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Broncos swap tight ends, signing Richard Gordon and waiving Mitchell Henry

Henry had dressed for the Broncos in two games this season.

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The Denver Broncos have made a move at the tight end position, waiving Mitchell Henry and signing Richard Gordon. Henry joined the Broncos only a month ago, a waiver claim following the NFL's roster cuts in early September.

Henry had dressed in two games for the Broncos this season - at Detriot in Week 3 and at Oakland in Week 5, playing one snap on offense and 11 total snaps on special teams.

In the realm of random miscellany, the Broncos replaced one tight end with two first names with another tight end with two first names.

The Broncos' full press release is below.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed tight end Richard Gordon and waived tight end Mitchell Henry, it was announced.

Gordon (6-4, 265 pounds) is a fifth-year player who has appeared in 34 regular-season games (5 starts) with Oakland (2011-12), Pittsburgh (2013), Kansas City (2013-14) and Tennessee (2014). He entered the NFL as a sixth-round selection (181st overall) by the Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft from the University of Miami.

During his career, he has totaled four receptions for 14 yards (3.5 avg.) with one touchdown on offense, seeing time at tight end and fullback. He also has recorded 18 tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams.

A 49-game contributor during his collegiate career with the Hurricanes, Gordon graduated from Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., and was born on June 7, 1987.

Gordon will wear No. 89.