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May 29, 2019 04:48 PM
John Phillips: Cut by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Phillips' time with the Chiefs did not last long, as the tight end signed with the team just over a week ago. The nine-year NFL veteran will look to latch on with another team before the start of training camp.

May 21, 2019 12:32 PM
Chiefs' John Phillips: Joins Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips signed a contract with the Chiefs on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Phillips spent 2018 in Arizona and caught three passes for 38 yards in eight games. The 31-year-old has topped 100 receiving yards only once in his nine-year career, so he shouldn't be expected to factor much into the passing game if he manages to make the 53-man roster.

November 25, 2018 03:16 PM
Cardinals' John Phillips: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.

Phillips returned to practice in a limited fashion late in the week, so he'll be good to go Sunday while providing Ricky Seals-Jones and Jermaine Gresham with depth at tight end.

November 24, 2018 10:48 PM
Cardinals' John Phillips: Deemed questionable for Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Phillips was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday after having been sidelined to begin the week, and it remains to be seen whether he'll suit up during Sunday's game against the Chargers. The veteran tight end has not been targeted during two starts with the Cardinals, and he will serve as a rotational blocker and special teams player if he's able to play Week 12.

November 23, 2018 11:44 AM
Cardinals' John Phillips: Listed as limited participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Phillips was upgraded to a limited practice after being sidelined to begin the week. The veteran tight end is still nursing a knee injury sustained during last week's loss to the Raiders, but he appears to be progressing well in his recovery. If Phillips is able to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, he'll see usage as a rotational blocker and special teams player.

November 22, 2018 04:36 PM
Cardinals' John Phillips: Not practicing to begin week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Phillips appears to have sustained a knee injury during a Week 11 loss to the Raiders, putting his availability for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers in question. The veteran tight end has only seen usage as a rotational blocker during his two games with the Cardinals, so it's unlikely that his tentative absence would have a notable impact on Arizona's offense.

October 30, 2018 09:32 PM
Cardinals' John Phillips: Signs with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips signed a contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Phillips will likely serve as a reserve tight end behind Ricky Seals-Jones and Jermaine Gresham. The 10-year pro has been utilized more as a blocker than a pass catcher in his career and has recorded only 390 yards and five touchdowns in 112 games played. Philips replaced fellow tight end Gabe Homes on Arizona's 53-man roster.

September 1, 2018 11:16 PM
John Phillips: Released by New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips was cut by the Saints on Saturday, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Phillips has been a career backup, recording just 390 yards and five touchdowns in 112 games played. He played one game with the Saints in 2017 and his release won't shake the offense up at all. He may look to sign on with another team in need of veteran tight end play.

January 3, 2018 04:20 PM
Saints' John Phillips: Re-signs with New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints signed Phillips to a contract Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

The Saints have yet to announce a corresponding move to open up a roster spot for Phillips, but his addition could speak to some concern the team might have about the health of fellow tight ends Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) and Garrett Griffin (undisclosed). Per Teope, Griffin was absent from the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice. Phillips previously appeared with one game for the Saints in Week 16 against the Falcons, logging only eight offensive snaps.

December 31, 2017 12:44 AM
John Phillips: Waived by Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips was waived by the Saints on Friday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

The Saints were looking to boost their offensive line depth ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Buccaneers, and Phillips was ultimately the odd man out. He was called up by the team prior to Week 16 due to the fact that multiple tight ends were saddled with injuries at that point. If he clears waivers, he will presumably revert back to the Saints' practice squad.

December 19, 2017 11:44 PM
Saints' John Phillips: Rejoins Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips signed a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Phillips was waived by the Saints before the beginning of the regular season with an injury settlement but now returns, giving the Saints much-needed depth at tight end. In order to make room for Phillips on the roster, linebacker A.J. Klein (groin) was placed on injured reserve. Look for Phillips to play a reserve role on offense behind the likes of Josh Hill, Michael Hoomanawanui and Garrett Griffin.

