Broncos Still Interested in TE Jacob Tamme?


The Denver Broncos are apparently still interested in bringing back tight end Jacob Tamme, according to the Denver Post.

Tamme is no lock to return to Denver, but his familiarity with Peyton Manning and ability to play multiple positions within an offense are attractive qualities for a veteran player like him. Tamme took a pay cut last season to stay with the Broncos, and played a much more minimal role than he had in years prior, but the Broncos clearly think highly of him.

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After adding Owen Daniels and re-signing Virgil Green along with the signing of prospect Joe Don Duncan, the Broncos are certainly not hurting for tight end help. That comes along with the return of Dominique Davis and a player in Jeremy Kelley who was signed to a reserve/futures deal.

The Broncos are additionally sniffing around a couple of the top tight ends in this year’s NFL Draft class.

Bringing back Tamme would be logical from the standpoint that his comfort level with Manning is  so strong, and Manning is likely an advocate for his return. According to the report from The Denver Post, Tamme is keeping his options open, and that obviously includes the Broncos.

In three seasons with the Broncos, Tamme has 86 catches with five touchdowns. He had 52 catches for 555 yards in his first season with the team in 2012, also Peyton Manning’s first season.

In 2013, Julius Thomas emerged as the Broncos’ top tight end and Tamme’s role lessened. He would be a nice, key reserve for the Broncos that brings some familiarity. He would also likely come at a really decent price.

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