The Denver Broncos have released wide receiver Carlos Henderson according to team insider, Mike Klis. The Broncos selected Henderson in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but he has not seen the field since then.
The move is somewhat surprising, considering the Broncos already waived a pair of young wide receivers this week. On Monday, the Broncos waived Isaiah McKenzie from the active roster and River Cracraft from the practice squad. The moves allowed Denver to sign Henderson, who was suspended for Week 1.
Broncos released WR Carlos Henderson, per source. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 13, 2018
After releasing Henderson, the Broncos have an open roster spot. It will be interesting to see if the team decides to bring in another wide receiver after moving on from three in one week. The Broncos may be comfortable with the current depth on the roster though.
In Denver’s Week 1 victory over Seattle, the Broncos totalled 329 yards through the air. In 2017, the Broncos totalled 300 yards through the air only once, and Denver’s passing offense only racked up 250 yards or more three times in the entire season.
Another wide receiver on the roster could be beneficial for the sake of having more bodies in the position group. But it is clear that the Broncos are a better passing team in 2018, so the organization may opt to add depth at another position.