McGrath didn't receive a qualifying offer or minimum tender from the Chargers and has become an unrestricted free agent, per the league's official transaction log. McGrath spent the past two years with the Chargers, serving primarily on special teams but also logging snaps on offense as a blocking specialist. He'll likely fill a similar role wherever he may land this offseason.
McGrath caught both of his targets for 23 yards in the 14-7 win over the Jets on Sunday. With Hunter Henry placed on injured reserve due to a spleen injury, McGrath seemed set to receive a larger volume of targets Sunday. That didn't end up being the case, as Antonio Gates rekindled the flames of old with quarterback Philip Rivers, turning back the clock to put together a vintage performance (six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown). Given both McGrath and third-string tight end Jeff Cumberland saw less than 30 snaps Sunday, it seems unlikely either player will find themselves in a position of fantasy relevance in Week 17.
McGrath (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants. McGrath practiced in a limited capacity every day this week, which was good enough for the tight end to warrant an active status in Week 5. Despite suiting up, McGrath has seen just one target in three games this season, so he's unlikely to have a spot in the offensive game plan as long as Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates remain at full strength.
McGrath (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. McGrath was a full participant in practice all week, so there is likely no real concern surrounding the tight end's health for the weekend. Still, McGrath will likely be a game-time decision Sunday.
McGrath (foot) popped up on Friday's injury report and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. His questionable designation is somewhat surprising, as he was a full participant at practice all week. Thus, there could be more to the situation than the team has announced. Until more clarity is gained, the depth tight end and special teams performer looks to be a game-time decision.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||Kansas City Chiefs||12||6.06|
|3||09/23||@Los Angeles Rams||19||6.82|
|4||09/30||San Francisco 49ers||18||6.75|
|15||12/14||@Kansas City Chiefs||12||6.06|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||2||2||24||0||2||12.00||2|