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Example of tight end positioning in a usual offensive formation.

A tight end is a position in American and Canadian football. They often catch passes like a wide receiver. Tight ends are stronger than normal receivers and therefore are often called to block.

Johnathan Joseph and Todd Heap
Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap (right) after being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph.

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