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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

2012 NFL Free Agent Positions:
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Tony G 03-11-2013 03:01 pm (total posts: 1)
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Best TE of all time. Immortal almost.
ryan 01-29-2013 07:18 pm (total posts: 1)
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the browns better sign bennet or keller. it would be a starting step for jimmy haslam to gain the fans trust.
Glenn Scott 01-19-2013 11:58 pm (total posts: 1)
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I believe that TE Jake Ballard is an RFA after the waiver claim by NE when NYG tried to stash him on IR prior to the 53 cutdown.
Midnite 08-15-2012 03:17 pm (total posts: 1)
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Daniel Graham signed with Saints.
the dude 04-20-2012 12:10 am (total posts: 1)
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les brown
nate p. 04-13-2012 03:02 am (total posts: 1)
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Alge crumpler?
Matt 04-06-2012 08:52 pm (total posts: 1)
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Potter signed - via Florida Times-Union
boss 04-04-2012 07:52 pm (total posts: 1)
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Jets signed hayden smith former rugby player to 3 year deal
DP 03-17-2012 12:13 am (total posts: 1)
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You are missing Stephen Spach. Who is way better than Bajema and not sure what's with your list
Mike 03-14-2012 04:05 pm (total posts: 1)
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Chandler contract is 2 years 5.45 mil
NYG super bowl 46 champions 03-02-2012 04:00 pm (total posts: 1)
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Martellus bennet cheap TE
NYG super bowl 46 champions 02-22-2012 10:27 pm (total posts: 1)
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Finley gone that means dwyane allen pick should be a go if he falls to us which he should now we can focus on olinemen in FA
NYG super bowl 46 champions 02-10-2012 04:30 pm (total posts: 1)
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We should make a run at finley or fred davis not sure if dwayne allen will fall to 32#.
JerMajesty 02-10-2012 03:41 pm (total posts: 2)
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The Packers are pretty deep at TE. They just drafted Mackey Award winner DJ Williams last year, and they have 2 guys (Tom Crabtree and Andrew Quarless) who are good blockers and seem to always be open around the goal line. They dont have to break the bank for Finley. The only upside to Franchising him is keeping him away from the Bears.
The Bears have to play Finley, Pettigrew on Detroit, and now Kyle Rudolph in Minnesota 6 times a year, they would pay top dollar to cut that down to 4 games and finally get a decent player in the passing game.
mplahti 02-01-2012 02:04 pm (total posts: 1)
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I am a Packer fan (and part owner), and I have been back and forth about Jermichael Finley all season. He is very athletic but many of the catches he dropped this year could've been hauled in by players on the practice squad. That being said I wouldn't be comfortable with the Packers letting him go unless they were certain they could land Dwayne Allen from Clemson (who has many of the same attributes as Jermichael) where they are selecting in the first round.

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