The Denver Broncos have been busy adding weapons on offense to surround new quarterback Peyton Manning, and on Friday morning they agreed to terms with tight end Joel Dreessen, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle andVic Lombardi of CBS4 Denver. Dreessen faced a choice between re-signing with the Houston Texans or bolting for moving to the Denver Broncos, and he chose to hook up with Peyton Manning. The move represents a bit of a homecoming for Dreeseen, who played college football for the Colorado St. Rams before being drafted in the sixth-round (No. 198 overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
Dreessen played the past five seasons with the Texans and has amassed 110 receptions for 1,364 yards and 13 touchdowns since entering the NFL. The 6'4", 260-pound blocking tight end turns 30 in July, but he gives Manning a solid red-zone option and can stay in as an extra pass protector when needed. The only remaining question is whether the Broncos will still pursue Dallas Clark, one of Manning's favorite targets back in Indianapolis, as well.
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