Virgil Green was targeted once in Sunday's win over Chicago, recording a nine-yard reception.
Following a three-catch performance in Week 8, Green has been targeted just once in each of the past three contests. In Brock Osweiler's first game under center, head coach Gary Kubiak implemented his multi-tight end scheme to full effect, with 12 of 27 passes directed at tight ends. Eleven of those targets, however, went to Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis. Green saw the field just 26 times as compared to Daniels, 59, and Davis, 50, and is unlikely to benefit much from Denver's adjusted offense.
Virgil Green caught three passes off of three targets for 61 yards in Sunday's win over the Packers.
Long stuck in a H-back role where he has been primarily tasked with blocking, Sunday's 61 yards set a career high for Green and his three receptions tied a career mark. Green looked comfortable as a pass catcher, splitting the defense on a 32-yard crosser and running through arm tackles to pick up extra yardage. It will be interesting to see where Green lines up in the weeks ahead following Denver's trade for Vernon Davis. Though Gary Kubiak is known for using multiple-tight-end sets, it is very possible that the move will slide Green back into the backfield in more of a blocking role.
Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done.
Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers
Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout.
Free agent tight end
Green will get a three-year deal, worth $8.4 million with $4.2 million guaranteed.
In 13 games last season, Green, 26, caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.
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The 26-year-old was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh-round of the 2011 draft. His career stats include 23 receptions for 206 yards with one touchdown.
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