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2012 Free Agents: Tight Ends


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2012 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2012.
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  1. Jermichael Finley, TE, Packers. Age: 25.
    Re-signed with Packers (2 years, $15 million)

    Big things were expected out of Jermichael Finley this year, but he caught only 55 passes. Even worse, he had a whopping 14 drops - the most for any tight end in the NFL. The good news is that he's just 25, so the sky is still the limit for him.



  2. Fred Davis, TE, Redskins. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Redskins (1 year, $5.416 million)

    Fred Davis caught 59 balls for 796 yards and three touchdowns in 2011. He's a really skilled tight end, but the downside is that one more suspension for substance abuse will result in a season-long suspension.

  3. John Carlson, TE, Seahawks. Age: 28.
    Signed with Vikings (5 years, $25 million; $11 million guaranteed)

    How is John Carlson 28 already? The former Notre Dame tight end missed all of 2011 with a shoulder injury, and it's safe to wonder if he'll ever reach his potential.

  4. Scott Chandler, TE, Bills. Age: 27.
    Re-signed with Bills (2 years)

    Scott Chandler caught 38 balls for 389 yards in 2011. He's a pretty mediocre talent.

  5. Kevin Boss, TE, Raiders. Age: 28.
    Signed with Chiefs (3 years, $9 million)

    Kevin Boss is a decent end zone target (16 TDs last three years with Giants) and a solid blocker.

  6. Jacob Tamme, H-Back, Colts. Age: 27.
    Signed with Broncos (3 years, $9 million; $3.5 million guaranteed)

    I know quarterbacking was a major issue, but it still bothers me that Jacob Tamme didn't step up when Dallas Clark went down this year. Tamme did nothing to prove that he wasn't a system product manufactured by Peyton Manning in 2010.

  7. Dallas Clark, TE, Colts. Age: 33.
    Signed with Buccaneers (1 year)

    Dallas Clark looked awful without Peyton Manning last year. He struggled with injuries and drops, as it gave credence to those who believed that he was just part of Indianapolis' system. Clark should sign with whichever team is lucky enough to land Manning (Update: It's pretty telling that the Broncos didn't even want Clark, opting for Jacob Tamme instead).



  8. Martellus Bennett, TE, Cowboys. Age: 25. -- Signed with Giants (1 year, $2.5 million)
  9. Joel Dreessen, TE, Texans. Age: 30. -- Signed with Broncos
  10. Daniel Graham, TE, Titans. Age: 33.
  11. Visanthe Shiancoe, TE, Vikings. Age: 32. -- Signed with Patriots (1 year, $1.2 million)
  12. Jeremy Shockey, TE, Panthers. Age: 32.
  13. Kellen Davis, TE, Bears. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Bears (2 years)
  14. Zach Potter, TE, Jaguars. Age: 26.
  15. Leonard Pope, TE, Chiefs. Age: 28. -- Signed with Steelers
  16. John Gilmore, TE, Saints. Age: 32.
  17. Randy McMichael, TE, Chargers. Age: 33. -- Re-signed with Chargers (2 years)
  18. Bo Scaife, TE, Bengals. Age: 31.
  19. Daniel Fells, TE, Broncos. Age: 28. -- Signed with Patriots
  20. Bear Pascoe (RFA), TE, Giants. Age: 26.
  21. Donald Lee, TE, Bengals. Age: 32.
  22. Reggie Kelly, TE, Falcons. Age: 35.
  23. Alex Smith, TE, Browns. Age: 30. -- Re-signed with Browns (1 year)
  24. Justin Peelle, TE, 49ers. Age: 33.
  25. Dante Rosario, TE, Broncos. Age: 27. -- Signed with Chargers
  26. Kris Wilson, TE, Ravens. Age: 31.
  27. Billy Bajema, TE, Rams. Age: 29.
  28. Will Heller, TE, Lions. Age: 31. -- Re-signed with Lions
  29. Anthony Becht, TE, Chiefs. Age: 35.
  30. Kory Sperry (RFA), TE, Chargers. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Chargers (1 year)
  31. Jake O'Connell (RFA), TE, Chiefs. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Chiefs (1 year)
  32. Matthew Mulligan, TE, Jets. Age: 27. -- Signed with Rams




