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  49ers | George Kittle impressive during spring    Tue Jun 27, 09:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle was 'one of the standouts of minicamp' and has 'shown flashes of being a quality find' in the draft, according to 49ers.com's Joe Fann.

Footballguys view: Kittle is certainly a leader in the 'June hype' awards, but we've seen enough positive reports about the rookie TE to pique our curiosity. He's currently a backup behind Vance McDonald on the 49ers depth chart, but if he continues this play into training and the preseason we could see him get a real shot at playing time.

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  Bears | Zach Miller not a lock    Mon Jun 26, 12:07 PM

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) isn't a lock to make the team, in the opinion of beat writer Brad Biggs. Miller will be pushed for a job by TE Daniel Brown, TE Ben Braunecker and TE MyCole Pruitt.

Footballguys view: We'd agree with that sentiment. Once the Bears selected Adam Shaheen in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft, Miller was put on notice. Miller saw his season cut short last year in Week 10 when he suffered a lisfranc injury to his right foot. With the collection of talent at the position, Miller is likely to split time/targets in 2017 if he makes the final roster. He has a $2.3 million cap hit this year with only $500,000 remaining in dead money.

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  Colts | Darrell Daniels making good impression    Sun Jun 25, 09:07 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Darrell Daniels was praised by general manager Chris Ballard for his performance during OTAs.

Footballguys view: Daniels was a converted wide receiver in college at Washington and stands out on the field due to his long arms and large hands. He needs to be better as a route runner and a blocker, but Daniels is a receiving weapon who could use some seasoning on the practice squad.

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  Colts | Indy impressed by three UDFAs during spring    Sun Jun 25, 02:11 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Dalton Crossan, TE Darrell Daniels and CB Dante Blackmon are considered three players to watch from the team's undrafted free-agent class, according to Kevin Bowen of Colts.com.

Footballguys view: At 5'11" 204 pounds, Crossan was an impressive player during his college career at New Hampshire. He's fast but it takes him some time to throttle down and change direction. Crossan is best used as a player in space, slot receiver or receiver out of the backfield...plus he's got returner experience on special teams. Daniels was a converted wide receiver in college at Washington and stands out on the field due to his long arms and large hands. He needs to be better as a route runner and a blocker, but Daniels is a receiving weapon who could use some seasoning on the practice squad.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers making mistakes    Sun Jun 25, 12:15 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is still making mistakes as he improves his understanding of the game, and David Moore of the Dallas Morning News believes Gathers will likely be fighting for one of the final spots on the roster.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick out of Baylor in 2016, Gathers never played college football. He was a basketball player with the size/athleticism combination (6'8" 275 pounds) that pro teams love to consider as tight ends in the NFL. Gathers is still learning the position, and it looks like he's got quite a way to go before making much of an impact on the field for the Cowboys.

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  Seahawks | Jimmy Graham in sync with QB    Sat Jun 24, 11:22 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham has been more of a complete player than expected and one of QB Russell Wilson's favorite weapons, according to head coach Pete Carroll. 'He and Russell are really tuned in,' Carroll said. 'They spend a lot of time together.'

Footballguys view: Graham had a bounce back season in his second year with the Seahawks in 2016. The team figured out how to use him properly, and QB Russell Wilson developed an incredible rapport with the veteran tight end. Graham could built off the momentum he established last year, and he's currently going off the board at TE5 (6.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Texans | Houston wants more from Ryan Griffin     Fri Jun 23, 11:18 PM

Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin needs to be more effective in red zone this season, according to the coaching staff.

Footballguys view: Griffin had six red-zone targets in 2016, catching four passes for 24 yards and two touchdowns near pay dirt. His stat line overall (50 catches, 442 yards, two TDs) helped him finish as the no27 fantasy tight end in 2016. The Texans have a plethora of pass-catching talent that will likely take targets away from Griffin in 2017.

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  Bengals | C.J. Uzomah still adjusting    Fri Jun 23, 11:10 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah said he is still adjusting to an NFL system after playing in a spread offense in college. 'I have some things to work on, blocking assignments and being fundamentally sound in everything that I do,' Uzomah said.

Footballguys view: Entering year three of his pro career, Uzomah should be plenty adjusted to his NFL offense. A fifth-round pick out of Auburn in 2015, Uzomah lacks aggression for his position and basically plays like a supersized (6'5" 265 pounds) wide receiver. He'll compete as a backup behind Tyler Eifert in 2017.

