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  Ravens | Maxx Williams could be stunted    Thu Jun 30, 07:21 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams may not see an ideal amount of targets due to the Ravens' depth at tight end this year. Williams isn't worried, though. He said the tight end group is going to make each other better and 'figure it out' as the season approaches.

Footballguys view: We'd agree with this assessment. Unless an injury to Ben Watson happens, we don't see Williams getting as much work as he could have. Williams is a fine prospect, and we love his upside in dynasty leagues. However, Watson is the better player now and should be the lead TE for Baltimore in 2016.

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  Ravens | Maxx Williams more comfortable    Wed Jun 29, 07:41 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams said he is more comfortable entering his second season because he knows what to expect each day. Williams said he improved his strength this offseason but is not sure how much weight he gained. He is not sure what his role will be in 2016 because things can change before the start of the season.

Footballguys view: Williams was our favorite TE in last year's draft class. With experience from 2015, Williams should be better this season. However, the Ravens went out and signed Ben Watson in free agency...plus it looks like Dennis Pitta is going to be able to play again. Don't forget Crockett Gillmore too! As you can see, the Ravens TE situation is a bit messy. We think Watson is the lead TE for them in 2016 as Williams continues to develop his pro game.

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  Texans | Ryan Griffin provides versatility    Tue Jun 28, 08:22 PM

Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin isn't a one-dimensional tight end, according to tight ends coach John Perry. 'He can be effective in the pass game. He can be effective as a blocker,' Perry said. 'You need to bridge that gap like you're a great blocking tight end and a great receiving tight end, to have a bridge guy helps you as an offense to be more effective.'

Footballguys view: During his college career at UCONN, Griffin caught over 100 passes and double-digit touchdowns. A sixth-round pick of the Texans in the 2013 NFL draft, Griffin had a career-high 20 receptions last year. The team could lean on him even more this season. Behind him on the depth chart is big-bodied blocker C.J. Fiedorowicz, so Griffin should be the top pass-catcher at the position. However, his fantasy value is quite low and we can only recommend him as a low-end TE4 in 2016.

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  Seahawks | Nick Vannett a pleasant surprise    Tue Jun 28, 03:44 PM

Seattle Seahawks rookie TE Nick Vannett has exceeded expectations so far in his first offseason. Head coach Pete Carroll said Vannett is a natural pass-catcher despite being billed as more of a blocking tight end. 'He shows the savvy and instincts that you hope a guy has,' Carroll said, adding that QB Russell Wilson has really clicked with Vannett.

Footballguys view: Lance Zierlein, from NFL.com, compared Vannett to Zach Ertz (Eagles) in his draft profile of the Ohio State prospect. We like that comparison as Vannett has a great size/athleticism combination. Vannett has a large catch radius and is not afraid to make catches in traffic. The rookie will be competing for a spot on the depth chart behind starter Jimmy Graham. Vannett is a player we're targeting in deep dynasty leagues.

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  Redskins | Vernon Davis could miss final roster    Mon Jun 27, 02:22 PM

Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis may not make the final roster if he does not improve as a pass-catcher and blocker, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones currently has Davis penciled in as the No. 4 tight end in Washington.

Footballguys view: We wouldn't be shocked if Davis fails to make the 53-man roster in Washington. The Broncos traded for him last year, but Davis did next to nothing for the team as they won a Super Bowl. Jordan Reed is the top TE for Washington, and guys like Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen could be more valuable to the team as reserve players at the position. Davis is a name everyone knows, but his game pales in comparison to what it used to be.

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  Jaguars | Julius Thomas dominant in OTAs    Sun Jun 26, 07:55 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas has looked unstoppable in OTAs, according to beat writer Hays Carlyon.

Footballguys view: Thomas had a four game touchdown scoring streak last year, but he also had two of fewer catches in half of his games. While a hand injury got him off to a slow start in 2015, Thomas won't move ahead of Allen Hurns or Allen Robinson in the pecking order. He's still a low TE1 in early drafts, but he is cheap enough to be a solid Plan A.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper making good impression    Sat Jun 25, 10:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper has impressed offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with his route-running ability and ball skills. 'He really comes off the ball hard,' Shanahan said. 'He's not the fastest guy in the world, but he's fast enough. He's got good cutting ability, so he can break guys off at the top of his routes.'

Footballguys view: Jacob Tamme isn't a high bar to overcome, so Hooper could be the rare fantasy-relevant rookie tight end by year's end in a Falcons pass offense that lacks a proven #2 target.

