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Joel Dreessen to sign with Denver Broncos

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 23, 2012 – 9:51 am

According to multiple reports, Texans free agent tight end Joel Dreessen has decided to sign with the Denver Broncos.

Mark Berman of FOX 26 Sports KRIV said Dreessen told him in a text message Friday morning that he’s going to Denver. Dreessen was said to be deciding between the Broncos and Texans on Thursday night. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says the Texans “came on strong” before Dreessen made his decision.

Dreessen is from Fort Morgan, Colo., and played at Colorado State. He’ll have a chance to start for the Broncos and play with Peyton Manning.

A six-year veteran, Dreessen led the Texans with six touchdown catches in 2011. The Texans signed him in 2007 after he was cut by the New York Jets and out of football in 2006. He started off as a core special teams player and became a valuable complement to Owen Daniels as a strong blocker and one of the Texans’ most dependable receivers.

Dreessen’s departure could create an opportunity for Garrett Graham, a fourth-round pick out of Wisconsin in 2010 who has played sparingly in his first two seasons. Fullback James Casey also could play tight end, his primary position from 2009-10, or the Texans could look to add a tight end in the draft or free agency.

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14 Responses to “Joel Dreessen to sign with Denver Broncos”

  1. By Randi on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Best Wishes Joel!!! I’ll continue to cheer for YOU, just not your team :D

  2. By Ron on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I have faith in Garrett and his 3rd year will be a breakout. He just needs an opportunity to seize the moment.

  3. By Jaye on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Another loss…..I think this shows the lack of knowledge of management to hold on to players….Take a look at who was lost and their positions….Mario was a given but the others??? Especially on offense Lead blocker and two linemen…On defense the Captain…I bet the Defense won’t be #2 this comming season…..Its hard to understand what management of Houston Sports Teams are thinking about…..If they aren’t going to commit to bring a winner to Houston why buy a team???? Its hard to Be a sports Fan of Professional sports in Houston…Makes it hard to watch the sports shows …All over America in every sport We look like Idiots

  4. By james on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    well, bonehead dreessen has left the building.. ya go jump off sides for denver..

  5. By Richard on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Williams, Ryans, Winston ,Dreesson all gone.
    Hope they know what they are doing.

  6. By Josh on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Is anyone else worried about the Broncos this year? Now Peyton has tight ends to throw to, which are usually his favorite targets, Eric Decker was having a top-15 WR year until Tebow started, they have Demaryius Thomas and Willis McGahee, who showed he can still play last year, not to mention that the reason Tebow had any chance at winning games was because the defense kept them in it until Tebow could finally make a play. Peyton at 75% is more dangerous than most QBs in the NFL and now with the playmakers around him could be heartbreaking to myself and all Texan fans if a match-up occurs in the playoffs.

  7. By Hadley on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    You’ve got an inconsistent, injury prone quarterback in Matt Schaub. First problem, let’s let a cornerstone of the offensive line in Eric Winston leave to save a couple of bucks. What do you think is going to be more expensive paying for Winston, or having to pull more rabbits out of your hat to save the season when Schaub goes down because Butler missed his guy. Second problem, let’s let the most reliable receiver out the door in Dreesen. He was the only reliable thing other than Foster and Tate that allowed the Texans to move down the field this last year. Texans should have made “Chokecoby” Jones take a pay cut so they could have offered Joel more money. I believe in my Texans, but it seems like they are depleting the depth in the roster so when “Next Man Up” need comes up again, and it will. We are going to have to rely on some snotty nose college recruit that was just happy to make the team. Good Luck Garrett Graham. I’m pulling for you, cause Lord knows we are gonna need something good.

  8. By Joshua on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    i wont say what i really want to about the staff because its extremely innapropriate. What the heck are yall doing!! Thanks for the wild card playoff game but now we as fans are back to hopeing for a winning season. Somebody (the GM) better know what the heck your doing and have some amazing last second plans or else get out of our stadium!

  9. By Jake on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with letting Williams go, because if we signed Williams, we wouldn’t have enough money to resign Foster…Barwin is also a very talented. But Winston, Briesel, Leinhart (thats fine, give TJ 2nd string…maybe starting in the future), now Dressen…..I hope they find miracles in Free Agency and the 2012 Draft….

  10. By Jaye on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ok somebody explain to me the players we have lost (except Mario…He was gone) and the keeping of Jacoby Jones…..

  11. By james on Apr 4, 2012 | Reply

    hadley the only thing that makes it sound like u kno sports is.. well.. nothing…schaub plays QB n the NFL not tennis. ppl get hurt. winston cant beat my grandma off the block, joel dreeson blew a game for us last year and the year before that… he cant remember a snap count and oh ya a… u said he was the best reciever besides arian…doesnt say much considering our wideouts and no OD is a better catcher ,route runner,etc. ur dumb. the only thing i agree with u on is the fact that jacoby jones beats out a million ppl who are fast like him but cant catch. so why is jacoby jones still on a roster ? figure that one out .

  12. By james on Apr 4, 2012 | Reply

    ( my opinion) brisiel is the only player we shoulda kept out of the guys who left. maybe allen but even he can be replaced. brisiel was the heart of that o-line othr then myers’ IQ … he was the smallest player on the o-line last year but the tuffest too. kid played with a broken leg in the falcons or bengals game.. i cant remember. but puttin in “soft as a box of kittens” caldwell in their at the end of last year proves we shoulda kept mike.

  13. By james on Apr 4, 2012 | Reply

    rephrase jacoby jones comment “he beats out about a million ppl in the US who are fast and cant catch either.. i think if we hand it off to him, that might work…

  14. By james on Apr 4, 2012 | Reply

    by clicking thumbs down on my comment on bonehead player dreesen, you are now as dumb as he is.. dreesen can block and thats it. owen daniels cant block as good as him ,but he does everything else better.if u think otherwise ur an idiot and the only thing sports related that u probly watch is dancing with the stars.

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