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  Browns | David Njoku expected to stay    Fri Apr 3, 10:01 PM

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is expected to remain with the team despite the signing of TE Austin Hooper, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter.

Footballguys view: Hooper is making the big money and should be the starter for the Browns. Njoku has a ton of talent and upside as a player, but he's never put it all together and played up to his full potential in the NFL. He may need a fresh start with another team to do just that.

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  Steelers | Eric Ebron not fully healthy    Fri Apr 3, 08:20 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (ankle) said he has not fully recovered from his ankle surgery yet and could not play if the season started today.

Footballguys view: The Steelers had to feel good about Ebron's recovery to sign him in free agency. He'll be competing with Vance McDonald to be the lead tight end for the Steelers in 2020.

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  Bears | Two should be ready for camp    Fri Apr 3, 08:00 PM

Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton (hip) and LB Roquan Smith (pectoral) are on track in their rehab and should be ready for training camp, according to general manager Ryan Pace.

Footballguys view: Burton only appeared in eight games last year and was a huge disappointment. The No.6 tight end (standard-scoring leagues) in 2018, Burton's numbers fell off the map and he finished at No.83 in 2019. We'll see if he can stay healthy and get his career back on track with the Bears.

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  Chiefs | Ricky Seals-Jones joining Chiefs    Fri Apr 3, 06:30 PM

Free-agent TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Browns) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, April 3, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Seals-Jones is an athletic tight end who can work behind Travis Kelce. We like him in dynasty formats and we'll be interested to see how he looks with this high-powered offense...even with a limited role.

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  Broncos | Nick Vannett talks up blocking    Fri Apr 3, 02:35 PM

Denver Broncos TE Nick Vannett on Friday, April 3, discussed his run blocking on a media conference call. 'I have always thought one of the traits need to have, you have to have some nasty,' Vannett said. 'It's not a cute job. It's not an attractive job. You are not going to get any stats from it. You know what, it's all mentality.'

Footballguys view: Vannett is likely to be the blocking tight end for the Broncos behind pass-catching tight end Noah Fant. He shouldn't be much of a fantasy factor in 2020.

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  49ers | George Kittle tops in YAC per reception    Fri Apr 3, 01:03 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle leads all players with an average of 8.6 yards after catch per reception over the last two seasons.

Footballguys view: Kittle is a load to bring down when he's got the rock. The 49ers should add a receiver in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, but Kittle is their most important target in the passing game.

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  Broncos | Nick Vannett deal becomes official    Thu Apr 2, 06:07 PM

Denver Broncos TE Nick Vannett was officially signed to a two-year contract Thursday, April 2. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Vannett is mostly a blocking tight end, but he can do more as a receiver if called upon. He'll serve as a reserve player behind Broncos starting tight end, and primary receiving tight end, Noah Fant.

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  Seahawks | Ed Dickson's release tabbed as failed physical    Tue Mar 31, 07:19 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Ed Dickson's release by the Seattle Seahawks was given a designation of failed physical, according to the NFL's transaction wire Tuesday, March 31. No injury was listed, but Dickson ended the 2019 season on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Steelers | Eric Ebron's deal is official    Tue Mar 31, 07:14 PM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron's contract was finalized by the NFL Tuesday, March 31.

Footballguys view: Ebron has a chance to be a TE1 for Fantasy GMs now that he's with the Steelers. His career has been up-and-down in terms of production, but we'll cut him a break last year with the Colts. This year, Ebron will have a better quarterback so long as Ben Roethlisberger comes back at full strength. The only way Ebron gets to TE1 level of production is if he beats out Vance McDonald for the top spot.

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  Seahawks | Ed Dickson released    Tue Mar 31, 02:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks TE Ed Dickson was released Tuesday, March 31, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The team added Greg Olsen earlier this year and cramped the tight end room. The move to release Dickson saves Seattle almost $3 million in space against the 2020 salary cap.

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  Giants | Three G-Men deals become official    Mon Mar 30, 07:52 PM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Corey Coleman, DT Austin Johnson and TE Eric Tomlinson's contracts were finalized by the NFL Monday, March 30.

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  Jaguars | Tyler Eifert, Lerentee McCray deals finalized    Mon Mar 30, 07:44 PM

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert and DE Lerentee McCray's contracts were officially processed by the league Monday, March 30.

Footballguys view: Eifert can be a weapon for the Jaguars if he can stay healthy. We all know he has talent and is a red-zone threat, but we also all know that Eifert is hurt more than he is healthy. We'll see if a fresh start with the Jaguars helps him out.

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  49ers | San Francisco talks with two prospects    Mon Mar 30, 02:07 PM

University of Washington RB Salvon Ahmed and TE Hunter Bryant recently had video interviews with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard ready to rebound?    Sun Mar 29, 09:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard's 'eyes should light up' at the opportunity to play with QB Tom Brady, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'You have a quarterback who throws to the tight end, go earn it and get balls thrown to you,' Arians said.

