Posted Mon Aug 22nd by Monty
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.