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Knowledge 05-28-2014 09:29 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.52 (total posts: 1)
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Would like to see the Bears bring in F.Davis, D.Keller, K.Winslow and maybe even D.Clark for a tryout. I'd proubally sign F.Davis because of age and potential. We have a run blocking backup and M.Bennett is a great pass catcher and run blocker, but for ace passing situations, Onobun has had hands proublems, unless on our PS he got better last yr, and our current 2nd TE isn't all that great at catching passes either. I think he only caught 3 balls last yr, but he was only thrown like 10. You bring in 1 of these guys @ the vet min to Ota's and training camp, they can either make your team better, or make the team. Emery has been a good Gm so far, but I would really like to see him bring in another TE to compete for that pass catching spot, he's been watching our 2 pass catching backups tho, so maybe he knows something we don't. Also, we are pretty deep @LB, and Dal will proubally go after him, but Vilma to compete w/D.J Williams @ the Mike spot would be another good signing. Otherwise we are deep and getting ready, maybe you bring in E.Reed and see if he just had a down yr last yr. At worst these guys for the vet min can teach your players to become better players.
Angel 03-15-2014 06:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.34 (total posts: 1)
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Stands back from the keyboard in amnemzeat! Thanks!
be_here_now 02-17-2014 10:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.172 (total posts: 1)
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i think Ozzie Smith will be smart enough not to overpay for Dennis Pitta.

Pitta is a decent player, if i were a Ravens fan i'd rather trust Ozzie to draft a replacement than spend big $$.
EDawg 02-16-2014 01:04 am xxx.xxx.xxx.232 (total posts: 1)
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No Greg Olsen?
TE 02-05-2014 04:27 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.82 (total posts: 1)
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Jimmy Graham is a legit 5 Star player, every other TE listed should be 2 stars or lower when compared with him. None of the other TE's make any noticeable impact.
Jason 02-04-2014 02:01 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.226 (total posts: 1)
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Jimmy Graham an unstoppable force? Lol, tell that to the Legion of Boom.
Skinsfan 01-28-2014 03:14 am xxx.xxx.xxx.184 (total posts: 1)
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Quarless will be a beast in the right system.
12Man 01-26-2014 03:33 am xxx.xxx.xxx.246 (total posts: 1)
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Graham WAS an unstoppable force until a few weeks ago when the Legion of Boom beat on him so hard the only place he could be found was pouting on the bench. Even after he was trying to start fights before the game and at halftime.
Caveman 01-06-2014 01:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.21 (total posts: 1)
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I'm wondering if the Ravens will resign Pitta. So many teams could use his talent. He would be a huge upgrade at TE, but the cost may be too great. I think he would flourish in Arizona.
Numb N 01-06-2014 09:44 am xxx.xxx.xxx.130 (total posts: 1)
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You probably didn't watch Pettigrew the last 13 games of the season. He was near flawless. You're just going off old stereotypes.
GOAT GM 09-07-2013 03:41 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.23 (total posts: 1)
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What was Ozzie smoking when he signed Clark and Stokely? Doesn't he still have D. Mason and Todd Heap phone numbers. Flacco needs them to make the playoffs.
Alphavarro 06-28-2013 10:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.211 (total posts: 1)
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Aaron Hernandez should probably hire OJs lawyers if he wants out of this problem. But in all seriousness is he going to be a tight end if and when he gets out of prison? I think it might be more accurate to list him as a wide reciever...
Robbed 06-26-2013 12:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx35.1 (total posts: 1)
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I wouldn't say we're being robbed of him. He's made his choice
john 05-01-2013 04:51 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.251 (total posts: 1)
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You seriously have matthew mulligan on here, but not dustin keller?... wow.
creed from the office 04-23-2013 02:21 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.27 (total posts: 1)
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anybody wanna play cream the cookie with me?




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