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Virgil Green | Tight End

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Nevada
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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. Aug 15 - 8:45 AM

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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.
Jul 7 - 10:04 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.
Apr 7 - 10:05 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.
Mar 10 - 3:09 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
Mar 10 - 2:52 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.
Mar 9 - 10:16 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
Mar 7 - 7:06 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
Feb 8 - 10:53 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.
Jan 11 - 8:30 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

Broncos TE Virgil Green caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's Divisional Round win over the Chargers.

Usually used as an in-line blocker behind Julius Thomas, Green caught a three-yard checkdown from Peyton Manning in the third quarter. Green will continue to focus on blocking when Denver hosts New England for the AFC belt.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Virgil Green wasn't targeted in Denver's Week 15 loss to the Chargers.

As the Denver Post reported pre-game, Green got the "start" in the slot over Jacob Tamme, but it was WR Andre Caldwell who ended up filling in for Wes Welker. Green has just six catches on the season, and will remain well off the fantasy radar for Week 16.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:48:00 AM

The Denver Post reports TE Virgil Green, and not TE Jacob Tamme, will get the start in place of Wes Welker Thursday against the Chargers.

Tamme played over Green in Sunday's win over the Titans, but the Broncos apparently decided to change things up after having four days to decide how they'll make up for the loss of Welker. Beat writer Mike Klis speculates Julius Thomas could man the slot in two-TE sets. Despite the "start," Green is not a recommended Week 15 fantasy play.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Virgil Green had one catch for three yards in Week 12 against the Patriots.

With Julius Thomas (knee) sidelined, Green started and was used as the primary blocking tight end. He finished with just two targets and was removed in all passing situations in favor of Jacob Tamme. Even if Thomas doesn't return next week, Green can continue to be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 02:49:00 AM

Virgil Green is expected to start in place of Julius Thomas (knee) Sunday night against the Patriots.

It's something of a surprise because Green has played so sparingly on offense this season, particularly in recent games. It is worth noting, however, that Joel Dreessen was on this week's injury report with a knee injury, though he was listed as probable. At this point, we'd roll the dice on Green over Dreessen as a desperation replacement for Thomas in fantasy lineups.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:41:00 PM

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QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
4Trevor Siemian
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3Montee Ball
4Juwan Thompson
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Montee Ball
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
FB1Joe Don Duncan
2James Casey
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Isaiah Burse
4Solomon Patton
5Jordan Taylor
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Cody Latimer
3Jordan Norwood
4Bennie Fowler
5Nathan Palmer
WR31Cody Latimer
TE1Owen Daniels
2Virgil Green
3Dominique Jones
4Marcel Jensen
5Jake Murphy
K1Brandon McManus