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Tight Ends A Different Breed These Days

Tight Ends A Different Breed These Days

The latest trend in football is converting tight ends from the hard court to the grassy pitch of the NFL.

Today's tight ends honed skills on the hardwood Denver (AP) — Tight ends are no longer big plodders who might be mistaken for jelly-belly linemen. They're athletic, fast, powerful and shifty, traits many of them honed on the hardwood. Guys like Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron. With size and jumping ability, they're part of a new breed of tight ends changing pro football. "The...

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