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Jacob Tamme will visit Broncos

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One member of Peyton Manning’s old band is headed to Denver to talk with the Broncos about joining his new band.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that Jacob Tamme’s visit with the Seahawks ended without a signed contract and that Tamme is now on his way to Denver. The tight end caught 67 passes for 631 yards and four touchdowns when he played with Manning in 2010 as an injury replacement for Dallas Clark. He wasn’t nearly as productive in 2011, but, then, neither was anyone else in Indianapolis.

Clark is a free agent as well and there’s been much speculation that Manning would like to continue his working relationship with the veteran tight end. There’s no word about any Clark visit to Denver as yet. Tamme’s visit doesn’t mean that Clark won’t make his way out to Denver, but it could mean that the Broncos like Tamme’s youth and shorter injury history as they start building their offense around Manning.

Jeff Saturday is still slated for a visit with Denver this week, but he’s heading to the Titans first.

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38 Responses to “Jacob Tamme will visit Broncos”
  1. drgfri says: Mar 21, 2012 10:06 AM

    Why do I keep thinking this will blow up in the Broncos face? Have a original idea guys…..

  2. biggerballz says: Mar 21, 2012 10:23 AM

    what dallas clark was too busy twiddling his thumbs

  3. realnflmaster says: Mar 21, 2012 10:24 AM

    Hehe, “Tamme”, funny name.

  4. jutts says: Mar 21, 2012 10:25 AM

    Who will the backup QB in Denver? Caleb Haney? wow. they better hope Manning doesn’t get hurt.

  5. angrycorgi says: Mar 21, 2012 10:27 AM

    Tebow is competing for the starting FB position in Denver this year…good luck, chump!

  6. dryzzt23 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:28 AM

    Didn’t the Broncos do this same thing years ago when they imported the entire defensive line from the Cleveland Browns?

    How’d that work out for the Broncos?

    Not well. Not well.

  7. brettage says: Mar 21, 2012 10:31 AM

    Why do I keep thinking this will blow up in the Broncos face?
    ——–
    Because you’re an idiot.

    Next question?

  8. mlawrunner says: Mar 21, 2012 10:34 AM

    Tamme is legit, I would really like him to stay in Indy.

  9. 2dollarpbrs says: Mar 21, 2012 10:34 AM

    Ground control to Tim Tebow, please leave me alone

  10. denverdave3 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:37 AM

    It would be nice to see the TE used in Denver again. This team was at it’s best when Sharpe was over the middle.

  11. crazybroncs says: Mar 21, 2012 10:41 AM

    @drgfri

    Last time I checked the “Manning” colts were pretty good, and they had management that wasn’t really committed to winning. The Sky is the limit for this Denver team.

  12. truthfactory says: Mar 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    If healthy, it doesnt matter who Manning is throwing to, he’ll make them shine. Every player who has played significant snaps with him performs. Period.

    Wayne, Clark, Tamme, Pollard, Stoakley, Collie, Gonzales, Ismail, Garcon…. Not a single one of them didnt produce good numbers when they were given the opportunity. He can make anyone look great.

  13. ham1 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    Reminds me of that movie “Space Cowboys”
    Where they get all the old guys together again..

  14. bcgreg says: Mar 21, 2012 10:53 AM

    No. Peyton Manning TOLD Tamme to sign–I mean visit–with the Broncos.

  15. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 21, 2012 10:54 AM

    crazybroncs says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:41 AM
    @drgfri

    Last time I checked the “Manning” colts were pretty good, and they had management that wasn’t really committed to winning. The Sky is the limit for this Denver team.

    ###############################
    Maybe, but I doubt they get more than a mile high…….

  16. nflfollower says: Mar 21, 2012 10:56 AM

    Expectations are getting a little too high in Denver…. Aspirations are one thing but people are acting like a squad that went 8-8 in the AFC WEST for crying out loud, is the odds on super bowl favorite. They signed an old qb past his prime, let’s all settle down.

  17. mlawrunner says: Mar 21, 2012 10:57 AM

    @crazybroncs

    Management that was not really committed to winning?? Irsay has NEVER not spent the absolute max on cap space, I am curious what else you can do to be committed to winning?

    Bear in mind the Broncos are currently 40 million under the cap, way above almost everyone else.

  18. bigbuccss says: Mar 21, 2012 10:57 AM

    What made Tamme even relevant, you guessed it, Peyton Manning

    smart move by him, get as $ much as you can, and be forever grateful you got to play with a guy of Mannings caliber

  19. broncfanor says: Mar 21, 2012 11:01 AM

    drgfri says: Mar 21, 2012 10:06 AM

    Why do I keep thinking this will blow up in the Broncos face? Have a original idea guys…..

    ————————————–

    So I suppose other teams who have brought in free agents are being original?

    What exactly are you trying to say anyway?

    They shouldn’t bring in talent for Manning?

    Your an idiot

  20. bspurloc says: Mar 21, 2012 11:04 AM

    .
    tammy is your mammy!

    He is a good TE, just too bad peyton has a severe injury and wont get past the first tough defense he plays

  21. titsburgfeelers says: Mar 21, 2012 11:04 AM

    LoveniT!

  22. jgava19 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    So much for the mad rush for Colts castoffs. 18 is the only one who was picked up.

  23. kepdogg23 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:09 AM

    @crazybroncs

    You lost all credibility when you said the Colts “management wasn’t committed to winning”. You have the most wins as a franchise of any team in the NFL when they had Manning…..what else did you want them to do?

