The Denver Broncos have had a laundry list of rotating running backs over the last decade. Many have come, spent just one season in Denver, and then moved on.
One that is most infamous in recent history is Travis Henry. Henry played just one season for the Broncos in 2007-2008. During that year, he averaged 57.6 yards per game, and had 7 touchdowns in 12 games. He was actually leading the league in rushing after four games that season before being hampered by injuries.
In June of 2008, Mike Shanahan released Henry from the team citing that he wasn’t committed enough to the Broncos. Not long after that, Henry was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Then just a month later, he was arrested for funding a cocaine-trafficing operation. He served a three-year term in prison.
Now that his sentence has come to an end, Henry wants to make a return to the NFL, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio.
Henry turns 34 years old in October, and is nine years removed from his best season in the NFL when he was with the Buffalo Bills and averaged 90.4 yards per game.
Henry’s off the field troubles don’t just stem from substance abuse issues. He has fathered eleven children with ten different women, and has ongoing issues with child support payments.
A comeback from Henry would require a complete change in lifestyle, and a full commitment to getting his body back into playing shape.
Henry has played in the NFL for seven seasons with the Bills, Titans, and Broncos. He has 6,086 rushing yards, 38 rushing touchdowns, 951 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, and 16 lost fumbles during his career.