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TE possibilities

Posted by Chris Brown on September 21, 2009 – 4:58 am

If ESPN’s Adam Schefter is on the money with his report over the weekend then these are distinct possibilities for Buffalo’s TE corps if the injury to Derek Schouman is a serious one.

Shawn Nelson already tweeted that his shoulder is fine Sunday night, but Adam Schefter tweeted the following over the weekend.

Adam_Schefter: Buffalo had a busy Friday, working out RBs Lorenzo Booker and De De Dorsey, as well as TEs Tony Curtis, Joe Klopfenstein and Leonard Pope.

Obviously the tight ends would be of most interest at this point. Though practice squad TE Jonathan Stupar has already been called up  to the active roster once already, if the Schouman injury is long term, one of the veterans that were worked out over the weekend, according to Schefter, could be a viable option.

Joe Klopfenstein (6’5″ 262) is a three-year vet out of Colorado with 33 career receptions. He spent his entire NFL career with the Rams and is a former third-round pick.

Leonard Pope (6’8″ 274) is a three-year vet out of Georgia with 48 career receptions and 5 TDs, and had spent his entire career with the Cardinals and is also a former third-round pick.

Tony Curtis (6’5″ 251) is a three-year vet out of Portland St. that was in Philadelphia’s camp this summer, but had spent his entire NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. He has 11 career receptions as he’s been primarily a special teamer.

I will try to confirm these player visits on Monday. If they did visit then they’ll be considerations if Schouman’s injury is expected to keep him on the shelf for a while. If it’s a short term injury then Stupar is the more likely alternative because he knows the offense and can step right in.

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