Writer for the Linc and Broncos expresses surprise at Albert Okwuegbunam's trade

The Broncos' tight end finished the preseason with seven receptions for over 100 yards and a touchdown. 

His blocking, another area of concern, improved, but not enough for him to be included on the final 53-man roster.

 It comes as a shock to me that he didn't make the team after this performance and his work over the past two weeks. After hearing that he had been waived,

I was surprised that the Broncos could not locate a trade partner for him, but I'm glad they got something in return. 

When all was said and done, Albert Okwuegbunam was the Broncos' fourth tight end and was used for blocking and special teams.

Although his blocking improved, he probably did not do well enough on special teams to make the final 53-man roster.

It's common knowledge that Dallas Goedert is a top tight end in the NFL. Role players Stoll and Calcaterra have their own problems.

 As a receiver, Stoll doesn't cut it. In 33 games played, he has 15 receptions. As a first-year receiver, Calcaterra caught 5 catches and showed potential. 


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