O'Leary, who underwent an angioplasty last month to reduce a 100 percent blockage of an artery in his heart, is expected to be able to return to football next year, Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post reports. The tight end, who is expected to recover fully from the procedure, relayed Monday that he's feeling good and noted that it's the fact that he'll be on blood thinners for the next six months that will keep him off the football field this coming season. For now, O'Leary is on the Raiders' reserve/non-football injury list. The 27-year-old, who is known for his pass-blocking skills, recorded 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown over the course of 12 total games between the Dolphins and Jaguars in 2019.
The Raiders placed O'Leary on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list on Thursday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. O'Leary joined Las Vegas in March after having logged 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown between 12 total games with the Dolphins and Jaguars last season. Due to his placement on the reserve/NFI list, O'Leary won't count against the Raiders' 90-man offseason roster. The team re-signed tight end Paul Butler to fill O'Leary's depth gig.
O'Leary (shoulder) signed a contract with the Raiders on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 27-year-old missed the season finale with the shoulder injury and finished 2019 with 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown between 12 games with Jacksonville and Miami. O'Leary should battle for the No. 3 tight end job with Foster Moreau (knee) and Derek Carrier in training camp, since Darren Waller (thumb) and Jason Witten should be locked in atop the depth chart.
O'Leary (shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts. The 27-year-old was considered questionable due to the shoulder injury but won't suit up for the season finale. Ben Koyack lines up to serve as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end, while O'Leary finishes the 2019 campaign with 13 receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown in 12 games between the Dolphins and Jaguars.
O'Leary (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts. The 27-year-old appeared to be clear of the shoulder injury Week 16, but he worked as a limited practice participant throughout this week. Ben Koyack would likely work as the No. 2 tight end should O'Leary be unable to suit up Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/04||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||7.88|
|9||11/07||@New York Giants||10||6.63|
|10||11/14||Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|13||12/05||Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|14||12/12||@Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|18||01/09||Los Angeles Chargers||22||7.88|
|3 Year Avg||9||7||65||1||3||9.29||12|