the 4 weeks sheffler started) was sheffler. Henry is a proven runner....going to the best running system.

This has def. been a great offseason


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