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Broncos sign tight end Eric Saubert

Broncos add some tight end depth.

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According to The Denver Post’s Ryan O’Halloran, the Denver Broncos have added to their tight end depth by signing veteran tight end Eric Saubert.

Saubert is a 6’5”, 243lb tight end who is entering his fifth NFL season and has played for the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, and Jacksonville Jaguars during that time. He’s been used as an in-line blocker in the past and could be looked to do that for the Broncos this upcoming season. During the Broncos post-draft presser. General Manager George Paton did mention their need for a tight end, so this signing makes sense.

The Broncos' tight end depth wasn’t wonderful, so this signing adds to that. Noah Fant is the starter, but after that, you have Albert O. who’s recovering from an ACL, Troy Fumagalli, and the oft-injured Austin Fort as well. There will be a couple UDFA’s joining the group once that’s all finalized, but Saubert definitely fits and has a shot to make the team.

He has played a total of four seasons in the NFL and has totaled 10 receptions for 85 yards. This past season for the Jaguars, he totaled 3 receptions for 16 yards. So, you’re not getting much from him in the passing game, but his blocking skills could be beneficial to this team.