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Broncos designate Richard Quinn waived/injured

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One of the more curious draft picks of the Josh McDaniels era could possibly be done with the team.

2009 second-round pick Richard Quinn was waived/injured on Monday by Denver. He will revert to injured reserve if no team claims him.

McDaniels traded up to get Quinn, who was known as a blocking tight end well below the draft radar. He didn’t make much of a impact in two seasons (even as a blocking tight end), but was expected to have a decent role under John Fox before hurting his knee two weeks ago.

Quinn’s rookie deal ends after 2012. It wouldn’t be a total shock if someone claimed him, with the plan to stash him on I.R. later.

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12 Responses to “Broncos designate Richard Quinn waived/injured”
  1. americankris says: Aug 22, 2011 4:26 PM

    Thought it said brady quinn

  2. izzylangfan says: Aug 22, 2011 4:46 PM

    Remember the first thing that McDaniel did was alienate Cutler. This led to the QB mess that they are in now where Kyle Orton is their number one even though they did everything they could to get rid of him and Tim Tebow already looks like a bust. I remember wondering at the time of the Cutler mess how the ownership could idly sit by and let McDaniel destroy the team, even though the team started to do down the drain only 5 minutes after McDaniel arrived.

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 22, 2011 4:49 PM

    “Quinn’s rookie deal ends after 2012. It wouldn’t be a total shock if someone claimed him, with the plan to stash him on I.R. later.”

    Why in the world would someone claim him, then pay him(as someone who hasn’t performed even as a blocking tight end) two years worth of money for one years worth of service(one on I.R. and the other in the last year of his contract)? It makes absolutely no sense and I think would be a shock.

  4. vietnambob2473 says: Aug 22, 2011 5:15 PM

    izzylangfan, Do you mind explaining to me how Tebow is a bust when he hasn’t even had a chance to play a meaningful game?

  5. izzylangfan says: Aug 22, 2011 5:39 PM

    I said looks like a bust. From here it looks like he has been moved from 1st string to 3rd over the preseason.

  6. stellaboycarl says: Aug 22, 2011 6:16 PM

    izzy a lot of that is John Fox. Take it from a Panthers fan. Its him MO he will screw tebow into wanting a trade

  7. ready4doomboom says: Aug 22, 2011 6:22 PM

    Remeber when JMD Traded the first RD pick they got in the Cutler trade to Seattle for Alphonso Smith who then was traded for a UFA one of the Gronki brothers who now may not even make the team? I do.

  8. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 22, 2011 6:39 PM

    ready4doomboom says:Aug 22, 2011 6:22 PM

    Remeber when JMD Traded the first RD pick they got in the Cutler trade to Seattle for Alphonso Smith who then was traded for a UFA one of the Gronki brothers who now may not even make the team? I do.
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    Me too. It became even more hilarious when that same Alphonso Smith got torched by NE on a national stage last Thankgiving.

    Didn’t they also use a future 1st round pick to trade up and get Quinn? The McDaniels era in Denver was epic (fail).

  9. blackheld says: Aug 22, 2011 7:33 PM

    You guys might have seen Alphonso Smith looking bad last Thanksgiving, but stick around. Detroit tends to sharpen up discarded 1st rounders and turn them into useful players.

    In addition to Smith, Bobby Carpenter is going to contribute for Detroit this year. The Matt Millen Era is over in Detroit. Detroit now keeps guys they draft, and signs guys who can play. They might be a year away, still, but this year is going to be interesting.

    Note the combined stats for all four Detroit QBs so far this preseason:

    42 of 62 (65%)
    515 yards
    6 TDs
    0 (that’s ZERO) INTs
    QBR 125.1

    Yeah, it was the Bengals and Browns, but understand in the last 4 games (two last year), Stafford has thrown 9TDs and 1 INT.

    Detroit’s fourth QB, Zak Robinson, is so good they can’t even stash him on the practice squad…he’ll never make it through waivers.

    Depth, baby…building from the bottom.

  10. joetoronto says: Aug 22, 2011 8:50 PM

    The Josh McDaniels era really was something special.

  11. orangeinmyblood says: Aug 23, 2011 1:07 AM

    There are so many horrible picks by McDaniels, but this one was a particular gem.

    A second rounder.

    Unbelievable.

    It was torture while it was happening, but the embarrassment by everyone in Dove Valley has to be incredible. They all nodded sagely at the horrific decisions being made, with the message of “Be patient and wait to see what comes of it…” Ultimately, they all looked on and did nothing, while one of the NFL’s proudest franchises was reduced to rubble by one man.

    It still makes me sick when I think about it.

  12. ready4doomboom says: Aug 23, 2011 9:32 AM

    I actually thought we gave up on Alphosno Smith way to early. Goodman was suppose to be the starter and hasn’t panned out yet. I know when Smith went to Detroit he tore it up.

    Besides all the horrible picks and people he ran out of town. Cutler, Marshall, Sheff, why did JMD really trade Peyton Hillis? I heard some dumb rumors, but figured no way! I am naive due to being a Donkey fan the last few yrs.

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