Offensive lineman Chris Myers is on his way to Houston.
After three years in Denver, including one as a starter at guard and center, the Broncos sent Myers to the Houston Texans in exchange for a sixth-round selection in next month’s draft.
A sixth-round pick in 2005 is what the Broncos used to originally procure Myers after a four-year career at the University of Miami in which he played various positions along the Hurricanes’ offensive line.
According to various media reports, Myers, a restricted free agent, met with the Texans last week. Had Houston signed him and the Broncos declined to match the offer, the Broncos would have received a sixth-round pick as compensation.
Myers started at center in the season’s final 11 games after Tom Nalen succumbed to injury, but Nalen is expected to return, as is Ben Hamilton, whose left guard slot Myers assumed after concussions consigned the eight-year veteran to the sidelines in the preseason. When Myers moved to center upon Nalen’s injury, Chris Kuper received the call at left guard.
Dealing Myers gives the Broncos a projected nine selections in the upcoming draft, and gets the Broncos back into the sixth-round. Denver sent its pick in that round to the St. Louis Rams last June in exchange for defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy.
The Broncos now have their first-rounder, their second-rounder, two fourth-rounders, two fifth-rounders, the Texans’ sixth-round selection and a pair of seventh-round picks.
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