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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

How do you like Michael Pittman now?

When Michael Pittman signed with the Broncos last week, I wonder if he knew then what we know now: That Denver planned on releasing starting running back Travis Henry.

That's the latest out of Denver, where Pittman could shoot to the top of the depth chart after the Broncos decided to part ways with Henry today, less than a year after his well-publicized battle with the NFL over a disputed failed drug test.

Pittman got no love with the Bucs after he made it clear at the outset of free agency he would attempt to find work elsewhere in part because he was dissatisfied with his role in Tampa Bay. He looked to be set to be a backup in Denver when he inked his deal last week, but this move changes everything.

All Pittman will have to do now is beat out Selvin Young and former USF star Andre Hall and he'll be at the top of the depth chart.  Pittman's no All-Pro, but if he can assimilate to the Broncos' unique blocking schemes, perhaps he can have a great deal of success in Denver like so many backs over the years.

And don't forget: the Bucs play at Denver on Oct. 5.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:03pm]


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