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Virgil Green | Tight End

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Nevada
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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. Feb 8 - 10:53 AM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Broncos TE Virgil Green played more snaps (34) than Jacob Tamme (25) in Week 8.

The snap breakdown shows that Tamme played primarily on passing downs opposite Joel Dreessen, with Green replacing him on running downs. Green managed to parlay five pass routes into three catches and 44 yards, the latter of which was behind only Demaryius Thomas against the Saints. "(Green has) good speed, good athleticism. He is big and physical," said coach John Fox. "He'll develop and he'll get used to it, a little bit like Ronnie Hillman getting in the flow of things." One of the most physically impressive tight end prospects in the 2011 draft, Green is worthy of a flier in Dynasty leagues. It sounds like Fox expects his role to grow at Tamme's expense.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 08:27:00 PM

Virgil Green made three catches for 44 yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Saints.

Suspended for the first four weeks of the season, Green entered this evening with zero catches in two games. Although neither Jacob Tamme nor Joel Dreessen has done much with the tight end position in Denver this season and Green boasts an intriguing size/speed combo, it's doubtful he comes into any fantasy value.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 12:48:00 AM

Broncos TE Virgil Green made his 2012 debut in Week 5.

Green came off suspension and played exclusively on special teams. The 2011 seventh-rounder is way behind Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 10:52:00 AM

Broncos TE Virgil Green's suspension for violating the league's PED policy has not been reduced and is still four games.

The Denver Post's Mike Klis erroneously listed Green's suspension as three games on Saturday, but offered a correction in his Sunday column. One game doesn't change Green's situation; he's buried behind Jacob Tamme, Joel Dreessen, and possibly Julius Thomas.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 10:14:00 AM

Broncos TE Virgil Green's suspension for violating the league's PED policy has been reduced from four games to three.

The league must have lent some credence to Green's excuse that his positive test was triggered by a prescription ADHD drug. One of the stars of the 2011 Combine, Green is unlikely to make an impact behind veterans Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen this season.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 05:52:00 PM

Broncos TE Virgil Green will not appeal his four-game suspension for violating the league's banned substances policy.

Green was suspended for ADHD. He took it "prior to obtaining an exemption from the league," and says he now has that exemption and is free to take ADHD going forward. "I apologize to my teammates, coaches and fans for my mistake," said Green, "and will make sure to never let anything like this happen again."
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 07:03:00 PM

NFL suspended TE Virgil Green four games for violating the league's banned substances policy.

It's believed Green tested positive for a performance enhancer, although that hasn't been confirmed. Teammates WLB D.J. Williams and DT Ryan McBean got longer (six games) bans. Green, a seventh-round pick in the 2011 draft, caught just three passes for 24 yards in 15 games during his rookie season. The athletic Green was expected to have a bigger offensive role in 2012.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 06:10:00 PM