Four New York Football Players Attended ‘Tight End University’ Last Week
It's the middle of the summer, and yet, class was in session last week in Nashville, Tennessee.
The class was called "Tight End University", a summit run by pro football players for pro football players that ran from June 23rd through the 25th. Organized by George Kittle, Greg Olsen and Travis Kelce, three of the games best tight ends ever, NFL tight ends from around the league were invited to join the "university" and work out with their peers. As described by Kittle in his appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, he was excited to "hang out" and "learn from" his friends and fellow position mates.
A few members of New York football teams were in attendance, and here's who made it down to Nashville.
The New York Giants had a trio of tight ends attending class down in Tennessee. That group was led by Evan Engram, a former first-round pick who is entering into his fifth season in the NFL. Engram had an impressive rookie campaign back in 2017, but struggled to stay on the field until this season, and wasn't much of an end zone threat in 2020.
Engram should have some help in 2021, however, and two of those charged with helping Engram were also in attendance at TEU. NFL veteran Kyle Rudolph was among the attendees, three months removed from signing a contract to join the Giants. Rudolph has been in the NFL since 2011, playing 140 games over 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
Engram and Rudolph were joined by 29-year old Levine Toilolo, who is set to enter his second season with the Giants. Now on his fourth team over his previous four seasons, Toilolo is looking to find a permanent fit in New York.
Outside of the Giants, Buffalo Bills' tight end Dawson Knox completed the group of New York football players in attendance. The 24-year old is a Tennessee native, and is still looking to become a consistent contributor. This should be music to Bills' fans ears, as Knox getting to learn from some of the best in the game at his position will surely help his career.
No Jets landed in Tennessee, also.