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Surprise! Broncos Trade Montrae Holland To Dallas

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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.

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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.