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Travis Kelce’s Tight End University begins Wednesday

A large group of NFL tight ends will be meeting in Nashville this week.

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Across the NFL, Phase Three of the offseason is complete. All teams have completed their four-week program of voluntary organized team activities and mandatory minicamps. For most players, the time until training camp begins in late July is now a vacation.

But starting on Wednesday, a group of more than 40 NFL tight ends will be getting some more work done. Organized by the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, the San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle and longtime NFL tight end Greg Olsen, Tight End University serves as a way for players to share ideas, learn from each other — and enjoy each other’s company, too.

Kelce’s teammate Blake Bell will also be attending the three-day retreat in Nashville, as well as Kittle’s teammates Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner — and a long list of other NFL tight ends:

“I’m always big on building a brotherhood,” said Kittle, per Forbes. “A lot of these guys either don’t know each other or never communicated with each other. It bothers me.”

“When one tight end succeeds, everybody succeeds — like the tight ends were making under $10 million a year,” he continued. “To me, that doesn’t make any sense. I feel like the tight end position hasn’t been appreciated.”

This is the inaugural year for the retreat, which Kelce, Kittle and Olsen hope will take place on yearly basis.