Phillips finished the 2015 regular season with a total of 10 receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Phillips has always been used as a blocking tight end first and foremost, and 2015 was no different. The only time he was even a little bit productive was early in the year when Antonio Gates was still serving a four-game suspension and Ladarius Green was dealing with a concussion. Looking ahead to 2016, it remains to be seen which tight ends the Bolts will bring back, but they do seem to value Phillips' blocking abilities.
Chargers tight end John Phillips caught one of his two targets for an 8-yard touchdown in the defeat of Cleveland on Sunday. San Diego was hit hard by injuries to their wide receivers in this game, so Phillips had to play more than expected and he responded with a huge red zone grab in the fourth quarter. But with Ladarius Green already back in action after missing one game due to a concussion and Antonio Gates set to return from his four-game suspension this week, Phillips is heading back to a reserve role.
Chargers tight end John Phillips caught all four of his targets for 35 yards starting in place of Ladarius Green on Sunday at Minnesota. With Antonio Gates still serving his suspension and Green missing this game due to a concussion, Phillips was the next man up and represented himself very well. If Green is unable to clear himself before Week 4, Phillips figures to have a similar role in the upcoming game against the Browns.
The Chargers re-signed tight end John Phillips on Thursday since Ladarius Green was unable to practice. San Diego said Wednesday that Green was being evaluated for a concussion. Phillips was released Saturday as the team's roster was reduced to 53 players.
Chargers veteran tight end John Phillips has been placed on IR with a right knee injury sustained Sunday against Oakland. He will miss the season finale against Kansas City. He finishes the season with four receptions for 30 yards. He will be replaced on the roster by fellow tight end Jake Byrne.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|6||10/14||@San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|8||10/30||San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|10||11/13||@New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|12||11/27||Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|15||12/18||New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|16||12/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|3 Year Avg||6||5||33||1||3||6.60||9|