Denver Broncos Tight Ends: Who Will and Won't Be Blocking and Catching Next Year

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Denver Broncos Tight Ends: Who Will and Won't Be Blocking and Catching Next Year
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No, this isn't an article about Shannon Sharpe coming out of retirement to help out his old teammate John Elway.

But a guy can dream, can't he?

But if he did come back now, he would be the best receiving TE on the team, by a mile.

A lot has happened these past two years within the Broncos organization, and a lot of it was not good. Giving away Tony Scheffler wasn't one of the good things Hoody West did to this team.

Although Sheff wasn't a great blocker, he was able to catch the ball and cause issues for the LBs and CBs that ended up covering him. He had a little over 1,500 yards on 70 catches and five TDs in his two years as a Bronco.

Not great numbers but consider that he almost disappeared his last season in Denver before being tossed out for a fifth-round pick; Denver even had to give up a seventh-rounder in the trade.

Disgusting.

Denver has had virtually no TE production without him. How does 222 yards by the combined three TEs and 0 TDs sound? That would be a poor performance for just about any starting TE in the NFL, let alone for an entire team.

In John Fox's system in Carolina, tight ends were expected to block first and catch second, but even they had 385 yards and two TDs.

It seems safe to say that there will be a few changes at the TE position next season for the Denver Broncos.

Let's take a look at what those might be.

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