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Ryan Denney | Defensive Lineman

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/15/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 264
College: Brigham Young
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Texans waived DE Ryan Denney.
Denney was added for depth following Connor Barwin's season-ending ankle injury. He was no longer needed after the team added former Bears DE Mark Anderson. Thu, Oct 7, 2010 02:46:00 PM

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Texans signed DE Ryan Denney, formerly of the Bills.

Denney played all 16 games with the Bills last year as a reserve. He'll compete with Jesse Nading and veteran Adewale Ogunleye to replace Connon Barwin as a situational pass rusher.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 05:40:00 PM

The Texans will work out free agent DE Ryan Denney, formerly of the Bills, as a possible replacement for the injured Connor Barwin.

ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported that Adewale Ogunleye and Bobby McCray will also work out for Houston. Whichever veteran is signed will come off the bench and compete with Jesse Nading to play in passing situations.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 09:10:00 AM

Bills DE Ryan Denney has been medically cleared to return to offseason training.

Earlier than expected. Buffalo's third end missed most of last season with a foot injury that required two surgeries. He should be ready for OTAs and training camp, giving Buffalo above-average depth rushing the passer.
Tue, Apr 8, 2008 09:20:00 PM

Bills DE Ryan Denney underwent a second surgery on his foot Thursday.

Denney may be in danger of missing a good chunk of the offseason. The 6-7/275-pounder is one of the more solid third ends in the game, but his foot issues have become chronic and threaten to limit his future effectiveness.
Thu, Dec 20, 2007 01:57:00 PM

Bills placed DE Ryan Denney on injured reserve, ending his season.

Denney, who sat out Buffalo's first seven games due to a fractured foot, had continued to experience swelling and pain in it for the last several weeks. The Bills had no reason to push him after falling out of playoff contention.
Wed, Dec 19, 2007 06:04:00 PM

Bills DE Ryan Denney (foot surgery) was a limited participant in Bills practice on Wednesday and will likely be listed as questionable on the Week 9 injury report.

Denney has been out all season with a broken foot. FS Jim Leonhard (calf), who started three games for the Bills but has been out since Week 4, TE Ryan Neufield and WR/Special Teamer Sam Aiken were all full participants. CB Ashton Youboty (foot) was limited in practice and will likely be listed as questionable.
Thu, Nov 1, 2007 08:58:00 AM

Bills DE Ryan Denney (foot surgery) has been ruled out for Week 7.

The Bills had hoped that Denney would return after their Week 6 bye, but he still isn't healthy. Anthony Hargrove is serving as Buffalo's third end.
Wed, Oct 17, 2007 03:57:00 PM

Bills declared DE Ryan Denney, S John Wendling, S George Wilson, LB Keith Ellison, OL Duke Preston, DT Tim Anderson, and RB Fred Jackson inactive for Week 1.

Denney's earliest possible return date from foot surgery is Week 7.
Sun, Sep 9, 2007 12:21:00 PM

Bills coach Dick Jauron estimates that third DE Ryan Denney (foot surgery) should be back after the team's Week 6 bye.

The Bills would've placed Denney on injured reserve some time ago if they didn't feel confident he'll recovery quickly. Untested DE Eric Powell is filling in.
Wed, Sep 5, 2007 06:15:00 PM

The Bills revealed Monday that DE Ryan Denney broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot before undergoing surgery.

This is the same injury that cost DT John McCargo 11 games in 2006, but it isn't a Lisfranc break. However, Denney seems unlikely to play this year.
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 10:57:00 AM

Bills DE Ryan Denney will undergo surgery for a broken foot on Monday.

This sounds like a Lisfranc fracture, but that isn't confirmed. The Bills remain confident that Denney will make it back at some point this season and won't place him on I.R. right away. Chris Kelsay and Aaron Schobel will see increased workloads early in the year, which could bolster their IDP values.
Sun, Aug 19, 2007 07:27:00 PM

Bills DE Ryan Denney suffered a fractured foot in Friday's exhibition loss.

They'll have to keep Anthony Hargrove now. Even though Denney doesn't start, this is a major blow to an up-and-coming defense. The 6-7 Denney is a marvelous nickel rusher with starting-caliber talent. Look for Denney to miss the entire season and seventh-round pick C.J. Ah You to make the team.
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 11:25:00 PM

Bills DE Ryan Denney was carted off the field Friday.

One of the league's best third ends, Denney's loss would hurt the Bills after Anthony Hargrove's 4-game suspension. His injury is unknown at this time.
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 07:16:00 PM

Bills DE Ryan Denney had an excused absence from practice on Wednesday.

The rotating lineman has six sacks this year.
Wed, Dec 27, 2006 03:28:00 PM

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