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  49ers | Devon Cajuste stays in Bay Area    Sat Apr 30, 11:52 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Devon Cajuste (Stanford) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.

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  49ers | Devon Cajuste stays in Bay Area    Sat Apr 30, 11:43 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Devon Cajuste (Stanford) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.

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  Eagles | Dillon Gordon signs with Philly    Sat Apr 30, 10:26 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Dillon Gordon (Louisiana State) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, April 30, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Ryan O'Malley added by silver and black    Sat Apr 30, 10:04 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed undrafted free-agent TE Ryan O'Malley (Penn) to an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.

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  Bears | Chicago signs pair of UDFAs    Sat Apr 30, 10:04 PM

The Chicago Bears signed undrafted free-agents TE Ben Braunecker (Harvard) and LB Don Cherry (Villanova) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

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  Steelers | Several UDFAs headed to Steel City    Sat Apr 30, 09:50 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free-agents DL Johnny Maxey (Mars Hill), LB Tyriq McCord (Miami-Fla.), P Will Monday (Duke), DL Giorgio Newberry (Florida State), RB Christian Powell (Colorado), TE David Reeves (Duke), TE Jay Rome (Georgia), OL Quinton Schooley (North Carolina State), WR Canaan Severin (Virginia) and DL Devaunte Sigler (Jacksonville State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

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  Texans | Houston lands UDFA Stephen Anderson    Sat Apr 30, 09:13 PM

The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agent TE Stephen Anderson (California) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. He worked out locally at The Performance Lab in Katy, Tex. prior to the 2016 NFL draft.

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  Giants | Jerell Adams may block more     Sat Apr 30, 04:55 PM

New York Giants TE Jerell Adams is viewed as a better blocker than pass-catcher, according to general manager Jerry Reese.

Footballguys view: The Giants will try to work with him on that and hope he can contribute as more of a move tight end in a year or two.

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  Giants | Jerell Adams heading to the Big Apple     Sat Apr 30, 04:03 PM

Former South Carolina TE Jerell Adams was selected by the New York Giants with the 184th pick in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday, April 30.

Footballguys view: He can run block but he can also stretch the field. Adams' hands are a big shaky but if he can improve that, he could be a starter down the road.

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  Seahawks | Nick Vannett added to Seattle mix    Fri Apr 29, 11:11 PM

The Seattle Seahawks selected Ohio State University TE Nick Vannett with the No. 94 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Vannett's got a great combination of size and athleticismand can work as a combination tight end who can stay on the field in any formation. He needs to be more aggressive though, and will be stuck behind Jimmy Graham.

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  Falcons | Atlanta takes TE in Austin Hooper    Fri Apr 29, 10:33 PM

The Atlanta Falcons selected Stanford TE Austin Hooper with the No. 81 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: A solid route-runner, who is a bit of a move-tight end only, but could develop into a blocker as well. We'll see if they Falcons try to integrate him into the offense like they used to with Tony Gonzalez, though Hooper isn't in the same class.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry headed for big workload?    Fri Apr 29, 09:44 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry's blocking ability will allow him to contribute right away before replacing TE Antonio Gates as the primary pass-catching tight end down the road, and beat writer Michael Gehlken believes Henry could see more snaps this season than Gates.

Footballguys view: He can catch the ball but he's a great run blocker, which will put him on the field a lot with Philip Rivers.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry taken 35th overall    Fri Apr 29, 07:27 PM

The San Diego Chargers selected Arkansas TE Hunter Henry with the No. 35 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Another in a long line of Antonio gates replacements and in a weak tight end class. We're not expecting immediate impact here.

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  Bills | Jacob Maxwell, A.J. Tarpley waived    Fri Apr 29, 06:16 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Jacob Maxwell and LB A.J. Tarpley were placed on no-recall waivers Friday, April 29.


  Seahawks | Brandon Williams signs with Seattle    Thu Apr 28, 02:03 PM

Free-agent TE Brandon D. Williams (Dolphins) signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, April 28, according to his agent.

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  Seahawks | Jimmy Graham making progress    Tue Apr 26, 10:16 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon suffered a game in late November. He has been taking part in the initial stages of the team's official offseason program with two weeks of strength and condition and physical rehabilitation. Head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, April 26, that everything is going well. The general team feeling is that Graham will be ready for the season.

