Denver Broncos Training Camp: Broncos To Emphasize Role Of Tight Ends In Passing Game

Peyton Manning's time with the Indianapolis Colts is marked by the myriad of touchdowns that he threw to wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison, but tight end Dallas Clark was as integral to Indianapolis' passing game as anyone. As such, the Denver Broncos are planning to increase the use of tight ends in their offense, according to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post.

Per Legwold, the Broncos are hoping to replicate the production of New England Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, which might be a bit ambitious. But Denver made serious upgrades at the position in the offseason, signing Joel Dreessen and ex-Manning teammate Jacob Tamme.

Dreessen may not be the every-down tight end that Tamme is, but he was an effective red zone weapon last season, scoring six touchdowns. Tamme, on the other hand, has proven results with Manning, having totaled 631 yards on 67 catches with four touchdowns while filling in for an injured Clark in 2010.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. Head over to SB Nation NFL for more news and notes as we approach training camp.

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