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In both 2012 and 2013, Gerell Robinson stood out in camp. Both years, he didn't make the team.
Robinson put up great numbers and displayed great chemistry with Broncos backup Brock Osweiler, but due to the versatility of tight end Jacob Tamme and kick returner Trindon Holliday, the Broncos decided not to carry a fifth receiver. However, Robinson stayed with the practice squad.
He is now a tight end, and that could change his fortunes. The Broncos don't have much money to spend on a quality tight end, and they will likely cut ties with Joel Dreessen, Tamme or both. This would create an opening (or two) at the position.
Robinson could seize one of those spots. He has great speed for a tight end, as, according to House of Sparky, he has a 4.62 40-yard dash. Robinson is undersized for a tight end at 220 pounds, but he could also play receiver.
This versatility would greatly help the Broncos, and it would allow them to add another player at a different position by keeping just four receivers.
He did well in the 2013 preseason, and he caught five passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale. He has the size to box out smaller corners, and is faster than most linebackers. This blend could allow the Broncos to keep Robinson as a tight end.
Robinson has impressed the Broncos before, and he should again this offseason. However, this time the Broncos finally have room for him. Look for Robinson to stand out again and finally receive a reward.
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