Footballguys view: No one has come back to their previous form after a patellar tendon injury, and Graham wasn't exactly a fantasy stud for Seattle before the injury. He's a low TE1 in early drafts, and could fall from that spot if the beginning of the season is in doubt for him.

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  Giants | Larry Donnell had serious injury    Tue Apr 26, 05:07 PM

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) said he had a broken bone in his neck last year to a certain extent, adding that the injury was worse than he thought.

Footballguys view: Donnell was a top-12 fantasy TE (11th) in 2014, but last year he only played in eight games and the numbers fell off. Any neck injury is a serious injury, but it sounds like Donnell is healthy and ready to compete at a high level. We'll be interested to see if he can bounce back in 2016.

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  Broncos | Denver signing Garrett Graham    Mon Apr 25, 04:54 PM

Free-agent TE Garrett Graham (Texans) is signing a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos Monday, April 25, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This makes a ton of sense. The Broncos need TE help after the release of Owen Daniels, and Graham began his career playing for Kubiak with the Texans. He'll compete with Jeff Heuerman and Virgil Green to be the Broncos lead TE in 2016.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron expects bigger role    Sun Apr 24, 05:17 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he hopes to become a safety net for QB Matthew Stafford in 2016 since WR Calvin Johnson decided to retire.

Footballguys view: Ebron is wise to predict a larger role on offense....now we'll see if he can actually do something with a potential increased opportunity. He's a talented tight end with the speed to take the top off the defense, but Ebron will likely be remembered as a player picked before Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants) than for anything he ever does in his pro career.

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  Bengals | Tyler Kroft to be used more?    Sat Apr 23, 03:39 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft could be more of a receiving threat in 2016 as the Bengals try to break in WR Brandon LaFell and possible rookie wide receivers, in the opinion of Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.

Footballguys view: The Bengals are hurting after losing both Marvin Jones (Lions) and Mohamded Sanu (Falcons) in free agency. We think star TE Tyler Eifert certainly gets a larger role, but we're not so sure about Kroft. He's big and athletic, playing like a super-sized WR with ferocity as a blocker. Kroft needs to prove that he can consistently catch with his hands and be more effective on routes over the middle if he wants a larger role as a receiver in 2016.

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  Jaguars | Bigger role for Julius Thomas?    Sat Apr 23, 12:19 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is the best pass-catching tight end in the NFL, according to WR Allen Robinson, and QB Blake Bortles expects to have better chemistry with Thomas in their second year together.

Footballguys view: Thomas just needs to stay healthy. There's no question that he's got a nose for the end zone and can be a dangerous factor as a receiver. However, Thomas has never played a full 16-game season in his pro career. It would greatly benefit the Jaguars if he can finally stay healthy all year this year.

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  Falcons | Two waived Friday    Fri Apr 22, 05:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Beau Gardner (undisclosed) and OG Adam Replogle (undisclosed) were placed on no-recall waivers with injury settlements Friday, April 22.


  Dolphins | Jordan Cameron to be used smarter    Fri Apr 22, 05:20 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron struggled in 2015 because the previous coaching staff did not use him to his strengths, according to a team official. The official believes things will change under the new coaching staff.

Footballguys view: Do not sleep on Cameron this year. We believe in new head coach Adam Gase, and he's going to bring a much more exciting offense to the Dolphins in 2016. A big part of what he'll do will be with Cameron. It was Gase who got the best out of Julius Thomas (a similar player to Cameron) back when the two were with the Denver Broncos.

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  Patriots | Gronk not concerned about his contract    Fri Apr 22, 01:26 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said he's not concerned about his contract. 'No, that's not on my mind at all. I started offseason workouts yesterday. It just feels great to be back with the team working out, getting back in football shape and getting prepared for the season.'

Footballguys view: Gronkowski doesn't worry about anything. He's got a carefree attitude, so it's no surprise he wouldn't be focused on his contract at this time.

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  Texans | Sean Price to visit Texans    Fri Apr 22, 02:14 AM

South Florida TE Sean Price will work out for the Houston Texans Friday, April 22.

