Traylor finished 2017 with eight catches and 100 yards on 13 targets. Traylor saw a mid-season promotion to the active roster and the Wisconsin product promptly saw the field for more offensive snaps than longtime starter Virgil Green. He faded down the stretch, but Traylor provides Denver with a flex tight end to develop alongside more traditional Y-tight end Jake Butt and, to a lesser extent, Jeff Heuerman. Traylor could be a No. 2 option at the position next season depending on how the offseason shakes out.
Traylor caught both of his targets for 16 total yards during Sunday's 35-9 loss in Miami. Traylor joined his first professional active roster three weeks ago and took the starting job. Traylor has led Denver tight ends in offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks and logged 53 on Sunday as compared to former starter Virgil Green's 21 and former third-round pick Jeff Heuerman's 14. It's hard to judge Traylor's abilities too much with the Broncos' never-ending disaster at quarterback, but the second-year player has showed promise late in the season.
Traylor snatched one of four targets for a gain of 34 yards during Sunday's 21-14 loss to Oakland. Traylor's lone reception set up Denver's first touchdown of the game early in the fourth quarter. Traylor has developed quickly in Denver's offense with a dearth of competition around him. The Wisconsin product, again, was tops among Denver tight ends with 33 offensive snaps and figures to see plenty of more as the team looks to see what it has in young talent moving forward.
Traylor caught four of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals. It wasn't a bad career debut for Traylor, who was activated after Denver's tight-end room caught the injury bug. Not only did Traylor haul in four catches, he led the team's tight ends in offensive snaps 53 to 41 over starter Virgil Green. Traylor's ability to split out wide certainly looked appealing for a Denver offense that has struggled to squeeze production out of its tight ends. With more questions than answers in Denver's offense, expect Traylor to continue to get plenty of looks -- especially after the team cut pass-catching tight end A.J. Derby.
Traylor was promoted to the Broncos' 53-man active roster Saturday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports. The Broncos surprisingly opted to waive backup tight end A.J. Derby, which created room for Traylor on the roster. He figures to provide depth behind starter Virgil Green going forward.
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|4||10/02||Kansas City Chiefs||12||6.06|
|5||10/07||@New York Jets||23||7.25|
|6||10/14||Los Angeles Rams||19||6.82|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||12||6.06|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||4||5.00|
|14||12/09||@San Francisco 49ers||18||6.75|
|17||12/30||Los Angeles Chargers||4||5.00|
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