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  Steelers | Xavier Grimble a potential starter?    Fri Jun 23, 09:57 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Xavier Grimble could push TE Jesse James for the starting job if he can become consistent catching the football, according to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com.

Footballguys view: Grimble is considered a darkhorse candidate to be the starter for the Steelers. He'll have to beat out Jesse James for that top spot, but there's not a lot of fantasy value here. The Steelers will fill the air with footballs in the passing game, but a majority of targets are bound for guys like WR Antonio Brown, WR Martavis Bryant and RB Le'Veon Bell.

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  Browns | Seth DeValve poised to break out?    Fri Jun 23, 03:35 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Seth DeValve may be the team's most improved player after becoming noticeably bigger, faster and stronger this offseason, according to the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron expecting big things    Fri Jun 23, 12:09 AM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he believes the addition of TE Darren Fells will allow him to play to his strengths. 'I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at,' Ebron said.

Footballguys view: Ebron will be the primary receiving threat for the Lions at the tight end position. Fuller is a blocker and won't contribute much as a receiver. In the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft, the Lions selected another big-bodied tight end in Mike Roberts. In college at Toledo he was a noted touchdown hog, but rookie tight ends usually struggle their first season or two. Ebron should get over 100 targets this year and has the upside to be a top-10 fantasy tight end in 2017. He's going off the board at TE14 (12.08) right now in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Cole Hikutini eyeing roster spot and more    Thu Jun 22, 10:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Cole Hikutini has a legitimate chance to make the 53-man roster, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, and Barrows believes Hikutini could climb up the depth chart if his knee is fully healthy.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Louisville in 2017, Hikutini was a safety-valve receiver for star quarterback Lamar Jackson in college. Hikutini is a move tight end with the 'my ball' mentality and athleticism that makes him stand out. He's not a blocker, so his role will have to be limited to certain situations. Pick him up in super deep dynasty leagues and watch him develop.

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  49ers | Logan Paulsen, Garrett Celek competing?    Thu Jun 22, 10:41 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Logan Paulsen and TE Garrett Celek could be competing with each for a roster spot, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

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  Panthers | Greg Olsen could hold out    Wed Jun 21, 10:21 AM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen doesn't rule out holding out of training camp for a new contract.

Footballguys view: Olsen has a cap hit this year of $10.35 million with $6.6 million in dead money per Spotrac.com. He's under contract the next two years at a base salary of $6.5 million, and Olsen ranks 12th among tight ends in guaranteed money. One of the best tight ends in the league at age 32, Olsen believes he can play another five years in the pros. Olsen attended minicamp, and there have been no previous signs that he would hold out for training camp.

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  Rams | Tyler Higbee favored to start?    Mon Jun 19, 03:10 PM

Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee appears to have a leg up on rookie TE Gerald Everett for the starting tight end position, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of Western Kentucky last year, Higbee has an athletic profile at 6'6" 249 pounds. He didn't do much as a rookie in 2016, but Higbee should be considered the frontrunner for the starting job entering training camp. Everett is a talented move tight end in his own right, but rookie tight ends are usually slow to progress at the pro level.

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  Panthers | Chris Manhertz adjusting    Mon Jun 19, 12:19 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Chris Manhertz looked more comfortable blocking and receiving in minicamp.

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  Vikings | David Morgan impresses with blocking    Mon Jun 19, 11:17 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE David Morgan II impressed with his blocking skills, and he doesn't have much competition for the second tight end spot, according to beat writer Matt Vensel.

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  Dolphins | Julius Thomas struggling    Sun Jun 18, 11:23 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas has been a non-factor in practices and appears to have chemistry issues with QB Ryan Tannehill, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel.

Footballguys view: They've got time to work things out, so don't panic with this story. Keep a mental note of it, but watch to see if Thomas shows better chemistry during training camp. The offense is familiar to him as he played under head coach Adam Gase during their time together in Denver. Thomas is a TE2 with upside for fantasy owners.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph improving as a blocker    Sun Jun 18, 12:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is doing a better job as a blocker, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: That's going to help the offense, but you don't get fantasy points for blocking. Rudolph should continue as a check down favorite of QB Sam Bradford, and that elevates his fantasy value. Last year, Rudolph was quietly the no3 tight end in fantasy football with a final stat line of 83 catches, 840 yards and seven touchdowns. Projecting him for 75 or more catches is reasonable, and that keeps his value in the TE1 range. You can get him at TE9 (8.09) in 12-team PPR leagues currently.

