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Jacob Tamme | Tight End

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Kentucky
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Jacob Tamme lost a yard on his lone reception in Denver's Week 12 win over the Dolphins.
With Julius Thomas (ankle) sidelined, Virgil Green got the start at tight end as a blocker, limiting Tamme to all of one target. Tamme actually turned a second look into a five-yard touchdown, but it was nullified by a holding penalty. Tamme will be a low-end TE2 if Thomas isn't back for Week 13. Nov 23 - 8:22 PM

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Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 31 yards in the Broncos' Week 11 loss to the Rams.

Tamme was targeted a team-high 10 times after Julius Thomas went down with an ankle injury. The talent gap between the two is monstrous. Tamme failed to locate one pass and tripped over his own feet on another down the sideline. If Thomas can't play against Miami in Week 12, Tamme will be a mid-range TE2.
Nov 16 - 5:26 PM

Jacob Tamme caught two passes for 22 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Seattle.

Tamme came on in "12" sets after Virgil Green left with a concussion. He scored a 26-yard touchdown to bring the Broncos within two points with 18 seconds left in regulation, which will likely be his biggest play of the season. Tamme had one catch in the first two games even though Wes Welker was suspended.
Sep 21 - 9:06 PM

Jacob Tamme has agreed to a $1.75 million pay cut.

Originally scheduled to make $3 million, Tamme will now bring home $1.25 million. The Broncos are spinning it as a "restructuring" since incentives can push the deal back to $3 million. The Broncos' No. 2 tight end, Tamme will be in for 2-3 targets per week.
Sep 4 - 2:42 PM

Jacob Tamme is a candidate to get some slot work if Wes Welker (concussion) misses time.

Emmanuel Sanders has tons of experience in the slot and would make the most sense there in the event of a Welker absence. But the Broncos would likely mix and match, with Tamme getting some packages. Still, our preferred stash here is Cody Latimer as the best red-zone threat and most talented player. He'd play outside while Sanders goes inside.
Aug 27 - 11:30 AM

Jacob Tamme caught two passes for nine yards in Denver's Super Bowl 48 loss.

A 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.
Feb 2 - 10:43 PM

Jacob Tamme caught two passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in Denver's AFC title game win over New England.

Tamme 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.
Jan 19 - 6:25 PM

Jacob Tamme was held catch-less in Denver's Divisional Round win.

The 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.
Jan 12 - 8:24 PM

Jacob Tamme caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 17 against the Raiders.

Tamme 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.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:04:00 PM

The Broncos used a rotation of Jacob Tamme and Eric Decker to replace Wes Welker (concussion) at slot receiver in Week 16.

Tamme 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.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Jacob Tamme caught three balls for 22 yards in Denver's Week 16 win over the Texans.

The 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.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Jacob Tamme caught one pass for nine yards in Denver's Week 15 loss to the Chargers.

As 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.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:46:00 AM

The 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.

It'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.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Jacob Tamme played on 45-of-46 snaps following Wes Welker's Week 14 concussion.

Not 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.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 47 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Titans.

Wes 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.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3Jeremy Stewart
4Ronnie Hillman
5Montee Ball
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Wes Welker
3Isaiah Burse
WR31Wes Welker
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
K1Connor Barth