Sometimes things just don't work out. That's what is clear in the situation that has led up the Denver Broncos parting ways with a major recent free agent addition.

Randy Gregory, who starred at the University of Nebraska, had recently joined the Broncos on a big free agent contract just last season, will officially be released by the team today.

Per Pro Football Talk:

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Yes, the news could be a precursor to a trade. But a trade for Gregory would mean absorbing his fully-guaranteed contract of $14 million. Unless, of course, the Broncos will be paying the vast majority of it.

 

Gregory has had an up-and-down NFL career, posting 19.5 career sacks over 7 years in the league. Last season in Denver, Gregory finished with 2 sacks over 6 games, and had recorded 1 sack this season during the team's 1-3 start.

Two times in his career, in 2019 and 2021, Gregory posted career highs of 6 sacks in a season.

We'll see if it is indeed a release, or the spark needed for a team to call and discuss a trade for the former Nebraska standout. Gregory was a 2-time All Big Ten Selection while playing for the Huskers.

Sources: Pro Football Talk and Pro Football Reference (Stats)

Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.


Gallery Credit: Jerry Palleschi

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