Dec 11, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler (84) runs the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
If the wide receivers have Browns fans feeling down, the rankings of the tight ends will leave them depressed.
The players can be divided into two groups: Below Average veterans Jim Dray, Gary Barnidge and Rob Housler; and rookies Randall Telfar, Malcolm Johnson (who will be used more as a fullback and/or H-back), Emmanuel Bibbs and Kevin Haplea.
No matter who takes the field at the position, they will be involved in the offense in some fashion.
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“The tight ends will be very involved. We want to run the football. That’s going to be an important part, a cornerstone of what we do,” head coach Mike Pettine told the team’s website. “We also want to be able to control and work the middle of the field. That’s why we feel very fortunate to add a Rob Housler.”
If Cameron, who signed with Miami as a free agent, stays healthy and plays 16 games (or close to it), there is no doubt that is the position group that will be most impacted by the off-season. But Cameron has only done that once in four years (2013 when he played 15 games), so while the Browns lost a talented player, it was a player who they couldn’t rely on to be there each week.
Even having said that, this is unquestionably the weakest position group on offense that doesn’t include Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel.
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