Footballguys view: Price holds the school record for tight ends with 75 career receptions for 897 yards. He's only 6'2" 245 pounds and not overly fast or quick. He should go late in the draft and might only be used as an H-back at the pro level.

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  Browns | Waive Chase Ford    Wed Apr 20, 05:51 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Chase Ford was waived Wednesday, April 20, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That escalated quickly. They do have a lot of draft picks to make room for after Wednesday's trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, so this might just be clearing space. Ford could land any number of places, but his impact in fantasy will be minimal regardless of location.

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  Giants | Larry Donnell financials    Tue Apr 19, 02:10 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Larry Donnell re-signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender worth $1.67 million Tuesday, April 19, according to a source.

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  Giants | Larry Donnell re-signs    Tue Apr 19, 01:29 PM

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell re-signed an undisclosed deal with the Giants Tuesday, April 19.

Footballguys view: Donnell was a top-12 fantasy TE (11th) in 2014, but last year he only played in eight games and the numbers fell off.

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  Seahawks | Sign five players    Mon Apr 18, 05:20 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Brandon Browner officially signed his one-year deal Monday, April 18. C Patrick Lewis signed his restricted free-agent tender, while TE Cooper Helfet, CB Mohammed Seisay and S Steven Terrell signed their exclusive rights free-agent tenders.

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  Raiders| Re-sign several players    Mon Apr 18, 03:17 PM

Oakland Raiders exclusive rights free-agents DL Denico Autry, LB Korey Toomer, DE Shelby Harris, TE Gabe Holmes and S Tevin McDonald re-signed to undisclosed deals Monday, April 18.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta terms    Fri Apr 15, 08:50 AM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta's restructured deal has injury waivers for 2016, 2017 and 2018, with base salaries of $1 million, $5.5 million and $5.5 million. His salary cap numbers are $3.2 million, $7.7 million and $7.7 million.

Footballguys view: Pitta may never be able to be the player he used to be, but we love his resilience. The Ravens have a ton of talent at the TE position, especially after adding Ben Watson to the mix this offseason.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati wants to keep Tyler Eifert     Thu Apr 14, 11:03 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has exceeded all expectations, according to head coach Marvin Lewis, and beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. believes the Bengals will try to sign Eifert to a long-term extension in September of 2017.

Footballguys view: Eifert can be the best tight end in the league so long as he stays healthy. With the departure of Marvin Jones (Lions) and Mohamed Sanu (Falcons), Eifert is going to be an even larger part of the offense.

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  Broncos | Two roster moves made    Thu Apr 14, 05:57 PM

Denver Broncos TE Nick Kasa was waived Thursday, April 14, with a non-football injury designation and C Matt Paradis signed his exclusive rights tender.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have a need at the TE position, but Kasa was not going to be the answer. Expect the team to address the position at some point in the draft...although this is not a strong TE class.

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  Seahawks | Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham on track    Thu Apr 14, 01:17 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and TE Jimmy Graham (knee) are expected to be ready for Week 1, according to general manager John Schneider. Schneider added that both players are at similar stages in their rehabs, and he couldn't identify one as being further along. He said he didn't know if either would play in the preseason. 'Right now, their rehab's going well,' Schneider said. 'We're trying to get them ready for the season. We're not trying to get them ready to play Minnesota in the preseason.'

Footballguys view: Rawls can be a fantasy factor if he stay healthy for the full season. Graham needs to get healthy and prove that he can be a more integral part of the offense. The Seahawks offense looked better after Graham was hurt in 2015.

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  Colts | Jack Doyle signs tender    Thu Apr 14, 10:29 AM

Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent TE Jack Doyle signed his tender Thursday, April 14.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten continues to be iron man    Wed Apr 13, 10:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten played in all 16 games for a 12th straight season in 2015, and despite four quarterbacks last season he managed to snag a team-high 77 receptions. Witten came off the field for a total of seven snaps out of a possible 1,019 plays.

