Denver Broncos Road To 53: Tight Ends

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Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme (84) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first half against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Tamme. 84. player. 45. <p>Jacob Tamme has been in the NFL for a long time. Seven years, to be exact. Six of those years he had Peyton Manning as his quarterback. In 2012, when the Broncos signed Peyton Manning, they also brought in Jacob Tamme. His familiarity with Manning was a major bonus and helped Manning by providing a security blanket. Tamme’s experience with Manning also helped the other Broncos offensive players get a grasp on a Manning-ran offense.</p> <p>Two years since Manning was signed, he is familiar with most of the offensive players by now, and they with him, so where is Tamme’s value to the team? It is in the fact he still is reliable. When Julius Thomas and Wes Welker suffered injuries last year, Tamme saw an increase in his snaps, and the offense hardly took a step back. Despite not being the top tight end anymore, the depth Tamme provides in incredibly valuable to the team. So valuable is keeps him on the roster. </p>. tight end. Denver Broncos