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Atlanta Falcons' Hayden Hurst and Kyle Pitts join inaugural tight end summit in Nashville

Amy Cheribelle

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ATLANTA — Hayden Hurst and Kyle Pitts will have a position-specific work ahead at the inaugural Tight End University summit from June 23-25 in Nashville.

Elite 49er tight end George Kittle came up with the summit and enlisted Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen to help him realize the idea. It is focused on one big event with 40 tight ends confirmed to attend, Hurst and Pitts among them.

The summit already has sponsors lined up to help facilitate the event. It will donate any remaining funds to charitable accounts.

“I think it’s a great idea, you’re getting some of the top tight ends together in Nashville at the end of this month, and it’s going to be awesome. You’ll get on the field with those guys and pick their brains about how to break down coverages. It’s going to be a great opportunity,” said Hayden Hurst.

This event will also be attended by top tight end talent Darren Waller, Mark Andrews, and Zach Ertz.

Hurst stated that the summit offers a great chance to get a new perspective while being around talented tight ends. He believes that this will be a breakout year, and he is in great shape and highly motivated.

Kyle Pitts, the No. 4 overall pick for this year, has talent that will lead to superstardom. The Falcons believed that he could make an immediate impact on their offense.

Kittle stated that the tight end position is a difficult position with great responsibility and that this event will allow players to learn from the best of the best.

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