September 8, 2017 09:08 PM
John Phillips: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Saints on Friday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Phillips missed the beginning of training camp after undergoing an appendectomy and then found himself on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury at the close of the preseason. The veteran tight end had five receptions for 32 yards in eight games with the Saints last season.

August 9, 2017 08:56 PM
Saints' John Phillips: Passes physical Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate reports.

Phillips, who's competing with Garrett Griffin and Clay Harbor for a potential No. 4 tight end job, has recovered fully from the appendectomy that prevented him from taking part in the first two weeks of training camp. However, it isn't clear if he'll be allowed to suit up for Thursday's preseason opener against the Browns.

March 30, 2017 08:20 AM
Saints' John Phillips: Re-signing with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips will re-sign with the team for the 2017 season, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

Phillips was claimed by the Saints in November of 2016 after being released by the Broncos. In eight appearances with the team, he recorded five catches for 32 yards. He'll look to build on that performance as he continues in his role as a depth tight end in 2017.

November 7, 2016 07:39 PM
Saints' John Phillips: Claimed by Saints Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips was claimed off waivers by the Saints on Monday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

Phillips was waived by the Broncos on Friday, but was not there long before being claimed by the Saints. Along with the Broncos, the veteran has played for the Cowboys and Chargers during his career. He will have a chance for revenge in his first game with the Saints, as they face the Broncos on Sunday. However, Phillips is not expected to do much more than add depth at tight end.

November 5, 2016 04:09 PM
John Phillips: Released by Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips has been released by the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Phillips started the first three games of the season at tight end with Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman recovering from injuries. However, those two are now healthy, and the Broncos acquired tight end A.J. Derby form the Patriots prior to Week 8. Phillips likely wouldn't have seen much playing time for the rest of the year even if he was kept on the active roster.

October 4, 2016 11:28 PM
Broncos' John Phillips: Held catchless against Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips was not targeted in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

A week after getting involved in the action with a score, Phillips went catchless for the third time in four games this season. Of more concern, he played just one more offensive snap than youngster Jeff Heuerman, 29 to 28. Expect the veteran's role to continue to be reduced as Heuerman finds his footing and starter Virgil Green nears his return from a calf injury.

September 28, 2016 12:08 AM
Broncos' John Phillips: Scores on the Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips caught two of four passes for nine yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Cincinnati.

Phillips got the start in place of the injured Virgil Green and responded with his first catches of the season. Whether he gets many more remains to be seen. Phillips didn't receive so much as a target while in reserve duty during Weeks 1 and 2 and Green shouldn't be out for much longer. The young Jeff Heuerman could also snatch away any targets that would otherwise go to Phillips as he flashed some big-play potential in his first career action on Sunday.

September 23, 2016 02:58 PM
Broncos' John Phillips: Should start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips is likely to start at tight end in teammate Virgil Green's (calf) absence Sunday against the Bengals, Troy Renck of ABC 7 Denver reports.

Phillips played just 31 snaps over the Broncos' first two games, but should see more action Sunday with Green unavailable due to injury. While that lends itself to more opportunities for Phillips to make a fantasy impact, his 45 catches since entering the league in 2009 should certainly temper expectations, as should the expected season debut of rookie Jeff Heuerman.

July 31, 2016 12:22 PM
Broncos' John Phillips: Sits out of practice Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (ankle) will not participate in practice Sunday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

Not a guarantee to make the team's final roster, the ankle injury is a tough blow for Phillips, who appeared to have hurt it during Saturday morning's practice. Phillips will be evaluated again Monday prior to practice, but currently remains without a concrete timetable for a return. With guys like Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman and Garrett Graham ahead of him on the depth chart, it could be tough for Phillips to secure a roster spot, barring a spectacular showing during the preseason.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/251
Birthdate:
6/11/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Lowmoor, VA, USA
School:
Virginia
NFL Experience:
10
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