As the Denver Broncos presser ran introducing Joe Flacco, Kareem Jackson, and Ja’Wuan James, news broke via Mike Klis that the team had re-signed tight end Jeff Heuerman to a two-year, $9 million contract.
This was a much needed depth signing as the tight end position was looking bleak as both Heuerman and Matt LaCosse looked poised to depart. LaCosse signed with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, so being able to bring Heuerman back was huge from the depth concern standpoint.
Heuerman, 26, is a former third round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent his first season on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during rookie minicamp. However, he steadily saw his role on the offense grow in each of the next three seasons. Heuerman appeared in 11 games in 2018, catching 31 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns before being placed on injured reserve in late November.
The Broncos still have questions about who to start at tight end and could very well add more players to the position group in free agency.