When Jason Witten entered the NFL 17 years ago as a third-round pick in Dallas, his famously blunt coach, Bill Parcells, delivered him a simple message.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's a good thing that Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce doesn't spend much time dwelling on gaudy individual statistics.
Looking at his own wouldn't give Kelce much time...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Patrick Mahomes. Good luck finding a more recent “best first-round pick” than the No. 10 overall choice in 2017. After a learning season behind...
Hall of Fame tight ends Mike Ditka, Kellen Winslow, John Mackey and Tony Gonzalez have been selected to the NFL's All-Time Team.
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Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Tony Gonzalez for second on the NFL's all-time receptions list.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The day before Tony Gonzalez was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month, he was asked about being a something of a pioneer at tight end. A guy who...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey.
And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying to cover fellow inductee...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local):
Tony Gonzalez probably could have been a star in the...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed.
Sometimes in the past, that's as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to...
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan was in only his second season in 2009 when he kept hearing newly acquired tight end Tony Gonzalez insist he was open on plays.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Families will be at the forefront for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction ceremonies next month.
Four of the eight members of the class of 2019 will have relatives...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 1 to open the preseason.
Each team will be making its fourth appearance in the preseason...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Imagine Dragons will perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to help kick off the NFL's 100th season.
The Hall announced Tuesday that the alternative-rock band will headline the Concert for Legends on Aug. 4.
Previous featured acts for the concert include Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Maroon 5.
ATLANTA (AP) — For towering tight end Tony Gonzalez, this was a slam dunk.
The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, who turned the celebratory post-TD dunk over the crossbar into an art form, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Joining him will be two more first-time nominees, Champ Bailey and Ed Reed, along with another defensive back, Ty Law, and center Kevin Mawae; Law and Mawae were both in their third year as finalists.
First-time eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2019.
First-year eligible Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In all, 13 defensive players, nine on offense and three coaches — Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores and Don Coryell — made the cut.
Making it to the semifinals for the first time, although previously eligible, are Flores and linebacker Zach Thomas.
Already finalists for the hall are contributors Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen, and senior committee nominee Johnny Robinson.
Tony Gonzalez, the most accomplished tight end in NFL history, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and London Fletcher are first-year eligible players among the 102 modern-era nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15 seasons.
The Cowboys took Dalton Schultz of Stanford with the 137th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. The compensatory choice was their second of the fourth round. Dallas selected former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong with the 116th pick.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ten-time All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez was elected to the Kansas City Chiefs' Hall of Fame on Friday, and his name will be added to Arrowhead Stadium's ring of honor next season.
Gonzalez played most of his 17-year career with the Chiefs before spending the last few seasons with the Falcons. He made 254 starts and appeared in 270 regular-season games, setting NFL records among tight ends with 1,325 receptions, 15,127 yards and 31 games of at least 100 yards receiving.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Gates ran to an open patch of end zone, turned and leaped above a defender to snag Philip Rivers' waiting pass. The tight end stepped onto the painted grass with the ball in his hands, just as he did 111 times before.
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Dallas tight end Jason Witten has passed Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin for the franchise record in yards receiving.
Witten caught an 11-yard pass from Dak Prescott early in the second quarter to give him 11,906 yards for his career, two more than Irvin.
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Dallas tight end Jason Witten has passed former teammate Terrell Owens for seventh place on the career receptions list.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By just about any measure, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had as good of an offseason as anyone.
It began when he reached a five-year, $46 million contract extension that included $20 million in guarantees — a deal signed while he was in Hawaii, no less. It continued with the filming of a reality TV show in which 50 women tried to impress the 27-year-old bachelor enough to win his love.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates recalls Nick Saban telling him he'd one day be an NFL first-round draft pick and that he could play both football and his beloved basketball at Michigan State.
Yet here's Gates, the former basketball star from Kent State, needing three touchdown catches to break Tony Gonzalez's NFL record of 111 for a tight end.
Being 6-foot-4 and weighing 250 pounds, Gates knows he made the right choice in going to the NFL rather than trying to pursue an NBA career.