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  Commanders | Ben Sinnott inks rookie pact    Sat Jun 15, 12:22 PM

Washington Commanders TE Ben Sinnott (Kansas State) signed a four-year contract on Friday, June 14. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sinnott may not have an immediate fantasy impact if Zach Ertz is ready to be a starting tight end again, but the last two understudies to Ertz - Dallas Goedert and Trey McBride - appears to have benefited from playing with him. Sinnott could arrive as a top 10 fantasy tight end by the end of next season even though Kliff Kingsbury's offenses aren't known for featuring tight ends in the passing game.

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  Broncos | Several players miss minicamp    Sat Jun 15, 12:22 PM

Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich (foot), RB Audric Estime (knee), CB Delarrin Turner-Yell (undisclosed), S Caden Sterns (undisclosed) and DE John Franklin-Myers (undisclosed) did not participate in the minicamp this week. WR Josh Reynolds was excused from the minicamp.

Footballguys view: Estime had minor knee surgery, but is expected to be ready for camp. If the issue lingers, one of Javonte Williams and Samaje Perine would take up the slack in the between the tackles running game. With Dulcich and Adam Trautman both ailing, watch out for second year tight end Lucas Krull to generate some buzz in training camp.

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  Cowboys | Jake Ferguson hopes to continue improving    Sat Jun 15, 12:22 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jake Ferguson said he hopes to make a similar jump in play this upcoming season like he did from 2022 to 2023. He posted only 174 yards in 2022 but improved to 761 yards last season.

Footballguys view: 2023 second round Luke Schoonmaker is hurt again with a hamstring issue that caused him to miss OTAs. He has also already missed time with shoulder and foot injuries. Ferguson came on with the rest of the Cowboys pass offense in the second half of the season and could be a good value pick at tight end if Schoonmaker continues to struggle with injuries.

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  Broncos | Dylan Leonard dealing with hamstring injury    Fri Jun 14, 09:34 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Dylan Leonard (hamstring) was waived by the Denver Broncos with an injury settlement after suffering a hamstring injury.

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  Broncos | Adam Trautman sits out minicamp    Fri Jun 14, 05:48 PM

Denver Broncos TE Adam Trautman (core) did not participate in the minicamp this week because of a core muscle injury, but head coach Sean Payton said the injury is not believed to be serious.

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  Saints | Jesper Horsted headed to the Big Easy    Fri Jun 14, 04:31 PM

Free-agent TE Jesper Horsted (Raiders) signed an undisclosed contract with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, June 14. WR Kyle Sheets was waived to make room for him on the roster.

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  Giants | Tyree Jackson battling wrist injury    Thu Jun 13, 09:31 PM

New York Giants TE Tyree Jackson (wrist) suffered a wrist injury during OTAs, and he has been wearing a brace and working with trainers during minicamp.

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  Broncos | Dylan Leonard let go    Thu Jun 13, 04:40 PM

Denver Broncos TE Dylan Leonard (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement on Thursday, June 13.

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  Saints | Taysom Hill agrees to reworked deal    Thu Jun 13, 03:10 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill reportedly agreed to a restructured contract that converted his base salary to a signing bonus and lowered his salary cap number from $15.7 million to $6.8 million.

Footballguys view: Hill has a larger cap number next year (around $18 million) but the Saints will figure that out later. For now, Hill remains the Swiss Army knife he's always been. Fantasy GMs can use him as a gadget player where league software may consider him a TE or a QB.

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  Saints | Juwan Johnson set for surgery    Thu Jun 13, 09:05 AM

Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints TE Juwan Johnson (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot next week that will sideline him a while. The belief is he'll be ready for the season.

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  Saints | Juwan Johnson injured    Thu Jun 13, 08:22 AM

New Orleans Saints TE Juwan Johnson (leg) suffered a lower-leg injury Wednesday, June 12, and is expected to miss a good chunk of time. He's not expected to miss regular-season time, though.

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  Broncos | Greg Dulcich remains sidelined    Thu Jun 13, 12:39 AM

Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12.

Footballguys view: Get to know the name Lucas Krull. While Dulcich has missed the entire offseason (even though Sean Payton hinted he could be out there during minicamp), Krull has been the start of minicamp. Dulcich's spot on the roster is not guaranteed.

