Posted Sun Jul 31st by Jon Heath
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with a pair tight ends in a matter of hours. Former St. Louis Rams tight end Daniel Fells has signed with the club, reports ESPN’s John Clayton. Denver now has a slew of tight ends on their roster (seven in all) and a varity of blocking and receiving prospects.
Fells is a talented tight end that instantly expands the talent level among Denver’s tight ends. According to ProFootballFocus (PFF), Fells is really hard to bring down, causing eleven missed tackles. Fells is also the only player in the NFL to make linebacker Takeo Spikes miss more than once in the past three seasons, per PFF.
Having signed a one year contract, Fells is expected to become a starter in Denver. Fells played under Broncos current tight ends coach Clancy Barone in 2006 when he played for the Atlanta Falcons. A versatile player, Fells can both block and catch really well.
Last season, Fells played in all 16 games (starting 6) catching 41 passes for 391 yards and two scores. Entering his fifth season, Fells is 6-4, 272 pounds and played collegiate ball at the University of California.
This is an excellent addition, hopefully the Broncos will follow up by signing a defensive tackle.