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81 Joel Dreessen TE
Height/Weight: 6-4/245 | Birthdate: 7/26/1982 | Birthplace: Ida Grove, IA, USA | Team: Denver | College: Colorado State | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 174.39
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Joel Dreessen set for another knee surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen hopes to play out the final season of his contract with the Broncos next year, but an injury could complicate matters. According to the Denver Post, Dreessen is expected to undergo surgery on his left knee next week, though the extent of the procedure is not yet known.

"We're going through the stages of getting various opinions on what the best course of action is for me to contribute in 2014," Dreessen said.

Dreessen underwent two separate surgeries last offseason and struggled with the knee all season en route to just seven receptions. 


Broncos announce Super Bowl inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) The Broncos listed defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf), cornerback Quentin Jammer, tight end Joel Dreessen, running back Ronnie Hillman, guard Chris Kuper, offensive tackle Vinston Painter and quarterback Zac Dysert as inactive for the Super Bowl.

With Hillman inactive, rookie C.J. Anderson will serve as the No. 3 running back. Cornerback Marquice Cole replaces Jammer on the active roster.


Broncos list inactives for AFC Championship


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) The Broncos declared tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), guard Chris Kuper (ankle), quarterback Zac Dysert, running back Ronnie Hillman, cornerback Marquice Cole, defensive tackle Sione Fua and offensive tackle Vinston Painter inactive for the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

Broncos list eight as probable for title clash


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Broncos should be at full strength for the AFC Championship game against New England. All eight players on their Friday injury report are probable, including quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (calf).

The others are safeties Duke Ihenacho (knee) and Mike Adams (thigh), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), tackle Winston Justice (finger), guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (thumb).


Only one Bronco not a full practice participant on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) The Broncos are in fine shape heading into their AFC title game Sunday against New England. All but one player on their Wednesday injury report was a full participant in practice. That was safety Mike Adams (thigh).

Those who practiced in full include quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle). Ther others are tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), safety Duke Ihenacho (knee), tackle Winston Justice (finger), guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (thumb).


Broncos list playoff inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) The Broncos declared seven players inactive for the game against the Chargers: defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), guard Chris Kuper (ankle), quarterback Zac Dysert, running back Ronnie Hillman, cornerback Tony Carter and defensive tackle Sione Fua.

Joel Dreessen a surprise inactive


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen is inactive for the playoff game against the Chargers, the first time he's been inactive since Week 3. Dreessen was listed as probable with a knee injury but was able to practice fully last week.

Dreessen was deactivated to accommodate the return of corner Kayvon Webster, who's missed the past two games with a thumb injury.


Nine of 10 injured Broncos probable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) The Broncos have placed 10 players on their injury report for their Sunday playoff game against San Diego, but all but defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness) are probable. Wolfe will not play.

The offensive probables include quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and wideout Wes Welker (concussion). The others are tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive linemen Steve Vallos (concussion), Chris Kuper (ankle) and tackle Winston Justice (finger).

The defensive probables are defensive backs Kayvon Webster (thumb), Champ Bailey (shoulder) and Duke Ihenacho (concussion).


All four of Denver's tight ends chip in vs. Oakland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) All four of Denver's tight ends chipped in during Sunday's win over the Raiders in Week 17.

Julius Thomas led all tight ends with five receptions for 36 yards, averaging 7.2 yards per grab. Jacob Tamme caught three of his four targets for 29 yards while Joel Dreessen caught all three targets for 26 yards. Virgil Green took over in the second half and caught all two of his targeted passes for 15 yards for the Broncos.

Offensive stars for Denver cleared for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Broncos have ruled Eric Decker (thigh), Joel Dreessen (knee), Virgil Green (knee), Trindon Holliday (shoulder), Peyton Manning (ankle), Jacob Tamme (knee) and Demaryius Thomas (neck) all active for Sunday's regular season finale against the Raiders in Week 17. 

Top Broncos trio and others probable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Broncos have listed nine offensive players as probable for their Week 17 game at Oakland. Among them are quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and pass-catchers Eric Decker (thigh) and Demaryius Thomas (neck).

The others are tight ends Jacob Tamme, Joel Dreessen and Virgil Green with knee injuries, wideout Trindon Hollday (shoulder) and offensive linemen Winston Justice (finger) and Chris Kuper (ankle).


Four Broncos healthy enough to play


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey (foot), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), wide receiver Trindon Holliday (shoulder) and offensive lineman Winston Justice (finger), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are all active for Week 16 at Houston.

Broncos place nine probables on Friday injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The Broncos have listed nine players as probable for Sunday against Houston. Included on the list is the pass-catching combination of quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle), tight end Julius Thomas (knee) and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (shoulder).

