Found March 23, 2012 on State of the Texans:

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 seasons for the Texans in 2011 with 28 catches for 353 yards and a team leading 6 touchdown catches. His real value was the fact he developed to be a good inline blocker for the Texans, and proved he could handle bigger linebackers in the run game. He will join newly acquired Peyton Manning in Denver, but looks like he might be in a backup role with the Broncos also brining in Jacob Tamme to rejoin his quarterback from Indianapolis.

The 6 year pro was picked up by the Texans in 2007 after he was drafted by the New York Jets in 2005 (6th round/198th overall), and given a chance by Head Coach Gary Kubiak to evolve into the player he is today. With Dreessen leaving it is expected that Garrett Graham will have an increased role heading into the 2012 season, and James Casey could possibly move back to his original position.


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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...

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Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreessen (85) celebrates after scoring on a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter. (Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) Former Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreessen is going to sign with the Denver Broncos, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.  Dreessen is expected to sign with the team later today...

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