Broncos sign TE Jake O’Connell, waive TE Lucas Reed

Denver waived undrafted rookie tight end Lucas Reed on Friday and added former Kansas City tight end Jake O'Connell (6-3, 250) on Saturday to replace him.

In four seasons with the Chiefs, O'Connell started eight of the 35 games in which he appeared, totaling 15 catches for 108 yards and no touchdowns. Kansas City drafted him in the seventh round of the 2009 Draft.

O'Connell saw just 34 offensive snaps in 2012, after taking 281 snaps in 2011 (-5.2 overall PFF grade).

Reed, who is the brother of Texans LB Brooks Reed, had signed with Denver after going undrafted out of New Mexico.

Figure O'Connell to serve as nothing more than camp depth, what with Joel Dreessen, Jacob Tamme, Virgil Green, and Julius Thomas already making for a crowd at tight end.

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