Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts to his touchdown catch in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Release Tight End Joel Dreessen

The Denver Broncos Twitter account publically announced that tight-end Joel Dreessen was released Tuesday afternoon after failing a physical.

Dreessen, 31, appeared in 13 games last season for the Denver Broncos, catching just seven passes for 47 yards, recording one touchdown. The Colorado State alumni has had three operations on his left knee over the past two years.

Joel was a solid addition to the 2012 Denver Broncos team where he played in all 16 games, starting 15 of them. He would go on to catch 41 balls for a total of 356 yards, 8.7 YAC. Dreessen would also tally five touchdown passes, recording his longest catch of 30 yards.

The release of Dreessen now opens up the door for wide receiver converted to tight-end, Gerell Robinson to crack the 53-man roster. During his senior year at Arizona State back in 2011, Robinson caught 77 passes for 1,397 yards, tallying 7 touchdowns. Julius Thomas and Virgil Green highlight the tight-end position for the Denver Broncos.

We here at Broncos Country thank Joel Dreessen for his time and effort put in to help this club win.

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