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#84 TE | 6'3", 230 lbs. | Denver
Birth Date:March 15, 1985 (29 years old) Place of Birth:Lexington, KY Hometown:Danville, KY College:Kentucky
Drafted:Drafted by Indianapolis in 2008 (4/127).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
Drafted:Drafted by Indianapolis in 2008 (4/127).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
|Assets:||A very good receiving option. Gets some separation downfield. Is a hard worker and has excellent smarts. Brings very good speed to his position. Is also a versatile special teams guy.|
|Flaws:||A one-dimensional type. Lacks the ideal muscle mass and bulk of an efficient blocking tight end. Unproven in every facet of the position though he has some intriguing skills.|
|Career Potential:||Average tight end with upside.|
Movements & Injuries
|3/23/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Denver Broncos to a three-year contract.|
|9/12/2008||Ankle injury, out.|
|3/23/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Denver Broncos.|
|4/27/2008||Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 4th round (127th overall) in 2008.|
Tamme held to 2 catches for 9 yards | 02/02/2014 10:43 PM
NewsJacob Tamme caught two passes for nine yards in Denver Super Bowl 48 loss.
ImpactA second-quarter tight end screen to Tamme lost two yards when Seahawks NT Brandon Mebane ran him down in Denver's backfield. He did tack on an 11-yard reception in garbage time. Tamme turns 29 in March, and the Broncos may deem his $3 million base salary too pricey with Julius Thomas having emerged. Tamme would generate limited free agent interest if released.
Jacob Tamme goes for 24 yards, touchdown | 01/19/2014 6:25 PM
NewsJacob Tamme caught two passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in Denver's AFC title game win over New England.
ImpactTamme hauled in the first touchdown of the game on quick rollout by Peyton Manning from one yard out. Tamme only scored one TD all regular season. He'll continue to be a limited-snap tight end in the Super Bowl.
Jacob Tamme held catch-less in victory | 01/12/2014 8:24 PM
NewsJacob Tamme was held catch-less in Denver's Divisional Round win.
ImpactThe Broncos were a three-receiver, one-back, one-tight end team ("11" personnel) in this one, with Wes Welker back healthy and Tamme rarely if ever seeing the field. Julius Thomas' primary backup at "move" tight end, Tamme is likely to be a non-factor in next week's AFC title tilt against the Patriots.
Tamme goes for 29 yards on three catches | 12/29/2013 9:04 PM
NewsJacob Tamme caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 17 against the Raiders.
ImpactTamme was used in a rotation with Eric Decker at slot receiver to replace Wes Welker (concussion). He made a ridiculous one-handed catch in the fourth quarter that as overturned, but did little else. Tamme finishes the 2013 regular season with 20 receptions, 184 yards, and one touchdown.
Broncos use Tamme/Decker committee in slot | 12/27/2013 12:12 PM
NewsThe Broncos used a rotation of Jacob Tamme and Eric Decker to replace Wes Welker (concussion) at slot receiver in Week 16.
ImpactTamme ran 30 slot routes, while Decker handled 26. Andre Caldwell stood in as Denver's Z receiver -- Decker's normal position -- and played on just 31-of-78 snaps against the Texans. It's a reminder that the Broncos have a bevy of slot options, and can play two-tight end offense whenever they feel the strategy better attacks an opponent. They close out the season against Oakland in Week 17.
Tamme held to 22 yards in Week 16 victory | 12/22/2013 4:32 PM
NewsJacob Tamme caught three balls for 22 yards in Denver's Week 16 win over the Texans.
ImpactThe Broncos mixed and matched two-tight end and three-wide receiver packages as Andre Caldwell (2-12) also failed to make a big impact on the contest. If the Broncos rest Julius Thomas for Week 17 against Oakland, Tamme, Virgil Green, and Joel Dreessen would see more playing time.
Jacob Tamme held to one catch vs. Chargers | 12/13/2013 12:46 AM
NewsJacob Tamme caught one pass for nine yards in Denver's Week 15 loss to the Chargers.
ImpactAs the Denver Post reported pre-game, Tamme came off the bench behind Virgil Green, though neither player ended up replacing Wes Welker in the slot. Those honors fell to Andre Caldwell, who posted a team-leading 6/59/2 line. Send Tamme back to the waiver wire for Week 16.
Report: TE Green starting over Tamme in slot | 12/12/2013 8:04 PM
NewsThe Denver Post reports TE Virgil Green, and not TE Jacob Tamme, will get the start in Wes Welker's (concussion) place in the slot against the Chargers.
