Thursday was one of those days when Broncos TE Virgil Green showed every bit of the potential he has tried to showcase along the way. He had four touchdown receptions in the morning practice, including a leaping grab that concluded with a rough landing and a brief chat with Broncos trainers.
“Virgil is the red-hot player of the day here in Dove Valley," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said afterward. “What a day he had. He made a bunch of plays in the red zone."
The story went on to say Green missed much of the offseason program after multiple finger surgeries, and because Jeff Heuerman missed his rookie season in 2015 with a torn ACL, the Broncos opened camp with plenty of uncertainty at the position. The other three tight ends in camp -- Garrett Graham, Henry Krieger-Coble and John Phillips -- are all in their first seasons with the team, so Green is the only player the Broncos have at the position who has played in a regular-season game for them. We had an a news story in the recent past that said the Broncos want to bring more offense to the TE position. Green is ranked 31st among our TEs, but highest among all Broncos at the position, so he can be had late in drafts.