Parham has officially signed his exclusive rights free agent tender with the Chargers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The tight end -- who saw his receptions double from 10 in 2020 to 20 in 2021 -- will jostle for snaps behind former Seahawk Gerald Everett, who Los Angeles signed in April. Also currently in the mix at the position with Parham are Tre' McKitty and Hunter Kampmoyer.
Parham faces additional competition at tight end in 2022 after the Chargers opted to sign Gerald Everett in March, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Not only does Everett project to be the team's No. 1 tight end this season, head coach Brandon Staley suggested the team is still interested in adding another one to the mix. While nominal third-stringer Stephen Anderson signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals earlier this offseason, it's possible Parham might find himself in a full-fledged battle for the No. 2 role, much less a starting spot, after he spent the majority of the offseason to date as the team's lone quality option at the position.
The Chargers have extended a contract tender to Parham, per Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus. With the reported move, Parham -- an exclusive rights free agent -- is on track to reclaim his role in the Chargers offense in 2022. With that in mind, Kyed adds that Parham has been fully cleared from the concussion that landed him on IR late last season. The 6-foot-8, 237-pounder caught 20 of his 27 targets for 190 yards and three TDs in 14 contests last season. With last year's top pass-catching TE Jared Cook headed for free agency, Parham -- who turns 25 in August -- could potentially see an uptick in targets this coming season, but his fantasy upside won't come into focus until after the bulk of the team's offseason moves have been made.
The Chargers have placed Parham (concussion) on injured reserve. Parham suffered a concussion in Week 15 versus the Chiefs. It was severe enough that he will now need to spend at least the next three weeks on injured reserve.
Parham (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Houston. Parham suffered the concussion Week 15 against Kansas City and was unable to clear the NFL's concussion protocol this week. Stephen Anderson will serve as the Chargers' No. 2 tight end Sunday behind starter Jared Cook.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Las Vegas Raiders||30||9.89|
|2||09/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||5.80|
|10||11/13||@San Francisco 49ers||4||4.60|
|11||11/20||Kansas City Chiefs||10||5.80|
|13||12/04||@Las Vegas Raiders||30||9.89|
|17||01/01||Los Angeles Rams||9||5.62|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||24||15||174||3||10||11.60||35|