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Broncos sign TE Richard Gordon, waive Mitchell Henry


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —** The Broncos have signed free-agent tight end Richard Gordon, a five-year veteran who has logged 34 total games with five starts. He will wear No. 89.

To make room for Gordon, the Broncos waived Mitchell Henry.


Standing at 6-feet-4-inches and 265 pounds, Gordon has totaled four career receptions for 14 yards with one touchdown. He joins the Broncos after signing with the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in March.

Though Gordon primarily lines up at tight end, he has played fullback and special teams, where he owns 18 career tackles.

This will be Gordon's third AFC West team, after stints with the Chiefs and Raiders, who selected Gordon in the sixth round (No. 181 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft from the University of Miami. After spending two seasons with the Raiders, he joined the Steelers before seeing time with the Titans and Chiefs in 2014.

During his collegiate career at Miami, Gordon played in 49 career games and finished with 10 receptions for 60 yards. Gordon, who was named the 2010 Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player, started his career at Miami as a defensive lineman.

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