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Jacob Tamme visiting Falcons, offers a potential veteran option at tight end

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The Atlanta Falcons are shopping for a new tight end, and Jacob Tamme might fit the bill.

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The Falcons are suddenly busy again, and they appear to be considering  veteran option at tight end.

Tamme's been a reserve tight end in the NFL since 2008, splitting his seasons between the Broncos and Colts. He has 178 catches for 1,703 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's a plodding, block-first tight end who can catch in a pinch, and would seem to slot in as a backup for the Falcons.

The Falcons, of course, need to add considerable talent to tight end. It's possible that Levine Toilolo takes a considerable step forward and becomes a decent starting option in 2015, and that a guy like Tamme with his useful blocking skills could be an asset in the run game and a low-level option in the passing game, particularly in two tight end sets. But if the team is shopping for a new starter, it's pretty obvious Tamme's not that guy.

Given the team's need for bodies at the position, he'll be useful if he winds up here. Just don't set your expectations too high.

Do you think Tamme will wind up in Atlanta?