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  Texans | Stephen Anderson likely to make roster?    Sat Jun 25, 03:58 PM

Houston Texans undrafted rookie free agent TE Stephen Anderson is projected to make the final roster.

Footballguys view: Anderson is a new breed H-back/Move TE type whose main contributions will be in the passing game. He might not be active on game days this year if he makes the roster, but he has more fantasy upside than Ryan Griffin or C.J. Fiedorowicz. He's worth a roster spot in TE premium and very deep dynasty leagues.

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  Texans | C.J. Fiedorowicz has improved    Sat Jun 25, 02:51 PM

Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has made a lot of progress in the passing game this offseason, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'He's more instinctive. He knows the plays better. He's a really, really hard worker,' O'Brien said. 'For him, his true improvement and his true playing will come in training camp when you put the full pads on.' Fiedorowicz (hamstring) was injured earlier this offseason, but he has begun running again and should be good to go by training camp.

Footballguys view: The Texans wide receiver corps has been reloaded with Will Fuller in the first round this year and Jaelen Strong in the third round last year, so their tight end spot in a low volume pass offense is less attractive than ever. Ryan Griffin is still the better receiving prospect, but Fiedorowicz is the better two-way tight end, and he should lead the team in tight end snaps if he stays healthy.

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  Lions | Cole Wick a roster candidate    Sat Jun 25, 01:54 PM

Detroit Lions TE Cole Wick too advantage of the first-team repetitions he received this offseason. He'll have a good chance to make the 53-man roster if he continues his progress in training camp.

Footballguys view: Brandon Pettigrew is likely to open camp on the PUP list after an ACL tear ended his 2015, so Wick might take his roster spot in the meantime. Wick isn't going to get on our fantasy radar, but he'll be a rugged blocker and complement Eric Ebron well.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not lacking confidence    Thu Jun 23, 09:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he feels he is the best all-around tight end in the NFL, and he added that the position is about more than catching passes and running routes.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has looked sluggish in recent years, and 2015 fifth-round pick Mycole Pruitt should secure a larger role in the passing game this year. The one thing going in his favor is improvements on the offense line that will allow him to run more pass routes. Still, the Vikings pass offense is low volume and not a fertile soil for fantasy development. Even though Rudolph is high on himself, we wouldn't look at him until the end of fantasy drafts, if at all.

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  Vikings | Bridgewater, Kyle Rudolph connecting     Tue Jun 21, 08:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he and TE Kyle Rudolph talk about how they can improve when they're not on the field. Bridgewater also said Rudolph studies the plays from a quarterback's perspective. The young quarterback has learned to trust his tight end more, too, and Bridgewater has counted on Rudolph to come through.

Footballguys view: As Bridgewater continues to develop as a pro QB, he should be more efficient as a passer. We see Bridgewater as a low-end QB2 in this run-heavy offense. Rudolph is always a key piece in the Vikings passing game but only a TE2 for fantasy owners.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta can still contribute    Mon Jun 20, 03:46 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has looked good, is moving well and is still capable of being a significant contributor, in the opinion of The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.

Footballguys view: We'd like to believe that is possible, but the Ravens are stacked at the position and there may not be a role for Pitta if he's able to make the team. Ben Watson was added in free agency, and he should be the leader at TE in 2016. Second-year pro Maxx Williams will also start to play a larger role this year.

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  Saints | Drew Brees likes Coby Fleener    Sat Jun 18, 03:47 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener has an uncanny ability to separate and get open, according to QB Drew Brees. 'There's always a place to throw the ball where he can get it,' Brees said. Fleener was targeted eight times during 7-on-7 drills and 11-on-11 drills this week -- the same number of targets as WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should love Fleener if he can stay healthy and play up to his potential. With Ben Watson moving on to the Ravens in free agency, the Saints went out to add Fleener. Brees loves to involve the TE in the passing game, and this makes Fleener a low-end TE1 with upside in 2016. His current ADP is TE7 (7.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate a red zone weapon    Fri Jun 17, 12:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate emerged as a favorite target of QB Jameis Winston last year, and head coach Dirk Koetter has been impressed with the tight end in the red zone this offseason. Brate caught 23 passes for 288 yards last year and scored three touchdowns when TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was injured. Brate will battle with Seferian-Jenkins for a starting position in training camp.