Footballguys view: Arians doesn't feature tight ends in his offense. However, with Tom Brady at quarterback we could see a significant bunch of targets for Howard.

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  Cowboys | Blake Bell headed to Dallas    Sun Mar 29, 09:15 PM

Free-agent TE Blake Bell (Chiefs) agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year deal worth $1.7 million with $450,000 guaranteed, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Donald Parham lands with Bolts    Sun Mar 29, 09:13 PM

Free-agent TE Donald Parham (Redskins) signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: Parham was undrafted out of Stetson college in 2019 but did latch on with Washington for a bit. He then played for the Dallas Renegades in the XFL. Parham is a huge (6'8") target but he is raw. Some in the scouting community compare him to Raiders TE Darren Waller. Like Waller, Parham will need time to fully develop.

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  Giants | Eric Tomlinson back with NYG    Sat Mar 28, 12:28 PM

Free-agent TE Eric Tomlinson (Raiders) is signing with the New York Giants, the team announced Saturday, March 28.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz's option exercised    Fri Mar 27, 12:09 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz on Thursday, March 26, had his 2021 contract option exercised by the team.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Ertz is a big part of what the Eagles do on offense and will remain as such in 2020. He will earn $8.25 million in 2021, and talks on an additional extension are expected to pick up in the coming months.

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  Chiefs | Travis Kelce in rare company    Thu Mar 26, 10:47 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce recorded 1,229 receiving yards in 2019, becoming only the fifth tight end in NFL history to top 1,000 yards four times in his career. However, he is the only one ever to do so in four consecutive seasons.

Footballguys view: Kelce is in rare company because he's a rare tight end. The Chiefs are set to keep making Super Bowl runs for years to come and Kelce will be a big part of what they do on offense because he is so difficult to stop.

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  Raiders | Las Vegas officially signs Jason Witten    Wed Mar 25, 08:33 PM

Free-agent TE Jason Witten (Cowboys) officially signed with the Las Vegas Raiders Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Witten gives the Raiders some veteran depth at the tight end position. They already have Darren Waller and Foster Moreau on the depth chart and Witten will work in somehow. We'll see how far up the depth chart he can move when training camp gets here.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signing Khari Lee    Wed Mar 25, 05:12 PM

Former XFL TE Khari Lee agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Jaguars | Tyler Eifert terms    Wed Mar 25, 09:55 AM

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Eifert is going to be in the mix to get targets at the tight end position and he can be valuable when the team gets near pay dirt. However, he needs to stay healthy in order to do that. We'll see if a fresh start in Jacksonville does him some good.

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  Jaguars | Tyler Eifert-Jags deal reached    Tue Mar 24, 08:56 PM

Updating a previous report, unrestricted free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) agreed to a two-year deal Tuesday, March 24, with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: He's a talented tight end when healthy but struggles to stay healthy. Eifert will be reunited with his first NFL offensive coordinator in Jay Gruden, who holds the same position in Jacksonville.

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  Redskins | Richard Rodgers heads to Washington    Tue Mar 24, 07:35 PM

Unrestricted free-agent TE Richard Rodgers (Eagles) signed an undisclosed contract Tuesday, March 24, with the Washington Reskins, according to a source.

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  Jaguars | Tyler Eifert nearing deal with Jacksonville?    Tue Mar 24, 04:36 PM

Free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) is working on a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source Tuesday, March 24.

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  Titans | MyCole Pruitt back for one year    Tue Mar 24, 04:00 PM

Updating a previous story, free-agent TE MyCole Pruitt (Titans) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans. Financial terms of the deal still weren't disclosed.

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  49ers | San Francisco announces three moves    Tue Mar 24, 03:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers DB Jimmie Ward re-signed on a three-year deal Tuesday, March 24. LB Joe Walker signed a one-year contract and exclusive rights free agent TE Ross Dwelley signed his one-year tender. Financial terms of the deals weren't disclosed.

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  Broncos | Jeff Heuerman on the way out?    Sun Mar 22, 09:12 PM

Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman's roster spot could be in jeopardy following the addition of TE Nick Vannett, according to Troy Renck of Denver7.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate has deal restructured    Sun Mar 22, 11:04 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured the contract of TE Cameron Brate. He is slated to receive $6 million in 2020 and $4 million was expected to become guaranteed Sunday, March 22.

Footballguys view: Brate is a good option for new QB Tom Brady, especially when the team gets to the red zone. We'll see Brate work behind O.J. Howard on the depth chart. He's a blocking tight end who can do more as a receiver if asked.

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  Titans | MyCole Pruitt returning to Tennessee    Sun Mar 22, 08:59 AM

The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with free-agent TE MyCole Pruitt (Titans) Saturday, March 21, according to his representatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Jets | Ryan Griffin has optioned picked up    Sat Mar 21, 10:32 PM

New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) had his 2021 option exercised Saturday, March 21.

