Without a doubt, tight ends Rob Gronkowski (87) and Aaron Hernandez (81) are locks on this team. It's free agent signee Visanthe Shiancoe, who didn't play in the team's first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, that is questionable. Rookie Tyler Urban and converted defensive end Alex Silvestro are both gunning for a spot on this team. We're unsure if either of those guys can compete with a healthy Shiancoe. But is he healthy?
Keep (3 TEs, 17 total players): Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Visanthe Shiancoe.