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2021 Receiving

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Regular Season 20 205 10.3 1 64

Top Albert Okwuegbunam News

  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Limited role in win

    Okwuegbunam caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Chargers.

    Okwuegbunam played on 45 percent of Denver's offensive snaps, continuing to be the second option at tight end behind Noah Fant. The 23-year-old likely can't be a consistent producer for fantasy purposes with such a limited role in the offense. With Fant healthy, Okwuegbunam is best ignored for fantasy. The Broncos visit the Chiefs in Week 13.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Leading receiver in loss

    Okwuegbunam caught all three of his targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Eagles.

    The tight end did most of his damage on a 64-yard grab in the second quarter that set up a Broncos field goal, but that was enough to allow Okwuegbunam to lead the team in receiving yards while also setting a new career single-game high for the second-year player. With Noah Fant (5-59 on six targets Sunday) atop the depth chart at his position, however, Okwuegbunam's production will likely remain volatile on the other side of Denver's Week 11 bye.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Active in Week 10

    Okwuegbunam (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Zac Stevens of the TheDNVR.com reports.

    The second-year tight end will revert back to No. 2 duties with Noah Fant available after the latter missed Week 9 due to a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, Okwuegbunam should still enjoy a modest role in the passing game and checks in with multiple receptions in both of the last two games, the first of which with Fant available.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Listed as questionable for Week 10

    Okwuegbunam (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Okwuegbunam was unable to practice Wednesday but then managed to participate on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday. Denver got Noah Fant back from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, so Albert O will work in a complementary role at tight end if he manages to play through the knee injury.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Increases practice activity

    Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Okwuegbunam (knee) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Okwuegbunam's upgrade from no activity at Wednesday's practice to a limited showing a day later seemingly suggests that he experienced no setbacks with the lingering knee injury coming out of last week's win over Dallas. Though he looks on track to be ready to play Sunday against the Eagles, Okwuegbunam is expected to see his playing time take a hit with top tight end Noah Fant (illness) having been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after sitting out the Broncos' Week 9 victory.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Misses practice Wednesday

    Okwuegbunam (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Okwuegbunam was listed as questionable with the same injury ahead of the Broncos' Week 9 win over the Cowboys, but he proceeded to play 79 percent of the offensive snaps and finished with four receptions for 25 yards on five targets. Assuming he experienced no setbacks coming out of that contest, his absence from practice to begin Week 10 may just be maintenance-related. In any event, Okwuegbunam looks headed for a smaller role this weekend against the Eagles, as No. 1 tight end Noah Fant (illness) is on track to return from a one-game absence due to a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Quiet in win

    Okwuegbunam secured four of five targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Cowboys.

    Okwuegbunam started in place of Noah Fant (illness), but he was unable to capitalize on his opportunity as the team's No. 1 tight end. The 23-year-old played on 63 of the teams 78 offensive snaps and his five targets were tied with wideout Tim Patrick for the second most among Broncos pass catchers. With Fant likely rejoining the team for Week 10, Okwuegbunam can't be trusted to produce consistently for fantasy as Denver's No. 2 tight end. Nonetheless, the 6-foot-5, 258-pounder gets a matchup against the Eagles in a Week 10 showdown.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Back in action

    Okwuegbunam (knee) has returned to Sunday's game against the Cowboys, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Okwuegbunam aggravated his knee injury and was labeled questionable to return early in the second half, but he'll play through the issue and is back on the field for Denver.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Aggravates knee injury

    Okwuegbunam exited Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

    Okwuegbunam was questionable for Sunday's contest due to a knee injury, and it appears he aggravated the injury. He started in place of Noah Fant (illness) and caught four of five targets for 25 yards prior to exiting the game.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Active in Week 9

    Okwuegbunam (knee) is listed as active Sunday at Dallas, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    With Noah Fant out of commission due to a bout with COVID-19, Okwuegbunam will get the start at tight end and likely earn a majority share of snaps afforded Broncos tight ends with just Eric Saubert and Andrew Beck to contend with at the position. Okwuegbunam's practice reps were capped this week due to a knee injury, though, so it's not certain that he'll be the unquestioned No. 1 TE. On the season, he's been on point as a receiver, hauling in 12 of 13 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown.

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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Questionable Week 9

    Okwuegbunam (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Okwuegbunam was limited at practice this week by the knee injury, but he may be able to play Sunday in Dallas. If available, the 23-year-old could have a larger role in Denver's aerial attack, as Broncos head coach Vic Fangio suggested Friday that Noah Fant (illness) won't be ready to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's contest, per Nick Kosmider of The Athletic.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 258 lbs
Birthplace: Springfield, IL
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore