It’s been a rough few months for the Denver Broncos. First, they were thrashed in the Super Bowl in embarrassing fashion by the Seattle Seahawks, and now this. The club announced Tuesday that they’ve released backup tight end Joel Dreessen after Dreessen failed his pre-camp physical.

The 31-year-old enjoyed a phenomenal 2013 campaign during which he caught seven passes for 47 yards with a score. Based on extensive research conducted by Breaking Football, Dreessen scored his lone TD in Denver’s 45-21 win over the Washington Redskins.

How will Denver recover from losing their 10th-leading receiver from a year ago? The pass-catching corps for Peyton Manning is looking super thin these days, with only Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders, Andre Caldwell, Cody Latimer and Jacob Tamme remaining. Yikes.

Dreessen indicated earlier in the offseason that he’s interested in to continuing to play, though there’s no telling whether or not there’s a single team in the league that shares said interest.

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