Arizona Cardinals: Top 5 TE Free Agents


The Arizona Cardinals didn’t get the production they should have had at tight end in 2014

When John Carlson signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent in the last offseason, I thought they may have finally found a guy that would fit what the Cardinals are trying to do offensively.  Unfortunately after starting with promise, he was not to be found towards the end of the season.

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The Cardinals are still holding onto Rob Housler for some reason, however he is now a free agent.  Darren Fells showed some promise and is likely in the mix for a spot in 2015.  Troy Niklas is a good blocking tight end who saw his 2014 season end early.  It stands to reason the Cardinals will be possibly looking to fill a spot or two at the position in 2015.  Here are the top five possibilities at tight end for the Cardinals as I see it.

1. Jordan Cameron

This kid has a lot of potential.  He’s 26.  He had 24 receptions for 424 yards in 2014.  He also had two touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns.  He is going to garner a lot of attention on the free agent market.  His 2013 season was better with 80 receptions and 917 yards with seven touchdowns.  Imagine if he had a quarterback to throw him the ball?

2. Jermaine Gresham

His 2014 was very good for a tight end.  With the Cincinnati Bengals he had 62 receptions for 460 yards.  He is more a short range threat, something that fits the Cardinals offense as far as tight ends go.  He had five touchdowns in 2014.

3. Lance Kendricks

One thing is for sure, if the Cardinals picked him up, he wouldn’t have to burn them anymore with the St. Louis Rams.  He had 27 receptions for 259 yards and five touchdowns in 2014.  Having five touchdowns on just 27 receptions should tell you he is good in the red zone.  He had three receptions for 40 yards in two games against the Cardinals in 2014.

4. Niles Paul

A very quiet decent season with the Washington Redskins.  He had 39 receptions for 507 yards.  He had just one touchdown though.  He started seven of the 16 games he played in 2014.

5. Owen Daniels

I’ll just start out by saying I don’t think he’ll leave the Baltimore Ravens.  He would be a great asset to the Cardinals offense though.  He had 48 receptions for 527 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.  He is 32 and said he plans on playing at least a couple more seasons.  He certainly wouldn’t be a long term solution but would contribute much more than what the Cardinals got out of the position in 2014.