The others are cornerback Champ Bailey (foot), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), wideout Trindon Holliday (shoulder), guard Chris Kuper (ankle), tackle Winston Justice (finger) and linebackerDanny Trevathan (shoulder).


Role players ready to go for Broncos


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Broncos offensive role players Joel Dreessen (knee) and Trindon Holliday (shoulder) are both active for Week 15 against the Chargers Thursday, as expected. Both players were considered probable for the game after getting through the week in practice. 

Broncos list mostly probables on injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Several minor skill position Broncos and linemen are among the probables for their game Thursday against San Diego.

Among them are running back C.J. Anderson (illness), wide receiver Trindon Holliday (shoulder), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive linemen Chris Kuper (ankle), J.D. Walton (ankle) and Winston Justice (finger).

The defensive probables are backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (shoulder) and Mike Adams (thumb) and end Malik Jackson (knee). 


Broncos tight ends fail to do much Week 14


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Broncos tight ends Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme didn't play a big role in the team's Week 14 win.

Dreessen caught just one ball for 8 yards. Tamme caught four passes on five targets. He finished the game with 47 yards. They'll take on the Chargers Week 15.


Seven probable Broncos ready to play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Broncos S David Bruton, TE Joel Dreessen, DE Malik Jackson, T Winston Justice, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, LB Danny Trevathan and CB Kayvon Webster are active Week 14.

Rodgers-Cromartie is dealing with a shoulder injury, but practiced in full Thursday and Friday. Dreessen has a knee injury, and was also able to take part in full practice Thursday and Friday.


Nearly all on Broncos injury report are probable


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Thirteen of 16 players on the Broncos injury report released on Friday are probable. Among them are key offensive standouts such as quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle), running back Knowshon Moreno (ankle), tight end Julius Thomas (knee) and wideout Demaryius Thomas  (ankle).

The other offensive players listed among the probables are tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive linemen Chris Kuper (ankle), J.D. Walton (ankle) and Winston Justice (finger).

The defensive probables are safety David Bruton (shoulder), end Malik Jackson (knee), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder), linebacker Danny Trevathan (shoulder) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (ankle).


Five probable Broncos ready to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Broncos CB Champ Bailey, S Omar Bolden, TE Joel Dreessen, T Orlando Franklin, and CB Kayvon Webster are active Week 13 against the Chiefs.

All five players came into the game listed as probable on the injury report. Bailey has been dealing with a foot injury, but practiced in full Friday.


Seven offensive players probable for Chiefs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) Seven offensive players are listed as probable by the Broncos for their key game Sunday in Kansas City. Included are skill position standouts such as quarterback Peyton Manning, running back Knowshon Moreno and wideout Wes Welker, all with ankle injuries.

Also in that group are offensive linemen Chris Clark (thumb/thigh), Orlando Franklin (ankle) and Chris Kuper (ankle) and tight end Joel Dreessen (knee).


Broncos get minor contributions from several role players in Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) The Broncos received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's loss to the Patriots in Week 12.

Even with the absence of Julius Thomas, Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen was a non-factor as he was held without a catch despite being targeted once. Virgil Green got the start in place of Julius Thomas but failed to make much of an impact. Green had one catch for a gain of 6 yards.

In the running game, C.J. Anderson stepped up with three carries for 16 yards and was held without a catch despite being targeted once.

Three Broncos ruled active for New England game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) The Broncos ruled the following injured players as active for Week 12 in New England: tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), defensive back Duke Ihenacho (ankle) and linebacker Nate Irving (shoulder).

Joel Dreessen likely to start over inactive Julius Thomas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Despite practicing on a limited basis for two days, Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was officially ruled inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots in Week 12. Thomas suffered a knee strain Week 11 against Kansas City. Joel Dreessen, who was probable due to a knee, was ruled active and will likely start in his place. 

Broncos healthy as they prepare for Week 12 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) The Broncos list nine probables among the 11 players on their Friday injury report, including quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and target Wes Welker (neck, concussion).

Other offensive players deemed probable are tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive linemen J.D. Walton (ankle), Chris Kuper (ankle), Winston Justice (finger) and Orlando Franklin (ankle).

Among the defenders listd as probable are safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle) and linebacker Nate Irving (shoulder). Cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) is questionable.


Broncos' probables suit up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Several Broncos who were listed as probable on the injury report are active for the game vs. the Chiefs. They include defensive end Robert Ayers, linebacker Danny Trevathan, tight end Joel Dreessen (knee), offensive tackle Orlando Franklin (ankle), safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle), offensive tackle Winston Justice (finger), center Manny Ramirez (knee) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (thigh).