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Joel Dreessen | Tight End

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
College: Colorado State
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Broncos released TE Joel Dreessen.
Dreessen was cut with the "failed physical" designation. He underwent surgery on his left knee in February, his third operation on the same knee in less than a calendar year. Dreessen will turn 32 on Saturday and may be nearing the end of the line with his body starting to betray him. The Broncos save $2.5 million. Jul 22 - 3:43 PM

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Broncos TE Joel Dreessen didn't participate in spring practices because of ongoing knee issues.

Dreessen underwent surgery on his left knee in February, his third operation on the same knee in fewer than 12 months. Soon-to-be 32-year-old Dreessen carries a $3.1 million cap charge and may be on the chopping block with the Broncos right up against the cap. He caught seven balls in 2013.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 12:27 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen will undergo surgery on his left knee next week.

Dreessen is hoping Denver honors his $2.5 million salary for 2014, but that's a long shot. This will be Dreessen's third surgery on the same knee in fewer than 12 months, and his role was scaled back significantly in 2013, finishing with seven catches in 13 games. Dreessen is likely to be a cap casualty.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 19 - 9:11 PM

The Denver Post believes the Broncos will turn to Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme to "pick up the slack" if Julius Thomas (knee, questionable) is inactive for Week 12 at New England.

Virgil Green would be the No. 3 tight end and handle "plenty of playing time" if the sub-favorable weather conditions "cause the Broncos to try and run the ball more than they would like." Dreessen would draw the start and be the best bet for a red-zone score, so we'd start him if forced to choose from the trio. Tamme would probably run the most pass routes, but has never been a big part of Denver's passing game even dating back in 2012, when he was a starter.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Dreessen practiced fully on both Thursday and Friday. He'll be active against the Patriots and could see a bigger role with Julius Thomas banged up.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Joel Dreessen (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Dreessen underwent two knee scopes in the offseason. The Broncos are just limiting his reps. He won't be on the fantasy radar if Julius Thomas (ankle) plays.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Joel Dreessen caught two passes for 19 yards and a touchdown in Denver's Week 8 win over the Redskins.

Dreessen was only in the ballgame because Julius Thomas departed with an ankle issue. Dreessen entered Week 8 with one catch on the season, and won't be on the fantasy radar even if Thomas is unavailable for Week 10.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 08:42:00 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Dreessen could make his season debut in Monday night's game against the Raiders, but has been buried on the depth chart by Julius Thomas. His fantasy relevance is long gone, assuming one believes it was ever there.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) is listed as out for Week 2.

Julius Thomas will continue to play 100 percent of the offensive snaps.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Joel Dreessen (knee) did not practice Monday.

Dreessen continues to do agility work on the side as he recovers from a scope. He's lost his starting job to Julius Thomas anyway.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday night's season opener versus Baltimore.

Dreessen underwent two knee scopes since last season, his latest coming nearly a month ago. Julius Thomas will open the season as the starting tight end. He may never relinquish the duties. Thomas is a high-upside TE2.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) is not practicing this week.

In-line TE Dreessen has undergone two scopes on his balky left knee since May. Julius Thomas will open the season as the Broncos' every-down tight end.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) is close to returning to practice.

The Broncos are backpedaling on their previous statement that Dreessen wouldn't play in any preseason games. They now say that he could get a little work in the finale. It's not great news for the fantasy prospects of intriguing Julius Thomas.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 12:51:00 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen is done for the remainder of training camp after undergoing a followup surgery on his balky left knee.

He'll also miss all four preseason games. Dreessen had a left knee scope in May, experienced a setback in training camp, and needs another surgery. This has opened the door for Julius Thomas to grab the Broncos' starting job.
Source: USA Today
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (knee) will be sidelined "at least two weeks."

Dreessen had a cleanup procedure on his knee in May, and has now suffered a setback. Both Dreessen and Jacob Tamme (quad) have been out for the past week, so Julius Thomas has been getting valuable reps with the first team. Dreessen won't catch 41 passes again this season.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:18:00 AM

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