Garrett Graham‘s tenure with the Broncos will end without him even taking the field. Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post tweets that the team has released the veteran tight end from the injured reserve. Graham signed with Denver back in April, and he was placed on season-ending injured reserve in late August.
Graham, a former fourth-round pick out of Wisconsin, had spent the entirety of his six-year career with the Texans. The 30-year-old started 31 games during his time in Houston, hauling in 100 career receptions. His best season came in 2013, when Graham caught 49 passes for 545 yards and five touchdowns. This performance earned the tight end a three-year extension with the squad. Graham played in eight games last season, finishing with four catches for 30 yards and one score.
The team is presumably content with the trio of tight ends on the active roster. As Roster Resource shows, the Broncos will rely on Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips for production from the position.