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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 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. Sep 28 - 2:12 AM

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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.
Sep 18 - 12:59 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.
Sep 13 - 8:27 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.
Aug 15 - 8:45 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.
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

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QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Christian Ponder
4Trevor Siemian
RB1Ronnie Hillman
2C.J. Anderson
3Juwan Thompson
GLB1Ronnie Hillman
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Bennie Fowler
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Cody Latimer
WR31Jordan Norwood
TE1Vernon Davis
2Owen Daniels
3Virgil Green
4Richard Gordon
LT1Tyler Polumbus
LG1Evan Mathis
2Max Garcia
C1Matt Paradis
2Sam Brenner
RG1Louis Vasquez
RT1Ryan Harris
2Michael Schofield
K1Brandon McManus