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Caleb Hanie on his way back to Broncos

Caleb Hanie,  Clark Haggans AP

Denver had itself a pretty good Sunday night and the good news just keeps on coming.

Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reports that Broncos coach John Fox announced that quarterback Caleb Hanie is returning to the Broncos.

Okay, we might have oversold it a bit. It qualifies as news, though, and it’s not bad news for anyone except the guy who will have to be cut in order to get Hanie back on the roster two days after he was released. Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga was promoted from the practice squad when Hanie was cut loose on Saturday, but the news that Ty Warren tore his triceps again could mean that someone else gets the short straw.

The reason why Hanie was dropped and then re-signed has nothing to do with the quarterback spot. There wasn’t much about Sunday night that would have made the Broncos feeling the need to add a quarterback. The Broncos had to guarantee him his full salary and they don’t have to do it by signing him on Monday, making Hanie what Fox called a “procedural cut.”

Hanie started four games for the Bears last season when Jay Cutler was injured and before he lost the job. The Broncos will be quite happy not to see history repeat itself.

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16 Responses to “Caleb Hanie on his way back to Broncos”
  1. mrstinkypants says: Sep 10, 2012 4:07 PM

    YES!

  2. sullijo1 says: Sep 10, 2012 4:07 PM

    Ummmmm, no it means that Warren will be put on the IR (or cut with an Injury Settlement) and Hanie will take his spot.

  3. azbearsfan says: Sep 10, 2012 4:15 PM

    I hope to never have to sit through another minute of the Caleb Hanie show.

  4. eastsideballa says: Sep 10, 2012 4:17 PM

    Do I smell a quarterback controversy?!

  5. td30 says: Sep 10, 2012 4:25 PM

    so we lost warren and gained hanie…im missing the ‘good news’

  6. nycbroncofan says: Sep 10, 2012 4:25 PM

    “Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga was promoted from the practice squad when Hanie was cut loose on Saturday, but the news that Ty Warren tore his triceps again could mean that someone else gets the short straw.”

    How so? Siliga wasn’t on the active roster last night?

  7. nunezmc says: Sep 10, 2012 4:27 PM

    Welcome home, Caleb

  8. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Sep 10, 2012 4:29 PM

    I would love to see history repeat itself in Donkeyville.

  9. awdlmd says: Sep 10, 2012 4:34 PM

    “it’s not bad news for anyone except the guy who will have to be cut in order to get Hanie back on the roster”

    It’s also bad news for Broncos fans who will again have to fear him ending up in the game at some point.

  10. vanmorrissey says: Sep 10, 2012 5:03 PM

    Same thing will be repeated across the league this week. Released players resigned after week one so yearly salary not fully guaranteed. Same thing with other teams going out and getting unsigned players, they’ll sift through what’s out there and pick up a contract or two.

  11. 4thquartermagic says: Sep 10, 2012 5:13 PM

    Losing Warren means adding Hanie won’t cost anyone else a roster spot.

    After seeing Tannehill and Weeden struggle tremendously yesterday, I now see why Denver added Hanie in the offseason. Playing Osweiler this soon would only stunt his development.

    Sit back and learn from the master kid.

  12. shardar says: Sep 10, 2012 5:23 PM

    Good news? Hainie is terrible. I still don’t get it why we chose Hainie over Adam Weber during final cuts anyway…
    I’d rather see Osweiler come in if Manning should go down, instead of Hainie.

  13. ttommytom says: Sep 10, 2012 5:31 PM

    sullijo1 says:
    Sep 10, 2012 4:07 PM
    Ummmmm, no it means that Warren will be put on the IR (or cut with an Injury Settlement) and Hanie will take his spot

    Um no…

    What Alper is saying is Siliga will need to be in the DT rotation because Warren is gone. He thus should stay on the roster (or another DT).

    Therefore, Hanie won’t be taking his spot. Unless they truly want to play with two less DT’s than they had on their roster yesterday.

  14. forevercorr says: Sep 10, 2012 5:46 PM

    @ttommytom
    Your math is bad. Hanie was cut and Siliga placed on the team last Friday, maintaining the team total to 53 roster spots. Siliga may not have been moved to the active roster though.
    With Warren going out on IR or getting cut (who knows?) and Hanie picked up again, it is possible for Siliga and Hanie to be on the team to hold at 53 spots, but that might not happen. As I understand it, part of Hanie’s major chunk of change comes from being on the roster for an actual game, and the Broncos may not want to pay him more, so he may get cut and picked up again. It may also depend on if the Broncos might want to activate someone else.

  15. mputelli55 says: Sep 10, 2012 6:39 PM

    Hanie’s a stud…No Bull, and coming from a Bear for life. The guy’s got tramendous physical ability and a good head. he did great in the NFC game, better than any of us expected but knew he could do..he wasnt ready when Cutty went down last year, the situation, expectations, and timing were all too much for that genuinely nice of a kid in the NFL.. his compass is just off. everyones compass is off sometime, once he gets in his own system and has time to learn and adapt it (if that ever happens), them he’ll shine as well as Shaub or A.Smith could..

  16. mialto says: Sep 10, 2012 8:04 PM

    I dont care for him but Martz screwed this kid keeping him out of the game plan meetings! He has potential.

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