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Broncos add Tamme, Dreessen, but what about Dallas?


Peyton Manning said he doesn't harbor any hopes of moonlighting as a general manager with the Broncos.

With or without the star quarterback's guidance, the Broncos pulled the trigger Friday to add former Colts tight end Jacob Tamme, a familiar target for Manning.

Not an earth-shattering acquisition, but what's notable is that Tamme -- after four seasons in Indianapolis -- was the move, while Dallas Clark, a Manning soul mate, remains a free agent.

Tamme makes sense for a couple of reasons. At 27, he's half a decade younger than Clark and showed promise in 2010, when he caught 67 passes for 631 yards and four touchdowns with Manning under center. With Peyton out of the mix last season, Tamme's output plummeted to 19 catches. John Elway and friends hope Manning can help Tamme dial it back it.

Denver also added tight end Joel Dreessen, so it's unclear if Clark will even field a call from the team. Besides, simply recreating an aging Colts squad a thousand miles to the west looks nice on paper, but that isn't the goal here. This is a different tale.


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