Best of the Packers: Top 10 tight ends since 1960

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Paul Coffman of the Green Bay Packers is shown in an undated handout photo.

The Green Bay Packers will open training camp in just a couple of weeks or less and Dairyland Express jumps back into our look back at the history of the Pack, ranking the top 10 players since 1960 by position group.

Why 1960? Because it’s just more quantifiable since then. Full statistical information exists, which makes comparisons much easier, and honestly, professional football is a different game since the formation of the American Football League and its high-powered passing games.

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Today, we enter the skill positions on offense, beginning with the tight end, a position that has evolved as the modern-day, pass-first offenses have. No longer exclusively lined up directly next to the left or right tackles, tight ends have become true parts of the passing game, often lining up flanked off the line as often as on it.

The defense was covered in the first four installments of the series: The top kickers and punters, defensive backs, linebackers and defensive linemen.

The offense began up front with the offensive linemen.

And now, the top 10 tight ends for the Green Bay Packers in the modern era:

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