Broncos Cut Nick Vannett

The Broncos have released tight end Nick Vannett, as Mike Klis of KUSA tweets. The move will save the Broncos $2.68MM against the salary cap with $875K left in dead money. 

Vannett recorded 14 receptions for 95 yards with a touchdown across 15 games last year. He was deployed mainly as a blocking TE, as has been the case for most of his career. He was involved in the Seahawks’ passing offense for a time, however. In 2018, Vannett turned 43 targets into 29 catches for 269 yards.

Vannett will now look for work elsewhere as he enters his sixth NFL season. Meanwhile, the Broncos will look to replace his blocking via free agency or the draft. Currently, their tight end depth chart is headlined by Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, who are used more as pass-catchers.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. MileHighFan

    The Broncos are completely clueless when it comes to offense – as they seemingly can’t decide what kind of offense they want to run, and then they hire a perennial failure like Pat Shurmer to misuse the pieces they have.

    Expect them to win 6-7 games this year at best.

  2. Arnold Ziffel

    Love your optimism. I figure you should be the next GM as you know everything that is going on.

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