Broncos signing tight end Chris Manhertz to 2-year contract
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent tight end Chris Manhertz, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Manhertz’s two-year deal will be worth $6 million with $3.34 million guaranteed, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. The contract won’t become official until the NFL’s new league year begins on Wednesday.
Manhertz (6-6, 255 pounds) entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Canisius with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. A converted basketball player, Manhertz had no football experience in college.
Manhertz failed to make Buffalo’s 53-man roster as a rookie and he was then picked up by the New Orleans Saints, signing with their practice squad. Manherts remained in New Orleans for two years, playing under coach Sean Payton.
After that, Manhertz spent five seasons with the Carolina Panthers before joining the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. Used primarily as a blocking tight end, Manhertz has hauled in 24 receptions for 255 yards and two touchdowns in seven seasons (104 games) in the NFL.
With Eric Tomlinson and Eric Saubert both free agents, Manhertz is now penciled in as the team’s third tight end behind Greg Dulcich and Albert Okwuegbunam.
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