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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:06:13 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson tops the team's first depth chart of the preseason, with TEs Rob Housler and Troy Niklas listed as the top backups. TEs Darren Fells and Andre Hardy are listed on the third-team offense.
Fantasy Tip: Even as the starter, the tight end isn't a huge cog in the Arizona offense. If Carlson hangs onto the starting job, he would still only be worth a look as a backup fantasy option or a potential starter when you need a bye-week replacement.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:08:14 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) will be wearing a soft cast for for about 10 days.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:56 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) has been cleared to participate in training camp, and was working Wednesday, July 23.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:14:48 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson has been the tight end who impressed the most during organized team activities and minicamp. Head coach Bruce Arians complimented Carlson's ability to pick up the system quickly, his speed and hands, and he considers Carlson an adequate blocker. Arians wants physical tight ends who are capable blockers. Carlson will compete for targets with TEs Rob Housler, Jake Ballard and Troy Niklas (hand).
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals tight end corps has too many options to be able to rely on any of them as a weekly fantasy option, at least at this point.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:59:25 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) is hopeful to return the first day of training camp, according to head coach Bruce Arians. If not, Arians expects him back a few days into camp when the pads go on.
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals tight end corps is deep, and Niklas is too far down the depth chart to be drafted this season.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:48:19 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to keep four tight ends on their roster. Head coach Bruce Arians feels the team probably has too many legitimate options to keep them all. TEs John Carlson, Jake Ballard, Rob Housler and Troy Niklas (hand) are the favorites to make the roster.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:30:57 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) broke his right hand last week and will be out until training camp, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Wed, 21 May 2014 11:19:10 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hernia) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 20, because he is recovering from hernia surgery. Head coach Bruce Arians said Niklas has started to run and hopes he will be ready for the team's second minicamp.
Mon, 19 May 2014 15:02:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas will receive $4.023 million over four years.
Thu, 15 May 2014 15:46:13 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals signed TE Troy Niklas (second round), DE Kareem Martin (third round) and WR John Brown (third round) to undisclosed four-year deals Thursday, May 15.
Wed, 14 May 2014 04:33:55 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas has only played tight end for two years, but he thinks that may benefit him. "I haven't developed a lot of bad tendencies," Niklas said. "I don't mind blocking at all. I like physical contact. It's always funny when you get a good block on a D-end (defensive end) and he's sitting there like, 'Man, this tight end is owning me.'"
Fri, 09 May 2014 17:35:22 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals selected Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Niklas is very raw at the position and is more of a blocker than a pass-catcher, so don't expect him to make much of a fantasy football impact in Arizona for another year or two.
Wed, 07 May 2014 12:41:59 -0700
The Green Bay Packers could consider selecting a tight end during the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas, Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro and Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz are all expected to be selected in the second or early third rounds.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:26:17 -0700
According to a poll of 17 NFL personnel men, North Carolina TE Eric Ebron was unanimously selected as the top tight end available in the 2014 NFL Draft. After that, the personnel men rated University of Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins next, then Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro and Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas. "Once you get past the first two or three everyone else you just put them in a bag and kind of shake them up," one scout said. "There's nothing that really stands out. The tough part is all the guys that are talented have off-field issues."
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:54:20 -0700
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas Wednesday, April 23.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:01:00 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens recently met with Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:52:29 -0700
The Buffalo Bills met with Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas Tuesday, April 1.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:49:30 -0800
University of Tennessee TE A.C. Leonard and former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla led all tight ends in the broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 22, with jumps of 10-foot-8. North Carolina TE Eric Ebron and Colorado State TE Crockett Gillmore each posted jumps of 10-foot-0. Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro posted a jump of 9-foot-10, while Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Missouri Western TE Reggie Jordan, Georgia TE Arthur Lynch and California TE Richard X. Rodgers posted results of 9-foot-8, while Fresno State TE Marcel Jensen had a result of 9-foot-7. Utah TE Jake Murphy and Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas had jumps of 9-foot-6, USC TE Xavier Grimble had a jump of 9-foot-5, while Florida TE Trey Burton and Baylor TE Jordan Najvar had jumps of 9-foot-4. Wisconsin TE Jacob Pedersen rounded out the position with a result of 9-foot-3.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:44:51 -0800
The New England Patriots have met with Texas A&M TE Jace Amaro, Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas and Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:32:26 -0800
Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas measured 6-foot-6 1/2, 270 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:14:24 -0800
Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro, Massachusetts TE Rob Blanchflower, Florida TE Trey Burton, Utah TE Anthony Denham, Dixie State TE Joe Don Duncan, North Carolina TE Eric Ebron, Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Colorado State TE Crockett Gillmore, USC TE Xavier Grimble, McNeese State TE Nic Jacobs, Fresno State TE Marcel Jensen, Missouri Western State TE Reggie Jordan, Tennessee State TE A.C. Leonard, Oregon TE Colt Lyerla, Georgia TE Arthur Lynch, Utah TE Jake Murphy, Baylor TE Jordan Najvar, Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas, Wisconsin TE Jacob Pedersen, California TE Richard X. Rodgers, Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Utah State TE D.J. Tialavea were all invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, to be held Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:30:14 -0800
Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas has entered the 2014 NFL Draft.