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Jacob Tamme | Tight End

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Kentucky
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Falcons signed TE Jacob Tamme, formerly of the Broncos, to a two-year contract.
Tamme picked the Falcons over a return to the Broncos. He'll have a shot at far more looks in Atlanta than he ever would have in Denver. 2015 marks only the second season Tamme, 30, has played in his career without Peyton Manning. Levine Toilolo's a mere end-of-the-line blocker. New OC Kyle Shanahan's offense likes to feature the tight end, which works in Tamme's favor. We still wouldn't be surprised if Atlanta addressed tight end early in the draft. It'd be a great round-two landing spot for Minnesota's Maxx Williams. Mar 19 - 10:49 AM

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ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Jacob Tamme has agreed to a deal with the Falcons, though he "wouldn't rule out the Broncos" until the contract is signed.

With underachieving Levine Toilolo penciled in as the starter, the Falcons needed to address tight end and it sounds like they're doing so with Tamme. However, as McClure points out, there's also incentive to return to Denver, as Tamme has a close relationship with Peyton Manning having played with him since 2008. Owen Daniels and Virgil Green currently sit atop Denver's tight end depth chart.
Mar 19 - 8:25 AM

Free agent Jacob Tamme is currently visiting the Falcons.

The Tamme visit comes on the heels of Atlanta meeting with Rob Housler. Housler would be a higher-ceiling target than 30-year-old Tamme, who is best suited for a No. 3 tight end role at this stage of his journeymanish career.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 18 - 8:35 PM

The Denver Post reports the Broncos remain interested in free agent TE Jacob Tamme.

The Broncos added Owen Daniels and re-signed Virgil Green, so Tamme would be veteran depth if he returns. Tamme had a 14/109/2 line as Denver's No. 3 tight end last season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 11 - 5:21 PM

Jacob Tamme (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game at San Diego.

With Julius Thomas (ankle) healthy, Tamme would have had a minimal role anyway. C.J. Anderson (ankle) is also ready to rock, as expected. The rest of the Broncos inactives: Cody Latimer, Ronnie Hillman, Kayvon Webster, Paul Cornick and O'Brien Schofield.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Jacob Tamme (ribs) is questionable for Week 14.

He didn't practice all week. Even if Julius Thomas (questionable, ankle) is held out and Tamme manages to play, he won't be a Week 14 fantasy option.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 07:11:00 PM

Jacob Tamme (ribs) remained sidelined Thursday.

Tamme isn't looking good for Sunday's game with the Bills, but that will change if he can return on Friday. Either way, the expected return of Julius Thomas renders Tamme obsolete in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Jacob Tamme (ribs) did not practice Wednesday.

Tamme suffered the injury in Sunday night's win, limiting him to just 24 snaps. With Julius Thomas (ankle) tentatively expected to return, Tamme will be reduced to a backup role if active this week.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Jacob Tamme was held to catch for four yards in Week 13 against the Chiefs.

Tamme dropped a wide-open touchdown in the second quarter. He's been a non-factor filling in for Julius Thomas, and will be reduced to a backup role if Thomas returns next week.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 01:04:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:22:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:26:00 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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:06:00 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.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 02:42:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:30:00 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.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 10:43:00 PM

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