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  • Cameron Brate adds five pounds of muscle
    Cameron Brate has put on five pounds of muscle since spring practices.

    Advice: "I tried to get stronger. That’s the goal every year for me," said Brate. "I’m coming in a couple pounds heavier than I was in the spring, about 5 pounds. So I’m thinking that’s going to help me out as far as blocking goes." Brate is doing and saying all the right things but he's not going to have much of a role this year unless Austin Seferian-Jenkins gets hurt. Today, 4:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.55 (2314th)
  • Gruden says Davis has 'a lot of juice left'
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he thinks Vernon Davis still has "a lot of juice left."

    Advice: Gruden said he's been impressed by his speed and blocking this offseason. Davis has vanished since his 13-touchdown campaign in 2013, logging just 64 catches for 640 yards over his last two seasons. He's not going to see much work this year with Jordan Reed and Niles Paul ahead of him on the depth chart. Today, 1:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2493rd)
  • Cowboys placed James Hanna on PUP list
    Cowboys placed TE James Hanna on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: He's dealing with a minor knee injury. When Hanna returns, he'll slide into a backup role behind Jason Witten. The blocking tight end reeled in nine of his 14 targets for 79 yards last season. Today, 12:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.60 (2464th)
  • Rhett Ellison (knee) to begin on PUP list
    Vikings placed TE Rhett Ellison (patellar tendon) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Ellison tore the patellar tendon in last year's regular season finale. The 27-year-old will serve as an H-back/blocking tight end when he returns. Today, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.49 (2471st)
  • Ladarius G has 2 plates in ankle, can't cut
    Ladarius Green's January surgery placed two plates into his ankle.

    Advice: Green opened camp on the active/PUP list because he's "not yet full strength in certain areas, such as cutting." Green did tell ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he "doesn't see why he won't be ready for Week 1, though." It's still a concern that Green is nearly seven months removed from surgery and unable to cut. Green is a high-ceiling, low-floor fantasy pick in the middle rounds. Today, 9:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.17 (95th)
  • Gavin Escobar avoids active/PUP list
    Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) avoided active/PUP to begin camp.

    Advice: It confirms his recovery is ahead of schedule, although he will be eased into practices. Escobar is Dallas' No. 3 TE behind Jason Witten and James Hanna. Today, 9:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.60 (2465th)
  • Crockett Gillmore hurts hamstring, needs MRI
    Crockett Gillmore suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's training camp practice and will undergo an MRI.

    Advice: Gillmore has been all sorts of banged up since initially landing on I.R. late last season with a back injury. He also required surgery on his shoulder this offseason. Gillmore is a solid two-way tight end who can catch and block. Today, 8:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2331st)
  • Eifert (ankle) to have boot removed next week
    Tyler Eifert (ankle, PUP) said he'll have his walking boot removed next week.

    Advice: Eifert added he remains without a timetable for return, but the goal is to be back "as soon as possible." The next step will for Eifert to start running and then practicing as part of his rehab. Already on active/PUP, Eifert may not practice much, if at all, this summer and remains doubtful for Week 1. After getting hurt in the Pro Bowl, Eifert said he'll never play in the exhibition again. Today, 8:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.98 (103rd)
  • Martellus Bennett picking up offense quickly
    Rob Gronkowski said Martellus Bennett has "came in and picked up the playbook very well."

    Advice: The biggest hurdle Patriots newcomers have to clear is the playbook in order to earn Tom Brady's trust. According to Gronkowski, Bennett has been able to do that. On the first day of training camp Thursday, all three of Brady, Gronk, and Bennett took time away to go to a side field to work on red-zone plays, and it's becoming abundantly clear that this is going to be the foundation of the offense when it gets into scoring position. Bennett looks like a value at his TE16 ADP. Today, 7:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.43 (160th)
  • Richard Rodgers down to 258 pounds
    Richard Rodgers has slimmed down to 258 pounds after playing as high as 275 last season.

    Advice: We already knew Rodgers was "noticeably trimmer." Now we know by how much. Rodgers said stopping was as hard as accelerating in 2015. Aaron Rodgers has taken notice of his better conditioning. "He's had a great offseason, and we're primed for him to continue to build on the things he's done in the first couple years." The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has predicted Rodgers will remain the Packers' No. 1 tight end despite the addition of Jared Cook. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.81 (1916th)
  • Dolphins to Cameron: Fight more in the air
    The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins' front office has told Jordan Cameron he must "do a better job fighting for balls in the air."

