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Joel Dreessen tweets a classy farewell to Broncos, fans

Sometimes you need more than 140 characters.

Scott Halleran

Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen was released Tuesday, and it was one of those age-old NFL stories of "Good guy, bad knee." The Broncos wanted it to work with Dreessen, and Dreessen wanted his to knee to work with the Broncos, but it just wasn't a 'go' after three knee surgeries in less than a year and a half.

The ever-classy Dreessen, a former CSU star, left a few details and thanked the Broncos for his two years in Denver, calling them a "first class organization." Dreessen also thanked the media and fans.  Those tweets are below.