The Washington Post

Tight end (4)


Logan Thomas, John Bates, Cole Turner, Armani Rogers

No group has been hit harder by injuries in recent years than Washington’s tight ends. This year, Rivera kept four — and rookie Curtis Hodges, a fifth, begins the year on injured reserve — because of their talent, not necessaril­y for insurance.

Thomas is working his way back after he missed 11 games last year. Bates, Washington’s best blocking tight end, is returning from a calf injury and should feel more comfortabl­e after a year in the offense. Turner, a fifth-round pick, has the size and catch radius to play a major role if he stays healthy. And Rogers, an undrafted rookie, could be Thomas 2.0. The former college quarterbac­k converted to tight end and quickly acclimated to the new position to earn a roster spot. He could produce immediatel­y: Since 2017, Wentz has targeted his tight ends the second most of any NFL quarterbac­k.

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