    Advice: Cameron didn't fight for much of anything last season, limping to a 35/386/3 line. To his credit, he's acknowledged the down campaign. Now he'll be playing for Adam Gase, a coach who has made a habit of coaxing big years out of tight ends. Cameron could rebound to fringe TE1 status if everything goes perfectly this season, though we prefer to approach him as a late-round TE2. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (158th)
  • Vernon Davis behind Niles Paul
    Vernon Davis has opened training camp behind Niles Paul on the depth chart.

    Advice: It's not a surprise. Paul is a favorite of coach Jay Gruden's staff even after missing all of 2015 with an ankle injury, and Davis' play fell off a cliff last season. Were Jordan Reed to get hurt, Paul would probably end up the more prudent add in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2493rd)
  • Broncos sign TE John Phillips
    Broncos signed TE John Phillips.

    Advice: The Broncos don't have much depth at tight end, so Phillips might actually make the team. A blocker, Phillips has made at least 15 appearances each of the past five seasons. Yesterday, 2:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1829th)
  • Lions' website expects major Ebron increase
    The Lions' official website expects Eric Ebron to "see a huge uptick in the number of balls thrown his way this year."

    Advice: It's noteworthy as longtime in-house reporter Tim Twentyman is still saying so following the addition of Anquan Boldin. Ebron was targeted a modest 69 times last season. He needs a jump into the 90-100 range to be a legitimate TE1. Yesterday, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.95 (126th)
  • Ladarius Green (ankle) opens camp on PUP list
    Steelers placed TE Ladarius Green (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: There isn't a lot known about Green's status. He underwent an operation in January, the severity of which is unclear, and missed all of the offseason program. We'd expect he will be cleared soon, but that's just a guess until we get more information. Green will be a high-TD-upside TE1 if his health cooperates. Yesterday, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.17 (95th)
  • Jimmy Graham out for start of training camp
    Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) won't be ready for the start of camp.

    Advice: The Seahawks have been adamant that Graham will be ready for Week 1, but we'd consider him a candidate for the reserve/PUP list until proven otherwise. Graham can't be trusted as more than a flier TE2 in fantasy drafts. Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (112th)
  • Browns TE Barnidge to be limited early
    Browns TE Gary Barnidge (sports hernia surgery) will be limited for the start for training camp.

    Advice: Barnidge avoided active/PUP, but isn’t ready for full practices. He’ll be eased in the early stages of camp. The Browns can’t afford any setbacks with Barnidge. Wednesday, 3:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.10 (99th)
  • Falcons add TE Arthur Lynch
    Falcons signed TE Arthur Lynch.

    Advice: Atlanta had an open roster spot with S Charles Godfrey retiring. A 2014 fifth-round pick, Lynch will add depth as an inline blocker. 26-year-old Lynch has never appeared in an NFL game. Wednesday, 2:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1869th)
  • Gates aiming to break Tony Gonzalez's TD mark
    Philip Rivers said one goal of the 2016 season is to get Antonio Gates at least eight touchdowns to break Tony Gonzalez's tight end touchdowns record.

    Advice: With 104 career touchdowns, Gates needs eight to pass Gonzalez's mark of 111 for sixth all time and first among tight ends. Considering Gates was still able to score five times last season despite missing the first four games and limping through the second half of the calendar with a sprained MCL, we'd consider it likely he passes Gonzalez. Even at 36, Gates remains a TE1. Wednesday, 9:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.55 (111th)
  • Patriots add two to 90-man roster
    Patriots signed TE Bear Pascoe and OG Jon Halapio.

    Advice: Blocking tight end Pascoe appeared in three games for the Lions last season after spending much of his career with the Giants. Halapio was a sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. Both are roster long shots. Wednesday, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1877th)
  • Jared Cook (foot surgery) week to week
    Packers TE Jared Cook (foot surgery) could be out until the second week of the preseason.

    Advice: Currently on active/PUP, Cook appears likely to miss the first two weeks of training camp and the Hall of Fame Game against the Colts. The missed time will lower Cook's chances of opening the season starting over Richard Rodgers. Tuesday, 9:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.91 (148th)
  • Gary Barnidge cleared for training camp
    Gary Barnidge (sports hernia surgery) has been cleared for training camp.

    Advice: Barnidge went under the knife in early June. The TE3 last season, Barnidge is an obvious candidate for regression, but also one of the Browns' only proven playmakers until Josh Gordon returns. He should still be a legitimate TE1. Tuesday, 3:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.10 (99th)
  • Chase Coffman ends up with the Colts
    Colts signed TE Chase Coffman.

    Advice: A true journeyman, Coffman made one appearance for both the Seahawks and Titans last season. He's a camp body. Tuesday, 12:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1876th)
  • Tyler Eifert officially stashed on PUP list
    Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Eifert doesn't appear to be a candidate to revert to reserve/PUP, costing him six games, but he's questionable for Week 1. We probably won't have a good idea of Eifert's status for the opener until the waning days of camp. Tuesday, 12:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.98 (103rd)
  • Garrett Celek the favorite to start at TE?
    The San Jose Mercury News' Cam Inman believes 49ers TE Garrett Celek will win the starting job.

