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
The door to the Shanahan Dog House is a small one and like I said last night during MHR Radio, I wouldn't be surprised if Holland were to be cut. Well, he wasn't cut, but the Broncos surely sent a message by trading him away.
A 5th Rounder? Is that enough for you??
Oh, and, I do have to mention that I said during last night's MHR Radio that Holland would be the surprise cut of this Training Camp. Shanahan is nothing f not consistent, and this is another example. He'll pay you for your production, but you better keep up the hard work or you'll be gone.
Moving forward, this move has to be considered an indictment on how impressive Ryan Harris has been this Training Camp. After a rough start, Harris surely has been solid. It also proves Chris Kuper is ready for prime time, despite playing all of pre-season with a cast on his hand. Kudos to Kuper as well!
I look for the Broncos to take a serious look at guys like Kory Lichtensteiger and Mitch Erickson tomorrow night, and don't be surprised if they comb the cut lists this weekend.