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  Cowboys | James Hanna could have bigger role    Wed Apr 13, 10:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE James Hanna elected to return the team after entering unrestricted free agency in March. He hasn't been a major factor in the passing game in the past, but he is viewed as a solid blocker who is an underrated asset in the running game. With TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' in December, and a question mark for the season, Hanna could have a big role.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar continues to rehab    Wed Apr 13, 10:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') continues to rehab from a torn Achilles' tendon suffered last December.

Footballguys view: His recovery could extend into the start of the 2016 regular season, as a timeline for his return is not yet known. He might begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

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  Cowboys | Geoff Swaim to see field more?    Wed Apr 13, 10:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim appeared in four games as a rookie with just one pass reception, playing a total of 23 snaps. He played two games in December once TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') was injured, and could start out as the No. 3 tight end on the depth chart if Escobar isn't ready to start the 2016 season.

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  Browns | Claim Chase Ford    Wed Apr 13, 04:57 PM

Free-agent TE Chase Ford (Ravens) was claimed by the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, April 13.

Footballguys view: The Browns could use Ford as a reserve TE in 2016...if he makes the team. He's a big-bodied blocker who can make a few tough catches, but Ford is no fantasy factor.

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  Bengals | Tyler Eifert optioned    Wed Apr 13, 03:09 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's option was exercised Wednesday, April 13. He will remain with the Bengals through 2017.

Footballguys view: A good move for the Bengals here. He had a breakout season in 2016, and Eifert was a key piece of the passing game with 13 TDs on the season. With free agent WRs Marvin Jones (Lions) and Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) moving on, Eifert may be more important to the offense than ever before.

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  Ravens | Harold Spears waived    Wed Apr 13, 12:27 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Harold Spears was waived Wednesday, April 13.

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  Ravens | Chase Ford waived    Tue Apr 12, 04:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Chase Ford was waived Tuesday, April 12.

Footballguys view: Ford has bounced around the league a bit as he's a replacement-level TE. He's big and a good blocker, but he's not as polished as a receiver. Some team may end up taking a chance on him, but Ford is not much of a fantasy asset.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta restructures    Tue Apr 12, 11:49 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta restructured his contract Tuesday, April 12. Terms weren't disclosed, but he will have the chance to earn some of his $5 million base salary in incentives.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta will try to play    Tue Apr 12, 10:48 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will attempt to play in 2016, according to a source. Pitta is expected to participate in the team's offseason workouts and the spring practices, with the hope being he will be ready for full contact this summer and into the fall when the season begins.

Footballguys view: Pitta is resilient, we'll give him that. This hip problem was supposed to end his playing days in the NFL, but Pitta continues to fight for the chance to make it back. He hasn't played a down since 2014.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin has potential    Mon Apr 11, 04:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Griffin has a chance to be an ascending player at quarterback, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. Griffin would take over as the No. 2 quarterback in Tampa Bay if QB Mike Glennon is traded.

Footballguys view: Griffin certainly has potential as a pocket passer and reserve behind Jameis Winston. The Bucs are flirting with the idea of trading away Mike Glennon. He could be dealt as the young passer is likely to move on for a chance to start as an unrestricted free agent next year.

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  Broncos | Jeff Heuerman working hard    Fri Apr 8, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman (knee) is working hard to return from knee surgery, head coach Gary Kubiak said, and beat writer Jeff Legwold believes Heuerman could earn the No. 1 tight end job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Heuerman is basically a super-sized wide receiver who can line up all over the formation and be put in motion before the snap. He's not much of a blocker--or at least he wasn't in college at Ohio State. The Broncos could use him as their featured TE in 2016. Dynasty owners should be watching him closely and rostering him in TE premium leagues. Heuerman missed all of his rookie season in 2015 after a knee injury knocked him out in rookie minicamp last year.

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  Redskins | Vernon Davis financials    Tue Apr 5, 11:25 AM

Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis' one-year deal is worth up to $2.4 million if all incentives are met. He has a base salary of $1.35 million with $1.1 million guaranteed. He can earn a $450,000 roster bonus and $100,000 in workout bonuses.

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  Chargers | Jeff Cumberland joins Chargers    Mon Apr 4, 07:23 PM

Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers Monday, April 4, on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | San Diego likely to add Jeff Cumberland    Mon Apr 4, 07:18 PM

Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) is expected to sign with the San Diego Chargers, according to a source.

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