Paul revealed he underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday. Paul's season ended when he was placed on injured reserve last week, although he was never much of a fantasy contributor in 2016 considering he only garnered two targets across eight games. Now known that the procedure required to heal his shoulder was a success, Paul figures to come back in full form for the 2017 campaign.
Paul (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, ESPN's John Keim reports. Paul got hurt during Washington's Week 8 tie with the Bengals and coach Jay Gruden clarified Monday that its a labrum issue he's dealing with. While him landing on IR leaves the Redskins without a tight end for the time being, teammate Derek Carrier's (knee) return to practice Monday represents a possible replacement before long.
Paul injured his shoulder during Sunday's game against the Bengals and is considered questionable to return. Paul appears to have avoided any kind of serious injury, while Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis will continue to be the top two options at tight end for the Redskins.
Paul was active but saw just six offensive snaps in Week 1. Paul saw the majority of his work come on special teams after not seeing a single target. As the No. 3 tight end in Washington, it seems unlikely that he has any fantasy value unless injuries force the team to play him more.
Paul (knee) should practice in the near future, the Redskins' official site reports. Paul suffered a dislocated ankle precisely one year ago during preseason action, and his rehabilitation extended into the offseason. After opening training camp with the Redskins, he suffered a hyperextended right knee in Thursday's preseason defeat in Atlanta, but a lengthy absence doesn't appear to be a side effect of the current concern.
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