Denver Broncos: Team is still looking for tight end help
Training camp is now in full swing for the Denver Broncos and the coaching staff is deep into the evaluation process at every position.
The Broncos have what many see as a hole as far as the depth at the tight end position is concerned. The team looking into the free-agent market and signing another veteran is something we discussed not long ago.
And now it appears just days into camp that the Broncos are exploring those options, as the team worked out free-agent tight end Deon Yelder earlier in the week.
That could signal a couple of things. Perhaps the Broncos aren’t sold on guys like Austin Fort, Eric Saubert and Shaun Beyer. It could also mean the team is still a bit uncertain about the return of Albert Okwuegbunam, at least in terms of the start of the season.
However, Okwuegbunam has been out on the field in camp and is on the right path and for now, Saubert looks to have the lead in the race for the No. 3 spot. So why bring in Yelder for a look?
It could be the team just doing its due diligence. Yelder was not signed to a deal, but the team could have his name on the back burner as an option for later in the summer.
Who is Deon Yelder?
Undrafted out of Western Kentucky in 2018, Yelder spent three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs where he caught 10 passes for 86 yards. The Chiefs chose not to re-sign him the offseason and he was with the Washington Football Team, who released him this week.
Yelder may not be a better option than what the team currently has, but the fact that tight ends are being brought in for tryouts shows the team may not be completely satisfied at that position.
And if the team does sign Yelder, maybe he could include some insight on how to finally beat Kansas City?