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  49ers | George Kittle make good first impression    Sat Jun 17, 11:15 AM

San Francisco 49ers fifth-round TE George Kittle was the team's most prolific target during the recent minicamp and drew praise from QB Brian Hoyer for his football awareness and intelligence.

Footballguys view: At 6'4" 250 pounds, Kittle has good athleticism and the speed to attack the deep middle seam. He's a move tight end/H-back type, but Kittle is also a sound blocker. It's not the best role for him, but he's willing to block and plays with good effort and technique.

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  Ravens | Darren Waller active during Thursday practice    Fri Jun 16, 06:41 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Darren Waller received a lot of targets during practice Thursday, June 15, and head coach John Harbaugh said he saw a big jump from Waller during the minicamp.

Footballguys view: The tight end position is wide open right now with Dennis Pitta gone. The Ravens have Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams to compete at the position but Waller is a bit of a sleeper. Keep an eye on this battle during training camp, although we think the winner will not post 86 receptions like Pitta did in 2016.

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  Giants | Evan Engram terms    Fri Jun 16, 10:44 AM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Evan Engram's four-year deal is worth $10.7 million with a $5.9 million signing bonus. All first-round picks receive an option for a fifth year.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski a full participant    Fri Jun 16, 10:23 AM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in practice and hasn't missed a practice this offseason.

Footballguys view: Gronkowski is going to smash once again, coming to a football stadium near you. He's a top-flight fantasy tight end if healthy. He's coming off the board at TE1 (2.08) in 12-team PPR leagues right now.

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  49ers | George Kittle standing out    Thu Jun 15, 09:34 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle received the most first-team reps of any rookie during OTAs and has 'really good football awareness,' according to quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Footballguys view: Coming out of Iowa, Kittle reminded many in the scouting community of Charles Clay (Bills). Like Clay, Kittle is an H-back type who can be relied on for yards after the catch. Kittle is currently fourth on the depth chart but keep an eye on his progress in camp if you play in dynasty leagues.

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  Giants | Evan Engram signs contract    Thu Jun 15, 04:41 PM

New York Giants TE Evan Engram signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Engram has the ability to be a great move tight end, and be a huge mismatch in short and intermediate zones. It may take a while for him to catch up to the speed of the game, though, and the Giants feel he can also be a good blocker. That is the biggest pitfall here as well. As bad as the Giants offensive line is - and they did nothing to help it - Engram could end up stuck blocking a lot. Add in Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and some dude named Odell Beckham Jr and while Engram's future is bright, his short term prospects are questionable.

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  Ravens | Maxx Williams may not make camp    Thu Jun 15, 03:09 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams's (knee) status for training camp is in question, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: Williams has been a bust with the Ravens, and this injury won't help that. Ben Watson and Crockett Gillmore are competing for the starting tight end job with Dennis Pitta done.

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  Browns | David Njoku signs rookie contract    Thu Jun 15, 03:01 PM

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: We like Njoku but the quarterback situation along with the normal amount of rookie adjustment issues is likely to limit his upside this season.

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  Chiefs | Travis Kelce should be ready for camp    Thu Jun 15, 02:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) has a 'pretty good chance' of being ready for training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kelce is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and it was originally believed that he would not be healthy enough for training camp.

Footballguys view: This is a great sign. Kelce will continue to be the main force in the offense and we expect him to be one of the top tight ends in fantasy this season.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers remains sidelined    Wed Jun 14, 04:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (illness) missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday, June 14, because of an illness.

Footballguys view: Gathers, a sixth-round pick in 2016, never played college football but was a college basketball player at Baylor. He's competing as a developmental player behind Jason Witten. Fantasy owners in super deep dynasty leagues should be monitoring his progress.

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  Giants | Evan Engram does not practice    Wed Jun 14, 02:15 PM

New York Giants TE Evan Engram (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of soreness, according to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

Footballguys view: It's June, so we're not worried about it. We're excited to see Engram in training camp and the preseason. He's a super-sized wide receiver who can exploit defenders as a tight end. Engram has the athleticism to attack the deep middle seam and he can get by linebackers or safeties tasked with covering him. The rookie from Ole Miss could quickly become a favorite target of QB Eli Manning. His current ADP is TE17 (13.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bears | Zach Miller could miss start of camp    Wed Jun 14, 02:33 AM

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) may not be ready when the team starts its training camp July 26, according to head coach John Fox.

