Broncos add former Colts TE Jacob Tamme

What were we just saying about the lack of an Indy reunion in Denver?

Scratch that.

The Broncos have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with former Colts TE Jacob Tamme. According to Jason La Canfora, Tamme (6-4, 236) will receive $3.5M in guarantees as part of a $9.5M deal.

Tamme, who turned 27 last week, is entering his fifth NFL season after Indy drafted him in the fourth round of the 2008 Draft. In 60 games with the Colts, 14 of them starts, the Kentucky alum collected 92 receptions for 855 yards and five touchdowns.

During the 2010 season (when Peyton Manning was last active), Tamme was targeted by Manning 98 times for 72 receptions, 342 YAC, and four touchdowns; throws his way resulted in three interceptions and seven drops, but he did not fumble. PFF graded him at plus-4.5 overall (8.5 pass, -1.3 pass block, 1.5 screen block, -3.9 run block, and -0.3 penalty), while in 2011, without Manning, his rating dropped to minus-3.0 (1.2 pass, -4.7 run block, 0.5 penalty).

Tamme will join Joel Dreessen, who agreed to terms this morning, plus 2011 draftees Julius Thomas and Virgil Green, and future contract signee Cornelius Ingram on Denver's tight end corps.

Says John Elway:

Added two quality TEs and a good young CB to our roster today. Joel Dreessen, Jacob Tamme and Tracy Porter will make big contributions for us in 2012.


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