Patriots | Two TE candidates try for bigger roles
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:32:19 -0700
New England Patriots TEs James Develin and Brandon Ford are likely to get more attention during training camp following the release of TE Aaron Hernandez, but they still have several veterans ahead of them on the depth chart even if TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is not ready for the start of the season.
Develin appears to be directly competing with veteran Michael Hoomanawanui for a swing role, or sort of a hybrid tight end/fullback position. Ford lined up in the slot during college, and can also be used as a wide receiver. Their versatility gives them a chance at a roster spot, but their fantasy value remains negligible for now.
Source: The Boston Globe - Zuri Berry