The Bears signed tight end Bear Pascoe to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. In 2014, Pascoe caught two receptions for three yards and one touchdown while playing for the Falcons.
Falcons tight end Bear Pascoe scored his second career touchdown and his first of the season Sunday against the Lions in London. Pascoe caught a 1-yard pass in the back of the end zone from Matt Ryan in the first quarter. It was his only touch of the afternoon in a 22-21 Week 8 defeat.
With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, the Falcons are undergoing a change in philosophy about their tight end position, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said there weren't a lot of athletic pass-catching tight ends available in the draft, and the team will be more traditional in its 2014 approach. Look for Atlanta's tight ends to line up on the line of scrimmage and block more. The team wants to be more physical up front. "There'll be a change in the type of tight end we'll have on our roster," coach Mike Smith told the paper. "We'll have a 'Y' tight end, where he'll be an inline player (lined up tight to the formation). They won't be moving around nearly as much as what we call an 'F.' Tony Gonzalez was more of an 'F' tight end than a 'Y' tight end." Levine Toilolo, who had 11 catches as a rookie last year, and blocking tight end Bear Pascoe sit atop the depth chart.
The Falcons have signed tight end Bear Pascoe on Thursday, reports the team's official website. Pascoe has spent all five seasons of his career with the Giants and has 38 catches for 333 yards and one touchdown.
Free agent tight end Bear Pascoe is visiting the Falcons on Thursday, reports FOX Sports. Pascoe has spent all five seasons of his career with the Giants and has 38 catches for 333 yards and one touchdown.
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