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Joel Dreessen

Joel Dreessen - #81 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 07/26/1982
Birthplace Ida Grove, IA
College Colorado State
Years played 8
Drafted 2005, 6th round, 24th pick by Jets

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
41 356 5

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos add to lead

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Broncos are in command of the underwhelming AFC West after knocking off the Chargers in Week 11.

Broncos OLB Miller excelling in second year

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Not that there was much reason for concern in Denver, but Broncos OLB Von Miller has avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump."

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay in command

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Broncos are cruising, the Chargers fell in another mistake-laden loss, and the undermanned Raiders were crushed by the Ravens.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

NFL clears Chargers in 'stickum' investigation

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The NFL will not punish the Chargers for their alleged use of a "grip-enhancing towel" in their Oct. 15 game vs. the Broncos.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Elway deserves credit for more than Manning

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
John Elway is PFW's top front-office executive at midseason, and he deserves credit for much more than signing Peyton Manning.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

With Luck in Indy, Manning in Denver, everyone won

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning in Denver and Andrew Luck in Indy couldn't have worked better for both clubs; three bad coaching decisions; and more from Week Nine.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos keep winning, Chiefs plummeting

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Week Nine in the AFC West was a microcosm of what we’ve seen from the division most of the season, with the Broncos staying ahead of the pack.

Manning throws three TDs, remains undefeated vs. Bengals

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning overcame his two interceptions by throwing for three touchdowns on Sunday, leading the Broncos to a 31-23 victory over the Bengals.

Broncos improving, but could still start faster

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
As good as the Broncos have looked in their past two games, slow starts remain a bugaboo.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Broncos place MLB Mays on I.R.

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed S Duke Ihenacho from the practice squad and placed MLB Joe Mays on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Report: Broncos MLB Mays suffers season-ending injury

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Broncos MLB Joe Mays is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower leg injury in Sunday night’s win.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2012
The Denver Broncos keep adding offensive personnel for Peyton Manning as they agreed to terms with Dreessen.||||||| The former Colorado State University standout has hauled in 110 passes for 1,364 yards and 13 TDs in six seasons with the New York Jets and Houston Texans. Last season, Dreessen caught 28 passes for 353 yards and six scores for the Texans. Dreessen was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in 2005 after a stellar career at CSU in which he was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection.
Posted Oct. 10, 2011
Dreessen had 112 yards receiving in a loss to the Raiders on Sunday.||||||| Dreessen was the beneficiary when the Texans had to air things out in the second half and with Andre Johnson out. He had 44 yards receiving in the first four games. Johnson likely will miss one more game, boosting Dreessen's value.
Posted Oct. 04, 2010
Dreessen had five catches for 73 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win at Oakland.||||||| Dreessen was a primary target with Andre Johnson out. Fantasy owners should determine if Johnson is healthy to figure out whether to start Dreessen.
Posted Sept. 25, 2007
Dreesen was signed by the Texans on Tuesday.||||||| Dreessen made the Texans' opening day roster, but was released when Houston signed Cedric Killings on Sept. 14. Dreessen is in his first year as a Texan after spending the 2005 season with the New York Jets.

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