Matt LaCosse, TE
One of the positions on the roster where the competition is just about as open as ever is the tight end position.
As we’ve noted multiple times here throughout the offseason, this group of six tight ends in Denver has a combined 30 career receptions.
The theme of this offseason seems to be former undrafted guys or unheralded castoffs out-performing draft picks.
That would be right around par for the course for the Broncos under John Elway, where they have seemingly had far more success in the later rounds of the draft, undrafted free agency, or even scouring the waiver wire or other teams’ practice squads for talent.
One player that fits that description is Matt LaCosse, whom the Broncos signed away from the New York Giants last season.
They obviously like him a bit.
With that said, LaCosse is fourth on the team’s initial depth chart at tight end, and the team is likely to keep only three or four.
With Troy Fumagalli not likely to be released, can LaCosse take a spot from Jeff Heuerman, Austin Traylor, or someone else?
That may not be decided until week four of the preseason, but he’s got his work cut out for him.