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Published on 08/22/2011 at Mon Aug 22 17:18.
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Denver Broncos tight end Richard Quinn (81) during training camp at the Denver Broncos football training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver Broncos tight end Richard Quinn (81) during training camp at the Denver Broncos football training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The Denver Broncos aren’t betting on tight end Richard Quinn recovering from his knee injury this year. The 2009 2nd round draft pick has been waived, the team announced Monday.

If Quinn clears waivers, he will be placed on the Broncos’ injured reserve, ending his season.

The Denver Post details the lack of success the other players drafted in Josh McDaniels‘ 2nd round have experienced thus far –

Quinn was one of the Broncos’ three second-round picks in the 2009 draft. The first, cornerback Alphonso Smith, was traded to Detroit for tight end Dan Gronkowski (a 7th-rounder in the same draft) last years (sic). The other pick, safety Darcel McBath, is on the roster bubble this year for the Broncos, having fallen off the two-deep depth chart at safety.

More than likely, Quinn will clear waivers (who wants to inherit that contract? Josh McDaniels?) and have another shot at a roster spot next year, but the Broncos have moved on from hoping he will be a contributor in the orange and blue this season.

  • herc_rock

    The raiders took Terrelle Pryor in the supp. draft.  Those guys are neverending comedy goldmine.

  • http://broncotalk.net Kyle

    Read a Twitter comment wondering why the Broncos didn't pick him. Because we need more QB drama.

  • http://broncotalk.net Kyle

    Clearly we should have drafted him then used him in a trade package for Andrew Luck next year.

  • rcsodak

    Orton/quinn/tebow/pryor for the #1 pick!

  • herc_rock

    You were totally right about the 90% the other day, Kyle

  • WhidbeyBronco

    Two more draft picks WASTED by McDumbass

  • 5280

    It's amazing how one relatively inexperienced young head coach can come into an organization and damn near wipe it out.  in the span of 2 years Josh McDaniels has completely destroyed the Denver Broncos and has made them the laughing stock of the NFL.  It's hard right now for Broncos fans, but this is a time where the real Fans will be defined.

  • MrEast

    Not exactly true. The 2008 Denver defense was the worst defense I have ever seen. Shanahan unhinged the door and McDaniels just took a sledgehammer to it.

  • Mergrath

    This is the sad reality our team is and was…hoping for much better days ahead!

  • jdkchem

    They're still not the raiders.

  • dogheadbrew

    I'm actually impressed.  With the draft picks McD was able to amass, you would think he could accidentally get one to pan out. With the amount of pure physical talent in the NFL draft, the ability of McD to find the head-cases, under-achievers and injury-magnets consistently and reliably is incredible.

  • anthony33

    Completely agree.  While I blame McDumbass I also hold Joe whathisass accountable for hiring him and letting Spags, Ryan and the guy in Detroit slip by.  While McD made stupid decisions, selecting him was maybe the stupidest decsion of all.  At least they pulled the plug early.

  • MrEast

    Not exactly true. The 2008 Denver defense was the worst defense I have ever seen. Shanahan unhinged the door and McDaniels just took a sledgehammer to it.

  • Mergrath

    This is the sad reality our team is and was…hoping for much better days ahead!

  • jdkchem

    They're still not the raiders.

  • dogheadbrew

    I'm actually impressed.  With the draft picks McD was able to amass, you would think he could accidentally get one to pan out. With the amount of pure physical talent in the NFL draft, the ability of McD to find the head-cases, under-achievers and injury-magnets consistently and reliably is incredible.

  • anthony33

    Completely agree.  While I blame McDumbass I also hold Joe whathisass accountable for hiring him and letting Spags, Ryan and the guy in Detroit slip by.  While McD made stupid decisions, selecting him was maybe the stupidest decsion of all.  At least they pulled the plug early.