The Denver Broncos have announced that tight end Greg Dulcich has been designated to return from the injured reserve. The explosive tight end returned to practice today and has opened his 21-day window to be activated off the injured reserve.
As we know, Dulcich has struggled with multiple hamstring injuries this season which has landed him on the injured reserve twice. Now, it appears, for the second time this season, the explosive tight end is nearing a return to the field. Head coach Sean Payton told reporters that Dulcich has “flown everywhere” to rehab his hamstring and has seen multiple specialists to figure out why he continues to hurt his hamstring. Hopefully, these specialists and rehabbing will stop these nagging hamstrings from happening and he can be productive on the football field for the Broncos.
When asked if Dulcich will return for Saturday night’s game vs. the Detroit Lions, Payton told reporters “We’ll see”. He seems to be trending that way, but on a short week and coming off multiple nagging hamstring injuries, they may decide to be cautious here.
If healthy, Dulcich would provide a huge boost to the Broncos passing offense. He is a big mismatch target who could thrive around the end zone and in the middle of the field. It also gives the Broncos another reliable pass-catching threat to go along with Courtland Sutton.
Courtland Sutton said getting Greg Dulcich back will be “amazing” for the Broncos. Said people don’t understand just what he brings on the field.— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) December 13, 2023
“He brings a whole different level of game plan for defenses”
Speaking of Sutton, he was asked about Dulcich’s return to the field and he told reporters that people do not understand what he brings to the field. He continued by saying “He brings a whole different level of game plan for defenses”.
This is true. Since Dulcich has gone down, we have seen almost little to no production in the passing game out of the tight end position. Dulcich was supposed to be that guy but he has rarely been healthy this season and that position has struggled to produce without him. So, if he is healthy and can contribute, it should open things up for everyone on offense.
Hopefully, Dulcich was able to find an answer to his hamstring woes with these visits to these specialists. If he is able to stay healthy, he could be a key contributor to the Broncos as they continue to make a late season postseason run.