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Top Thomas Duarte News

  • Falcons' Thomas Duarte: Let go by Falcons

    Duarte was cut by Atlanta on Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    The former UCLA Bruin was in and out of Atlanta in less than a week, but did make an impact in his lone preseason appearance. Duarte logged 30 percent of the offensive snaps and recorded a seven-yard catch, while also tackling Jaguars return man Michael Walker inside his own 20-yard line on a fourth-quarter kickoff. The 24-year-old Duarte continues his search for a home in the NFL, having bounced to four different teams since being drafted by the Dolphins in the seventh round back in 2016.

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  • Falcons' Thomas Duarte: Signs with Atlanta

    Duarte signed a contract with the Falcons on Saturday, Will McFadden of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.

    Duarte has appeared in just one regular-season game in the league since being selected by the Dolphins during the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He'll be a longshot to make the 53-man roster, but will be able to provide depth while fellow reserve tight end Jaeden Graham tends to a knee injury.

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  • Thomas Duarte: Let go by Carolina

    Duarte was waived by the Panthers on Monday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Duarte signed with the Panthers after his stint in the AAF. He still is yet to appear in an NFL game since his rookie season in 2016.

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  • Panthers' Thomas Duarte: Lands in Carolina

    Duarte signed a contract with the Panthers on Monday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.

    Duarte played in the AAF for the Arizona Hotshots, logging eight catches (on 12 targets) for 111 yards and two touchdowns over eight games. The 24-year-old was a seventh-round pick by the Dolphins in 2016 and hasn't played in an NFL game since appearing in one contest with Miami during his rookie season.

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  • Thomas Duarte: Let go by Chargers

    Duarte was released from the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

    The tight end inked a deal with the Chargers' practice squad in early September after spending the 2017 season with the Dolphins. Duarte was a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and spent some time on Miami's 53-man roster a year ago.

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  • Thomas Duarte: Lands on Chargers' practice squad

    Duarte has signed on with the Chargers' practice squad, the team's official site reports.

    Duarte will remain on call for the Chargers should the team require the services of another tight end. He has played in just one career game since going pro in 2016, recording two offensive snaps for the Dolphins in 2016.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Participating in training camp

    Duarte (shoulder) is participating in training camp, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.

    Duarte missed part of the offseason program with a shoulder injury, but the tight end is now back in action and ready to compete for a depth role.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Suffers shoulder injury

    Duarte sustained a shoulder injury during Tuesday's OTA session, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

    Duarte has appeared in just one regular-season game with Miami since being selected by the team in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He's once again battling for a roster spot this offseason, so the injury could be a blow to the tight end's chances if it keeps him off the field for an extended period.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Called up from practice squad

    The Dolphins promoted Duarte from their practice squad Wednesday.

    Duarte will give the Dolphins another healthy option at tight end after Julius Thomas (foot) was moved to injured reserve, likely slotting in as the fourth man on the depth chart. Unless the Dolphins suffer another injury at the position, it's difficult to see Duarte suiting up for the Dolphins over the team's final two games.

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  • Thomas Duarte: Waived by Dolphins

    Duarte was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

    The fact Duarte wasn't waived with an injury designation implies he's since been cleared after suffering a concussion in the third preseason game.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Not expected to make the team

    Duarte (concussion) is not expected to be on the final roster, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

    The Dolphins likely will only carry three tight ends (Julius Thomas, Anthony Fasano and MarQueis Gray), which leaves Duarte as the odd man out. There is a good chance that he will end up on the practice squad for Miami once again for the second straight season.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Suffers concussion Thursday

    Duarte suffered a concussion during Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.

    The second-year tight end with less-than-ideal size for the position (6-2, 241) is fighting for a roster spot, which compounds the impact of his injury Thursday. It's unclear at this time whether Duarte will be ready to play by the Dolphins' final preseason game. He'll be placed in the concussion protocol, and his progress will be tracked throughout the week leading up to Miami's preseason finale.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Signs with Dolphins

    Duarte signed an exclusive rights contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelly of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

    Duarte didn't appear in any games as an undrafted rookie with the Dolphins in 2016, though he was on the active roster for a few weeks. He'll look to make the opening week roster and see some on-field action in 2017.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Inactive in Week 17 versus Patriots

    Duarte (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt versus the Patriots, the team's official site reports.

    Duarte will join fellow backup tight end Dominique Jones on the sideline, while Dion Sims and MarQueis Gray soak up the reps at the position against New England.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Inactive Saturday

    Duarte (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Bills.

    The hybrid tight end will be inactive for the seventh consecutive week Saturday as he continues to struggle to find a role in the Dolphins offense. Dion Sims and MarQueis Gray figure to see the bulk of the work at tight end Saturday.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Promoted to active roster

    Duarte has been promoted to the Dolphins' active roster.

    Duarte's promotion to the active roster comes in the wake of Jordan Cameron being sent to the injured reserve list. The rookie tight end will merely be a reserve option for the Dolphins, though he might have a chance to eventually gain a role on special teams.

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  • Thomas Duarte: Cut by Miami

    Duarte was cut by Miami on Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

    The seventh round pick in this past year's draft didn't cut the mustard and is gone. The Dolphins have had trouble with their tight ends in camp so it's disappointing that a draft pick couldn't make a bigger impact. He will try to hook up with another team but until he gets bigger and stronger he is unlikely to ever have a fantasy impact.

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  • Dolphins' Thomas Duarte: Selected in seventh round by Miami

    The Dolphins selected Duarte in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 231st overall.

    Duarte was a receiver at UCLA but moves to tight end due to a lack of NFL speed. A ceremonial move to tight end would do well for his fantasy potential, but not necessarily his odds of making the roster. If he does stick, though, he's worth monitoring to see if fantasy owners can more or less get a wideout with tight end classification.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Fullerton, CA, USA
Age: 27
School: UCLA
Experience: 2