Paulsen is signing with Washington, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. It's a good spot for Paulsen to compete for playing time, considering Washington is losing Jordan Reed (free agent) and Vernon Davis (retirement) this offseason. The team still needs more help at tight end, considering Paulsen didn't play any NFL games last season and has never gone over 308 yards in a campaign. That 308-yard season actually occurred back in 2012 for Washington.
Paulsen was released by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Paulsen has been buried on the depth chart all season, and has failed to see the field as a result. Thus, there is no surprise that the Texans have ultimately opted to part ways with the veteran tight end. He is now free to look for a new gig.
Paulsen (coach's decision) won't play in Monday's season opener against the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Listed as the No. 4 option, Paulsen seemingly only provides depth to Houston's tight end unit. With Darren Fells, Jordan Akins and Jerell Adams all healthy and active for Monday, Houston will let Paulsen sit on the sideline.
The Texans will sign Paulsen, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Paulsen will give the Texans some added tight end depth, and his signing figures to foreshadow an IR move or two. The 32-year-old is a strong blocker, but it's been awhile since he's been on the fantasy radar for his pass-catching skills.
Paulsen was released by the Falcons on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Paulsen is the definition of a reliable veteran tight end, but he found himself the odd man out in Atlanta with Austin Hooper and Luke Stocker already holding down the fort. The 32-year-old should face little difficulty finding a role with a needy team elsewhere in the league.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/25||Green Bay Packers||11||5.00|
|11||11/22||New England Patriots||2||1.00|
|3 Year Avg||4||3||30||0||2||10.00||3|