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  Jaguars | Make several roster moves    Sun Aug 30, 02:24 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Tandon Doss, TE Connor Hamlett and QB Jeff Tuel were waived Sunday, Aug. 30. The team also waived/injured WR Greg Jenkins (undisclosed).

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Tandon Doss player page
Jeff Tuel player page
Greg Jenkins player page


  Jets | Several players released    Sun Aug 30, 01:51 PM

New York Jets WR Saalim Hakim, WR Austin Hill, WR Jonathon Rumph and TE Matt LaCosse were released Sunday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: Hill was a rising star at Arizona before tearing an ACL in 2013. He hasn't seemed to get back to his previous level of competition and would be lucky to land on a practice squad somewhere at this point.

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Saalim Hakim player page


  Panthers | Carolina makes roster moves    Sun Aug 30, 01:40 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Paul Browning, WR Avius Capers, TE Dallas Walker and FB Lee Ward were released Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Dallas Walker player page


  Eagles | Philly releases several players    Sun Aug 30, 01:29 PM

Philadelphia WR G.J. Kinne, WR Michael X. Johnson, WR Josh Reese and TE Justin Tukes were released Sunday, Aug. 30.

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  Falcons | Tony Moeaki sidelined    Sun Aug 30, 10:16 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Moeaki (thigh) suffered a thigh injury during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Moeaki has never been able to stay healthy for long. If there's a surprise hit at tight end in this offense, it'll be Jacob Tamme.

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  Jaguars | Julius Thomas on track for opener    Sat Aug 29, 12:31 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) appears to be on track to play in the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

Footballguys view: Things are going to be different for Thomas this year, and fantasy owners need to react. He's not catching passes from Peyton Manning anymore, and his stats should fall with Blake Bortles tossing him the rock. Thomas is still a TE1 if healthy, but he's more of a low-end TE1 than a top-5 guy like he was in Denver.

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  Broncos | Dan Light headed to Denver    Fri Aug 28, 01:52 PM

Free-agent TE Dan Light (Chiefs) signed with the Denver Broncos Friday, Aug. 28. WR Solomon Patton was waived.

Footballguys view: He'll have some issues busting out for any production here if they sign him. Owen Daniels is the top guy in Denver, and we have him as a solid TE2. Light is coming off a torn ACL but was good in college. He may not have an impact this season, but he's someone to keep an eye out in a year or so.

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  Colts | Coby Fleener could return soon    Thu Aug 27, 08:24 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (knee) will hopefully return to practice at some point next week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Footballguys view: Fleener has caught a bunch of touchdown passes from Andrew Luck and will probably do so again. It's hit or miss however, which taps his potential at TE2.

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Coby Fleener player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz could play Week 1    Wed Aug 26, 08:07 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) has not been ruled out for Week 1 at this point, according to offense coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Footballguys view: Ertz hasn't practiced with the team since August 14th. His status for Week 1 is up in the air, so get ready to see Brent Celek start at tight end for the Eagles.

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  Vikings | Rhett Ellison leaves early    Wed Aug 26, 07:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Rhett Ellison (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of an undisclosed injury.

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  Vikings | MyCole Pruitt not on the field    Wed Aug 26, 06:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford doesn't practice    Wed Aug 26, 06:56 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: We like Walford as a developmental prospect. He goes all out to make a catch, and Walford has the athleticism to be dangerous after the catch. Walford will begin as the TE2 for the Raiders behind Mychal Rivera.

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  Bears | Chris Pantale misses practice    Wed Aug 26, 06:23 PM

Chicago Bears TE Chris Pantale (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  49ers | Vance McDonald sits out    Wed Aug 26, 05:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but his injury is not believed to be serious.

Footballguys view: The 49ers are in Denver to hold joint practices with the Broncos. McDonald likely will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and his status for the final preseason game is uncertain.

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  Cardinals | Troy Niklas sidelined again    Wed Aug 26, 04:09 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hamstring) has been sidelined because of a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners know that Bruce Arians doesn't make fantasy-relevant tight ends. Niklas sat out practice earlier in in camp because of an injury to the same hamstring.

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  Panthers | Brandon Williams activated    Wed Aug 26, 01:31 PM

Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers TE Brandon D. Williams (groin) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta's status unknown    Wed Aug 26, 12:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta's (hip) status is unknown as to whether he will play this season, according to QB Joe Flacco.

Footballguys view: Pitta is trying to make it back, but his injury was so severe that he might never play in the regular season again. In the meantime, the Ravens are going to turn to second-year pro Crockett Gillmore and rookie Maxx Williams at the position.

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  Panthers | Brandon Williams returns    Wed Aug 26, 09:38 AM

Carolina Panthers TE Brandon D. Williams (groin) will return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Panthers | Ed Dickson out Wednesday    Wed Aug 26, 09:32 AM

Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson (illness) is out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, with a stomach illness.

