Tight ends enjoying huge role in passing game

Throwing to the tight end has worked extremely well for a lot of offenses this season, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Originally Published: November 30, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Forced to play six of their last seven games without the injured Marvin Harrison, the Indianapolis Colts have done a couple of things to compensate for the prolonged absence of their eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver.

First, quarterback Peyton Manning has relied more than usual on his other wide receiver, Reggie Wayne, a Pro Bowler in his own right. And second, the Colts' offense has thrown more to tight ends, especially the marvelously versatile Dallas Clark.

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