Footballguys view: Brate is a player fantasy owners in deeper leagues need to take note of. Seferian-Jenkins has been banged up as a pro, and Brate has the ability to make plays if he gets a larger role.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett fine in backup role    Thu Jun 16, 06:26 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett said he doesn't mind playing second fiddle to TE Rob Gronkowski this year. 'I really don't mind being Robin, you know? So right now it's just working every day and just trying to get better. He's an excellent player, and I'm gonna be able to get a lot of single coverages with him,' Bennett said. He has impressed in organized team activities this offseason as a newcomer with his size and athleticism.

Footballguys view: There's a fair chance we could see Bennett take over the long absent Aaron Hernandez role. Coach Bill Belichick is always trying to stay one step ahead, so it wouldn't shock us if he went back to that two tight end set. Bennett is working closely with Tom Brady, so we feel good about him in this offense. He's likely to be a solid TE2 this year.

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  Seahawks | Pete Carroll confident in players' return    Thu Jun 16, 05:02 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) and RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) should 'absolutely' be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Footballguys view: Graham has a lot of ability, but he is kept in check by Seattle's offensive scheme and offensive line woes. He has TE1 ability, but is producing TE2 numbers. We don't see it changing right now.

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  Lions | Orson Charles signs    Thu Jun 16, 03:59 PM

Free-agent TE Orson Charles (Saints) signed an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions Thursday, June 16. DL James DeLoach was waived in a corresponding move.

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  Bears | Tony Moeaki signs with Bears    Thu Jun 16, 02:51 PM

Free-agent TE Tony Moeaki (Falcons) signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears after a successful tryout Thursday, June 16. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed has looked good    Thu Jun 16, 02:24 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle) missed three days of practice this week but looked very good when he was in camp, and the coaches' confidence in him has increased. Reed will work out on his own before reporting to training camp next month, and his work ethic has been an underrated part of his game. Reed has improved on getting free on certain routes.

Footballguys view: If Reed can stay healthy, he is a top TE1. The question is whether he can do that. Concussions and nagging injuries have derailed all three of his seasons, and is a concern. So this injury definitely worries us. That said, we'll keep an eye on it and if you are OK with the injury risk - and have a solid backup - his upside is huge.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed unable to participate    Thu Jun 16, 01:45 AM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle) did not practice again Wednesday, June 15, as he deals with a sprained ankle.

Footballguys view: We're not terribly worried about Reed, though given his continual string of nagging injuries over the last few years--as well as his concussion issues--we'll be keeping an eye on this. If he is healthy, he's a top fantasy TE. There's the risk of injury with him, though, so make sure you have a solid backup.

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  Bills | Trio of Buffalo RBs see important reps    Wed Jun 15, 10:07 PM

Buffalo Bills RBs Mike Gillislee, James Wilder Jr. and Jonathan Williams saw the reps in practice Wednesday, June 15, with RBs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams sidelined. Williams was most impressive in the practice, showing surprising ability to shift direction and make defenders miss.

Footballguys view: The rookie Williams could be the guy who has the best chance to make an impact this year but he will need McCoy and Karlos Williams to stumble before he becomes fantasy relevant. For now, he's going as the 261st player off the board in drafts as RB77. If anything you can pick him up late but be prepared to let him go early in the season if you have to make room on your roster.

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  Texans | Two Houston TEs sidelined    Wed Jun 15, 07:42 PM

Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (hamstring) and TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles') did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 15. TE Stephen Anderson received more work because of the injuries.

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  Redskins | Derek Carrier unlikely for camp    Wed Jun 15, 05:30 PM

Washington Redskins TE Derek Carrier (knee) is not expected to be ready for training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Footballguys view: Carrier is buried behind Jordan Reed and Niles Paul, so we aren't expecting anything from him even if he's healthy. If he doesn't make an appearance in camp, don't be shocked if he is cut.

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  Ravens | Maxx Williams tries to stay relevant    Wed Jun 15, 12:56 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams had a promising finish to his rookie season, but he faces plenty of competition for targets with WR Dennis Pitta back from injury and veteran WR Benjamin Watson joining the fray. He cannot afford to fade into the background with all of the competition.

Footballguys view: We aren't feeling great about it, and see Williams as no more than a TE3.

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  Steelers | Jay Rome waived    Tue Jun 14, 07:49 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jay Rome was waived Tuesday, June 14.


  Redskins | Jordan Reed has ankle sprain    Tue Jun 14, 03:31 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle) missed minicamp Tuesday, June 14, because of an ankle sprain he suffered last week, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed is not expected to practice this week.

Footballguys view: This is an injury that may not keep Reed out of training camp, but it still should be a story fantasy owners watch. Reed is supremely talented and a TE1 in fantasy football, but he's got a long injury history. With 14 games missed in three years, Reed has problems shaking the injury bug.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski suits up    Mon Jun 13, 11:13 AM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) is on the field for the organized team activities Monday, June 13.

