Just like the receivers, this is the deepest group of tight ends this team has ever had. Daniel Graham, who is a very good player in his role, probably ends up not making the roster, and they will still have trouble finding spots to get Taylor Thompson on the field. That is, of course, unless he blows everyone away in the preseason.
Click through the jump for a more in-depth look at the tight ends currently on the roster.JARED COOK
Contract: Entering the last year of his rookie contract
This is a big year for Cook. He has shown flashes of being great, but he has yet to be great consistently. He could be in line for a big payday, here or elsewhere, if he can finally realize his potential this season. There is no doubt Chris Palmer is going to put him in the position to succeed.
Age: 27 (turns 28 in September)
Contract: Signed a four-year $14.4 million contract this offseason
Stevens is one of the more underrated players on this roster. He is a very good blocker and a reliable receiver. It will be interesting to see how much he is on the field in the new look offense this year.
Age: 33 (turns 34 in November)
Contract: Entering the second year of a three-year $8.5 million contract
With a base salary of $2 million, I just cannot see a spot for Graham on this roster. He isn't as good of a blocker as Stevens, and all three of the other guys are bigger threats in the passing game.
Age: 22 (turns 23 in October)
Contract: Signed a four-year $2.3 million contract
We are all very excited to see what Thompson can do. From all reports, he has been really good at the OTAs. I have said this repeatedly since the Titans drafted him, there is not doubt he has a lot of upside, but we really need to temper our expectations for him because he is going to be a project.