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  Raiders | Vegas adding Nick O'Leary    Sat Mar 21, 05:04 PM

Free-agent TE Nick O'Leary (Jaguars) agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders Saturday, March 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Raiders wanted to add tight end talent this offseason and they've made a couple of moves to do that. O'Leary will work for a spot on the depth chart behind starter Darren Waller. Jason Witten and Foster Moreau make up the rest of the tight end room.

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  Broncos | Denver adds Nick Vannett    Sat Mar 21, 04:02 PM

Free-agent TE Nick Vannett (Steelers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos Saturday, March 21, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Vannett has learned to be a better blocker as a pro. He is big and knows how to use his frame to box out smaller defenders as a receiver. Vannett will work behind second-year tight end Noah Fant.

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  Steelers | Eric Ebron signing with Pittsburgh    Fri Mar 20, 01:20 PM

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Colts) on Friday, March 20, agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per a source.

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  Broncos | Andrew Beck could play fullback    Thu Mar 19, 11:13 PM

Denver Broncos TE Andrew Beck could spend time at fullback in 2020 after FB Andy Janovich was traded to the Cleveland Browns, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post.

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  Browns | Ricky Seals-Jones on the market    Thu Mar 19, 10:16 PM

The Cleveland Browns did not tender a contract offer to TE Ricky Seals-Jones, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

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  Redskins | Logan Thomas agrees with Washington    Thu Mar 19, 09:36 AM

Free-agent TE Logan Thomas (Lions) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Washington Redskins Thursday, March 19.

Footballguys view: Washington will have a new-look tight end group with Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed gone. Thomas is a converted quarterback who has flashed just a little bit as a tight end in his various stops around the NFL. He'll work behind Jeremy Sprinkle and try to find a spot on the depth chart.

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  Packers | Marcedes Lewis set to return to Green Bay    Wed Mar 18, 08:58 PM

Free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis (Packers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $2.25 million - including $1 million guaranteed - to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, March 18.

Footballguys view: The Packers like what they have in the veteran tight end who will be entering his 15th year in the NFL. Lewis is just a blocker and not much of a fantasy factor at this point in his career.

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  Ravens | Baltimore officially trade Hayden Hurst    Wed Mar 18, 04:20 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst was officially traded to the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 18, in exchange for a second-round draft choice and a fifth-round draft choice. The Falcons will also receive a fourth-round draft choice in the trade.

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  Falcons | Hayden Hurst officially acquired by Atlanta    Wed Mar 18, 04:16 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst was officially acquired by the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 18, in exchange for a second-round draft choice and a fifth-round draft choice. The Falcons will also receive a fourth-round draft choice in the trade.

Footballguys view: The Falcons take a chance on the former first-round pick as their replacement for Austin Hooper who moved on in free agency to the Browns. Hurst has the talent but he needs to stay healthy and start playing up to that potential.

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  NFL | Three teams interested in Delanie Walker    Wed Mar 18, 02:18 PM

Free-agent TE Delanie Walker (Titans) is receiving interest from the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It shouldn't take Walker long to find a new home. He's a seasoned veteran who can at least provide veteran depth at the tight end position for any team interested.

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  Giants | Levine Toilolo terms    Tue Mar 17, 04:48 PM

Updating a previous story, San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent TE Levine Toilolo will sign a two-year deal worth $6.2 million with the New York Giants.

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  Raiders | Jason Witten strikes deal with Las Vegas    Tue Mar 17, 04:02 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent TE Jason Witten reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to a source Tuesday, March 17. Witten can earn up to $4.75 million in 2020.

Footballguys view: Witten kind of cramps the room in Vegas where they already have Darren Waller and Foster Moreau. He's there for veteran depth but should not do much from a fantasy perspective.

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  Jaguars | Geoff Swaim released    Tue Mar 17, 01:18 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Geoff Swaim was released Tuesday, March 17.

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  Giants | Levine Toilolo headed to NYG    Tue Mar 17, 08:41 AM

Free-agent TE Levine Toilolo (49ers) is expected to sign with the New York Giants, according to sources.

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  Bears | Jimmy Graham to join Chicago    Mon Mar 16, 07:49 PM

Free-agent TE Jimmy Graham (Packers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, March 16, worth $16 million, according to a source. The deal includes $9 million in guaranteed money.

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  Seahawks | Jacob Hollister receives middle tender    Mon Mar 16, 07:36 PM

Seattle Seahawks restricted free-agent TE Jacob Hollister received the second-round tender offer Monday, March 16, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Luke Stocker let go    Mon Mar 16, 04:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Luke Stocker was released Monday, March 16.

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  Steelers | Vance McDonald reworks deal    Mon Mar 16, 04:37 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald has agreed to restructure his contract in order for the team to create some salary cap space, according to a source. The team converted McDonald's $5.5 million base salary to a signing bonus.

Footballguys view: McDonald had a poor season in 2019. We'll see if he can have a bounce-back year with QB Ben Roethlisberger returning healthy in 2020.

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  Buccaneers | Antony Auclair sticking with Tampa Bay    Mon Mar 16, 03:16 PM

Restricted free-agent TE Antony Auclair (Buccaneers) signed a one-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, March 16.

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