Outside of Jimmy Graham, the free agent market for tight ends figures to be extremely narrow. For a team like the Detroit Lions that could be in need, that's not fantastic news. Brandon Pettigrew, the team's own player at the position, could be at the top of the pecking order.
Should Pettigrew not come to an agreement, there are a solid mix of veterans which could step in and play a role for a team in need of a second tight end. Who are some of those players? The list isn't long, but here's some ideas.
The Top Five
1. Ed Dickson, Baltimore. If there's anyone Jim Caldwell should know well on the list, it's Dickson, who he coached with the Ravens the last few years. With Dennis Pitta back in the fold, Dickson could bolt for greener pastures and a bigger role. He's caught seven touchdowns in the league, but could be on pace for even more in a new system. Might that place be Detroit? He could fit in well in a tandem role with Joseph Fauria.Read more... Join the Conversation...