Denver Broncos Sign Former Colts TE Jacob Tamme

OAKLAND CA - DECEMBER 26: Jacob Tamme #84 of the Indianapolis Colts runs after a catch past Stanford Routt #26 of the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 26 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)



The Denver Broncos didn't take too long to replace their top two tight ends from last season after both Daniel Fells and Dante Rosario split out of the Mile High City.

Not too long after signing former Jets and Texans tight end Joel Dreessen, the Broncos signed former Indianapolis Colt Jacob Tamme, who became a household name in 2010 when Dallas Clark missed a ton of time with injury, and the former Kentucky product finished with 67 receptions for 631 yards and four scores.

Speaking of Clark, this move likely indicates that the former Iowa Hawkeye and one of Manning's favorite targets during the last few years in Indianapolis likely won't be coming to Denver. The Broncos also have Julius Thomas and Virgil Green to go along with their new toys at the tight end position, so let's get to know Tamme a little bit more.

Per our own Kaptain Kirk, here are Tamme's contract details:

3/23/2012: Signed a three-year, $9 million contract. The deal contains $3.5 million guaranteed.

Jacob Tamme

Indianapolis Colts

1985/03/15 27

6-3 236

Lexington, KY

4

the Indianapolis Colts in 2008 (4th round)

Here is a scouting report from SB Nation:

Scouting Report

Assets
  • A very good receiving option. Gets some separation downfield. Is a hard worker and has excellent smarts. Brings very good speed to his position. Is also a versatile special teams guy.
Flaws
  • A one-dimensional type. Lacks the ideal muscle mass and bulk of an efficient blocking tight end. Unproven in every facet of the position though he has some intriguing skills.
Career Potential
  • Average tight end with upside.
  • Awards

This is a pretty exciting move. Tamme is only 27 years old and I think with Manning at the helm he has quite a bit of upside. I think this is a good signing for the Denver Broncos and a good couple of signings in Tamme and Dreessen, reserve tight ends for teams who have Pro Bowl caliber starters at the position that can make an impact.

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