The Denver Broncos are adding another player to their skill-position group. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter), the Broncos are signing former Seahawks and Steelers tight end Nick Vannett.
Vannett and the Broncos agreed on a two-year deal, per Rapoport. The former third-round pick will join 2019 first-rounder Noah Fant, sixth-year Bronco Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt among Denver’s tight ends.
Statistically, Vannett’s best season came in 2018, when he caught 29 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns. He graded as Pro Football Focus’ third-worst 2019 tight end and has not thus far justified the Seahawks’ Day 2 draft investment.
The Broncos also employ 2018 fifth-round pick Troy Fumagalli, so this position has become crowded. Butt has suffered three ACL tears and has not played since early in the 2018 season. Beyond Fant, the Broncos look set to hold a crowded competition whenever they reconvene for workouts.
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