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April 4, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reports from Penn State indicate that the Nittany Lions have suffered the second serious injury of their spring football practice sessions. Tight end Adam Breneman is out for the rest of the spring with a bruised knee, according to several websites. Breneman caught 15 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns last season playing in a three-tight end rotation as a freshman. Blue White Illustrated was the first website to report his injury. Penn State coach James Franklin does not comment on injuries, and a team spokesman said any update on Breneman would have to come from the coach.
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February 21, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles released tight end James Casey on Thursday, an expected move that saves the team $4 million in salary-cap space. Casey was a core special-teams player with limited offensive production. He caught only six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns during his two seasons in Philadelphia. "I was fired by the Eagles today," Casey wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to the entire organization, my teammates, coaches, and all the fans for 2 great years. " Casey's role was not what he expected when he signed a three-year, $12 million contract at the start of free agency in March 2013.
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June 18, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tyler Kroft, a tight end who will be a senior this fall at Downingtown East, said Friday that he has made a commitment to Rutgers. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Kroft, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania choice last season, made his decision Friday after an unofficial visit to the campus Thursday. "There were many reasons I chose Rutgers, including the atmosphere, the people there. I got along with the coaches and met the players and felt I would fit in," Kroft said.
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December 2, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most tight ends want to be wide receivers, not tackles. They prefer to move into open space, not the mayhem in the middle of the line. Matt Porter has another perspective. The Haddonfield senior has a special place in his heart for the offensive line, and the largely anonymous guys who play there. "It's a brotherhood in there," Porter said. "We work together. We depend on each other. I love it in there. " The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Porter is a two-way lineman for Haddonfield (10-1)
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October 29, 1990 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Archbishop Kennedy added another weapon to its already potent offense during a 27-7 nonleague victory over host Wissahickon on Friday night. The Saints, averaging more than 20 points per game for the season and just under 30 in their last three games, unleashed tight end Sam Lawler for the first time. He responded by catching 2 long touchdown passes to spark the Saints to their fourth straight victory. "Everyone knows we're primarily a running team," said Kennedy coach Chris Bockrath, whose team is 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Bicentennial League.
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September 2, 1990 | By Bill Doherty, Special to The Inquirer Donald Hunt also contributed to this article
Ken Hull, a former standout quarterback who threw for more than 3,600 career yards at Strath Haven High, is attempting a comeback as a tight end in his senior year at Duke University. The 6-foot, 6-inch, 220-pound Hull played quarterback during his first two years of college. In 1988, he saw limited action in five games, completing 5 of 12 passes for 44 yards. Although his playing time was minimal, Hull - a history major at Duke - was named to the 1988 Atlantic Coast Conference All- Academic football team.
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April 22, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Last year's tight end crop was one of the strongest in a long time. Three tight ends - Irv Smith, Tony McGee and Troy Drayton - went in the first 39 picks. That won't be happening this year. "It's probably one of the weakest crops in many, many years," said Eagles coach Rich Kotite. "There just aren't many prospects. It's an area that's extremely thin. " That's an understatement. Most NFL clubs have just one tight end rated among their top 125 prospects. That one tight end is Lonnie Johnson, of Florida State, and no one is exactly lusting after him, either.
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July 30, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Evan Rodriguez openly admits that he wasn't anywhere near the tight end he should have been. He used words such as lazy and immature to describe his first three years at Temple. "It was just basically partying and living the college life," the 6-foot-3, 250-pound senior said. "Once I got older, I matured and started to settle down and realized what's important. I put my priorities straight, and now I'm coming along. " As a result, the North Bergen, N.J., resident is one of 34 players named to the John Mackey Award watch list.
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July 24, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When all the Eagles have reported to camp and the first full-team practice takes place on Friday, seven tight ends will be trying to find some room on Chip Kelly's first NFL roster. Who knows? Maybe they all will. Not likely, but no position on offense will gain more importance in the Andy Reid-to-Kelly shift than tight end. With the Eagles, the tight end role is going to be transformed from a somewhat necessary afterthought to the most versatile cog of an offense that will be built on versatility.
