Tomlinson re-signed with the Jets on Tuesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Tomlinson started 24 games the past two seasons but caught just 16 passes on 764 snaps. He figures to reprise his role as a run blocker while Chris Herndon handles most of the receiving work.
Tomlinson was not offered a contract tender by the Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Tomlinson was limited to eight catches for 72 yards in 15 games this past season and the 26-year-old will now look to catch on with another team as a depth tight end.
Tomlinson (foot) didn't sustain any fractured bones after dropping a weight on his foot in December, Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press reports. Tomlinson landed on injured reserve ahead of the Jets' regular-season finale and consequently finished the 2018 season with eight receptions for 72 yards and no scores. Given the six-week timetable for his recovery, it's possible the tight end may not have required a stint on IR had he sustained the same injury earlier during the year. In any case, Tomlinson remains under contract for the 2019 season and should be fully healthy by the time OTAs kick off this spring.
Tomlinson underwent surgery on his foot after dropping a weight on it Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Tomlinson was placed on IR earlier Thursday, but the injury was previously undisclosed. The 26-year-old apparently had lacerations on multiple toes and wouldn't have been able to play Sunday against the Patriots, prompting the move. Jordan Leggett should serve as the team's No. 2 tight end in Week 17, and the Jets also signed Clive Walford to bolster their depth at the position.
Tomlinson (undisclosed) has been placed on IR. In a corresponding move, the Jets signed fellow tight end Clive Walford to serve as a depth option in Week 17. Tomlinson, thus finishes the 2018 season with eight catches (on 14 targets) for 72 yards in 15 games working behind Chris Herndon.
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|7||10/22||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|10||11/10||New York Giants||19||7.38|
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