Footballguys view: It's going to be close according to Fox. The team is set at the tight end position with free agent Dion Sims and second-round pick Adam Shaheen. Miller is in the final year of his deal with the Bears.

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  Panthers | Greg Olsen looking for new deal    Tue Jun 13, 10:36 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen hopes to receive a new deal that would pay him like one of the top tight ends in the NFL, according to sources. His $7.5 million per year average ranks seventh among tight ends in the NFL.

Footballguys view: The Panthers need to do right by Olsen as he's one of the best in the league at his position. He's been attending minicamp, and there's no sign of a holdout coming for the veteran. At this time, the Panthers have around $15.7 million in cap space according to OverTheCap.com.

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  Ravens | Barrett Burns waived    Tue Jun 13, 09:42 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Barrett Burns was waived Tuesday, June 13.

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  Ravens | Crockett Gillmore misses practice    Tue Jun 13, 09:31 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 13, because of a hamstring injury he suffered during organized team activities last week. Head coach John Harbaugh said Gillmore's injury is not very serious.

Footballguys view: Gillmore has a chance at more playing time and more targets with Dennis Pitta gone. He's competing with guys like Maxx Williams and Ben Watson for the top spot on the depth chart at tight end.

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  Ravens | Benjamin Watson accepts pay cut    Tue Jun 13, 09:21 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson agreed to restructure his contract last week, which dropped his base salary from $3 million to $1.25 million, according a source.

Footballguys view: Watson missed all of last year due to an Achilles' injury. He is working his way back this offseason and could be the team's leading tight end with Dennis Pitta gone. Watson can make up to $3 million this season if he meets certain incentives.

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  Colts | Several players trying out for Colts    Tue Jun 13, 03:54 PM

Free-agents CB Phillip Adams (Falcons), TE Jim Dray (49ers), LS Andrew East (Rams), LB Jeremiah George (Cowboys), TE Brandon Greene (Alabama), S Shakiel Randolph (Chiefs) and TE Mark Thomas (Titans) tried out at the Indianapolis Colts' minicamp Tuesday, June 13.

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  Bills | Blake Annen waived    Tue Jun 13, 03:26 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Blake Annen was waived Tuesday, June 13.

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  Broncos | Two Broncos nursing injuries    Tue Jun 13, 03:13 PM

Denver Broncos DT Kyle Peko (foot) and TE A.J. Derby (hamstring) are dealing with injuries after the first day of minicamp.

Footballguys view: Derby looks to be a big piece of the Mike McCoy offense when healthy. He's likely the lead tight end for the Broncos and has been showing good chemistry with Paxton Lynch in practice. Derby is a sneaky TE3 with upside for fantasy owners in 2017.

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  Colts | Larry Donnell trying out for Colts    Tue Jun 13, 01:42 PM

Free-agent TE Larry Donnell (Giants) is trying out for the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, June 13.

Footballguys view: Donnell hasn't received much interest on the open market. Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued Donnell's career, and he lost the starting job with the Giants to Will Tye last year. The Colts don't have much behind Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope, so we'll see if Donnell can make an impression during this tryout and earn a spot in training camp.

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  Cowboys | Lance Lenoir signs with Dallas    Tue Jun 13, 12:07 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Lance Lenoir (Western Illinois) signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, June 13. TE M.J. McFarland was waived.

Footballguys view: Lenoir set school and conference records during his college career for the Leathernecks. He's coming from FCS competition level and will face a giant leap at the pro level. Lenoir was invited to the Bears rookie minicamp after he went undrafted, but he left without a contract. He can make difficult catches above his head, and Lenoir (6'0" 210 pounds) can be used as a kick returner as well. Lenoir is likely headed for the team's practice squad in 2017 if he can impress.

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  Ravens | Two Ravens back in action    Tue Jun 13, 11:55 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (Achilles') and TE Darren Waller (undisclosed) were back at practice Tuesday, June 13.

Footballguys view: With Dennis Pitta gone, the Ravens need one of their tight ends to emerge. That could very well be Watson. A free agent addition in 2016, Watson's season was cut short by this Achilles' injury. Those aren't as devastating as they used to be, and Watson could be the lead tight end for the Ravens. He had 74 receptions, 825 yards, and 7 touchdowns in 2015 with the Saints but should not produce at that level in 2017. If healthy, projecting him for around 35 catches is more accurate.