Footballguys view: Last week, reports surfaced about Gronkowski dealing with some sort of "cryptic ailment" but now he's back in action. The team is likely to limit the superstar TE while he deals with whatever in the world this ailment actually is...or was...or whatever. It's the Patriots, so rarely is clarity had with injury situations.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper to participate in minicamp    Sun Jun 12, 10:54 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper will take part in the club's mandatory minicamp beginning Tuesday, June 14. He was unable to participate in three weeks of organized team activities because Stanford's academic calendar had not been completed.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Stanford, Hooper reminds some in the scouting community of Coby Fleener (Saints). Like Fleener, Hooper has the build-up speed to challenge a defense vertically down the seam. The rookie could see significant playing time early on for the Falcons, and his natural pass-catching ability could be featured in the red zone.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski should be ready for camp    Sat Jun 11, 01:17 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) said he will be ready for training camp despite missing minicamp last week. Gronkowski said he and the coaching staff are on the same page and everything is going smoothly.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Patriots here. The Gronkowski "cryptic ailment" has been on the mind of fantasy owners, but it looks like all is well. The Patriots are just being cautious with their superstar TE, and he'll continue to be the best at his position in fantasy football.

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  Titans | Delanie Walker tired of losing    Fri Jun 10, 09:37 PM

Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker said the locker room is tired of losing, and the team is buying into head coach Mike Mularkey's system and starting to understand his offense.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be excited about Walker's upside in the Titans offense once again. The Titans are going to run the ball a lot, but when they go through the air we should see Walker used as a primary target. His current ADP is TE5 (6.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Michael Williams waived    Fri Jun 10, 08:31 PM

New England Patriots TE Michael Williams (knee) was Waived/Injured Friday, June 10.

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  Texans | Several players miss practice    Fri Jun 10, 03:16 PM

Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), RB Tyler Ervin (quadriceps), OT Duane Brown (quadriceps), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) and CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist) did not participate in practice Friday, June 10. Griffin is not expected to practice until training camp.

Footballguys view: In dynasty leagues, we've got a lot of love for Ervin. His speed and big-play ability could come in handy as a running back or return man with the Texans.

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  Texans | C.J. Fiedorowicz remains sidelined    Fri Jun 10, 03:11 PM

Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, June 10, because of a hamstring injury he suffered last week. Fiedorwicz's injury is not considered serious.

Footballguys view: Fiedorowicz is a big-bodied TE who can be used effectively as a blocker or red-zone threat. He'll compete with Ryan Griffin to be the top TE for the Texans in 2016.

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  Patriots | Michael Williams injury update    Thu Jun 9, 05:49 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Michael Williams (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice Wednesday, June 8. No other ligaments were damaged, according to a source, but he will seek a second opinion to determine how to fix the ACL surgically.

Footballguys view: We weren't expecting anything from him anyway because if it's not Rob Gronkowski then it will be Martellus Bennett. Gronkowski is a TE1 of course and we think Bennett is a decent TE2.

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  Rams | Temarrick Hemingway also signs    Thu Jun 9, 04:29 PM

Los Angeles Rams TE Temarrick Hemingway signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 9. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Hemingway is a late round draft pick who won't contribute much. Though the sun also rises for any player who can catch on a Rams team with few playmaking receivers, ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for someone else, not Hemingway. If you rely on him, it could be death in the (Sunday) afternoon.

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  Rams | Tyler Higbee inks deal    Thu Jun 9, 04:18 PM

Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, June 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: While he has playmaking ability, Higbee is going to be held back by a run-first offense and a rookie quarterback. He's also not much of a blocker, which could limit his time on the field. He's no more than a low-end TE3 or TE4.

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  Bears | A trio of tight ends work out for Chicago    Thu Jun 9, 03:14 PM

Free-agents TEs Tony Moeaki (Falcons) and Ryan Taylor (Chiefs), and undrafted free-agent TE Terenn Houk (Brigham Young) tried out for the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 9.

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  Buccaneers | Seferian-Jenkins dismissed from practice    Thu Jun 9, 01:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was dismissed from practice by head coach Dirk Koetter Thursday, June 9.

Footballguys view: There's a lot swirling around here as Seferian-Jenkins tweeted out (then deleted) MOVING ON, later replacing it with a tweet that he won't let the negative stuff get to him. Rumor later had it that coach Dirk Koetter was annoyed that Seferian-Jenkins seemed lost on the field. If he can get it together we think he should put up decent TE2 numbers this year, but this is worth monitoring.

