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NFC Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 13-4-0
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 4 37 9.3 0 23
Post Season 7 75 10.7 1 20

Top Kendall Blanton News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Rams' Kendall Blanton: Set to fill in for Higbee

    With Tyler Higbee (knee) having been placed on IR by the Rams, Blanton is in line to lead the team's tight end corps in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Bengals, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.

    Higbee was forced out of the NFC Championship Game versus the 49ers on Jan. 30 after playing just 14 snaps, and as was the case in that contest, Blanton will be counted on to step in as the Rams' top tight end this Sunday. In relief of Higbee in the team's win over San Francisco, Blanton logged 61 snaps en route to catching all five of his targets for 57 yards. While Blanton is poised for a starting assignment, and, in turn, his share of targets this weekend, Brycen Hopkins is available to back him up, with Kyle Markway currently a member of Los Angeles' practice squad.

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  • Rams' Kendall Blanton: Steps up in key moment

    Blanton brought in all five targets for 57 yards during the Rams' 20-17 win over the 49ers in their NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday.

    Tyler Higbee exited the game for good due to a knee injury in the first half, thrusting Blanton into the top role at tight end just a week after scoring his first career touchdown. Blanton performed admirably, making some key grabs and ultimately checking in third on the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets behind Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham. If Higbee's injury is serious enough to keep him out of the Super Bowl LVI matchup versus the Bengals, Blanton, despite having just 11 career catches to his name, presumably will log starting duty in the contest.

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  • Rams' Kendall Blanton: Scores first career touchdown

    Blanton caught both of his targets for 18 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay. He played just eight of 71 offensive snaps.

    This was the first career touchdown for Blanton, as the backup tight end has played sparingly all season. He's unlikely to see an uptick in playing time as long as fellow tight end Tyler Higbee is healthy, but Blanton could receive a target or two next week against the 49ers.

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  • Rams' Kendall Blanton: Not targeted in win

    Blanton failed to see a single target in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Vikings.

    Blanton reverted back to his role as the Rams' No. 2 tight end with starter Tyler Higbee activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Week 16. The 26-year-old played on just eight of the team's 70 offensive snaps. With Higbee and the Rams' pass catchers healthy, Blanton will likely continue to be a non-factor on offense.

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  • Rams' Kendall Blanton: Headed back to backup role

    Blanton is expected to move into a reserve role Sunday in Minnesota after the Rams activated Tyler Higbee from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Nicholas Cothrel of SI.com reports.

    While COVID-19-related protocols kept Higbee out the past two weeks, Blanton picked up his first pair of NFL starts. Though he logged 79.3 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps between those contests, Blanton didn't see much involvement as a pass catcher, producing a 2-29-0 receiving line across four targets. Look for Higbee to dominate the playing time at the position over the final three games, with Blanton's opportunities mostly coming when the Rams want to get an extra blocker on the field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 262 lbs
Birthplace: Blue Springs, MO
Age: 26
School: Missouri
Experience: 2