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Virgil Green | Tight End | #85

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (204) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Broncos TE Virgil Green is recovering from finger surgery, and is expected to miss "most" of OTAs.
It's extra bad news for Green, as padless practices in shorts and t-shirts is always when he shines the most. The perennial puff piece All Star should be ready well in advance of training camp. He won't make a fantasy impact in 2016. May 24 - 2:36 PM

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9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos are expecting more from TE Virgil Green this season.

It is deja vu all over again. A veteran of the offseason puff piece, Green has managed just 35 career catches in 72 appearances. Despite the sorry state of the tight end depth chart, it is unlikely Green suddenly turns into an offensive force. Sophomore Jeff Heuerman is the best bet to emerge as a fantasy viable tight end in Denver, but he is no better than a late-round flier.
May 16 - 12:48 PM

Virgil Green had one catch for 26 yards in Week 3 against the Lions.

Green played behind Owen Daniels after scoring a touchdown last week. He was limited to mostly blocking situations. Green isn’t on the TE2 radar.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 02:12:00 AM

Virgil Green caught 2-of-3 targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in Denver's Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

The grabs were Green's first two of the season. Rotating with Owen Daniels as Peyton Manning's pass catcher at tight end, Green arguably has more upside than his veteran teammate, but lacks a real path to TE2 status.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Virgil Green was held without a catch on one target in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Owen Daniels wasn't much better, turning two catches on two targets into five yards. Green is going to catch some passes this season, but not in a predictable enough fashion to make him a TE2.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Virgil Green caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' preseason opener against Seattle.

The good news about Green's performance is that he excelled as a pass catcher when Green seems to have been typecast as a block-first tight end. The bad news is Green played extensively with the second-team offense, while most of Denver's starters rested. We believe Green is pretty clearly behind Owen Daniels in the target pecking order, but also would not rule out Green from playing a surprisingly big pass-catching role.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Broncos TE Virgil Green attended Peyton Manning's Duke workouts this offseason.

Players that are merely ticketed to block don't go catch passes from Manning at his annual camp. Green, a versatile and uniquely athletic specimen, is trying to be part of the committee that replaces Julius Thomas' production in a TE-friendly Gary Kubiak scheme. His progress in camp will be worth watching as he battles Owen Daniels and H-back James Casey for looks from Peyton. We know Virgil will be on the field a ton thanks to his blocking ability.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 10:04:00 AM

The Broncos want to expand Virgil Green's role in the passing game.

Green has been a strict blocker during his first four NFL seasons, totaling just 23 catches. But he has the athletic skill set to contribute as a receiver and now Julius Thomas is gone. Green will be an in-line blocker that will compete with veteran Owen Daniels for a share of the catches Thomas left behind. A bump to 30-40 grabs is possible in Gary Kubiak's TE-friendly scheme.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Broncos re-signed TE Virgil Green to a three-year, $8.4 million contract with $4.2 million guaranteed.

The Bears were also in hot pursuit of Green, a freak athlete with plus blocking ability. Instead, he'll return to Denver to maintain in-line duties and possibly compete for some of the receptions Julius Thomas left behind. This shouldn't stop the Broncos from going after low-cost tight end depth like Gary Kubiak friend Owen Daniels.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 03:09:00 PM

The Denver Post reports the Broncos are the "frontrunner" to sign free agent Virgil Green.

The Post reports Green is "close" to signing a multi-year deal to stay in Denver, where he would compete to replace Julius Thomas. Not finished upgrading their tight end room, the Broncos will host free agent Owen Daniels this week.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 02:52:00 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora says free agent TE Virgil Green's decision should come down to the Broncos or Bears.

Green is quietly a coveted free agent thanks to freakish athletic ability and reasonable blocking skills. Tight-end reliant Gary Kubiak certainly wants him back in Denver, where he'd be featured a decent amount now that Julius Thomas is gone. In Chicago, Green would be the No. 2 behind Martellus Bennett.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 10:16:00 PM

The Broncos have made a multi-year offer to free agent TE Virgil Green.

With the Broncos expected to move on from Julius Thomas, Green has potential for an expanded role if he re-signs. Thirteen teams have reportedly contacted Green's agent, with "six to eight" considered serious suitors.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 07:06:00 PM

The Denver Post expects the Broncos to try to re-sign free agent TE Virgil Green.

If the Broncos accomplish this goal and can't find money for Julius Thomas -- a distinct possibility if they franchise tag Demaryius Thomas -- Green could emerge as a 2015 fantasy sleeper. 26-year-old Green is a freak athletically, and a good enough blocker to function as a three-down tight end. Tight ends play a major role in new Denver coach Gary Kubiak's offense.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Virgil Green secured 1-of-2 targets for four yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round loss to the Colts.

Green never became a big part of Denver's passing game, but he did earn a significant stretch-run role as a run blocker. Essentially the inverse of Julius Thomas, Green is an impact blocker but lacks the ball skills necessary to become a dangerous weapon as a receiver. We would be surprised if the Broncos didn't prioritize re-signing Green, who is an impending free agent and should be affordable.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Virgil Green left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

Green's absence means more 3-wide snaps than the Broncos wanted to run. It's good news for owners that gambled on Wes Welker.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:35:00 PM

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