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Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme walks onto the field during training camp, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme walks onto the field during training camp, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Could former Kentucky standout Jacob Tamme be in danger of being cut by the Denver Broncos?

Based on information on a blog on AllDenverSports.com, it could happen even though Tamme signed a year ago to follow his old quarterback Peyton Manning from Indianapolis to Denver.

Here is what the blog noted:

“Tamme is currently dealing with a right quad injury that has kept him out for the majority of camp. To make things worse for the tight end out of Kentucky, during his absence, the rest of the tight ends in camp have are performing at a high level. 

“Julius Thomas is ultimately Tamme’s biggest threat. Both tight ends look to play similar roles in QB Peyton Manning’s offense. However, with Tamme’s reps up for grabs, Thomas has taken full advantage with a tremendous camp. He is playing at the highest level that he’s ever played before and Manning is taking notice with plenty of balls going Thomas’ way as of late.

“Thomas struggled with injuries and understanding the offense early in his career. Now Thomas is healthy and the offense finally clicked. The intriguing thing about Thomas is the mix of his size and athleticism. He’s officially 6-5, 250 pounds and has tremendous feet. He is a mismatch for the defense waiting to happen. His speed and size are too tough to handle. He’s too big and fast for most defensive backs and linebackers. Although Tamme has pretty good size and speed himself, he just doesn’t match up to Thomas.

“There is still plenty of camp left and the preseason is yet to start, so it may not be too late for Tamme. However, he must find a way to get back on the field. His injury opened the door of opportunity for Thomas and the way Thomas is playing, he doesn’t look to give it back.”

5 Responses to Could former UK star Jacob Tamme be in danger of being cut? One Denver blog thinks so

  • JimHarris says:

    There ought to be a rule, or contract clause, to assure professional players that they can’t be replaced while recovering from job-relate injuries so long as they are following a treatment plan for recovery from the injury. After all, many of the injuries happen when a player is willingly sacrificing his body to make a play.

    Jacob is a great representative of the university. I’ve been proud of his achievements, made even more amazing since he was essentially overlooked initially by UK. When he is finished with the NFL I’d love to see him in some role with the UK program.

  • Toicat says:

    Right on! Jacob’s job, and anyone else’s recovering from injury should have some protection while recovering.

  • Eric says:

    The Patriots would pick him up quick. They are probably hoping he gets cut.

  • If Denver is crazy enough to let him go, another team will grab him. If you throw it to him, he catches it. He’s got great hands and knows how to run routes and use his body. He’s also the type of person you want on your team. You can count on him to put in the work and be ready to play. If you rule out golf, he’s also a good enough athlete to be a top competitor in whatever sport he plays.

  • Love SEC F-Ball says:

    I will admit that three items concerned me about Jacob’s playing time.

    1 – The signing of Welker gives hims less snaps at the slot – Jacob had some of his best games when lining up in the slot. Welker is good for the team & Jacob is the ultimate team player.
    2 – His injury. Jacob is tough he will play through pain & be back soon.
    3 – The emergence of Thomas at Tight end. Thomas is not as consistent as Jacob. You can depend on Jacob to run the right route and catch the ball & not drop it.

    However I still thought that Jacob would be on the final 53 man team. Two items confirm that today. The initial depth chart (Certainly a work in progress at this time of the year) has Jacob at the # 2 tight end. Joel Dressen at # 1 has some injuries as well. It is tough to make the 53 man roster but I see Jacob in Denver again.

    Either way I am so proud of Jacob. He has to be one of everyone’s all-time favorite players – He certainly is to me. As Jacob said himself “I have been blessed” – We have been blessed with his contributions.

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