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June 29, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cheltenham quarterback Brandon Mack isn't sure what position he will play in college, but he knows where he will be playing. Mack, a senior-to-be, made an oral commitment over the weekend to Temple, which also received a commitment from Kareem Gaulden, a defensive back from Lincoln High in Jersey City, N.J. Both players announced their intentions on Twitter, and a person familiar with Temple recruiting confirmed the information. Gaulden and Mack recently attended a Temple football camp.
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June 28, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown East senior tight end Cary Angeline, a four-star prospect who was recruited by topflight programs across the country, committed Friday afternoon to play at southern Cal. He took an unofficial visit to the school in April. "I liked pretty much everything about it," the 17-year-old said. "I felt at home on campus, was real comfortable with the coaches and the players. And Los Angeles is a great city. " The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder, the eighth-ranked tight end in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, chose the Trojans over Alabama, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others.
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June 19, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY'S Church of Sports Scientology came into Brent Celek's life just in the nick of time. The tight end was 28 going on 60 when Kelly replaced Andy Reid as the Eagles' head coach two years ago. Six seasons of playing pro football the only way he knows how - pedal to the metal, with no regard for his physical well-being - had taken its toll on his body. "I probably wouldn't be here if not for the type of stuff we do now," he said. "I was starting to break down a little bit and I needed to take care of my body a little bit better.
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April 30, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
During Chip Kelly's first spring with the Eagles, he practiced a wide receiver at defensive back and a tight end at linebacker. He drafted an offensive lineman who converted from quarterback and defensive lineman. He signed a linebacker who played tight end in college and a tight end who played quarterback in college. In two years with the Eagles, Kelly's made clear the value he places on versatility. The Eagles are scheduled to pick eight times during the NFL draft from Thursday to Saturday, and when they're on the clock they will consider what else a player can do besides his listed position.
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April 9, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As Adam Breneman prepares for the 2015 season, he has a renewed sense of motivation. Last season, the Nittany Lions tight end was sidelined by a knee injury, which forced him to refocus his life. "I learned how to live with myself without football for a while," Breneman said Tuesday as Penn State continued spring practice ahead of its April 18 Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. "I learned about myself outside of football and that was kind of neat, even though I always wanted to be playing.
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March 6, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
GIANTS TIGHT end Larry Donnell was among 149 passengers on a Delta flight that skidded off the runway yesterday while landing at New York's snowy LaGuardia Airport. The plane came thisclose to going into Flushing Bay. After deboarding, he took a photo of the plane and supplied the following caption in a post on Instagram: "Look at this [crap]! Knew I shoulda stayed my [butt] at home. " No one was injured, and later, Donnell released a more composed statement: "I'm blessed to be safe and sound after our plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport today.
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February 21, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles released tight end James Casey on Thursday, an expected move that saves the team $4 million in salary-cap space. Casey was a core special-teams player with limited offensive production. He caught only six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns during his two seasons in Philadelphia. "I was fired by the Eagles today," Casey wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to the entire organization, my teammates, coaches, and all the fans for 2 great years. " Casey's role was not what he expected when he signed a three-year, $12 million contract at the start of free agency in March 2013.
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December 28, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
All Southeastern Pennslyvania Defense Pos.    Player             School          Yr.    Ht.    Wt. L      Ryan Buchholz    Great Valley    Sr.      6-5    235 As a two-way force, the Penn State recruit led the Patriots to a 12-2 record and the District 1 Class AAA title. L       Shareef Miller       Washington    Sr.      6-4    235 A hard-charging end, Miller has scholarship offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Temple, among others.
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October 31, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE FALL OF 2008, Chris Maragos and J.J. Watt were walk-ons at the University of Wisconsin, Watt having transferred back to his home state after not getting much playing time as a freshman tight end at Central Michigan, Maragos having left Western Michigan in search of a bigger stage. Watt - shifted to defense and still growing into his 6-5, 289-pound frame - sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules, but a few practices taught Maragos a lot about the man who remains his friend and offseason workout companion.
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September 29, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Ertz was not given a choice of where to attend college. It did not matter whether Stanford was less than one hour away from his home in Alamo, Calif., or nearly 3,000 miles away in Philadelphia. Lisa Ertz wanted her son at Stanford if he could gain admittance. It was a residual benefit that Stanford was a short drive from Alamo. Lisa went to every game, and Ertz remained in close contact with his three younger brothers. A child of divorce, Ertz said he assumed some fatherly responsibilities for the boys while in high school.
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