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  Giants | Daniel Bellinger dealing with injury    Thu Jun 13, 12:39 AM

New York Giants TE Daniel Bellinger (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12, because he suffered an undisclosed injury a few weeks ago. Head coach Brian Daboll the team are just being cautious with Bellinger.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Giants, especially because Bellinger is expected to be the lead tight end now that Darren Waller has retired. With Bellinger banged up, guys like rookie Theo Johnson has a chance to impress.

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  Jaguars | Hakeem Butler to work out    Wed Jun 12, 08:50 PM

Free-agent WR Hakeem Butler (Steelers) is expected to work out for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the near future, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

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  Chargers | Two dealing with injuries    Wed Jun 12, 06:38 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Donald Parham (undisclosed) and LB Junior Colson (undisclosed) are dealing with injuries, but neither injury is believed to be serious.

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  NFL | Jimmy Graham unsure about future    Wed Jun 12, 03:04 PM

Free-agent TE Jimmy Graham (Saints) said he is not sure if he will be retiring and will contact the New Orleans Saints before making a final decision.

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  Giants | Daniel Bellinger banged up    Wed Jun 12, 11:38 AM

New York Giants TE Daniel Bellinger (undisclosed) has reduced repetitions in minicamp because he had an injury pop up a few weeks ago.

Footballguys view: With the retirement of Darren Waller, this is consequential news for fourth round pick Theo Johnson, who could be asked to do more in his rookie year than expected if this is a long term issue for Bellinger. In any event, this is probably not going to be a spot that is conducive to a fantasy tight end breakout in 2024.

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  Saints | Sal Cannella trying out for Saints    Wed Jun 12, 09:38 AM

Free-agent TE Sal Cannella will try out for the New Orleans Saints Thursday, June 13. Cannella led the UFL with six receiving touchdowns as a member of the Arlington Renegades.

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  Broncos | Five players trying out    Tue Jun 11, 08:24 PM

Free-agent WR Ra'Shaun Henry (Seahawks), TE Feleipe Franks (Falcons), TE Hunter Kampmoyer (Chargers), LB Andre X. Smith (Falcons) and CB Kyler McMichael (Cardinals) are participating in the Denver Broncos minicamp this week on a tryout basis.

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  Broncos | Adam Trautman works on side    Tue Jun 11, 05:32 PM

Denver Broncos TE Adam Trautman (core) worked on the side during practice Tuesday, June 11, because of a core muscle injury. Head coach Sean Payton said it does not appear to be a serious injury.

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  Broncos | Greg Dulcich close to practicing    Tue Jun 11, 05:31 PM

Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring) has a chance to take part in drills at some point during practice this week, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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  Giants | NY Giants give four free agents a look    Tue Jun 11, 04:38 PM

Free-agent CB Tre Herndon III (Jaguars), TE Noah Togiai (Eagles), undrafted free-agent TE Geor'quarius Spivey (Mississippi State) and OL Kellen Diesch (Browns) worked out for the New York Giants on Tuesday, June 11.

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  Chiefs | Travis Kelce intends to play through 2025    Tue Jun 11, 02:11 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce told reporters on Tuesday, June 11, that he 'really cannot put a timeframe on (retirement)' intends to 'keep going until the wheels fall off,' according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Kelce and the Chiefs agreed on a new deal this offseason that bumped up his compensation through the end of the 2025 season, so it seems likely we'll get at least two more years from one of the critical pieces of the Chiefs' three Super Bowl wins. The Footballguys staff has expectations. Kelce is our TE1, ahead of Detroit's Sam LaPorta, on the 2024 Draft Rankings.

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  Panthers | Hakeem Butler expected to work out    Mon Jun 10, 05:14 PM

Free-agent WR Hakeem Butler (Steelers) is expected to work out for the Carolina Panthers in the near future, according to a source.

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  Giants | Darren Waller on retired list    Mon Jun 10, 04:46 PM

New York Giants TE Darren Waller was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Monday, June 10.

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  Giants | Geor'quarius Spivey invited to minicamp    Mon Jun 10, 04:17 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Geor'quarius Spivey (Mississippi State) has been invited to participate in the New York Giants minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.

