Another pass catching TE please,...

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  1. 50YearFrustration

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    If Trestman has proven one thing thus far, it's that he can utilize all positions on the offense if he has the players. I think he would like to run some more 2 TE (or even 3) sets but he just hasn't had much talent behind Bennett.
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    I agree, I saw an old Emery interview before last yrs draft and he wanted a TE then, this is 2 drafts now it has not worked out. Watch the waiver wire for TE's.
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    Who might be out there?
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    It would be great to see Fendi Onobun finally get his act together this year. It would be a huge help if he does. There must be something good that they see in him or you'd think he'd be long gone by now.
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    Would you like to see a menu? Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2014.


    1. [​IMG] Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      Franchised by Saints

      Jimmy Graham is an unstoppable force. He's an athletic beast, and the scary thing is that he's only going to get better over the next couple of seasons as he continues to increase his football IQ.

    2. [​IMG] Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens. Age: 29. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      Re-signed with Ravens (5 years)

      Think Joe Flacco missed Dennis Pitta for most of the 2013 season? Pitta came back from a hip injury and caught 20 balls for 169 yards and a touchdown in just four games.



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    3. [​IMG] Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons. Age: 38. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      Tony Gonzalez, now 38, signed on with CBS to be one of their analysts, but there's a good chance he'll come out of retirement to play for a contender late in the year (Cris Carter did this with the Dolphins back in 2002). Despite his age, Gonzalez is still a threat over the middle and a strong end-zone target.

    4. [​IMG] Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions. Age: 29. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      Re-signed with Lions (4 years, $16 million)

      Brandon Pettigrew has great talent, but he's never been able to live up to his potential. He constantly screws up, whether it's dropping passes, fumbling or missing assignments. Maybe he can put it together on a new team, but time is running out for him.

    5. [​IMG] Brandon Myers, TE, Giants. Age: 28. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      Signed with Buccaneers (2 years, $4.25 million)

      Brandon Myers caught 79 passes in 2012, but was a major disappointment with the Giants. He and Eli Manning just never clicked.

    6. [​IMG] Jermichael Finley, TE, Packers. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
      Jermichael Finley always had great talent, but could never put it together on the field - until the first half of this past season. He was playing well, but unfortunately suffered a season-ending neck injury. It remains to be seen whether he can be 100 percent again.
    7. [​IMG] Scott Chandler, TE, Bills. Age: 29. [​IMG][​IMG]
      Re-signed with Bills (2 years)

      Scott Chandler is just an average tight end. His size (6-7, 263) makes him a solid end-zone target.

    8. [​IMG] Fred Davis, TE, Redskins. Age: 28. [​IMG][​IMG]
      Fred Davis has never lived up to his potential because of numerous injuries. His talent might be sapped, but he's only 28, so he's worth a shot at a cheap price.

    9. [​IMG] Kellen Winslow Jr., TE, Jets. Age: 31. [​IMG][​IMG]
      Kellen Winslow played much better than expected this season - despite missing a handful of games - but he's still a shell of his former self.

    10. [​IMG] Dustin Keller, TE, Dolphins. Age: 29. [​IMG][​IMG]
      Dustin Keller should probably be a 1.5-star free agent, but I'll bump him up for the write-up. Keller tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in a preseason game, and if that wasn't enough, he also dislocated his knee. He's going to have a tough time coming back from this injury, so he'll have to sign a short-term "prove it" deal.

    11. [​IMG] Owen Daniels, TE, Texans. Age: 31. [​IMG][​IMG]
      Signed with Ravens

      Owen Daniels just can't stay healthy. He has missed 26 games in the past five seasons. Given that he turns 32 in November, his career probably won't last much longer.

