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  Browns | More good things ahead for Austin Hooper?    Sat Jul 31, 09:44 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper 'had a nice season for us (in 2020)' and the team is expected to 'grow his role in 2021' in part because 'he just really understands now in Year 2 how we plan to use him,' according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.

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  Lions | T.J. Hockenson standing out    Sat Jul 31, 08:22 PM

Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been the 'best offensive skill player' during the first four days of training camp, according to MLive.com's Kyle Meinke.

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  Dolphins | Mike Gesicki misses practice    Sat Jul 31, 07:49 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, July 31.

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  Steelers | Dax Raymond heads to IR    Sat Jul 31, 06:45 PM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Dax Raymond (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was transferred to the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, July 31.

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  Titans | Luke Stocker coming back to Nashville    Sat Jul 31, 06:39 PM

The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent TE Luke Stocker (Falcons) to an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith showing chemistry with Kirk Cousins    Fri Jul 30, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith has shown better chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins through the first three days of training camp than Cousins did with former Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph. Vikings reporter Judd Zulgad believes this could result in a big season for Smith. Zulgad said, 'There has been talk about how much of a factor the recently signed Dede Westbrook might be as the third wide receiver. But it's much more likely that if someone other than Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen put up significant numbers, it will be Smith.'

Footballguys view: Smith is in for a breakout season if he finally plays up to his potential. Rudolph is gone to the Giants, and Smith now gets to be that third target in the passing game behind Jefferson and Thielen. He's a mid-range TE2 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Falcons | Lee Smith ready to practice    Fri Jul 30, 08:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Lee Smith was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, July 30.

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  Steelers | Marcus Baugh signed    Fri Jul 30, 06:20 PM

Free-agent TE Marcus Baugh (Washington) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived/injured TE Dax Raymond (undisclosed).

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  Bills | Bug Howard heading to Buffalo    Fri Jul 30, 02:05 PM

Free-agent TE Bug Howard (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed contract with the Buffalo Bills, his agent, Lamont Smith, said Friday, July 30.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard practices    Fri Jul 30, 10:13 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') practiced for the first time Friday, July 30, since tearing his Achilles' in October.

Footballguys view: Howard wasn't placed on the PUP to open camp, so this return was expected early in camp. He might not have as large a role as he had to open last season, when he was clearly ahead of Rob Gronkowski in the target pecking order, but Howard can still be relevant in fantasy leagues because of the low bar at tight end.

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  Football Team | Ricky Seals-Jones injured    Thu Jul 29, 07:45 PM

Washington Football Team TE Ricky Seals-Jones (leg) left practice early Thursday, July 29, because a leg injury. The injury is not considered serious.

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  Chiefs | Travis Kelce unable to finish practice    Thu Jul 29, 03:55 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (back, hip) left practice early Thursday, July 29, because of tightness in his back and hips. He is not believed to be dealing with any serious problems.

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  Football Team | Nick Guggemos joins Washington    Thu Jul 29, 03:38 PM

Free-agent TE Nick Guggemos (Seahawks) agreed to terms with the Washington Football Team Thursday, July 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Eric Ebron unable to finish practice    Wed Jul 28, 08:49 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (elbow) left practice early Wednesday, July 28, because of elbow discomfort.

Footballguys view: Ebron should get some rest with this elbow injury. There's no word about the severity yet, so no need to panic. However, the seasoned veteran might need to get a little time off or at least be limited to take care of this soreness.

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  Packers | Dominique Dafney to PUP list    Wed Jul 28, 08:17 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Dominique Dafney (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 28.

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  Giants | Rysen John on COVID list    Wed Jul 28, 07:43 PM

New York Giants TE Rysen John was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, July 28.

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  Panthers | Two placed on COVID list    Wed Jul 28, 07:38 PM

Carolina Panthers S Lano Hill and TE Stephen Sullivan were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, July 28.

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  Bears | Jake Butt on retired list    Wed Jul 28, 06:22 PM

Chicago Bears TE Jake Butt was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Wednesday, July 28.

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  Bears | Cole Kmet likely to take on bigger role    Wed Jul 28, 02:47 PM

Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet is expected to see an increased role in the offense in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: It will be interesting to see what Kmet can do in year two. He's got a good all-around ability but the Bears still have Jimmy Graham to steal some touchdowns, and they just picked up Jesse James. Keep Kmet on your dynasty radar and your waiver wire speed dial in redraft leagues.

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  Giants | Kelvin Benjamin let go    Wed Jul 28, 01:05 PM

New York Giants TE Kelvin Benjamin was released Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Well, that didn't take long. Benjamin signed earlier this year to be a tight end option for the Giants. Perhaps some other team takes a chance on him but the chances of sticking on a roster is slim.

