Jordan Cameron has chance to 'put up monster numbers'
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/27/2014) With Browns receiver Josh Gordon suspended for the entire season, tight end Jordan Cameron "should have the opportunity to put up monster numbers since the Browns don't have many reliable options in the passing game," reports Pro Football Talk.

Cameron is entering the final year of his rookie deal. The website suggests the Browns have more reason now to "take care" of Cameron.

Zach Ertz buzz hitting new heights
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/27/2014) Expectations continue to skyrocket for Eagles second-year tight end Zach Ertz. Tight ends coach Ted Williams was the latest to chime in, calling Ertz "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."

"He takes a lot of pride in that," Williams added to "He has a lot of confidence. He's hard to defeat, because he doesn't take defeat very well. He feels, 'You can't cover me.'"

The website noted Ertz caught four touchdowns in the second half of last season and claimed he's poised to break out this year. Ertz and fellow tight end Brent Celek will have "a much bigger role in the passing game," the report said.

Ertz said he's taking every rep "personally."

"If somebody beats me, I'm going to take that personally. I want to be great," he said. "That's my goal each and every day I step out onto the field. I want to prove to myself and everybody else how good I can be, and I'm willing to work as hard as I need to achieve that goal."

Giants, Xavier Grimble come to injury settlement
by R.J. White |
(8/26/2014) The Giants have come to an injury settlement with tight end Xavier Grimble, The Star-Ledger reports.

Dolphins down to 75 players
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Dolphins waived receivers Armon Binns and Ryan Spadola, tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom and center Tyler Larsen. Miami also put defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Saints pare roster to 75
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Saints waived or released cornerback Rod Sweeting, linebackers Victor Butler, Rufus Johnson and Kevin Reddick, quarterback Logan Kilgore, tight end Travis Beckum, offensive tackle Manase Foketi and defensive tackle George Uko. The moves bring New Orleans' roster to the mandated 75-man limit.

Cowboys reach 75-man limit
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Cowboys got down to the 75-man roster limit Tuesday. They waived receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue, and released quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

Timothy Wright deal not indicator of concern about Gronk
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Patriots' acquisition of Buccaneers tight end Timothy Wright does not mean New England is worried about Rob Gronkowski's progress, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gronkowski is in a "good spot" as he comes back from ACL surgery, and this deal "provides depth, options," the report said.

Gronkowski has not played in the preseason. His status for Week 1 is unknown, though Gronk has said he plans to play all 16 games.

Packers waive Colt Lyerla
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Packers waived rookie tight end Colt Lyerla with an injury settlement, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Lyerla tore two knee ligaments in practice Aug. 2.

Pats get fourth-round pick in addition to Timothy Wright
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Patriots traded guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers for tight end Timothy Wright and a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Report: Pats trading Logan Mankins to Buccaneers
by Larry Hartstein |
(8/26/2014) The Patriots "have agreed to the parameters of a trade" that will send Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers for tight end Timothy Wright and a draft pick, reports Fox Sports. Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns last season.

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