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Top Virgil Green News

  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Shifts to IR

    The Chargers placed Green (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday.

    Green will now officially have to miss at least three games while working to recover from his ankle injury. While the veteran is absent, Stephen Anderson and Donald Parham could see slight bumps in usage behind top tight end Hunter Henry.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Could go to IR

    Green suffered a lateral ankle sprain during Sunday's win over the Jaguars and may be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The X-rays came back negative, which is encouraging news considering Green appeared to suffer a devastating ankle injury while hauling in a 26-yard touchdown. Nevertheless, the 32-year-old tight end is slated to miss multiple weeks and likely will be stashed on IR until he's healthy. Stephen Anderson and Donald Parham should see bumps in usage behind Hunter Henry until Green returns.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Done for the day

    Green (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Green never appeared to have a real shot at retaking the field Sunday, after he suffered what looked like a serious ankle injury while hauling in a 26-yard touchdown. The Jaguars will no doubt schedule the veteran tight end for further medical evaluation.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Injures ankle making TD grab

    Green (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

    Green landed awkwardly on his ankle while hauling in a 26-yard score, just his third catch of the season. If he's unable to retake the field, Donald Parham and Stephen Anderson will operate as the remaining backup tight ends behind Hunter Henry.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Garners one target

    Green caught his one target for 14 yards in Monday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints.

    Green received his first first-down reception of the season in the fourth quarter. The Chargers' No. 1 tight end, Hunter Henry, had much more action, scoring a touchdown and catching four of his eight targets, likely as a byproduct of Keenan Allen's (back) first-quarter injury. The 32-year-old Green did play more than he has in the last two games, seeing 35 percent of snaps.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Tallies two targets

    Green (quad) caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    Green was deemed questionable all week with a quad injury, but managed to be active and actually play 24 snaps. Primarily a blocking specialist throughout his career, Green saw just nine total catches last season, his lowest number of receptions since 2014. It appears as if that role won't change much in this campaign either, even with the extra reliance on starting tight end Hunter Henry (eight targets) in the come-from-behind win.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Ready to rock

    Green (quad) is active for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Bengals.

    Green held a questionable tag throughout the week due to a quad injury. After logging three consecutive full practices, he'll be ready to serve as the team's second tight end Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Questionable for season opener

    Green (quadriceps) is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bengals.

    Green was a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, so it appears he picked up this injury during Friday's practice. The 32-year-old works mainly in a run-blocking role, but his potential absence would open the door for Stephen Anderson or Donald Parham to play a part in the Chargers' offense.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Lowest offensive snaps since '15

    Green finished the 2019 season with nine catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

    Green's 384 offensive snaps were his fewest since the 2015 season with the Broncos, so suffice to say the blocking specialist was hardly a factor in his second season with the Chargers. It's entirely possible the Chargers could opt out of the final year in Green's contract despite the fact he'll cost just $3.5 million against the cap, though the veteran's defined role in the offense, as marginal as it may be, might be viewed a bit more valuable than a simple cap-cutting casualty.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Picks up four yards in win

    Green caught his only target for a four-yard gain during Sunday's 24-17 loss to Oakland.

    Green's catch didn't come until the Chargers' final drive. The veteran tight end still hasn't caught multiple passes in a game since Week 16 of the 2018 season. It's been a disappointing campaign for Green and the Chargers, and he seems unlikely to put together a game worth looking forward to Sunday against the Chiefs. Green had one eight-yard reception against Kansas City in Week 11's 24-17 loss.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: First catch since Week 11

    Green caught his only target for 14 yards in the 45-10 win Sunday over the Jaguars.

    A three-score lead by the start of the second half allowed for the Chargers to feature their running game prominently, creating a couple of extra snaps for the run-blocking Green. The veteran tight end simply hasn't been a priority through the air, as Green is currently on pace to barely pass his 2014 numbers in which he caught just six passes and tallied 74 receiving yards despite playing close to 400 snaps with the Broncos.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Hauls in lone target

    Green successfully caught his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Bears.

    Merely just a blocking asset even when Hunter Henry (knee) was out, the return of the third-year tight end has completely relegated Green to the wayside, as the veteran has seen just four targets combined in the past three games. It's hard to expect things to get much better, particularly since Green has never recorded more than 237 receiving yards in a given season.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Snags lone target

    Green caught his only target for nine yards in the 23-20 loss to the Titans Sunday.

    Hunter Henry's return from a multigame absence has essentially relegated Green to a depth option, as the veteran saw a season low in snaps (12) in a game that was relatively close throughout. With just five catches and 42 yards through six games, Green is hard to recommend as a legitimate fantasy asset in any sort of capacity.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Catches one pass

    Green caught one of his two targets for 15 yards in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Steelers.

    The return of Hunter Henry (knee) essentially relegated Green to a reserve blocker, as the veteran tight end played just 37 percent of his team's snaps compared to 77 percent the week before. Even as the No. 1 option at tight end, Green was hardly a fantasy focal point, and with Henry back, he should not be relied upon in any capacity.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Does almost nothing in loss

    Green (groin) caught his only target for five yards in the 20-13 loss Sunday to the Broncos.

    Green was the only tight end to catch a pass Sunday, but this was hardly a revenge game for the long-time Broncos player. Considering the veteran has only ran routes on 70 percent of his snaps to date, it's clear the 31-year-old is little more than a blocking specialist in an offense that tends to only feature four players any given game.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Ready for action

    Green (groin) is active for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.

    Green will return after a one-game absence, and he'll slot in as the starting tight end. His offensive upside -- three targets in three games -- has been disappointing despite Hunter Henry's (knee) absence, and Lance Kendricks, who was targeted three times Week 4, could cut into his chances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 255 lbs
Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA
Age: 33
School: Nevada
Experience: 11