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Kendall Blanton: Let go on cutdown day
The Chiefs released Blanton on Tuesday.
Blanton spent time on Kansas City's practice squad down the stretch of last season after parting ways with the Rams in November. The 27-year-old never appeared in a game for the Chiefs in 2022, and he couldn't manage to carve out a role during his first preseason with the team. Blanton appeared in 15 games with the Rams from 2021 to 2022, catching six of nine targets for 72 yards.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Kendall Blanton: Inks new deal
Blanton signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Blanton spent time on Kansas City's practice squad during the 2022 season after being cut by the Rams. With Los Angeles, he suited up for four games and secured both of his targets for 35 yards. He will spend the offseason competing to secure a role with the Chiefs.... See More ... See Less
Kendall Blanton: Let go Tuesday
Blanton was cut from the Rams' practice squad Tuesday.
Blanton has bounced around this season after being waived by the Rams during training camp. However, the 27-year-old ultimately ended up back with the team when he was signed off the Chiefs' practice squad Sept. 22. He'll now work to find a new opportunity elsewhere if the Rams don't come calling again.... See More ... See Less
Kendall Blanton: Latches on with KC
The Chiefs signed Blanton to their practice squad Wednesday.
Blanton was cut by the Rams on Tuesday, but it didn't take long for him to find a home with a new organization. The fourth-year tight end played in four contests with Los Angeles prior to being let go, catching both of his targets for 35 yards. Kansas City currently has three healthy tight ends, so it would likely take an injury or two for Blanton to have any sort of significant role on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Kendall Blanton: Re-signs with practice squad
The Rams signed Blanton to the practice squad Thursday.
Blanton started the season on Kansas City's practice squad before signing with the Rams' active roster in late September. The 27-year-old then played 25 offensive snaps from Weeks 3 through 6, catching two passes (on two targets) for 35 yards, but he was then waived Tuesday after fellow tight end Brycen Hopkins returned from a suspension. Blanton should serve as a potential game-day elevation if Hopkins and/or Tyler Higbee are forced to miss time with injury at any point this season.... See More ... See Less
Kendall Blanton: Heading to waivers
The Rams waived Blanton on Tuesday.
Blanton signed with the Rams back in late September, while fellow tight end Brycen Hopkins served a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. However, Hopkins' suspension was lifted Monday, and Los Angeles has since parted ways with the 262-pounder after he played just 25 offensive snaps across the team's last four games. Blanton will now hope to earn another opportunity for playing time elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Light usage in loss
Blanton brought in his only target for seven yards in Monday's 24-9 loss to the 49ers.
Blanton's usage crept up slightly in his second week while he worked in place of Brycen Hopkins (suspension). He took the field for eight offensive snaps and caught his lone target. Tyler Higbee saw a whopping 14 targets and was on the field for 69 offensive snaps, leaving Blanton's usage at a minimum, a trend that will likely continue with just one more week before Hopkins returns.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Records one catch
Blanton caught his only target for 28 yards in Sunday's 20-12 win against the Cardinals.
Blanton, who was signed Thursday off the Chiefs' practice squad, only saw the field for five offensive snaps. He made the most of it with a lengthy 28-yard reception near the end of the first quarter, flashing some of the receiving chops he showed off during last year's NFC Championship game where he had a solid five-reception, 57-yard game in place of an injured Tyler Higbee. Blanton will continue to fill in at tight end for at least the next two games while Brycen Hopkins (suspension) serves the remainder of his three-game ban for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Signs with Rams
Blanton was signed off of the Chiefs' practice squad by the Rams on Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic.
Blanton was waived by the Rams on Aug. 20, then found his way onto Kansas City's practice squad after a short stint with the Commanders. The addition of the 26-year-old comes a day after the news that fellow tight end Brycen Hopkins would be serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Blanton should be able to slide right into the team's offense after having been with the franchise recently, including appearing in 11 games last season. He'll likely operate as the team's No. 2 tight end Sunday in a divisional matchup with the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Kendall Blanton: Joins Kansas City's practice squad
The Chiefs signed Blanton to their practice squad Thursday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
Blanton was waived by the Commanders ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline but has found a new home in Kansas City via the practice squad. The 26-year-old tight end appeared in 11 games for the Rams last year and caught four of seven targets for 37 yards across 144 offensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Kendall Blanton: Cut by Washington
Blanton was cut by the Commanders on Tuesday.
Blanton seemed likely to make the team after being claimed on waivers during the preseason, but the former Rams tight end failed to make the 53-man roster. Washington's willingness to part ways with Blanton could be a positive indicator regarding the health of top tight ends Logan Thomas (knee) and John Bates (calf).... See More ... See Less
Commanders' Kendall Blanton: Claimed by Commanders
Blanton was claimed off waivers by the Commanders on Sunday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Blanton's departure from the Rams was a bit of a surprise, as he was initially expected to be the No. 2 tight end for the Rams this season. However, the 26-year-old will find new opportunity in Washington, where he'll likely be competing for the same No. 2 role behind Logan Thomas (knee).... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Waived by Rams
The Rams waived Blanton on Saturday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
It was a quick slide for Blanton, as the Rams had him listed as the No. 2 tight end on their depth chart less than two weeks ago. He has suited up for 12 games during his first three seaons in the league, all with Los Angeles. He will now look for a new opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Earns backup role
Blanton is listed as the No. 2 tight end for the Rams on their first unofficial depth chart, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Tyler Higbee's return from an MCL injury suffered during the playoffs meant that Blanton and fellow tight end Brycen Hopkins would be relegated to backup duty, but Blanton will start the preseason as the primary backup, thanks to his more robust skill set as both a blocker and a receiver. Blanton will find plenty of work in two-tight end sets, but will likely struggle to improve on his 2021 stats (4-37-0 line in 11 regular season games) with numerous target hogs surrounding him on the field.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Still in backup mix
Following the recent NFL Draft, Blanton and Brycen Hopkins continue to follow Tyler Higbee on the Rams' tight end depth chart, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Meanwhile, 2021 fourth-rounder Jacob Harris is bouncing back from a knee injury, but at this stage Blanton -- who is presumably past a shoulder issue that slowed him in Super Bowl LVI -- and Hopkins remain next up for tight end targets in the event that Higbee misses time this season.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Kendall Blanton: Limited due to shoulder injury
Blanton (shoulder) didn't record any counting stats across 30 offensive snaps during Sunday's 23-20 Super Bowl win over the Bengals.
Blanton stepped up during the NFC Championship Game in place of Tyler Higbee -- who suffered an MCL sprain in the first half -- catching all five of his targets for 57 yards. However, the 6-foot-6 tight end was limited during the Super Bowl after suffering a shoulder injury, according to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In Blanton's absence, Brycen Hopkins stepped up as the primary tight end and caught all four of his targets for 47 yards across 39 offensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
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