How can they not be? With Branch out for at least another week, if not more, the tight ends have to step up and catch and block more this season. The Pats will probably be better off running more this season, which means the tight ends will be out there leading the way more often. And when Brady gets the call to throw, who's he going to throw to other than those really big targets.
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“It’s exciting,” he said. “Not to take anything away from Mike Vrabel, because he’s a great athlete, but just to see all the tight ends out there together is exciting for us. Sitting in the meeting room together, we know we have a big part in the offense this year. This is going to be a big year for the tight ends.”