Denver Broncos Sign Free Agent Tight End Richard Gordon, Waive Mitchell Henry

The Denver Broncos made a couple of roster moves today.

The Denver Broncos have signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon, waiving Mitchell Henry, the team announced today. Gordon is a five-year NFL veteran and has appeared in 34 games with five starts. 

His last home was with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he finished last season with a +1.7 cumulative grade via Pro Football Focus. With only four career receptions, Gordon's forte is not catching the ball. 

It's run blocking. Gordon's entire PFF grade from last season was run blocking. The Broncos are obviously looking to find ways to beef up their rushing attack. They've been anemic and unable to get a push for the running backs. 

“He's been here one day," Gary Kubiak said today. "That's why we signed him. He's a big, physical guy. I think that we need that type of help with O.D. [Owen Daniels] and [TE] Virgil [Green], so we brought him in here. He has some experience.”

Starting tight end Owen Daniels has been downright terrible in run blocking and not-so-hot as a receiver, making it something of a head-scratcher that he's still starting, especially with a younger, better athlete behind him in Virgil Green

Gordon, a former Miami Hurricane, can bolster the rushing attack in jumbo sets and can also play fullback, which is an area of weakness, since they released James Casey last week. Gordon can also play special teams. He has 18 career tackles. 

Henry was claimed off waivers in early September but has seen only a single, solitary snap on offense. 

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