Joel Dreessen | TE | Denver Broncos
Posted: 2/5/2014 11:00pm et
The Denver Broncos may release TEs Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen this offseason in order to create some salary cap space. Tamme is scheduled to have a $3.5 million salary cap figure next season, while Dreessen is scheduled to have a cap figure of over $3 million.
Huddle Up: While both Tamme and Dreessen are solid players, neither is a must-have in the Broncos' Peyton Manning-led attack. Of course, the advantages to catching passes from Manning are obvious so one or both of the veteran tight ends could opt to re-work their deal in order to save the Broncos some money and remain in Denver.
Posted: 8/30/2013 2:57pm et
Denver Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) will try to play in the regular season opener Thursday, Sept. 5, against the Baltimore Ravens, but he will be listed as questionable at best, according to Denver Post beat writer Mike Klis.
Huddle Up: You can't count on Dreessen or even Jacob Tamme at this point, and the Mile High City TE to own right now is late-round sleeper Julius Thomas, who led the team in receiving (12-123) this preseason.
Posted: 8/4/2013 11:51pm et
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to further clean up the join, a person with knowledge of the situation said Sunday, Aug. 4. He is expected to miss the remainder of training camp as a result of the procedure.
Huddle Up: Dreessen should continue to drop like a rock on draft boards. In the meantime, with Jacob Tamme also currently sidelined with a quadriceps issue, the door has swung wide open for third-year TE Julius Thomas, a 6-foot-5 former college hoops player who already was making a bid for playing time before the injuries to the 2 TEs ahead of him on the depth chart. See if he can make more of his opportunity in the first few preseason contests.
Posted: 8/4/2013 3:58pm et
Denver Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) is expected to miss at least two more weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from kneecap surgery.
Huddle Up: This isn't your run-of-the-mill knee issue, and with Jacob Tamme (thigh) also missing time so far in camp, it's opened the door for Julius Thomas and Virgil Green to show what they can do with the No. 1 unit.
Posted: 6/27/2013 6:40pm et
The Denver Broncos could contact the New England Patriots to see if they would be interested in trading for TE Joel Dreessen because of their questions at tight end.
Huddle Up: Dreessen could be expendable with Jacob Tamme and the emerging Julius Thomas already at TE, but it's hard to fathom the Broncos wanting to help the AFC rival Pats in any way. K.C.'s Tony Moeaki also is said to be available, and that might prove to be a more realistic deal.
Posted: 5/30/2013 11:45pm et
Denver Broncos TE Joel Dreessen underwent offseason arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will miss the rest of the team's offseason workouts, including the mandatory minicamp in June. TE Julius Thomas will see increased repetitions in the absence of Dreessen.
Huddle Up: Dreessen, had a career-high 41 receptions for 356 yards and 5 TDs last season while splitting time with Jacob Tamme (52-555-2). Neither figures to be as productive in 2013 with the Broncos adding slot WR Wes Welker to the mix.