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Wed, 09 Jan 2008 09:13:27 -0800
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets worked out free-agent TE Wesley Duke (Broncos) Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 19:24:35 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan discussed the team's tight end situation Thursday, July 27: "One of the reasons why we let Jeb (Putzier) go is because we felt like TE Nate Jackson looked very good, we were very impressed with him. Obviously with TE Wesley Duke coming out we didn't know he was going to get hurt but we thought we had some depth there at that position and with the drafting of TE Tony Scheffler we feel very good about him and that's one of the reasons we used a second round draft choice on him and with TE Stephen Alexander having the experience we felt good about that position, were fit at that position so hopefully we don't lose anybody."
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 10:15:22 -0700
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports DEBR head coach Mike Shanahan said the team would evaluate free agent TE Wesley Duke (Broncos) later this year after Duke recovers from a knee injury. The team wants to evaluate him before considering a possible return to the team. Duke has had three previous major knee surgeries.
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 08:30:41 -0700
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos may need to find more depth at tight end due to two recent injuries at the position, TEs Wesley Duke and Landon Trusty. That could lend hope to disgruntled WR Ashley Lelie that he could be used as trade bait.
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 08:26:25 -0700
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports former Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke (knee) suffered a knee injury Tuesday, May 30, on the first day of team's passing camp. He was waived Friday, June 2. Duke will have surgery Tuesday, June 6, to repair cartilage and bone damage in the knee. "I can't tell you what happened. All I can tell you is it gave out on me," Duke said Saturday, June 3. "It's real frustrating, but you've got to be healthy to play." Because Duke suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in the same knee in 1999, there is concern about whether he can recover from his latest injury.
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 14:15:54 -0700
The Denver Broncos have announced the team has waived TE Wesley Duke.
Sat, 27 May 2006 07:38:27 -0700
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke has returned from NFL Europe. In Europe, he experienced losing as part of a team with the developmental league's second-worst record and needed to demonstrate patience because he wasn't starting. "His deal going to Europe was tremendous for him," Broncos tight ends coach Tim Brewster said. "He's got a level of confidence now that he can do this." Despite Duke's modest role in the passing game, he did get plenty of practice working on his techniques on inside and outside zone running plays and combination blocks that are similar to skills used in the Broncos' system. The Broncos' tight end position is wide open given the March release of TE Jeb Putzier, the team's third- leading receiver last season.
Wed, 24 May 2006 05:59:17 -0700
Joseph Sanchez, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke said he agreed to give up his No. 84 to recently acquired WR Javon Walker without compensation because he believes it is best for the team. Duke chose to wear No. 48 because "it's 84 backwards," he said.
Tue, 23 May 2006 18:35:25 -0700
Kyle Sonneman, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke took part in all the quarterback camp drills and lead the team in a breakdown. Duke has just returned from playing in NFL Europe.
Fri, 19 May 2006 08:32:46 -0700
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker has been told Broncos' TE Wesley Duke is switching to No. 48 and that Walker can have his No. 84. "It was really nice of him," Walker said. "Eighty-four is the number I came in with in the NFL and to continue wearing it here, I'm excited about it."
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