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  Bears | Marcedes Lewis officially signed    Mon Jun 10, 04:05 PM

Free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis (Bears) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, June 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Pat Freiermuth set for big year?    Sun Jun 9, 09:28 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth 'looked like a legitimate playmaker' in the offense during OTAs, according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Let's not get carried away here. Freiermuth, currently TE16 on the Footballguys 2024 Draft Rankings, shouldn't be considered a front-line fantasy tight end. We all saw incoming offensive coordinator Arthur Smith's inconsistent use of Kyle Pitts in Atlanta after Pitts' 1,000-yard rookie season. That said, Smith's heavy reliance on two- and three-TE sets could result in more opportunities for Freiermuth. Drafting him as a TE2 and hoping he delivers some upside isn't cost-prohibitive.

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  Jets | Tyler Conklin expects improved play    Sun Jun 9, 05:06 PM

New York Jets TE Tyler Conklin said he expects a big step in his play this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Conklin's 621 yards in 2023 ranked second on the team, and his 61 receptions ranked third while catching passes from four quarterbacks last season. According to Pro Football Focus, Conklin ranked No. 2 in the NFL with a 66.7 percent contested-catch rate among TEs who took a minimum of 400 passing snaps. His 12 contested catches also ranked second. More importantly, Conklin had the second-most targets on the team last year. If he maintains a similar role with Aaron Rodgers as his QB all season, you could wind up with a reaonably-priced TE2 delivering low-end TE1 totals.

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  Giants | Darren Waller retires    Sun Jun 9, 03:42 PM

New York Giants TE Darren Waller informed the team of his retirement from the NFL, according to sources Sunday, June 9.

Footballguys view: Waller has been away from the team this offseason, and many were expecting him to call it a career. A former college wide receiver, Waller entered the league coming out of Georgia Tech as a sixth-round pick for the Ravens in 2015. He was suspended the entire 2017 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but Waller was traded to the Oakland Raiders and became a premier weapon. He posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Raiders (2019, 2020) and was a fantasy force. Injuries caused his production to decline over the last three seasons, and now Waller hangs up his cleats. The Giants move forward with Daniel Bellinger and rookie Theo Johnson competing for the top spot on the depth chart.

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  Bears | Chicago to re-sign Marcedes Lewis    Sun Jun 9, 03:40 PM

Free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis (Bears) intends to re-sign with the Chicago Bears following a meeting Monday, June 10, according to sources.

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  Ravens | Isaiah Likely works on side    Fri Jun 7, 12:44 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Isaiah Likely (undisclosed) worked on the side during the voluntary workout Thursday, June 6.

Footballguys view: The injury is undisclosed, but at least we know Likely is working off to the side as OTAs continue. In 13 games last year, Likely scored five touchdowns as a reserve. He could do something like that this season as he continues to be a backup to Mark Andrews. If healthy, Likely is a player to keep on your waiver wire speed dial if Andrews misses time with an injury.

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  Vikings | Two unable to practice    Thu Jun 6, 06:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Nick Muse (undisclosed) and CB Khyree Jackson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 6.

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  Bears | Cole Kmet sits again    Thu Jun 6, 05:34 PM

Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 6.

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  Steelers | Izaiah Gathings let go    Wed Jun 5, 03:53 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Izaiah Gathings was waived Wednesday, June 5.

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  Bears | No practice for Cole Kmet    Wed Jun 5, 03:38 PM

Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 5.

Footballguys view: Head coach Matt Eberflus said Kmet was held out as a precaution. The situation is undisclosed, so we're left to wonder here. Until we get more information, we'll just put a pin in this news item. Stay tuned.

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  Colts | Mo Alie-Cox back on field    Tue Jun 4, 08:14 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox (undisclosed) participated in practice Tuesday, June 4, after missing some time last week because of an injury.

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  49ers | Cameron Latu on track for training camp    Tue Jun 4, 03:13 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Cameron Latu (knee) has reportedly experienced no setbacks following the knee surgery that ended his rookie season last summer, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Per Shanahan, Latu is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

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  Jaguars | Coach happy with Evan Engram     Mon Jun 3, 08:38 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Evan Engram has been impressive during offseason workouts, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

Footballguys view: That Engram is already garnering strong reviews is great, but it's also no surprise. He's been a front-line fantasy asset since his arrival in Jacksonville. Engram finished as TE2 in 2023 after a TE5 performance in his first season with the team. Volume has been a major factor in his success. Engram drew 98 targets in 2022 and a league-high (for the position) 143 targets last year. According to PlayerProfiler.com, Jacksonville has the fifth-most vacated targets in the NFL. Even if Engram doesn't duplicate last year's 23.8 percent target share, expecting top-10 production is more than reasonable.

