Following the season-ending injury to fullback Andy Janovich, the Denver Broncos have brought back tight end/fullback Orson Charles.
Tight end/fullback Orson Charles was with the Denver Broncos in August during the preseason. The 28-year old Charles competed with George Aston in the preseason after Janovich’s first injury. He lasted ten days on the team’s roster before being cut.
Now, Charles has found himself back on the team’s roster. The Denver Broncos have signed the versatile Charles on Tuesday.
This comes after news of the team’s starting fullback, Andy Janovich, being placed on Injured Reserve due to a dislocated elbow he suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Charles has also spent timed in the NFL with four other teams during his five-year career. He spent 2018 with the Cleveland Browns, 2017 with the Kansas City Chiefs, 2016 in Detroit with the Lions, and 2012-2013 with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Broncos also have Andrew Beck on the roster. Beck is also listed as a fullback and tight end.
The fullback position has been important in Rich Scangarello’s offense. Last year, he had Kyle Jusczyk to block for Matt Breida and the other San Francisco 49ers running backs.
Janovich, unfortunately, had been plagued with injuries this year after signing a three-year contract extension with the team.
In his career, Orson has 14 receptions for 185 total yards. He has yet to score a touchdown.
It will be interesting to see how Charles will be used in this offense. Will we see him play mostly fullback or mostly tight end? I expect him to spend most of his time on the field at fullback, given Janovich’s injury but he could see time at both spots.
The Denver Broncos could also use leadership skills (what team couldn’t?). Charles has that potential and could possibly give the team’s offense a jolt of energy on the field and on the sidelines during games.