Arizona Cardinals: The 2020 tight end room

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: Tight end Dan Arnold #82 catches a pass from quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals and runs to the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: Tight end Dan Arnold #82 catches a pass from quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals and runs to the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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The Arizona Cardinals still have an unsettled tight end room to deal with

Currently the Arizona Cardinals have three tight ends on their roster.  Maxx Williams, Dan Arnold, and Darrell Daniels are the only tight ends under contract.

The Cardinals did bring in Charles Clay last season but he is currently not on the roster.  He is a free agent but has not yet signed with any team.  Would the Cardinals bring him back?

It is possible but the Cardinals have been fairly quiet about the position.  Tight end proved to not be an essential part to the 2019 offense under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury.

It would seem Williams isn’t going anywhere.  Arnold played well in his short time with the team at the end of the 2019 season.  He played in three games in December, grabbing six receptions and two touchdowns.

Despite the lower usage of the position, it is still important the Cardinals have tight ends they can count on.  It is still hard to imagine them sticking with just these three.

Williams caught just 15 passes for 202-yards and a touchdown.  In case you were still interested in seeing Clay come back, he just 18 receptions for 237-yards and one touchdown.

That’s 30 receptions and two touchdowns from their top two tight ends from last season.  If they do make any more additions, look for one to possibly be drafted.

The Cardinals could go into next season with just three tight ends, which could be a possibility given the number of receivers that could fight for a roster spot in camp and preseason.  Still, it is hard to see a Williams/Arnold one, two going into 2020.

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Williams is fun to watch.  Last season though was the first time he played in all 16 games of a season since being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015.  He will be around for the next two seasons though but needs help.