Mike Klis on Twitter
ImpactIt's a late-breaking wrench into the plans of tight end streamers. For all we know, Green will start, but the duo will rotate snaps. It was Tamme who filled in for Welker in Sunday's win over the Titans. Either way, it's enough to bump Tamme down in this week's tight end ranks, and should cause owners to reassess their plans if they're deciding between Tamme and another TE2 type. The Denver Post's Mike Klis speculates it could be Julius Thomas who mans the slot in two-TE sets.
Jacob Tamme was slot man after Welker left | 12/10/2013 9:57 AM
NewsJacob Tamme played on 45-of-46 snaps following Wes Welker's Week 14 concussion.
ImpactNot only did Tamme move into an every-down role, but he moved into an every-down slot role. We all know that's a massive job in a Peyton Manning offense, one that yielded a 4/47/0 line on five targets for Tamme in barely more than two quarters of playing time against the Titans. Rob Gronkowski owners seeking upside can make a plug-n-play ahead of Thursday's potential shootout with the Chargers. Welker is extremely doubtful.
Jacob Tamme fills in for Welker in the slot | 12/08/2013 7:50 PM
NewsJacob Tamme caught four passes for 47 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Titans.
ImpactWes Welker went down with a concussion just before halftime and never returned. The Broncos immediately turned to Tamme as their slot receiver and he responded by creating separation consistently. Considering this is Welker's second concussion in a month and the Broncos play on Thursday night in Week 15, we'd be absolutely shocked if Tamme didn't play the slot role against the Chargers. Owners in need of plug-n-play tight end help should make the add immediately.
Tamme posts 5/57/1 line in place of Thomas | 11/25/2013 2:41 AM
NewsJacob Tamme had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Patriots.
ImpactTamme was used in a tight end committee with Julius Thomas (knee) sidelined and scored on a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He played on all passing downs over Joel Dreessen, but was removed in running situations for Virgil Green. Tamme would be worth a look as a TE2 option if Thomas doesn't return next week. He led the Broncos in receiving and secured all five of his targets in the passing game.
Broncos expected to keep Jacob Tamme | 08/26/2013 9:45 AM
NewsThe Broncos are expected to keep TE Jacob Tamme on their final roster.
ImpactDenver's tight ends are expected to be the same four as last year: Joel Dreessen, Tamme, Julius Thomas, and Virgil Green. The change will be in snaps, with Thomas playing far more than he did in 2012. We still wouldn't be surprised if Tamme were available for trade ahead of final cuts. Tamme's base salary is $2.625 million, and that's exorbitant for a No. 3 tight end at best.
Jacob Tamme not expected to catch many balls | 06/05/2013 9:57 AM
NewsThe Denver Post doesn't expect Jacob Tamme to have many passes thrown his way this season.
ImpactThe arrival of Wes Welker essentially renders Tamme and Joel Dreessen non-factors in the passing game. The Broncos will run more three-wide formations, allowing Welker to do his thing in the middle of the field. Tamme's 52/555/2 line from last year is now a distant memory.
Tamme triggers $125K escalator for 2013 | 01/31/2013 12:15 AM
NewsJacob Tamme triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $2.5 million to $2.625 million.
ImpactTamme caught 52 passes for 555 yards but just two scores in 2012 after coming over from Indianapolis with Peyton Manning. He and Joel Dreessen fought for targets all season long, and Dreessen was the main red zone beneficiary between the two. Tamme has two years left on his deal, and he'll be no more than a TE2 for fantasy purposes in 2013.
Jacob Tamme limited to three catches vs. BAL | 01/12/2013 10:53 PM
NewsJacob Tamme caught three passes for 44 yards in Denver's Divisional Round loss to the Ravens.
ImpactTamme at one point prompted CBS' Dan Dierdorf to call him a receiver, but it was an otherwise quiet afternoon for Peyton Manning's preferred pass-catching tight end, as he drew just three targets. Tamme drew three looks or fewer in each of his final three games of the regular season, and despite the occasional six- seven-catch outburst, never really established himself as a consistent part of the Broncos' aerial attack this season. He's unlikely to rise above TE2 status in 2013.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Receptions||5||at NE||Week 12||9|
|Receiving Yards||47||2 times-last:vs. Ten||last:Week 14||89|
|Receiving TD||1||at NE||Week 12||1|
|Total Yards||47||2 times-last:vs. Ten||last:Week 14||89|
|Total TD||1||at NE||Week 12||1|
|Kick Returns||1||at Oak||Week 17||0|
|Kick Returns Yards||0||16 times-last:at Oak||last:Week 17||0|
|Kick Returns TD||0||16 times-last:at Oak||last:Week 17||0|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Receiving Yards||631||2010 (Ind)|
|Average (Yds/Rec)||10.7||2012 (Den)|
|Receiving TD||4||2010 (Ind)|
|Total Yards||631||2010 (Ind)|
|Total TD||4||2010 (Ind)|