Found March 23, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
Houston_texans_v_2515
Mark Berman KRIV-TV HOUSTON - Free agent tight end Joel Dreessen will sign with the Denver Broncos. In a text message to FOX 26 Sports Dreessen said, "going to Broncos." He chose the Broncos over re-signing with the Houston Texans. Dreessen also visited the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, and Tennessee Titans. The six-year veteran spent the last five years with the Texans, who signed Dreessen in 2007 after he was released by the New York Jets. Dreessen was actually released by the Texans on Sept. 13, 2007, only to be re-signed two weeks later, and since then became an important weapon in the Houston offense. Last season, he played in nearly 70 percent of the Texans offensive plays. In five years with the Texans, Dreessen caught 105 passes for 1,323 yards and 13 touchdowns. Dreessen grew up in Fort Morgan, Colo. and played college football at Colorado State University.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Joel Dreessen Heads Home

The Houston Texans lost another key piece to their 2011 playoff team, with tight end Joel Dreessen signing with the Denver Broncos. It was a 3-year deal worth $8.5 million dollars, and he went into Friday choosing between the Texans offer and the Broncos. The Colorado State alum returned to where he played his college and high school football. Dreessen posted one his best statistical...

Broncos add another offensive weapon in Dreessen

With their short term future at quarterback set in Peyton Manning, the Broncos continued their efforts to surround him with as many receiving options as possible, reportedly agreeing to a contract with tight end Joel Dreessen (Texans) this morning. Long time Houston Chronicle beat writer John McClain first broke the news a short while ago via his Twitter account. Dreessen, 29, is...

Broncos agree to terms with TE Dreessen

The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with free agent tight end Joel Dreessen. Dreessen chose Denver over the Houston Texans, where he has played the past five seasons. The 29-year-old Dreessen had 28 receptions and a career-high six touchdowns last season for the Texans. In 2010-11, he had a career-high 36 receptions and scored four touchdowns.

Houston, We Have A Problem: Gary Kubiak Reflects On Texans’ Offseason

The 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy hasn’t exactly been a day at the beach for the Houston Texans. Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com Coach Gary Kubiak lamented in the team’s inability to retain its veteran leaders and star talent from its strong 2006 NFL Draft in first overall pick Mario Williams (signed with Buffalo Bills), second-round selection DeMeco Ryans (traded to Philadelphia...

Texans’ Arian Foster Signs with Under Armour

It’s been a good offseason so far for Houston Texans running back and social media star Arian Foster. After signing a new contract earlier this month that puts him near the top for running backs, Foster becomes the latest athlete to sign a deal with Under Armour. “Excited to be apart of the @UnderArmour family....Read the Rest...

Impact Players Still in Houston

Despite the bevy of moves by the Houston Texans this offseason, the team is still in a good position to make noise during the 2012 season. With the losses of Eric Winston, Mike Brisiel, DeMeco Ryans and Jason Allen, the Texans on the surface seem to be losing important parts of the team. The fact remains the Texans still have the impact players who made a difference in the 2011...

Why Wade Phillips Rode With Brian Cushing By Trading Demeco Ryans.

Houston Texans DC Wade Phillips has deemed inside linebacker Brian Cushing a “holy terror” according to statements made at the Texans website. In Wade’s 3-4 scheme there really is not one MLB in the true sense of the word. Here is a quickie breakdown of how it works. Both the “Will” and the “Mike” nicknames carry over from the traditional 4-3 scheme along with the...

Arian Foster signs endorsement deal with Under Armour

  Despite playing in thirteen games last season Houston Texans running back Arian Foster finished 5th in the NFL in rushing yards (1,224) and had 10 touchdowns on the ground. His 94.2 yards per game was 2nd to Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Foster also had 617 receiving yards (3rd among RB’s). This followed up his breakout 2010 season that [...]

Five for Friday: Houston needs a champion

Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while in no way regretting my decision to not fill out an NCAA tournament bracket this year. 1. Something that seems true (and totally is): A Texans' Super Bowl win would change the demeanor of the Houston sports fan forever. I was struck by this last night, when the Rockets were honoring their team of the '90s, and Hakeem...

Tight End Joel Dreessen visiting with the Denver Broncos

Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreessen visited with the Bengals earlier this week during his free agency tour, which has included stops in New Orleans (before all of that happened) and Tennessee. According to John McClain with the Houston Chronicle, Dreessen is visiting with the Denver Broncos on Thursday, where wide receiver Andre Caldwell followed hall of fame quarterback Peyton...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.