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Broncos bolster tight end corps by signing Garrett Graham


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak prefers to have at least three tight ends who know the scheme to make his offense work.

With the signing of former Texans tight end Garrett Graham on a one-year deal to join Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman, he could have his trio in place.

The Broncos signed Graham, a seven-year veteran, on Monday, reuniting him with Kubiak and the offense in which he enjoyed the most productive seasons of his career after breaking into the NFL in 2010 out of Wisconsin.

Graham spent the last six seasons in Houston, catching 100 passes for 1,059 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2013, Kubiak's final season with the Texans, Graham had the most productive campaign of his career, posting career highs in receptions (49), yardage (545) and touchdowns (five) as he played extensively in place of Owen Daniels, who missed 11 games because of a fractured fibula.

The addition of Graham eases the pressure on the Broncos to add a tight end in the draft, which begins Thursday. Graham, Green and Heuerman will be joined by Richard Gordon, who had a brief stint with the Broncos last year, and Manasseh Garner, who was with the Browns during the 2015 preseason.

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