tight end


Definition of tight end 

: an offensive football end who lines up close to the tackle and can act as a lineman or receiver

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So while there are questions at quarterback, running back and tight end, re-inflating an offense that finished a disappointing 69th nationally in yards per game last season has to start up front. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 5 burning questions facing IU football in 2018," 12 July 2018 Former New England Patriots tight end — and animator, and children’s book author — Martellus Bennett is taking his talents to the hardwood. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is back in uniform — on the basketball court," 12 July 2018 Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:36 See Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s custom cleats for charity Advertisement NFL players have the option to wear custom cleats on Sunday against the Jets as part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Ohio man who scammed a Chiefs player pleads guilty to mail fraud," 10 July 2018 Seven months after welcoming now 2-year-old daughter Jolie, news broke that Kramer and the former NFL tight end, 31, were taking a break because Caussin had been unfaithful. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Jana Kramer Expecting Second Child with Husband Mike Caussin After Multiple Miscarriages," 25 June 2018 Gronkowski, named for and partly owned by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, returned $13.80 and $7. Beth Harris, Houston Chronicle, "Justify wins Belmont Stakes to become 13th Triple Crown champ," 9 June 2018 Gronkowski, named for and partly owned by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, returned $13.80 and $7. CBS News, "Justify captures Triple Crown, wins 150th Belmont Stakes," 9 June 2018 The 10-time Pro Bowl tight end informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of his plan to retire Thursday, May 3, 2018, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision hasnât been announced. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Cowboys’ Jason Witten calls it quits after 15 seasons," 3 May 2018 Now, one of the most prolific tight ends in NFL history has to decide whether the fairy tale is still worth chasing. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "Witten must decide whether to call off chase," 30 Apr. 2018

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tight end

American football : a player on the offensive team who plays in a position on the line of scrimmage and who blocks and sometimes catches passes

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