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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."
Mon, 15 May 2006 09:20:51 -0700
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke will not report to passing camp Tuesday, May 16. He is playing for Hamburg in NFL Europe.
Thu, 11 May 2006 06:43:43 -0700
PackersNews.com reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker say he may seek his No. 84 jersey number from Broncos' TE Wesley Duke. "I was told there was a young man in NFL Europe right now who was holding that number, so maybe sooner or later I'll try to give him a call and see if I can bribe him out of that number," Walker said. Walker's bonus money should allow him the means to buy the number, but Walker is not sure he'll offer money at first. "Yeah, but I don't think I'll offer him any of that," Walker retorted. "I might invite him over to my house. Yeah, he can come over and chill, hang out."
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 17:35:28 -0800
NFLEurope.com reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke has been assigned to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe.
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:03:38 -0800
The Denver Broncos have announced the team will allocate TE Wesley Duke to NFL Europe.
Sat, 24 Dec 2005 12:53:11 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared WR Darius Watts, CB Darrent Williams, WR David Terrell, FS Hamza Abdullah, DL Monsanto Pope, TE Nate Jackson, OG Taylor Whitley, TE Wesley Duke inactive for Week 16.
Sat, 17 Dec 2005 19:44:52 -0800
Denver Broncos rookie TE Wesley Duke had his first NFL catch and touchdown during the team's Week 15 game. The catch and score gave Denver a 14-7 lead in the third quarter.
Sun, 04 Dec 2005 12:43:24 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared OT Cornell Green, WR Darius Watts, WR David Terrell, LB Keith Burns, DL Marco Coleman, DL Monsanto Pope, TE Nate Jackson, TE Wesley Duke inactive for Week 13.
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 15:48:04 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke was signed to the 53-man roster off the team's practice squad, Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 17:46:11 -0700
The Denver Broncos have added TE Wesley Duke to their practice squad.
Sun, 09 Oct 2005 12:28:36 -0700
The Denver Broncos have waived TE Wesley Duke.
Sun, 02 Oct 2005 09:02:19 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, CB Darrent Williams, WR David Terrell, LB Louis Green, DL Monsanto Pope, LB Patrick Chukwurah, CB Roc Alexander, TE Wesley Duke inactive for Week 4.
Mon, 26 Sep 2005 17:23:04 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared WR David Terrell, CB Karl Paymah, DL Marco Coleman, DL Monsanto Pope, TE Nate Jackson, RB Quentin Griffin, WR Todd Devoe, TE Wesley Duke inactive for Week 3.
Sun, 18 Sep 2005 12:08:01 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared WR David Terrell, CB Karl Paymah, DL Marco Coleman, SS Marques Anderson, DL Monsanto Pope, TE Nate Jackson, PK Paul Ernster, TE Wesley Duke inactive for Week 2.
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 09:25:20 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared DL Courtney Brown, DL Demetrin Veal, CB Karl Paymah, TE Nate Jackson, CB Roc Alexander, RB Ron Dayne, TE Wesley Duke inactive for Week 1.
Fri, 09 Sep 2005 16:19:05 -0700
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke (hamstring) was added to the team's injury report as questionable due to a hamstring injury. He did not practice Friday, but ran around some on the sidelines. He probably will not be active for the game.
Thu, 08 Sep 2005 16:40:56 -0700
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos TE Wesley Duke may have to play some at tight end Sunday, Sept. 11, if TE Nate Jackson (hamstring) can't play. Duke is still learning the position and the Broncos love his potential. He may not be quite ready to play just yet.
Mon, 01 Aug 2005 15:34:29 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said rookie TE Wesley Duke has a lot of ability. The former basketball player is still dealing with a learning curve because he never played football before, but Shanahan said he has plenty of upside and is an excellent athlete.
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:30:26 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist believes rookie TE Wesley Duke is more of a practice squad candidate this season than a player who can make the active roster. "You hope he continues to learn and get used to running around," Sundquist said. "Realistically, he's probably looking at the practice squad."
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 20:10:18 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos undrafted free agent WR Wesley Duke believes working with tight ends coach Tim Brewster will help ease his transition from college basketball player to NFL wideout. Brewster helped transform San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates from a hoops standout at Kent State into a Pro Bowl tight end last season. "He really sold me because he worked with Antonio Gates," Duke said. "He worked with him and developed him into a good player. I know if I work hard, and he keeps working with me, I can make it happen."
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:53:01 -0700
The Denver Broncos have announced the signing of undrafted rookie free agent WR Wesley Duke (Mercer).