After a four game suspension for violating the NFL’s banned substance policy in his rookie year, tight end Virgil Green is back.
Because Green couldn’t step inside Dove Valley during his suspension, he stayed in Denver and worked out with private trainer Loren Landow.
Now he will rotate in with Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme, and give Peyton Manning a great skill player to throw to.
“I think Virgil proved to us last year in the amount of camp that he was allowed to go through that he’s a good blocking tight end,” John Fox said. “He’s got good pass catching skills to go with that. It’s kind of an area where we’ve been holding our breath a little bit and we’ve been fortunate because Joel’s been healthy and been good. That gives us another ‘Y’ tight end option.”
Thus far, Dreessen and Tamme have combined for 22 receptions, 200 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 17 first downs. Green has got to be chomping at the bit to get in there especially after last season where the passing game turned into an off-shoot of the running game.
Green had just 3 receptions for 24 yards in 15 games his rookie year.