    Advice: Celek did earn a four-year, $10.2-million contract in February, but all the offseason buzz has been about Vance McDonald, who QB Blaine Gabbert called "a mismatch nightmare on linebackers." Both players should see plenty of snaps, but McDonald should start and be the better fantasy option. Tuesday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.75 (2171st)
  • Packers place Jared Cook on camp PUP
    Packers placed TE Jared Cook (foot surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Cook recently told a newspaper he was 100 percent recovered from an early-June operation on his foot, but that never seemed likely, and he will not practice at the start of Packers camp. Cook can still be activated at any time. He needs to get on the field to beat out Richard Rodgers for tight end snaps. Monday, 2:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.91 (148th)
  • Tye has edge over Donnell entering camp?
    NJ Advance Media's Dan Duggan believes Will Tye has the edge over Larry Donnell for the starting tight end job entering camp.

    Advice: Donnell was disappointing last year even before a neck injury ended his season, and Tye showed superior playmaking ability after taking over the starting job. Both players should be involved, but Tye is shaping up as the much better fantasy bet. He is a good late-round flier. Monday, 9:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.47 (159th)
  • Report: Clive Walford will be 'eased in'
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Raiders TE Clive Walford (lacerated knee) will be "eased in" to camp.

    Advice: Walford suffered a "big gash" on his knee in an ATV accident this offseason. He was able to run on Sunday, but the Raiders will take it slow with their starting tight end. There appears to be zero concern about his availability for Week 1. On an offense poised to explode, Walford is a great upside target late in drafts. Monday, 7:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.17 (141st)
  • Brandon Pettigrew due back in mid-August
    The Detroit Free Press reports TE Brandon Pettigrew (ACL) is "expected back somewhere around the middle of next month."

    Advice: If so, he would be ready for Week 1. It's been speculated since the spring that Pettigrew might land on reserve/PUP to open the season, which would cost him the first six games. When healthy, Pettigrew is the Lions' blocking tight end. Sunday, 12:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.50 (2470th)
  • Report: Eifert's ankle recovery 'on schedule'
    A league source told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Tyler Eifert's ankle rehab is "on schedule and progressing as planned."

    Advice: What this means exactly for Eifert's return isn't clear, but it's better than hearing Eifert's recovery is behind schedule or not progressing as planned. The Cincy Enquirer says that "at the time of" Eifert's surgery on May 27 "the plan was for him to be ready for the Sept. 11 regular season opener in New York." Multiple reports since have stated Eifert is unlikely to be ready for Week 1. The Bengals may not know for sure until late August. Sunday, 11:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.98 (103rd)
  • Ravens TE Pitta cleared for training camp
    Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) avoided the active/PUP list to begin training camp.

    Advice: It's an indication that Pitta is indeed 100 percent or very close to it after appearing in just seven games since the end of the 2012 season. He'll be eligible to practice on Thursday. If Pitta is capable of becoming a contributor, the Ravens could field more two-tight end sets with him and Ben Watson on the field together. Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore would be the odd men out. Sunday, 11:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1817th)
  • Lions place Brandon Pettigrew on active/PUP
    Lions placed TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Pettigrew was never expected to be ready for training camp. He's seven months into his ACL recovery. Pettigrew is a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP, costing him the first six games. Sunday, 10:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.50 (2470th)
  • Jared Cook unlikely to be No. 1 tight end
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects Richard Rodgers to remain the Packers' No. 1 tight end following the addition of Jared Cook.

    Advice: Reporter Bob McGinn expects Cook to be counted on for some "splash plays," but for Rodgers to remain atop the depth chart. "Splash plays" is certainly something the doughy Rodgers doesn't provide. Even with Rodgers in the fold, Cook could match his 2015 reception total of 39 in a considerably more pass-friendly offense. Thursday, 3:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.91 (148th)
  • Richard Rodgers got up to 272 pounds in 2015
    Richard Rodgers played as heavy as 272 pounds last season, but was "noticeably trimmer" this offseason.

    Advice: Rodgers, who is 6-foot-4, is listed at 257 pounds. 272 is obviously an unacceptable number for a 6-foot-4 tight end, especially one expected to catch passes. Either way, longtime Packers reporter Bob McGinn expects Rodgers to remain the Packers' No. 1 tight end even following the addition of Jared Cook. We're betting against Rodgers matching any of the numbers from his 58/510/8 2015 slash. Thursday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.81 (1916th)
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