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  Jaguars | Mychal Rivera earning reps    Sun Jun 11, 11:04 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Mychal Rivera has been seeing starter-level snaps during OTAs, and head coach Doug Marrone praised Rivera for his dependability. '[Rivera] is a player that makes the plays he should make,' Marrone said.

Footballguys view: With Julius Thomas traded to the Dolphins, the Jaguars need to find a new starting tight end. Marcedes Lewis has the veteran experience advantage, but he's likely to lose some targets to Rivera. After a 58-catch, 534 yard season in 2014 Rivera's stats have steadily declined. We don't see him bouncing back this year as he'll continue to be stuck in a timeshare.

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  Ravens | Nick Boyle the potential starter    Sun Jun 11, 09:39 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Nick Boyle is a sleeper candidate to replace free-agent TE Dennis Pitta (hip) as the starter this season, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of Delaware in 2015, Boyle hasn't done much as a pro with only 24 catches for 197 yards in two seasons. The Ravens have Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams ahead of Boyle on the depth chart but those guys haven't been practicing due to various injuries. We'll see this play out in training camp, but if those three are healthy then we can't see Boyle winning the job outright.

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  Seahawks | Steve Donatell signed    Sun Jun 11, 09:23 AM

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent TE Steve Donatell Thursday, June 8. In a corresponding move, they waived TE Bryce Williams.

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  Patriots | Matt Lengel favorite to be No. 3 TE    Sun Jun 11, 12:29 AM

New England Patriots TE Matt Lengel has the slight edge over TE James O'Shaughnessy to be the No. 3 tight end, according to Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald.

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  Giants | Evan Engram keeps impressing    Sat Jun 10, 11:03 PM

New York Giants TE Evan Engram is generating excitement with his performance at OTAs, according to head coach Ben McAdoo, and the Giants have been using more sets that feature two tight ends.

Footballguys view: This is a drumbeat that has been consistent throughout the offseason. Engram can be a dangerous tight end because he basically plays like a super-sized wide receiver. The rookie from Ole Miss is likely to become a favorite target of QB Eli Manning. Engram should end up third in the pecking order for targets behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.

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  Seahawks | Jimmy Graham a candidate for the tag?    Sat Jun 10, 09:34 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham could be a candidate for the franchise tag in 2018 because it could save the Seahawks a little money in the short term while giving them long-term leverage, according to Roy Cummings FanRag Sports.

Footballguys view: Graham was incredibly productive for the Seahawks last year, and he's set for a big pay day in free agency in 2018. Seahawks GM John Schneider does not have a history of using the franchise tag, but he may do that for Graham if an extension cannot be done.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate to remain the starter?    Sat Jun 10, 09:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate and QB Jameis Winston have a chemistry that is 'going to be tough to dethrone,' according to Trevor Sikkema of PetwerReport.com, and Sikkema believes Brate could make it difficult for TE O.J. Howard to be the No. 1 option at the position.

Footballguys view: The Bucs are going to use a TEBC in 2017. Fantasy owners need to see how quickly Howard can be more productive than Brate at the position. Howard could at least be a better red zone target for Winston right out of the gate.

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  Bills | Buffalo could pursue Gary Barnidge    Sat Jun 10, 01:16 PM

Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) could be an option for the Buffalo Bills if he is willing to accept the veteran minimum, in the opinion of BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

Footballguys view: Starting tight end Charles Clay made it through 15 games last year but he's got chronic knee problems. Coach Sean McDermott said the Bills are "concerned with Charles (Clay's) knee situation." They'll take it easy on Clay and have their eye out for talent at the position that could help. Barnidge is a big-bodied receiver who would be an upgrade over Nick O'Leary or Logan Thomas.

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  Rams | Gerald Everett signed    Sat Jun 10, 09:58 AM

Los Angeles Rams second-round draft choice TE Gerald Everett signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Everett has all the tools scouts want in a pass-catching tight end. He's got the speed and athleticism to work all three levels of the field. Everett is not a great route-runner but he does a good job of using his frame to box out defenders and make contested catches. Everett averaged 11.38 yards after catch per reception in 2016, a mark that ranked second in the FBS. The rookie will compete with Tyler Higbee for the starting tight end job with the Rams in 2017.

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