  24. myshkingfh says: Mar 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    drgfri says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:06 AM
    Why do I keep thinking this will blow up in the Broncos face? Have a original idea guys…..

     Speaking of original ideas, if you paid attention instead of just parroting what you hear on sports radio, you might remember that shanahan paid almost nothing for the Browncos and that tht defense was pretty darn successful and got the Donkeys an AFC championship game in Denver.

    In fact, it was pretty much the only good defense Denver had between Alfred Williams and Von Miller.

    If Manning works out as well as Gerrard Warren and Courtney Brown did his signing will be a huge success. We should be so lucky.

  25. detroitcityryda says: Mar 21, 2012 11:14 AM

    The Denver colts

  26. crazy4colts says: Mar 21, 2012 11:20 AM

    “He wasn’t nearly as productive in 2011, but, then, neither was anyone else in Indianapolis.”

    Incorrect. Punter Pat McAfee boasted career numbers last season.

  27. maddog111 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:22 AM

    dryzzt23 says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:28 AM
    Didn’t the Broncos do this same thing years ago when they imported the entire defensive line from the Cleveland Browns?

    How’d that work out for the Broncos?

    Not well. Not well.
    ————————————————
    They actually hosted the AFC championship game at home the year they brought in the Browns D-Line.

  28. soobster says: Mar 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    nflfollower says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:56 AM

    Expectations are getting a little too high in Denver…. Aspirations are one thing but people are acting like a squad that went 8-8 in the AFC WEST for crying out loud, is the odds on super bowl favorite. They signed an old qb past his prime, let’s all settle down.

    _________________________________

    Not favorites, but with their odds at 10-1, only the Patriots and Packers have better odds.

    So yeah… it’s kind of Super Bowl or bust in Denver.

  29. armoderate says: Mar 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    Have you noticed that you can’t vote (thumbs up or down) for or against a comment and when you do, it switches back?

  30. barneyrumble says: Mar 21, 2012 11:32 AM

    Jake “We’re getting the band back together”

    Elwood “We’re on a mission from God.”

    Aretha Franklin “Don’t you blasphemy in here, don’t you blasphemy in here. You just go on out the door without your four fried chickens and your dry white toast and without Tim Tebow, err Matt Guitar Murphy.”

    Jake “We have everyone but Jeff Saturday, Ben Jarvis Greene Ellis and Mike Wallace and we are getting them next.”

    Drafting defense and heading to New Orleans in early February.

  31. barneyrumble says: Mar 21, 2012 11:39 AM

    truthfactory says: Mar 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    “Wayne, Clark, Tamme, Pollard, Stoakley, Collie, Gonzales, Ismail, Garcon…. Not a single one of them didnt produce good numbers when they were given the opportunity. He can make anyone look great.”

    Best example The Blair White Project.

  32. barneyrumble says: Mar 21, 2012 11:41 AM

    crazy4colts says: Mar 21, 2012 11:20 AM

    “He wasn’t nearly as productive in 2011, but, then, neither was anyone else in Indianapolis.”

    Incorrect. Punter Pat McAfee boasted career numbers last season.
    ________________

    And almost lead the team in tackles.

  33. ty49er4life says: Mar 21, 2012 11:42 AM

    Manning isn’t the first person to get this surgery. There have been linebackers that got it and regularly get hit in the head and they survived. Docs wouldn’t clear him to play if he was at risk. I don’t like manning and I hate the broncos but people need to shut up about the one hit thing manning will be fine. And he gets the ball out quicker than anyone and has the best young LT in the game he won’t be taking many hits. Just hope
    they don’t play the saints or rams cuz I’m sure hIS bounty will be through the roof. I find myself rooting for the guy and don’t know why. His neck will be just fine. He has another 4 months to heal and get strength back too. Denver will be in the AFC championship game this year. And if they do go get wallace, which I think they are stupid if they dont, (they won’t get a pro bowler with the 20 something pick in the draft), they could be playing my niners for the super bowl.

  34. nflfollower says: Mar 21, 2012 11:52 AM

    Soobster—–I see those odds, its just that I disagree. They have to be favorites to win the west, but there are too many question marks to put them at 10:1 odds. Peyton hasn’t thrown an NFL pass in over a year, he’s 36, and honestly the defense benefited from the offense winning TOP battles last year. With more of a passing offense, I’m interested to see how the defense does next year. Remember they struggled against higher scoring offenses last year like the pats, lions, packers. Those were all blowouts. I juat don’t see them as 10:1, maybe if Peyton returns to 2004 form, but there are legitimate question marks.

  35. thingamajig says: Mar 21, 2012 11:53 AM

    Looks like Denver will be the new dream team.

  36. bigbillsfan says: Mar 21, 2012 12:22 PM

    From what I am reading it sounds like Denver is the 2012 “DREAM TEAM.” I wonder is they will have the same results?

  37. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 21, 2012 12:36 PM

    Who cares…who hasn’t visited the Donkeys? You think all these players are just going to want to sign with Denver now because MegaHead is the new QB?

    Yep…it’s a given – automatic SB berth…come to Denver…we’re going to Disneyworld!!

  38. snoopyjoecool says: Mar 21, 2012 12:54 PM

    Two years ago when Clark was put on IR for breaking his finger Tamme came in as starting TE as a complete unknown. With Manning and of course the receivers to spread the field he became relevant and put up TE stats as good as anyone over that same period.

    This is a good Broncos move if they secure him. Young, athletic, and knows his QB.

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