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  Bills | Nick O'Leary not guaranteed of spot    Wed Aug 26, 12:28 AM

Buffalo Bills TE Nick O'Leary is not guaranteed of a spot on the 53-man roster, head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, Aug. 25. 'I don't know,' Ryan said. 'I can tell you that is some great competition. I like the way (TE Chris Gragg) has really picked his game up, and (TE MarQueis Gray), obviously (TE Matthew Mulligan) brings you the element of being that tremendous blocker.'

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Chris Gragg player page
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Nick OLeary player page


  Bills | Charles Clay leaves practice    Tue Aug 25, 06:29 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a right knee injury. Afterwards, Clay said he is fine and that he was pulled out for precautionary reasons.

Footballguys view: With all the injuries across the NFL this preseason, the Bills are wise to be careful with Clay. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his quarterback situation is brutal and his new head coach (former Jets coach Rex Ryan) plans on running the ball a ton. That limits Clay's upside and makes him no better than a mid-range TE2.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed feeling fully healthy    Tue Aug 25, 04:11 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) said he's feeling 100% after returning to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25. Head coach Jay Gruden said Reed looked great and has made progress. Reed admitted he still has work to do, though. '[I want to] not have any mental errors, be real sharp with the playbook and just real crisp with my footwork and routes,' Reed said. Reed said he is excited to be playing this weekend.

Footballguys view: It's not the hammy that worries us, it's the propensity for injuries across the board. Well, that and the frighteningly messy state of the quarterback competition. We see Reed as no more than a TE2, and a bit of a dicey one at that unless somehow this offense gets its act together.

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  Patriots | Three more players return to practice    Tue Aug 25, 03:45 PM

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (hamstring), RB Travaris Cadet (undisclosed) and TE Scott Chandler (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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Travaris Cadet player page
Aaron Dobson player page


  Titans | Delanie Walker will play Friday    Tue Aug 25, 01:19 PM

Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (thumb) will play in the preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

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  Chargers | SD counting on more from Ladarius Green    Mon Aug 24, 07:41 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green will be asked to do more in 2015, especially with TE Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games of the season. Green impressed in the team's preseason game over the weekend, moving the chains on third down and even looking like Gates during one play in which he used his size against a backup safety. He also had a key block later in the game to spring RB Branden Oliver for an 11-yard gain. Green will receive more snaps this year if he can continue to improve on his blocking, something that was a weakness last season.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners have been waiting for Green to emerge, and now is the time. It's not only the four-game suspension for Gates. The Chargers were hinting at a smaller role for Gates before word came in about his suspension. Green has to prove himself this year, or the team could move on in 2016.

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  Lions | Jordan Thompson put on IR    Mon Aug 24, 05:44 PM

Detroit Lions TE Jordan Thompson (knee) has been placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 24.

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  Panthers | Make two roster moves    Mon Aug 24, 02:42 PM

Free-agent TE Dallas Walker (Cowboys) signed with the Carolina Panthers Monday, Aug. 24. DE Frank Alexander (Achilles') was waived/injured.

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Dallas Walker player page


  Jets | Jace Amaro sitting out    Mon Aug 24, 02:23 PM

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) is present at practice Monday, Aug. 24, but is not participating in any drills.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten doesn't play    Mon Aug 24, 02:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (undisclosed) did not play Sunday, Aug. 23, against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Jets | Jace Amaro on hot seat?    Sun Aug 23, 06:21 PM

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro may be on the hot seat, as he is listed as the third tight end on the official depth chart behind Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis.

Footballguys view: Amaro's development has stalled out despite adding an offensive coordinator this offseason in Chan Gailey who can scheme to his strengths. His dynasty stock and NFL fortunes are looking dim at this moment.

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Kellen Davis player page
Jeff Cumberland player page
Jace Amaro player page


  Panthers | Richie Brockel sprains shoulder    Sat Aug 22, 09:25 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Richie Brockel (shoulder) left the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 22, with a left shoulder sprain and will not return.

Footballguys view: Brockel isn't fantasy relevant, as Greg Olsen is the guy to own here. Olsen is a sweet TE1, especially as the receiving options are few and far between. If you wait until Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are off the board while beefing up other areas, grabbing Olsen in the fifth is great value.

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  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins dropping passes    Sat Aug 22, 09:30 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has dropped way too many passes during training camp and could give way to TE Brandon Myers as the starter, according to NFL National reporter Pat Yasinkas.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation in deeper leagues. We love Seferian-Jenkins size and ability to high-point passes. Rookie QB Jameis Winston leaned on his tight ends heavily during his college career at Florida State, and he could do the same thing in the pros as he learns the ropes.

