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NFL waiver claims: Broncos claim Mitchell Henry off waivers

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The undrafted rookie tight end found a job in Denver.

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Though Mitchell Henry didn't make the final cut in Green Bay, the tight end has found a job in the NFL. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz, the Denver Broncos have claimed Henry off waivers.

Henry was one of several tight ends signed by the Packers this offseason to the 90-man roster. The Western Kentucky product managed to stick around to the final cutdown despite playing most of the preseason with an oversized club over his left hand to protect a broken middle finger. For the Broncos, a team that lost star tight end Julius Thomas in free agency and third-round pick Jeff Heuerman to injury, Henry can serve as an in-line blocker as well as a contributor on special teams.

Henry becomes the second most notable player cut by Green Bay to find work elsewhere. Defensive lineman Khyri Thornton, a third-round pick in 2014, was claimed by the New England Patriots.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.