Daniel Graham was signed in Denver two coaching administrations ago to a monster contract that made him one of the highest paid tight ends in the league. (And certainly the highest paid one known for his blocking.)
Four years and roughly $25 million of earnings later, the Broncos have released Graham. He was due more than $5 million in 2011.
“We’re thankful for everything Daniel Graham did for the Broncos and the Denver community,” John Elway said via Twitter. “Tough to let him go. We wish him the best.
Graham was primarily paid for being an extra man on the line of scrimmage and his receiving production slowly dwindled over the years. He didn’t top 400 yards receiving in one season, catching only 18 passes without a score in 2010.