'Boys Trade for Reserve Guard

The Denver Broncos on Thursday traded guard Montrae Holland to Dallas in exchange for a fifth-round choice in the 2010 NFL Draft, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.

Holland, a sixth-year player, joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 2007, after spending his first four NFL seasons (2003-06) with New Orleans.

Holland started all 16 games for the first time in his career during his inaugural season with Denver in 2007, opening up every contest at the right guard position.

He played eight games (0 starts) before being declared inactive for New Orleans' two playoff games in the 2006 season. He dressed for the eight regular-season contests in which he did not play.

Last year he blocked for a Broncos offense that ranked fifth in the NFL in yards per rush (4.6) and ninth in rushing yardage (122.3 ypg.).

Holland was a three-year starter at Florida State University, where he totaled 29 consecutive starts at right guard and earned All-ACC honors during each of his final three years. As a senior, Holland started the first 10 games and earned third-team All-America recognition by The Sporting News and first-team All-ACC honors.

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