Broncos Offered Jacob Tamme, Lose Mitch Unrein


According to a report from Mike Klis of The Denver Post, the Denver Broncos have offered free agent tight end Jacob Tamme a contract, and he is weighing it among other offers.

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The Broncos know that Tamme is a valuable player specifically for Peyton Manning, as the two have had chemistry dating back to their time in Indianapolis with the Colts. Tamme has the ability to play a variety of positions on the offense, including both tight end and slot receiver, and the Broncos also value his ability on special teams.

With multiple offers apparently on the table, Tamme is weighing his options between the Atlanta Falcons (whom he was most recently visiting) and the Broncos, where he has played the last three seasons.

After catching 55 passes in 2012, Tamme’s role in the offense has seen a bit of a dip, and he may be eager to find a more expanded role elsewhere in the league. He’s certainly keeping his options open, but the Broncos would clearly like to have him back, probably at a pretty fair price.

Along with the news that Tamme is weighing an offer from the Broncos came the news that defensive tackle Mitch Unrein signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers after not being offered by the Broncos early on in free agency.

It’s crazy to believe that it’s been barely a week since the new league year began, but Unrein apparently felt comfortable taking the offer from the Chargers and becoming part of their defensive line rotation for two-years and just under $2 million total.

It’s a pretty modest deal for Unrein, who is a versatile defensive line player that also played a little fullback on offense for the Broncos. He might be best known for his touchdown catch from Peyton Manning in the 2012 season, and it’s certainly an experience he’ll never forget.

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