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  • Niles Paul: Calling it quits

    Paul announced Tuesday that he has chosen to retire from the NFL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Paul was released by the 49ers on Friday and said even though he feels he can compete for a roster spot this season, he doesn't think his body can handle it. The 29-year-old was known for his days with the Redskins, when he racked up 68 catches for 856 yards and two touchdowns in six seasons.

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  • Niles Paul: Released by 49ers

    The 49ers released Paul on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Paul was competing with a plethora of other candidates for the No. 3 tight end spot, and it appears he did not do much to make an impression. He was let go to bring in another potential depth tight end. The veteran's potential options could be narrowing at this point in his career.

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  • 49ers' Niles Paul: Signs with 49ers

    Paul agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Paul spent his first six seasons as a depth tight end for the Redskins before suiting up for six games with Jacksonville last season. A knee injury ultimately sent him to the IR, but he never found a new home after he and the team came to terms on an injury settlement in mid-October. He will need to make an impression if he hopes to earn a spot on San Francisco final 53-man roster, as he is competing against a plethora of other candidates.

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  • Niles Paul: Waived by Jags

    Paul (knee) was waived off injured reserve by the Jaguars on Friday.

    Paul has been on injured reserve since suffering an MCL sprain in mid-October. The 29-year-old signed a two-year, $4.75 million deal with the Jaguars in March and had 10 receptions for 98 yards over six games before the MCL sprain. Paul will have to clear waivers before becoming a free agent, when he would then be eligible to sign with any team if healthy.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Lands on IR

    Paul (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Paul suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, and the Jaguars take another big hit to the tight end position. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core-muscle injury) was also placed on injured reserve just a few days ago. In Paul's absence Sunday, James O'Shaughnessy ended up playing 75 percent of the team's offensive snaps and caught three passes for 29 yards. O'Shaughnessy is now in line to be the team's starting tight end moving forward, and the Jaguars signed tight end Blake Bell on Tuesday to shore up their depth at the position.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Likely to miss time with MCL sprain

    Paul (knee) is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys and is expected to miss time due to the injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Jacksonville was counting on Paul to take on an enhanced role after starting tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core-muscle injury) was placed on injured reserve a few days earlier, but the 29-year-old started and played just three offensive snaps before exiting with the knee issue. Paul's absence for most of the game paved the way for James O'Shaughnessy to play 75 percent of the offensive snaps at tight end, with the latter finishing with three receptions for 29 yards on four targets. While Paul's injury seems unlikely to end his season, the Jaguars will have a better idea regarding how long he might be sidelined after the results of his MRI become available. Expect O'Shaughnessy to enter the starting lineup for at least Week 7 against the Texans while Paul is on the mend.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Exits game with knee injury

    Paul (knee) exited Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site

    With Paul -- who caught seven of nine targets for 65 yards in Week 5 -- hobbled, James O'Shaughnessy and David Grinnage are now the only healthy tight ends the Jaguars have available Sunday.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Breaks out with 65 yards

    Paul caught seven of his nine targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Chiefs.

    Paul took advantage of Austin Seferian-Jenkins leaving Sunday's game with a core muscle injury to post his best single-game performance since 2014. Seferian-Jenkins is headed to injured reserve, creating an opportunity at tight end for Paul and James O'Shaughnessy. The latter currently sits atop Jacksonville's depth chart, though playing time seems likely to be split between the two.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Catches two passes

    Paul caught both targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 31-12 win over the Jets.

    Paul played only nine offensive snaps through the first three games, but he saw 28 against the Jets to post his first multi-catch game since Week 13 of last season. No. 2 tight end James O'Shaugnessy had a similarly increased role this week, limiting Paul's potential. The 29-year-old remains the third tight end on a run-first offense, though QB Blake Bortles has thrown the ball well as Leonard Fournette continues to deal with a hamstring injury.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Back at practice Thursday

    Paul (hamstring) is participating in Thursday's practice, Mike Kaye of reports.

    Paul was held out of practice both Tuesday and Wednesday with what is now being reported as a hamstring injury, but it looks like it was minor. Paul, if healthy, is expected to operate as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end this season behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Sitting out Tuesday

    Paul did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to an undisclosed reason, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports.

    Paul's absence is a bit of a mystery at this point, as the nature of his potential injury remains unclear, while James O'Shaughnessy and Ben Koyack figure to see additional reps at tight end behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Moves up depth chart

    Paul's new team, the Jaguars, released fellow tight end Marcedes Lewis on Tuesday.

    Jacksonville signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins shortly after signing Paul, leaving the 28-year-old as the likely No. 3 tight end. It now seems Paul has a shot at the No. 2 job, though he may have to fend off competition from Ben Koyack and James O'Shaughnessy. Seferian-Jenkins is the one to watch for fantasy purposes, with Lewis' release perhaps freeing up an every-down role.

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  • Jaguars' Niles Paul: Joined by ASJ

    Paul will be joined in Jacksonville by fellow tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins,'s Richi Cimini and Michael DiRocco reports.

    When Paul signed a two-year deal on Wednesday he appeared to be joining a Jaguars team without much competition for passing-down snaps at tight end. The addition of Seferian-Jenkins likely leaves the former Redskin third on the depth chart, given that long-time starter Marcedes Lewis -- primarily a blocker -- also is on the roster. Paul has 68 catches in 82 NFL games, with 39 of those receptions occurring in 2014 when Jordan Reed only played nine games. It isn't out of the question that Paul faces competition for a roster spot.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 242 lbs
Birthplace: Omaha, NE, USA
Age: 34
School: Nebraska
Experience: 9