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MHR Poll of the Week: Green's Return Means a Cut Will Come

A look at who the Broncos might cut with the return of suspended tight end Virgil Green.

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Tight End Virgil Green is expected to return from his four game suspension today and that means a spot will need to open up on the roster. Now there is the outside chance that Green isn't brought back, but that is unlikely. In that case, we have the dilemma of who has to go. Now we at Mile High Report want to here what you have to say, and while we could include a poll that lists the who roster, but we figured we'd narrow it down to the most likely candidates and give a short explanation why they should or should not be cut.

Here we go:

Tight End Julius Thomas:

Julius Thomas

#80 / Tight End / Denver Broncos



Jun 27, 1988

Portland State

Reasons to Keep: He was a 4th round pick so cutting him isn't something that just is easy to make. Also has the skill set to be a good receiving tight end.

Reasons to Cut: Has struggled with injuries and even when healthy hasn't been able to get on the field. Green also has a similar skill set but is a better blocker.

Fullback Chris Gronkowski:

Chris Gronkowski

#49 / Running Back / Denver Broncos



Dec 26, 1986


Reasons to Keep: Is the only fullback on the roster and is in his 3rd season.

Reasons to Cut: Is a one dimensional player who has struggled throughout his career to be productive when given a chance to play.

Quarterback Caleb Hanie:

Caleb Hanie

#16 / Quarterback / Denver Broncos



Sep 11, 1985

Colorado State

Reasons to Keep: Is the only veteran quarterback on the roster with actual playing time.

Reasons to Cut: Hasn't been impressive in his playing time and has already been cut once before.

Offensive Lineman C.J. Davis:

C.J. Davis

#54 / Center / Denver Broncos



Feb 02, 1987


Reasons to Keep: Is a versatile player on an offensive line that is riddled with injuries.

Reasons to Cut: Fell out of the draft for a reason and with Dan Koppen stepping in for J.D. Walton, Davis' role seems unknown.

Safety/Kick Returner Jim Leonhard:

Jim Leonhard

#36 / Safety / Denver Broncos



Oct 27, 1982


Reasons to Keep: Is one of the few players on the roster with return experience. Also has experience at safety.

Reasons to Cut: Hasn't been the same in a few years and while he was a good returner in his prime, was never a very good safety.

So there you go MHR, let's hear what you have to say.