    12. Garrett Graham, TE, Texans. Age: 28. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Texans
    13. John Carlson, TE, Vikings. Age: 30. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Signed with Cardinals (2 years)
    14. Ed Dickson, TE, Ravens. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Signed with Panthers (1 year)
    15. Andrew Quarless, TE, Packers. Age: 25. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Packers
    16. Ben Hartsock, TE, Panthers. Age: 34. [​IMG][​IMG]
    17. Jeff Cumberland, TE, Jets. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Jets (3 years)
    18. Bear Pascoe, TE, Giants. Age: 28. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Signed with Falcons
    19. Dante Rosario, TE, Bears. Age: 29. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Bears
    20. Nate Byham (RFA), TE, Buccaneers. Age: 26. [​IMG][​IMG]
    21. Alex Smith, TE, Bengals. Age: 32. [​IMG][​IMG]
    22. David Johnson, TE, Steelers. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Signed with Chargers (2 years)
    23. Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, Patriots. Age: 26. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Patriots (2 years)
    24. Jim Dray, TE, Cardinals. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Signed with Browns
    25. Jake Ballard, TE, Cardinals. Age: 26. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Cardinals (1 year)
    26. Anthony McCoy, TE, Seahawks. Age: 26. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Seahawks
    27. Richie Brockel (RFA), TE, Panthers. Age: 28. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Panthers (2 years)
    28. Allen Reisner (RFA), TE, Jaguars. Age: 25. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Signed with Vikings
    29. Clay Harbor, TE, Jaguars. Age: 27. [​IMG][​IMG] -- Re-signed with Jaguars (2 years)
    30. Dallas Clark, TE, Ravens. Age: 35. [​IMG]
    31. Jeff King, TE, Cardinals. Age: 31. [​IMG]
    32. Chase Coffman, TE, Falcons. Age: 27. [​IMG]
    33. Zach Miller, TE, Buccaneers. Age: 29. [​IMG]
    34. Mike McNeill (RFA), TE, Rams. Age: 26. [​IMG] -- Signed with Panthers
    35. Kory Sperry, TE, Cardinals. Age: 29. [​IMG]
    36. Mike Caussin (RFA), TE, Bills. Age: 27. [​IMG] -- Re-signed with Bills
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    Unless Cinnabon does drills being hit while catching a ball a billion times I can't see it. Square peg/round hole.
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    And how much to rent his wheel chair? LOL

    The pickin's are slim but that may change later this summer or Onobun catches on finally and we solved the problem from within.
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    He catches everything, he could be a decoy lol. But Onobun is Kellen Davis 2.0.
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    Well now that Detroit drafted their future TE could they release Pettigrew? He not young but still prime age
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    Finley may be interesting if he comes back healthy. Not sure what if any the legal risk may be if he should get re-injured or worse paralyzed.
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    No more legal risk than there always is.
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    Let's trade for Jordan Cameron. :woot:

    All kidding aside, IF Finley comes back healthy he would be the one to target. Packers will do everything to keep him, though.
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    I don't know if they would to be honest with you.
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    Yea, they must see something. Obviously we (fans) are not there at practice (except for TC), but they have always said he is GREAT on the practice field. Honestly, I've already written him off, so if he could step up and be what they HOPE he can be, that would be HUGE. If he doesn't, our offense was pretty good without a 2nd "real" TE last year, so we COULD afford to wait and use a high pick on a talent next year. Hopefully, with all the new talent on Defense we have added this off-season, we won't have to spend most of our draft on the D side next year and we will have a lot more flexibility to go after play makers for either side of the ball.
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    We
    We still need S and TE but might use FA for them. But yeah, we should start to be able to get closer to BPA mode. Theoretically :-)
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    For those that are interested, these are some of the TE names that we'll get to know for next years draft:

    Nick O'Leary, Florida State. Top ranked TE in the class right now; has missed the spring practices because of a motorcycle accident. No major injuries, but beat up pretty bad. Grandson of Jack Nicklaus.

    Ben Koyack, Notre Dame. #2 ranked right now, has better size than O'Leary and from what I read a better blocker. Sounds like he matured quite a bit this past season and was coming on as a legit target behind Troy Niklas. So far, I think this kid looks to be my pre-season favorite, but who the hell knows at this point.

    Rory Anderson, South Carolina. Has the height at 6-5, but at only 230 Lbs, he needs to bulk up and he injured his Triceps in spring practices that may be torn. If so, that could limit his ability to add "good" weight.

    E.J. Bibbs, Iowa State. Kind of the opposite of Anderson in n that he has good weight (reported anywhere from 250 to 260), but no as tall as we would all like at 6-3 (still though, not bad). I haven't watched any Iowa State games, but he is reportedly the best "football player" on the team and is a stud at both blocking and catching. Reportedly has a chance to make his conference forget about Jace Amaro this season. This guy is my #2 favorite, but he's nipping at Koyacks heals in my mind (I have no love for Notre Dame, but I don't discount them either)

    So, there are some guys to watch if we plan to look for a TE in NEXT year's draft.
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    Onobun has caught everything they threw his way in practice too but he's dropped some key ones in preseason games most of which I think was caused by inexperience and nerves. He has far more upside than Kellen Davis because Davis was a TE in college and for four years with the Bears. Onobun is a converted BB player whose still learning the game. He played very little in college.

    Since Emery and Trestman don't seem to be willing to settle for marginal players the way Lovie and JA did my guess is that they see something special in the guy if they can just get him relaxed and confident with the game itself. It's not likely they would have kept him around this long if they weren't gonna give him another good shot at making the team this summer.
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    I agree he deserves another shot. Wouldn't surprise me if B-Marsh and Jeffery took him under their wing this offseason in FL with Marquees.

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