tight end


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

tight end

n. Football
An offensive end who lines up close to a tackle.

tight′ end′



n.
an offensive end in football positioned directly beside a tackle and used as both a blocker and a pass receiver.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tight end - (football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
end - (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
References in periodicals archive ?
A year ago, the Bears signed former Miami Dolphin tight end Dion Sims to an $18-million, three-year deal in free agency, but his production was disappointing.
The tight end was promoted by the Vikings on Friday from the practice squad to the active roster.
As camp came to a close, coach Willie Taggart was feeling better about the tight end position than he had at any point since he arrived.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end was used mostly as a slot receiver this season, catching 39 passes for 608 yards and a touchdown, but the Bears finished 1-11, didn't beat an FBS opponent, and ended the season with a 63-13 loss at Stanford.
The 2011 NFL season might be remembered as the year the tight end position changed forever.
2 tight end, are concerned about their roles in the offense.
Hook Zones: The width of this zone is from the football to the outside leg of the Tight End or imaginary Tight End--a depth of 15 yards.
It's not quite time to move the analysis of tight end prospects from the football field to the basketball court, but it certainly doesn't hurt to see a recruit in that other sport.
Shannon Sharpe knows the tight end position as well as anyone.
Jimmy is a reserve tight end for the Trojans, and Jeff a freshman defensive end redshirting at UCLA.
The 4-3 required the defense to declare to the tight end.
It's not quite accurate to say Oregon lacks a veteran presence at tight end.