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  Patriots | Michael Williams has grim outlook    Thu Jun 9, 12:14 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Michael Williams (knee) is seeking a second opinion, but he said 'it's not looking good,' after his initial diagnosis.

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  Steelers | Jake Phillips works out for Steelers    Thu Jun 9, 07:31 AM

Former UNLV TE Jake Phillips recently worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a league source.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett dodges a bullet    Wed Jun 8, 10:42 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (knee) had a minor injury scare at one point in practice Wednesday, June 8, during minicamp. The veteran was attended to by the training staff, focusing on his left knee. After a brief absence he was able to return to drills and team work. Bennett worked with FB James Develin and fellow TEs A.J. Derby and Michael Williams on blocking drills.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are going to be able to do a lot with Bennett and Rob Gronkowski this year. Bennett has yet to fully play up to his potential, but the opportunity is there with a high-powered offense like the Patriots.

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  Patriots | Michael Williams injured in practice    Wed Jun 8, 10:38 PM

New England Patriots TE Michael Williams (knee) suffered an apparent left knee injury in practice in the second day of mandatory minicamp Wednesday, June 8. Eventually he was able to walk off under his own power after being tended to by the training staff.

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  Browns | Gary Barndige to be ready for camp?    Wed Jun 8, 07:52 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (hernia) said he will be ready for training camp despite undergoing sports hernia surgery last week.

Footballguys view: We'll know more about this as camp draws near. Barnidge said he had the surgery when he did so he wouldn't have to miss any time during the regular season.

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  Jets | Kellen Davis had surgery    Wed Jun 8, 06:35 PM

New York Jets TE Kellen Davis (thumb) will not participate in the remainder of New York's offseason program after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Davis will be ready for the start of training camp in late July, however, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Footballguys view: Davis is a big-bodied blocker, and he doesn't have fantasy value. The team is trying to see if Jace Amaro can actually do something as a pro, and he'll be the Jets leading pass-catcher at the position.

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  Redskins | Washington waives Michael Cooper    Wed Jun 8, 04:46 PM

Washington Redskins TE Michael Cooper was waived Wednesday, June 8.

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  Cardinals | Darren Fells having good offseason    Wed Jun 8, 04:18 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Darren Fells has lost about 20 pounds and has had the best offseason of anyone on the team, according to QB Carson Palmer.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski out with cryptic ailment    Wed Jun 8, 01:07 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) reported with the rest of his teammates Tuesday, June 7, and is continuing to work behind the scenes as the club takes a cautious approach with an undisclosed physical ailment that isn't considered a long-range concern, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Alright...that sounds good, right? It's the Patriots, so we may never really known what's going on here. The cryptic nature of this report is interesting, and we'll be digging for more information from reputable sources. Stay tuned.

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  Broncos | Jeff Heuerman back at practice    Tue Jun 7, 11:17 PM

Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman (hamstring) returned to a full practice Tuesday, June 7, after missing time last week due to a sore hamstring.

Footballguys view: Heuerman has looked smooth on the practice field when healthy. He was basically a super-sized WR in college at Ohio State, but you have to go back to 2013 film to see him look like a player who could make an impact. Heuerman missed all of his rookie season in 2015 due to a knee injury, so he needs to stay healthy this year if he wants to play up to his potential. Heuerman could be the lead TE for the Broncos in 2016.

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  49ers | Vance McDonald turning heads    Tue Jun 7, 10:12 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald is a player garnering plenty of attention during minicamp, as QB Blaine Gabbert and tight ends coach Jeff Nixon each heaped praise on the tight end. 'He's such a great athlete. He's smart. He does a great job in the run and pass game. He's a guy that we have to utilize. He's a mismatch nightmare on linebackers,' Gabbert said. Nixon said the team is looking for McDonald to pick up where he left off last season and be a big-play tight end in the pass game.

Footballguys view: McDonald had a few games last year when he was fantasy relevant. Perhaps he can carry over a bit of that momentum to this season. He's at the top of the depth chart, and fantasy owners need to realize how much Chip Kelly uses the TE position in his offense. Last year, Eagles TE Zach Ertz caught 75 passes for 853 yards and two TDs and he finished the year as TE10 in standard-scoring leagues. McDonald may reach those numbers, but he's a player who isn't getting drafted in 12-team PPR leagues right now...so make sure he's on your waiver-wire speed dial--especially in TE-premium leagues.

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