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  1. Scout's notebook: Tight end

    Field Yates

    (Following up this morning's "beyond the second round" post on tight ends, let's revisit the scout's notebook from the position.) OVERVIEW: Tight ends were at one time more closely associated as an extra layer of protection on the offensive line w...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Day 3 at the combine: What we learned

    Field Yates

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The third day of the NFL combine -- and the first for on-field work -- is in the books. Let's recap what we learned. 1. Tight ends dazzle. The New England Patriots' top positional need might be tight end, and the group was on di...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  3. Tight end class in focus

    Field Yates

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots were at the forefront of the recent increased reliance on tight ends, as the team selected both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the 2010 NFL draft. The team also has a need at the position this offseason, as just...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  4. Wake-up call: Day 3

    Field Yates

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The combine continues today, with just a few coach and executive interviews left to complete. The on-field action kicks into gear, as physical testing begins with those players who arrived Wednesday (offensive linemen, tight ends a...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  5. Patriots positional review: TE/FB

    Field Yates

    Continuing our positional review/offseason preview, here's a look at the Patriots tight ends (ordered by percentage of snaps played) Michael Hoomanawanui Age: 25 2013 status: Led tight ends in snaps (57.6 percent), started 10 of 13 games 2013 h...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. X's & O's: Involve RBs in passing game?

    Field Yates

    Entering Week 7, there was ample talk about how the Patriots had used their tight ends far less frequently this season than they had last season. That all changed with the return of Rob Gronkowski, who was targeted 17 times and hauled in eight cat...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  7. Source: Pats bring in trio for workouts

    Field Yates

    The Patriots worked out a trio of players on Tuesday -- tight ends Ryan Otten and Bryce Davis as well as running back Jeremy Wright -- according to a league source. Otten, 6-foot-6 and 241 pounds, originally was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  8. Picked-up pieces after first-half review

    Field Yates

    After re-watching the first half of the Patriots' season opener against the Bills, passing along some picked-up notes and observations. 1. With the Patriots down to just two healthy tight ends on the game-day roster, the offensive staff got creati...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  9. Follow-up thoughts: Zach Sudfeld

    Field Yates

    Zach Sudfeld, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Nevada, was hard to miss during Patriots offseason workouts, and not just because of the long, blonde hair flowing from the backside of helmet. He emerged as several tight ends shared reps in...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  10. How New England Patriots change without Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Her...

    Field Yates

    Field Yates examines how the New England Patriots offense could adapt should Rob Gronkowski miss time at the start of the season.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  11. Future rankings: Gronk & Hernandez

    Field Yates

    When healthy, tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have established themselves among the elite players at the position in the NFL. Gronkowski's three-season start to his career has been historic. The two have question marks surrounding t...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  12. Tight ends & Patriots draft

    Field Yates

    We wrap up our position-by-position look at the Patriots as they head into the draft with an examination of the tight ends. Current personnel: Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells, Brad Herman (Note: restricted free agent Mi...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  13. Wake-up call: Day 1 at combine

    Field Yates

    The 2013 NFL combine kicks off Thursday, and here's a preview of what's on tap for Day 1: Offensive linemen, tight ends, and specialists are scheduled to meet with the media, as well as a number of head coaches and general managers (listed below)....

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. Belichick on OL: 'Can't say enough'

    Field Yates

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick lauded the play of his offensive line following the team's 52-28 drubbing of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. "Our line, our tight ends, our backs; they all did a good job," he said. "We were a litt...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  15. New contracts, same excitement for TEs

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, each the recipient of a lucrative contract extension this offseason, expressed excitement on Wednesday as the team's season opener against Tennessee draws near. "As soon ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  16. Quick-hit evaluations of tight ends

    Field Yates

    After some moving and shaking, the Patriots' active roster currently stands at the 53-man limit. Using training camp practices and preseason games, here is a brief scouting report of every offensive player on the Patriots' active roster, highlight...

    Blog | September 04, 2012