Three off the NFL's best tight ends could play in Thursday night's preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots.
The teams practiced together for the second straight day on Wednesday but neither coach discussed who would play.
All three tight ends have different styles. For the Saints, Jimmy Graham leaps for high passes. For the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski runs over defenders and Aaron Hernandez swerves around them.
There wasn't much hitting and the tight ends didn't run at full speed after making catches during the two practice sessions. But the talent of the trio of third-year tight ends was obvious.
All three tight ends were drafted in 2010 -- Gronkowski in the second round, Graham in the third and Hernandez in the fourth.
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