The Washington Post

Tight end (4)

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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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