Broncos waive reserve TE Lucas Reed, sign TE Jake O'Connell

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Some personnel mix up at Dove Valley today as the Denver Broncos released TE Lucas Reed.

To fill his place, the Broncos also signed former KC Chief TE Jake O'Connell.

Reed spent his collegiate career at New Mexico where the implementation of the triple option offense stunted his production as a TE. His senior year, Reed only managed 7 receptions for 37 yards. He showed more threat as a pass catcher during his junior year averaging more than 10 yards per reception. While his pass production leveled off a bit, his blocking excelled. Reed capped off his senior year with 23 knockdown blocks in 275 run block snaps. Reed was a potentially larger in-line TE measuring in at 6-6 250.

Jake O'Connell has been a reserve for the Chiefs the past 4 seasons, making it to the active roster contributing primarily as a backup/special teams player. O' Connell has appeared in 35 games during that time and has registered 15 catches for 108 yards.

UPDATED 7/28/2013 2:30 PM MST:

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