Denver Broncos Release Tight End Garrett Graham

The former Texan was let go after spending time on injured reserve.

The Denver Broncos have let go of one of Gary Kubiak's band of journeymen.

On Tuesday, the team released former Houston tight end Garrett Graham just as Jeff Heuerman made his return to practice.

Graham's release comes after a three-week stint on injured reserve with a busted shoulder that he suffered early in training camp, hindering his ability to make a difference in practice and preseason games. Broncos, in all likelihood, must have been reassured by Heuerman's recovery from an ankle injury as well as his prospects of remaining healthy this season. The second-year tight end from Ohio State has yet to play a game yet after being selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Heuerman, however, should be active in this Sunday's battle with the Indianapolis Colts.

Currently, the Broncos tight end depth chart consists of the clear-cut starter, Virgil Green, the young and unproven Heuerman, as well as the hard-blocking veteran John Phillips.

The real dark horse of the group is undrafted Iowa product Henry Krieger-Coble, who demonstrated enough grit and pass-catching ability to earn a spot on the Broncos practice squad. Letting go of Graham may have also been a reaction to his performance in practice and his ability to eventually crack the 53-man roster.

The tight end will always be an integral part of the Kubiak offense. It was in his first stint in Denver, as well as his time with the Texans. This time however, he'll be moving forward without any of his previous disciples.

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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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