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Brandon Myers player page
Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page


  Seahawks | Jimmy Graham showing chemistry     Sat Aug 22, 12:47 AM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham caught three passes from QB Russell Wilson for 39 yards in a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Graham isn't going to be the fantasy force he was with the Saints, but he's not going to fall off the face of the Earth. Strong chemistry with Wilson could help him finish as a top-5 fantasy tight end.

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Jimmy Graham player page
Russell Wilson player page


  Ravens | Maxx Williams struggling?    Fri Aug 21, 09:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams has made far fewer plays in the passing game than TE Nick Boyle during training camp.

Footballguys view: Tight ends take some time to develop in the NFL. Williams was our favorite tight end from this draft class, but he may not make a fantasy-relevant impact for a year or two. Stay tuned to his progress through the preseason.

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Maxx Williams player page
Nick Boyle player page


  Redskins | Derek Carrier acquired    Fri Aug 21, 06:06 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Derek Carrier was acquired by the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 21, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft choice.

Footballguys view: Carrier is quite the athlete, with a 4.5 40, 38" vertical and ridiculous quickness/agility times (4.08 SS 6.65 three cone) for a 6'3" 240 pound tight end. He was behind Vernon Davis in San Francisco, but he'll get a chance for significant playing time in Washington.

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Derek Carrier player page


  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar to undergo more tests     Fri Aug 21, 05:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) said he needs to pass more tests before he is cleared to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23. He participated in practice Friday, Aug. 21, and did not have any problems.

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  Browns | Gary Barnidge cleared    Fri Aug 21, 03:39 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (concussion) has been cleared to participate in practice after he was able to pass his concussion tests.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar practices    Fri Aug 21, 03:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 21, after missing the previous two practices because of a concussion.

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  Broncos | Denver awarded Jake Murphy    Thu Aug 20, 09:41 PM

The Denver Broncos were awarded TE Jake Murphy off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: The Broncos picked Murphy up for depth as Marvin Austin Jr was placed on injured reserve. Don't expect anything from him beyond blocking (if he makes the team), with Owen Daniels as more likely a pass-catching tight end.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed likely sidelined    Thu Aug 20, 06:27 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 20, against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Washington will use kid gloves now that Niles Paul is done for the year. Reed has had concussion issues in the past, so they will be very careful. We don't like the setup for him in this offense at all, nor his injury issues, so we wouldn't see him as more than a TE2, and a low end one at that.

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Jordan Reed player page


  Panthers | Ed Dickson seeing more looks    Thu Aug 20, 10:34 AM

Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson is receiving a few more looks in practice Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Dickson could become a bigger part of the offense with Kelvin Benjamin out for the season, but the athletically gifted tight end has been a disappointment since being drafted in 2010.

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Ed Dickson player page


  Panthers | Greg Olsen to see more targets    Wed Aug 19, 10:19 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Greg Olsen is expected to be the No. 1 target for QB Cam Newton following the loss of WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) to a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Footballguys view: Olsen has to be the number one target for Newton now that Kelvin Benjamin is out for the year. Right now, Olsen's ADP doesn't truly reflect his status as the team's top target. Olsen is going off the board at TE4 (5.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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Greg Olsen player page
Cam Newton player page


  Bengals | Jake Murphy waived    Wed Aug 19, 07:35 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Jake Murphy was waived Wednesday, Aug. 19.


  Texans | Mike McFarland waived    Wed Aug 19, 07:34 PM

Houston Texans TE Mike McFarland (undisclosed) was waived with an injured designation Wednesday, Aug. 19.


  Packers | Richard Rodgers showing improvement    Wed Aug 19, 07:21 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers has improved from last year, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Specifically, McCarthy said Rodgers has improved in the passing game and understands it more, and he's catching the ball well.

Footballguys view: Good news for the young tight end here, but we're not rushing out to pick him up. Dynasty owners should be watching him closely.

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  Chargers | Logan Stokes claimed    Wed Aug 19, 05:51 PM

Free-agent TE Logan Stokes (Patriots) was claimed by the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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  Chargers | Eric Frohnapfel cut    Wed Aug 19, 05:45 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Eric Frohnapfel was released Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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  Saints | Two roster moves made    Wed Aug 19, 05:16 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Kevin Brock (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list. Free-agent TE Alex E. Smith (Saints) was subsequently re-signed.

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Alex Smith player page
Kevin Brock player page


  Ravens | Maxx Williams practicing Wednesday    Wed Aug 19, 12:15 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19. Williams left practice early Monday, Aug. 17, because of an undisclosed injury.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed may play Week 3 of preseason    Tue Aug 18, 06:04 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is hopeful for Week 3 of the preseason, against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: The team needs Reed to get healthy, stay healthy, and produce this year. Niles Paul (leg) has been lost for the year, and they also lost Logan Paulsen (toe) to a season-ending injury. If healthy, Reed has the talent to perform like a TE2 with TE1 upside for fantasy owners.

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