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  Chiefs | Two players not ready for practice    Tue Jul 27, 07:17 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OG Kyle Long (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 27. The team also placed TE Nick Keizer (undisclosed) on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Texans | Four Texans on NFI list    Tue Jul 27, 07:12 PM

Houston Texans CB Cornell Armstrong (undisclosed), TE Pharaoh Brown (undisclosed), S Lonnie Johnson (undisclosed) and DE DeMarcus Walker (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 27.

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  Football Team | Two players do not report for camp    Tue Jul 27, 06:53 PM

Washington Football Team TE Tyrone Swoopes and OG Najee Toran were placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Tuesday, July 27.

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  Patriots | Devin Asiasi to miss start of camp    Tue Jul 27, 06:43 PM

New England Patriots TE Devin Asiasi was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, July 27.

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  Falcons | Four placed on COVID list    Tue Jul 27, 06:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT John Atkins, DE Kobe Jones, TE Lee Smith and C Willie Wright were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, July 27.

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  Chargers | Tre' McKitty signs rookie deal    Tue Jul 27, 06:25 PM

Los Angeles Chargers third-round draft choice TE Tre' McKitty signed a four-year contract with the Chargers Tuesday, July 27. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Football Team | Washington removes two from roster    Tue Jul 27, 05:43 PM

Washington Football Team TE Deon Yelder was waived Tuesday, July 27. The team also waived/injured DE Jalen Jelks (undisclosed).

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  Football Team | Logan Thomas extended    Tue Jul 27, 09:02 AM

Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas signed a three-year extension Tuesday, July 27. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Thomas came into the league as a quarterback coming out of Virginia Tech in 2014. He's big and athletic and has made the transition to tight end quite well. He could be a favorite target of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2021 and should be considered a low-end TE1 for Fantasy GMs.

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  Bills | Joshua Perkins works out    Mon Jul 26, 08:15 PM

Free-agent TE Joshua Perkins (Eagles) recently worked out for the Buffalo Bills.

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  Dolphins | Carson Meier signs with Miami    Mon Jul 26, 06:34 PM

Free-agent TE Carson Meier (Falcons) signed with the Miami Dolphins Monday, July 26. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Rams | LAR signs Kyle Markway    Mon Jul 26, 06:32 PM

Free-agent TE Kyle Markway (Browns) signed with the Los Angeles Rams Monday, July 26. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Dolphins | Jibri Blount cut    Mon Jul 26, 06:25 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Jibri Blount (undisclosed) was waived Monday, July 26, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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  Dolphins | Hunter Long inks rookie pact    Mon Jul 26, 02:05 PM

Miami Dolphins third-round pick TE Hunter Long (Boston College) signed his four-year rookie contract Monday, July 26. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Long is going to work his way onto the roster behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe. During his time at Boston College, Long showed well as a blocker and was smooth as a receiver. He's a "Y" tight end who can do it all, and his 57 catches in 2020 led the FBS at the TE position. Long is not flashy, but he is a reliable receiver who can become a favorite target of his quarterback when called upon. Scoop him up in dynasty formats and wait for his opportunity.

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  Bears | Chicago adding Jesse James    Sun Jul 25, 07:55 PM

Free-agent TE Jesse James (Lions) is singing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Sunday, July 25, according to a source.

Footballguys view: James is a seasoned blocking tight end who gives the Bears more veteran depth behind second-year pro Cole Kmet. Some see this signing as a bad sign for Jimmy Graham as his release would save the Bears $7 million on the cap. If James makes the team he's not going to do much from a fantasy perspective.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate, Justin Watson on PUP list    Sat Jul 24, 04:05 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (undisclosed) and WR Justin Watson (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 24.

Footballguys view: Brate should make the team as the third tight end after reworking his deal this offseason, but Watson is on the bubble after the team drafted Jaelon Darden in the fourth round, and after it was reported that he'll be out for four months following a knee procedure, it seems likely that he'll end up on the PUP list or injured reserve to open the season.

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  Packers | Two players to miss start of camp    Fri Jul 23, 06:42 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Josiah Deguara (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 23. The team also placed LB Isaiah McDuffie (undisclosed) on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

Footballguys view: Deguara was a surprise third round pick last year, but that choice was obviously overshadowed by their first and second round picks. Robert Tonyan has the tight end position locked up now, so Deguara is in a playing time battle with 2019 third-round pick Jace Sternberger, who will miss the first two weeks of the season because of a suspension.

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  Patriots | David Wells signed     Fri Jul 23, 05:20 PM

Free-agent TE David Wells (Patriots) signed with the New England Patriots Friday, July 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Ben Steele hired as OL assistant    Fri Jul 23, 02:07 PM

Auburn special-teams analyst Ben Steele on Friday, July 23, was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to sources.

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  Ravens | PUP list for Nick Boyle    Thu Jul 22, 06:00 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Nick Boyle (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 22.

Footballguys view: Boyle is a key to the Ravens running game and they missed him in the second half of the season. He should be able to get on the field for the season opener against the Raiders.

