Although he wasn't a participant during Tuesday's minincamp,
That's encouraging news for Escobar, but even if he is able to make a quicker-than-expected recovery from last season's torn Achilles tendon, he'll still be stuck behind Jason Witten on the Cowboys' depth chart.
Gavin Escobar 's recovery from a torn right Achilles may extend into the upcoming season, Rob Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys ' official site reports.
Escobar sustained the injury on Dec. 19, so it's no surprise that the lengthy rehabilitation required of such an ailment is poised to impact his offseason regimen. If training camp reps are few and far to come by, a stay on the PUP list could be in the cards. Among those set to pick up the slack behind Jason Witten are James Hanna and Geoff Swaim.
Gavin Escobar (torn Achilles) finished the season with just eight catches on 13 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in 14 games.
The former second round pick is increasingly looking like a bust, as despite Escobar's size and value as a red-zone target he has yet to establish himself as a reliable pass-catching threat in three seasons. Assuming he returns from his torn Achilles tendon at 100 percent, expect him to back up Dallas Cowboys institution Jason Witten once again in 2016.
Gavin Escobar (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Escobar's season will come to a close due to the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in Week 15. James Hanna will serve as the backup tight end behind Jason Witten the rest of the way.
Gavin Escobar suffered a torn right Achilles in Saturday's loss to the Jets, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Escobar finishes the season with just eight catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. He was not targeted before suffering the injury in the fourth quarter.
|P1||8/13/16||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/16||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/16||@ MIN||8:25 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
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