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The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed tight end Jacob Tamme.
Tamme, 6-3, 230 pounds, was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis before joining the Denver Broncos in 2012. Tamme has caught 178 passes for 1,703 yards with 10 touchdowns in 107 career games. Last season, he saw action in 15 games, logging 109 yards on 14 receptions with two touchdowns.
In 2013, Tamme played in all 16 games with one start for the Broncos. He caught 20 passes for 184 yards with one score while also leading the team with 10 special-teams tackles. In his first season in Denver, Tamme played in all 16 games with eight starts and ranked third on the club in receptions (52) and receiving yards (555) while adding two touchdowns. He totaled 19 receptions for 177 yards with one touchdown in addition to tying for the team lead with eight special-teams tackles during his final season in Indianapolis in 2011. Tamme posted career highs in receptions (67), receiving yards (631), and touchdowns (4) in 2010. He ranked second on the team in receptions and totaled seven-or-more catches in seven of the final 10 games that season. Tamme played in all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2009 and ranked fourth on the club with 13 special-teams tackles in addition to collecting three receptions for 35 yards on offense. During his rookie season in 2008, He played in 12 games and recorded three catches for 12 yards to go along with two special-teams tackles.
A native of Danville, Kentucky, Tamme started 37 of 48 career games at the University of Kentucky and totaled 133 receptions, 1,417 yards and 11 touchdowns. His 133 receptions ranked first in school history and second all-time in SEC annals among tight ends.