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  Panthers | Tommy Tremble agrees to deal    Thu Jul 22, 05:38 PM

Carolina Panthers third-round draft choice TE Tommy Tremble agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Panthers Thursday, July 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Tremble is known more for his blocking, but could develop as a receiver in time. The Panthers haven't used their tight ends in the passing game enough to make Tremble intriguing in dynasty leagues, but that could always change if he's good enough to merit the opportunity.

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  Patriots | Multiple players going on PUP list    Thu Jul 22, 05:17 PM

New England Patriots DT Byron Cowart (undisclosed), LB Terez Hall (undisclosed), TE Dalton Keene (undisclosed), CB Brandon King (undisclosed), WR Devin Smith (undisclosed), QB Jarrett Stidham (undisclosed) and LB Chase Winovich (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 22.

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  Giants | Kyle Rudolph not ready for start of camp    Thu Jul 22, 04:58 PM

New York Giants TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 22.

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  Titans | Big role for Anthony Firkser?    Wed Jul 21, 09:21 PM

Tennessee Titans TE Anthony Firkser is 'in line to play a much bigger role' in the offense in 2021, according to Jim Wyatt of TennesseeTitans.com.

Footballguys view: Firkser's upside came down a bit when Julio Jones was signed because he was set to be as high as #2 in the target pecking order, but he still has the ability to be relevant in fantasy leagues as the primary receiving tight end in an offense that isn't deep at wide receiver or featuring an experienced pass-catching running back. Consider him a possible TE2 pick late in deep leagues or more likely a player to have on waiver wire speed dial if he opens hot against the Cardinals in Week 1.

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  Ravens | Two will start camp on NFI list    Wed Jul 21, 06:24 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Jacob Breeland (undisclosed) and OG Ben Cleveland (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 21.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz staying put?    Wed Jul 21, 02:31 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has 'a great chance' to be on the roster to begin the season, according to sources via Howard Eskin of 94 WIP Radio. Per Eskin, Ertz has been working out at the team facility for the last two weeks.

Footballguys view: Howie Roseman would still prefer to trade Ertz, but this could be a sign that the team has no plans to release him, or at least want to posture that with Ertz carrying an 8.5 million price tag and no one willing to pay their asking price in a trade. If Ertz stays, Dallas Goedert's outlook takes a hit, while if he leaves, he'll be likely to take over the primary receiving tight end job in Buffalo, Jacksonville, or Indianapolis.

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  Patriots | Jonnu Smith will be ready    Tue Jul 20, 11:41 AM

New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith (hamstring) will be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: This is good news, but it reminds us to monitor Smith's health throughout camp. There's a path for Hunter Henry to greatly exceed ADP if Smith's injury issues surface during the season. The Patriots have a plan for Smith in the passing game, but he has to stay healthy in camp for them to install it.

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  Broncos | Noah Fant has the tools    Sun Jul 18, 12:27 AM

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant is 'one of the most explosive players' at the tight end position, according to an AFC scout, and the scout believes Fant will be among the best tight ends in the NFL in the next couple of years.

Footballguys view: Fant should go off of the board around TE7-8 in most drafts. He's in a stacked Broncos passing game without a quarterback to harvest the value of all of the talent, but could still set career highs if he avoids the nagging injuries that held down his production last year.

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  Patriots | Jonnu Smith can do it all    Sun Jul 18, 12:09 AM

New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith can be used in 'a gazillion different ways,' according to an NFL offensive coordinator. 'Blocking at all levels, jet sweeps, motion, and he's improved as a receiver,' the coordinator said.

Footballguys view: Smith was the first priority for Bill Belichick in free agency, so it makes sense that he'll be featured in the passing game ahead of fellow free agent pickups Hunter Henry and Nelson Agholor. He's a fine later pick in a tight end by committee approach with hope that one pick will emerge to be your clear #1.

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  Patriots | Hunter Henry among most reliable    Sat Jul 17, 10:39 PM

New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry had one drop on 93 targets last season.

Footballguys view: Henry will be part of a crowded pass offense in New England that should also be among the league's lowest in pass volume. He could lead the team in receiving touchdowns but still not be a consistent fantasy option. He's only worth consideration in best ball unless Jonnu Smith can't stay healthy.

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  Eagles | Dallas Goedert to be busy?    Sat Jul 17, 09:29 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert's 46 catches and 524 receiving yards in 2020 both ranked second on the team, and he will 'be a focal point' of the offense in 2021, according to an NFC executive.

Footballguys view: Goedert could move into the top 5-6 tight ends this year as long as Zach Ertz is traded or released before the season. Jalen Hurts quality of play is another important variable, and it's yet to be determined who Hurts favorite target will be in the pass offense. Goedert is a solid target after T.J. Hockenson and Kyle Pitts are off of the board.

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