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2013 Free Agents: Tight Ends

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2013 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2013.
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  1. Aaron Hernandez, TE, Patriots. Age: 23.
    I'm listing Aaron Hernandez with his true rating because the only way he'll be signed is if he's exonerated, which is looking pretty bleak right now. You've heard the Hernandez story by now; he's been arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. This is a huge shame for many reasons, including the fact that we're being robbed of watching one of the top tight ends in the NFL. At just 23, Hernandez had all of the potential in the world. He was the No. 2 fantasy tight end behind Jimmy Graham in the wake of Rob Gronkowski's injuries. Hernandez may now never play a single snap in the NFL ever again.

  2. Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons. Age: 37.
    Re-signed with Falcons

    Tony Gonzalez somehow recorded 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns as a 36-year-old. He's expected to retire, but if he comes back, he'll still probably be able to play at a high level.

  3. Martellus Bennett, TE, Giants. Age: 26.
    Signed with Bears

    Martellus Bennett was solid all around for the Giants in terms of receiving and blocking. He proved that he can be a quality starting tight end in the NFL, so he'll be rewarded accordingly.

  4. Dustin Keller, TE, Jets. Age: 28.
    Signed with Dolphins

    Dustin Keller caught a career-high 65 balls for 815 yards and five touchdowns in 2011, but barely played this year because of various injuries.

  5. Dennis Pitta (RFA), TE, Ravens. Age: 28.
    Tendered by Ravens (2nd round)

    Dennis Pitta really grew at the end of the season to become one of Joe Flacco's more reliable targets. He finished the year with 61 catches, 669 yards and seven touchdowns.

  6. Brandon Myers, TE, Raiders. Age: 27.
    Signed with Giants

    Brandon Myers isn't much of a blocker, but he was a very dependable target for Carson Palmer in 2012, catching close to 80 balls.

  7. Jared Cook, TE, Titans. Age: 26.
    Signed with Rams (5 years)

    Jared Cook has tons of potential, but has never developed. He hauled in 49 receptions for 759 yards in 2011, but regressed this past season. That could be blamed on poor quarterbacking though, so some team should take a chance on him.

  8. Delanie Walker, TE, 49ers. Age: 29.
    Signed with Titans

    Delanie Walker doesn't play a big part as a receiving tight end, but he's a tremendous blocker.

  9. Anthony Fasano, TE, Dolphins. Age: 29.
    Signed with Chiefs

    Anthony Fasano is only a mediocre pass-catcher, but he's great as a blocker.

  10. Fred Davis, TE, Redskins. Age: 27.
    Signed with Redskins (1 year)

    Already an overrated player, Fred Davis tore his Achilles in October. He won't be completely healthy next year.

  11. Ed Dickson (RFA), TE, Ravens. Age: 26.
    Tendered by Ravens (2nd round)

    Ed Dickson has lots of potential, but he's never developed into the type of receiving threat the Ravens hoped he'd become when they took him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

  12. Jeff Cumberland (RFA), TE, Jets. Age: 26.
    Tendered by Jets (original)

    Jeff Cumberland caught 29 balls for 359 yards and three touchdowns in relief of an injured Dustin Keller. He also blocked well.

  13. Ben Watson, TE, Browns. Age: 32.
    Signed with Saints

    Ben Watson's best days are behind him. He caught 49 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.

  14. Matt Spaeth, TE, Bears. Age: 29.
    Signed with Steelers

    Matt Spaeth is an awesome blocker, but doesn't offer much as a receiver.

  15. Ben Hartsock, TE, Panthers. Age: 33.
    Re-signed with Panthers

    Ben Hartsock offers nothing as a pass-catcher, but he's one of the better blocking tight ends in football.

  16. Michael Hoomanawanui (RFA), TE, Patriots. Age: 25.
  17. Dallas Clark, TE, Buccaneers. Age: 34.
  18. David Thomas, TE, Saints. Age: 30.
  19. Kellen Davis, TE, Bears. Age: 27. -- Signed with Browns
  20. Matthew Mulligan, TE, Rams. Age: 28. -- Signed with Packers
  21. Kevin Boss, TE, Chiefs. Age: 29.
  22. Randy McMichael, TE, Chargers. Age: 34.
  23. Steve Maneri (RFA), TE, Chiefs. Age: 25. -- Signed with Bears
  24. Evan Moore, TE, Eagles. Age: 28.
  25. Will Heller, TE, Lions. Age: 32.
  26. Dante Rosario, TE, Chargers. Age: 28.
  27. Tom Crabtree (RFA), TE, Packers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Buccaneers
  28. Gary Barnidge, TE, Panthers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Browns (3 years)
  29. John Phillips, TE, Cowboys. Age: 26. -- Signed with Chargers (3 years)
  30. Bear Pascoe, TE, Giants. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Giants (1 year, $715,000)
  31. Zach Potter, TE, Jaguars. Age: 27.
  32. Jeron Mastrud (RFA), TE, Dolphins. Age: 25. -- Signed with Raiders
  33. Billy Bajema, TE, Ravens. Age: 30.
  34. Michael Palmer (RFA), TE, Falcons. Age: 25. -- Signed with Giants
  35. Chris Cooley, TE, Redskins. Age: 31.
  36. Leonard Pope, TE, Steelers. Age: 29.
  37. Travis Beckum, TE, Giants. Age: 26.
  38. Dick Quinn, TE, Bengals. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Bengals
  39. Josh Baker, TE, Jets. Age: 26.
  40. Jake O'Connell, TE, Chiefs. Age: 27.
  41. Martin Rucker, TE, Chiefs. Age: 28.

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Knowledge 05-28-2014 09:29 pm (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 (total posts: 1)
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Stands back from the keyboard in amnemzeat! Thanks!
be_here_now 02-17-2014 10:49 pm (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 (total posts: 1)
1     2

No Greg Olsen?
TE 02-05-2014 04:27 am (total posts: 1)
5     3

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 (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 (total posts: 1)
3     1

Quarless will be a beast in the right system.
12Man 01-26-2014 03:33 am (total posts: 1)
56     107

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 (total posts: 1)
3     5

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 (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 (total posts: 1)
8     5

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 (total posts: 1)
14     5

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 (total posts: 1)
8     7

I wouldn't say we're being robbed of him. He's made his choice
john 05-01-2013 04:51 pm (total posts: 1)
9     45

You seriously have matthew mulligan on here, but not dustin keller?... wow.
creed from the office 04-23-2013 02:21 am (total posts: 1)
8     25

anybody wanna play cream the cookie with me?

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