With July here and training camp scheduled to start soon, azcardinals.com will take a look at the Cardinals' individual position groups during this quiet time in the NFL and give our opinions about where the groups stand prior to camp. Today, tight ends.
LOCKS: Maxx Williams, Darrell Daniels
With Dan Arnold leaving in free agency – the top pass-catching tight end – there was a hole left. But Williams has been the main guy since he arrived and, assuming he can stay healthy, he is a good start for how and when the Cardinals would prefer to use the tight end. Daniels has been a steady reserve the last couple of years, although probably not a player the offense can lean on for extended periods of time.
WORK TO DO: Cary Angeline, Ian Bunting, Bruno Labelle, Bernhard Seikovits, Ross Travis
Behind the main two options are a handful of mostly inexperienced players. Seikovits, part of the NFL's international player program, is a long shot to make the team. The others may be too, although until training camp (and preseason games) arrive, it will be difficult to tell.
UPGRADE ODDS: High
Kliff Kingsbury already said an addition is likely in the room, and it would make sense to add a vet to Williams and Daniels. Who that would be, and how they would arrive (whether it be as a free agent or in trade) is TBD. It's not like the Cards go to the tight end often. But it's still a position in need.
Images of the Cardinals' tight ends heading into training camp.