Covers.com "Tight end Joel Dreessen was released by the Denver Broncos after being designated as having failed a physical. Dreessen was signed as a free agent two years ago with the goal of providing quarterback Peyton Manning with a veteran pass-catching tight end threat. He caught a career-high 41..." July 22
Denver Post "Joel Dreessen has enjoyed too good an NFL career to have it end from the sidelines. One of only 12 players to start a football game at the high school (Fort Morgan), college (Colorado State) and NFL (Broncos) level in the state of Colorado, Dreessen will have surgery on his troublesome left..." February 19
Manning Decker Welker Franklin and Dreessen are all on the field at the start of practice with helmets.
Not practicing - champ (foot) Dreessen (knee) Woodyard (ankle)
Joel Dreessen getting close to returning to practice for #broncos. Chance he could play a little in 4th preseason game.
Denver Post "Another starter has suffered a significant injury. Starting tight end Joel Dreessen had a setback in his recovery from kneecap surgery and will be out at least two weeks. The Broncos’ top two tight ends from last year Dreessen and Jacob Tamme didn’t dress for the scrimmage Saturday. Tamme was..." August 04
Pro Football Talk "If Julius Thomas was looking for an opportunity to force his way into the Broncos lineup after playing just nine games in his first two seasons, he just got it. Thomas, a fourth-round pick in 2011, is a former basketball player with physical gifts that have intrigued the Broncos but injuries..." May 30