The Broncos defense is used to facing tough tight ends as they take on Julius Thomas every day at practice. But Vernon Davis has caught 15 touchdowns since the start of last season. While Davis missed two games this season with an ankle injury he incurred in Week 2, he is still a threat to the Broncos' defense. After their win against the Jets in Week 6, the Broncos' defense broke into the top ten in multiple defensive categories. But, "hybrid" tight ends, as Jack Del Rio called Davis, have the ability to pick apart defenses."They're bigger than receivers, yet they're still fast," Del Rio said. "And so these tight ends, they are real weapons, is what they are. We have a good one. We go against him in practice every day. They have a good one. We'll definitely be ready to see him."