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  1. HOF: Dave Robinson's play vs. tight ends

    Kevin Seifert

    Dave Robinson laughs when NFL teams abandon linebacker coverage for tight ends and instead scour the country for big safeties and cornerbacks. Because of all his accomplishments, Robinson might be most proud of the work he did as a speedy linebacker ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Ernie Warlick, former Buffalo Bills tight end, dies at 80

    Anyone who ever met Ernie Warlick couldn't miss the size of his hands. It's what earned the former Buffalo Bills star his nickname, "Hands," and helped him become among the forerunners of pro football's era of pass-catching tight ends.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2012
  3. The tight end, the secret to NFL success

    Gregg Easterbrook

    What do the best offenses in the NFL have in common? They all prominently feature the tight end.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2007
  4. Shockey, Graham both top 20 picks

    Len Pasquarelli

    Jeremy Shockey and Dan Graham are too good for NFL teams to pass up, even with first-round draft picks.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2002
  5. Raiders top draft picks: Dave Casper

    Paul Gutierrez

    Our countdown of the best Oakland Raiders draft picks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger continues with tight end Dave Casper checking in at No. 3 ... Dave Casper (Notre Dame, second round, No. 45 overall, 1974) The Raiders already had a serviceable...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  6. Saints morning report: Another NFL first

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- Once again, the New Orleans Saints passing offense made NFL history this year. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Saints became the first team ever to have four players with at least 70 receptions (tight end Jimmy Graham 86...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Upon Further Review: Lions Week 6

    Michael Rothstein

    A review of four hot issues from the Detroit Lions' 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. Joseph Fauria still needs to grow: The rookie from UCLA had one of the best games ever for a Lions tight end on Sunday, catching three touchdown passes -- the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  8. TE Joseph Fauria has career day for Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    CLEVELAND -- He gas pedaled, windmilled and, finally, Cabbage Patched before raising his right arm and holding up three fingers. The touchdown-catching, dance-creating, fun-loving world of Detroit Lions rookie tight end Joseph Fauria continued wit...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  9. Super Bowls Are Getting Closer, and Thats a Good Thing

    Dan McLaughlin

    For those of us who grew up with the lopsided Super Bowls of the 1980s, it seems as if we've had an unusual run. The past few years of Super Bowls have stayed tight, the result in doubt until the very end. It's almost miraculous we haven't had one go...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  10. Only time will tell if football has permanently changed

    Bill Barnwell

    Has football truly changed, or are performances like those of Rob Gronkowski just a fluke?

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  11. Closer look at Gronk's production

    Mike Reiss

    Jeremy Lundblad of ESPN's Stats & Information department writes on tight end Rob Gronkowski in a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com (link here). Lundblad puts Gronkowski's impressive production over the last two seasons in perpective. A few of...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  12. Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Pro Football Hall of Famer John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the position of tight end, died on Wednesday. He was 69 and had suffered from dementia for years.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  13. Best Lions Team Ever: 1970

    Kevin Seifert

    Notable players: Running back Mel Farr, center Ed Flanagan, tight end Charlie Sanders, linebacker Paul Naumoff, defensive tackle Alex Karras, cornerback Lem Barney, cornerback Dick LeBeau. Analysis: I'm fully aware that this franchise played for f...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  14. Retired players upset with NFLPA

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- Several retired NFL players are upset with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. They include Jeff Nixon, a former Buffalo Bills player who asked for the union to open up their financial books. Former Cowboys tight end Billy Joe DuPr...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  15. Chat with Paul Maguire

    Welcome to The Show! On Thursday, college football color commentator Paul Maguire will stop by to chat. Maguire, who played tight end at The Citadel, works along side Brad Nessler and Bob Griese on ABC's college football broadcasts. After leading ...

    Chat | December 06, 2006
  16. Mixed results for Crouch in minicamp

    Wednesday's NFL roundup

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2003