May 19, 2024

The Arizona Cardinals signed rookie tight end Tip Reiman to a four-year contract on Friday.

Reiman, who spent the previous four seasons at Illinois, was selected in the third round (No. 82 overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft by the Cardinals last month.

Among the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder’s strongest qualities is his ability to block, which the Cardinals valued given their run-heavy offensive scheme under coach Drew Petzing.

 

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That is not to imply he lacks the athleticism to be an effective pass catcher.

Despite limited opportunities, the tight end recorded three touchdowns and 203 yards on 19 receptions in his final season at Illinois.

After Day 3 of the NFL Draft, assistant general manager Dave Sears stated, “You don’t see a ton of Y tight ends on the line of scrimmage in today’s game, so when you see one like this guy who can move people, who’s aggressive, who’s tough, plus he’s a good athlete and can catch the ball.” “They don’t toss the ball that often. Then, at the East-West game, we saw him run more routes and catch more passes.

 

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