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  49ers | Logan Thomas contract update    Mon Jun 3, 06:55 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Logan Thomas (Commanders) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, June 3, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Seahawks | AJ Barner back on field    Mon Jun 3, 06:45 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE AJ Barner (hamstring) participated in the voluntary workout Monday, June 3.

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  49ers | Logan Thomas agrees to terms    Mon Jun 3, 06:24 PM

Free-agent TE Logan Thomas (Commanders) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, June 3, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Thomas will backup George Kittle in the role Charlie Woerner held before he left for the Falcons in free agent. Kittle is recovering from offseason surgery, but said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp. In 2023, Thomas made 55 receptions for 496 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games with Washington.

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  Giants | Darren Waller expected to retire    Mon Jun 3, 09:10 AM

New York Giants TE Darren Waller is expected to announce his retirement before mandatory minicamp next week.

Footballguys view: According to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan, it would be "a pleasant surprise" if Waller decides to return for a 10th season. But the team has been operating throughout the offseason as if Waller will retire. The team selected Penn State's Theo Johnson in the fourth round of April's draft. Johnson, who has elite pass-catching traits, has taken some first-team snaps with Waller skipping voluntary workouts. The Giants also signed veteran TEs Jack Stoll and Chris Manhertz to add to their tight end room of Daniel Bellinger, Lawrence Cager, and Tyree Jackson. We'll follow up as needed.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts primed for big year?    Sun Jun 2, 09:24 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts has picked up the new offense well, according to offensive coordinator Zac Robinson. 'And so, I'm just excited to see him continue to get more comfortable in the system,' Robinson said. 'And the sky's the limit for what kind of season he can have.'

Footballguys view: Robinson has a great mind for offensive football, and we see him as a future head coach (perhaps sooner rather than later). He'll know what to do with the Falcons' offense, and Pitts should be a big part of what they do. We like projecting Pitts for 65 receptions or so. His touchdown total (only six in three seasons) will determine how high he ranks in the TE1 tier. Projecting Pitts for around five touchdowns sounds about right.

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  Lions | Sam LaPorta back at practice    Sat Jun 1, 12:22 PM

Detroit Lions TE Sam LaPorta (undisclosed) returned to practice during organized team activities on Wednesday, May 30, after sitting out the week before.

Footballguys view: The injury is undisclosed, but it's good for LaPorta to get back out there. Fantasy GMs love what he can do, and he's going off the board as the number 1 or number 2 tight end in fantasy drafts. As explosive as the Lions' offense was last year, it could be even more this year.

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  Cowboys | Several players miss workout    Sat Jun 1, 09:24 AM

Dallas Cowboys DT Osa Odighizuwa (hip), DT Mazi Smith (shoulder) and TE Luke Schoonmaker (hamstring) did not participate in the voluntary workout Thursday, May 30.

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  Broncos | Greg Dulcich still working on side    Sat Jun 1, 09:10 AM

Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring, foot) worked on the side during the voluntary workout Thursday, May 30.

Footballguys view: Dulcich has talent, but he's rarely healthy. His spot on the 53-man roster is not guaranteed as the team may just move on if he can't get (and stay) on the field. Lucas Krull has been putting on a show in OTAs, and he is looking like a starter (over Dulcich).

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  Broncos | Three sit out workouts    Fri May 31, 06:45 PM

Denver Broncos TE Dylan Leonard (undisclosed), LB Alec Mock (undisclosed) and LB Durell Nchami (undisclosed) did not participate in the voluntary workout Thursday, May 30.

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  Falcons | Tucker Fisk let go    Fri May 31, 04:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Tucker Fisk (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement on Friday, May 31.

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  Colts | Jelani Woods feels 'more explosive'    Fri May 31, 12:22 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Jelani Woods (hamstring) told reporters Thursday, May 31, that he feels 'more explosive' coming off a hamstring injury that claimed his entire 2023 season.

Footballguys view: Woods has some explosion to his game when healthy, and he creates mismatches with linebackers because of it. Defenses have plenty to worry about with the receivers in the Colts' passing game, so Woods has an opportunity to take advantage of coverage. That may not lead to much fantasy success, but the developmental talent is there. Like many tight ends, Woods may just need more time and experience.

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