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25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

The constant evolution of the game is changing the way we look at those who play the tight end position.
25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

There was a time when the tight end position in the NFL served as a sixth lineman who could also run a route to catch the occasional pass. My how the times have changed.

 

Fantasy Football Week 11 Injury Updates: Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green, Sam Bradford, Peyton Manning

Two San Diego Tight Ends Are Banged Up And Have A Tough Matchup

The Week 11 quarterback injury report is short and easy: four quarterbacks and all are ruled out. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Teddy Bridgewater and Aaron Rodgers are both on the injury report as probable, but both practiced in full and are on track to play. For tight ends, Owen Daniels was able to practice in full on Friday (and is listed as probable), so if you were planning on starting him, you can continue to do so.

Top 25 Undrafted Free Agents in the NFL over the last 25 Years

Some NFL stars were not drafted highly, or even at all.
<p> Top 25 Undrafted Free Agents in the NFL over the last 25 Years</p>

Even though 254 players were taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, they aren't the only ones who will get a chance to make an NFL roster this fall. Every team signs numerous undrafted free agents following the festivities in New York. As history has shown, more than a fair share of these UDFAs not only play in the NFL, but enjoy long and productive careers. In fact, a select few have already been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the possibility of more to come.

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

The Falcons' Tony Gonzalez has established himself as the best tight end of all-time.
<p> The 25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History, including Tony Gonzalez, Kellen Winslow, Mike Ditka, John Mackey, Shannon Sharpe, Antonio Gates, Ozzie Newsome, Dave Casper, Jason Witten, Rob Gronkowski, Jackie Smith, Charlie Sanders, Jerry Smith, Ben Coates, Todd Christiensen, Keith Jackson, Jay Novacek, Brent Jones, Mark Bavaro, Riley Odoms, Raymond Chester, Dallas Clark, Steve Jordan, Billy Joe Dupree and Heath Miller.</p>

Few positions in football have evolved as much as the tight end — which has morphed from that of old school glorified sixth offensive lineman to modern giant slot receiver. Keeping that role reversal in mind, we rank the 25 greatest tight ends in NFL history.

Injury Updates Week 3: Antonio Gates, Jamaal Charles, Kenny Britt

Should you start or sit them?

There are a few key fantasy contributors that have had a number of injury question marks surrounding their playing status leading up to Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season. Here’s a little bit about these three and what you should consider.

Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego vs. Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns at Tight End

These big targers also come with a sizeable injury risk
<p> Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns at Tight End</p>

Injuries are certainly a part of football, and fantasy football, for that matter, but when it comes to the latter that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't be prepared.

20 Injury-Prone Players Who Could Derail Your Fantasy Football Team

Fantasy football injury report weighing the risk vs. reward of big names.
<p> Fantasy football injury report weighing the risk vs. reward of big names like Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Rob Gronkowski, Andre Johnson and Julio Jones.</p>

As every fantasy football player knows there's a lot of risk that goes into drafting certain players. If the players make it on the field, your fantasy team will thrive. If they're hit with an injury, you're in trouble. Here's a look at 20 NFL players who offer varying degrees of risk with potentially big rewards.

RUN AWAY!
Stay away completely; you’re wasting a roster spot on a future disappointment.

Top 25 Undrafted Free Agents in the NFL over the last 25 Years

Some NFL stars were not drafted highly, or even at all.
<p> Top 25 Undrafted Free Agents in the NFL over the last 25 Years</p>

Undrafted free agents are signing all over the NFL, and some stars in the league do slip through the scouting cracks from time to time. Could Chris Polk, Chase Minnifield, Dwight Jones or William Vlachos be that next surprise? Here’s a look at some big-time players who earned it the hard way. Our list begins in 1987, so you will not see greats like Dick “Night Train” Lane, Warren Moon or Willie Wood.

Antonio Gates (Foot) Might Sit Out Weeks 3-5; Could That Be Good for Fantasy Owners?

The Chargers tight end may bench himself as a precautionary measure. Should fantasy football owners be for or against it?
<p> The Chargers tight end may bench himself as a precautionary measure</p>

Antonio Gates is having a bad season. He started 2011 off with a fantasy bang. He recorded 8 receptions for 73 yards against the Vikings in the first game of the season. He didn't find the end zone, but Gates owners in PPR leagues weren't complaining.

Antonio Gates (Foot) Injury Update; Now Inactive Against Chiefs

The Chargers tight end won't play this week
<p> The Chargers tight end won't play this week</p>

Antonio Gates, who was slated to play after struggling with a foot injury all week is now inactive for the Chargers game against the Chiefs.

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