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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 8-9-0
4-2-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2022 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 42 391 9.3 2 35
Post Season 4 58 14.5 0 17

Top Cade Otton News

  • Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Competition expected from rookie

    Otton is joined on the tight end depth chart by rookie fifth-round pick Payne Durham, who recorded 56 receptions for 560 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior 2022 campaign at Purdue, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.

    Otton was a first-year hit in 2022 while splitting time with veteran Cameron Brate, progressively earning Tom Brady's trust and finishing with 42 receptions, tops among rookie tight ends across the league. Brate is no longer on the roster, but Otton now stands to face competition for targets from another young position mate with receiving prowess in Durham, who boasts a large catch radius that could make him an especially good fit while working with either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask, two quarterbacks for which accuracy may not always be a strong suit. Nevertheless, Otton is expected to serve as the clear leader in snaps at the position thanks in part to his underrated blocking ability and knack for moving the chains -- 19 of his receptions in 2022 went for first downs.

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  • Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Productive close to season

    Otton brought in four of seven targets for 58 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-14 wild-card loss to the Cowboys on Monday night. He finished the 2022 regular season with 42 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns on 65 targets across 16 games.

    The rookie tight end put a productive cap on his first NFL season with Monday night's showing, which saw him check in third in receiving yards and fourth in catches and targets on the night for the Buccaneers. Otton recorded just one catch for four yards on two targets over his first two NFL games, but he began expanding his profile in the offense beginning in Week 4 against Kansas City and posted multiple receptions in 11 of the final 14 contests of the campaign. Otton was afforded enough of a platform to prove he can serve as the top receiving option at the position, but it remains to be seen who he'll be catching passes from in 2023 with Tom Brady potentially not back in Tampa Bay.

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  • Buccaneers' Cade Otton: One catch in finale

    Otton secured his only target for five yards in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

    The rookie tight end saw just 19 snaps from scrimmage as head coach Todd Bowles limited the play of his starters. Otton recorded multiple receptions in 11 of his last 13 regular-season games, but he'll head into next Monday night's wild-card matchup against the Cowboys not having topped 28 receiving yards since Week 10.

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  • Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Quiet in Week 17 win

    Otton caught two of six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

    Otton played 68 of the Buccaneers' 78 offensive snaps Sunday, the most of any Tampa Bay pass catcher. Despite seeing the field for all but 10 snaps, the rookie tight end failed to produce a fantasy-friendly line. Assuming his steady usage continues, Otton will look to have a bounce-back performance Week 18, when the Buccaneers visit the Falcons to close out the regular season.

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  • Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Gets back to full participation

    Otton (quadriceps) practiced fully Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Otton opened Week 17 prep with a limited session Wednesday due to a quad injury, but it didn't stop him from getting back to all activity one day later. He'll thus continue to serve as Tampa Bay's top receiving tight end Sunday versus the Panthers, which so far has resulted in a 39-369-2 line on 58 targets for the rookie fourth-round pick in 14 games this season.

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  • Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Dealing with quad issue

    Otton was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a quadriceps injury.

    Otton has been a regular for the Buccaneers offense when healthy in his rookie season, playing more than 50 percent of snaps in 13 of 14 appearances. His target count has been all over the place, however, with a range of zero to 10 over the last five games, a stretch in which he compiled a 13-88-1 receiving line. With a health concern in tow, Otton's status will continue to be monitored as the week goes on ahead of Sunday's NFC South showdown with the Panthers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 247 lbs
Birthplace: Tumwater, WA
Age: 24
School: Washington
Experience: 2