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August 6, 2019 10:36 PM
Niles Paul: Calling it quits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 3, 2019 04:52 PM
Niles Paul: Released by 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 26, 2019 08:04 PM
49ers' Niles Paul: Signs with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2018 04:00 PM
Niles Paul: Waived by Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 17, 2018 12:48 AM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Lands on IR
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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.

October 15, 2018 12:44 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Likely to miss time with MCL sprain
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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.

October 14, 2018 05:04 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Exits game with knee injury
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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.

October 9, 2018 07:16 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Breaks out with 65 yards
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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.

October 2, 2018 11:12 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Catches two passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 2, 2018 01:00 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Back at practice Thursday
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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.

August 1, 2018 11:36 AM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Sitting out Tuesday
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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.

March 20, 2018 02:44 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Moves up depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2018 10:04 PM
Jaguars' Niles Paul: Joined by ASJ
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Niles Paul: Signs with Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul agreed to terms Wednesday with the Jaguars on a two-year contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

A 2011 fifth-round pick, Paul piled up 507 of his 856 career receiving yards in 2014, with most of that production coming during a four-game stretch early in the season when Jordan Reed was injured. Paul subsequently missed all of 2015 due to a dislocated ankle and then was buried on the depth chart behind Reed and Vernon Davis the past two seasons. The 28-year-old should have a bit more opportunity in Jacksonville, where there's no real proven talent at tight end behind long-time starter Marcedes Lewis. The Redskins mostly used Paul as a blocker last season, but the Jaguars may view him as a candidate to handle passing-down work.

January 9, 2018 08:24 PM
Redskins' Niles Paul: Heading to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul finished his 2017 season with 13 receptions for 94 yards across 14 games.

Paul was an afterthought in the Redskins' passing attack this season, especially considering starting tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) only managed to play six games. Paul now hits the open market after spending the past six seasons in Washington. In 2014 he seemed poised to compete for the starting tight end role after posting 507 receiving yards but has since fallen off the map due to various injuries. It seems unlikely the Redskins will have much interest in retaining him given the slew of other options they have on the roster at the moment.

December 4, 2017 01:56 PM
Redskins' Niles Paul: Another quiet performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul recorded three receptions for 12 yards in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

Paul has seen an increased offensive role over the past few weeks with Jordan Reed (hamstring) inactive, recording eight receptions in the past three contests. However, he only managed 17 offensive reps Thursday night, a big dropoff from the 33 reps he averaged in the two previous weeks. Once Reed returns, expect Paul to see even fewer opportunities on offense.

November 27, 2017 04:28 PM
Redskins' Niles Paul: Three receptions in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul hauled in three of his five targets for 16 yards in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Vernon Davis has been the biggest beneficiary of Jordan Reed's hamstring injury, but Paul ended Thanksgiving night as the tight end with the most targets. Paul now has seven receptions for 56 yards through nine games this season. Those numbers don't leave much to be desired in most fantasy leagues, but with Reed's status still up in the air, Paul could continue to see increased reps for the next few weeks.

November 19, 2017 12:04 PM
Redskins' Niles Paul: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul (concussion) is active for Sunday's contest at New Orleans.

Paul is putting an end to a two-game absence, during which he recovered from a concussion. He could earn a decent role behind Vernon Davis due to the absence of Jordan Reed (hamstring), but Paul boasts just two receptions (on three targets) for 29 yards this season.

November 17, 2017 04:52 PM
Redskins' Niles Paul: Questionable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.

Paul has missed the Redskins' last two games with the head injury, but the team will wait and see if he can clear the NFL's concussion protocol in time to suit up Sunday. If active in Week 11, Paul would serve as the top backup at tight end to Vernon Davis with Jordan Reed (hamstring) set to miss a third consecutive contest.

November 12, 2017 12:04 PM
Redskins' Niles Paul: Unavailable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paul (concussion) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Vikings, John Keim of reports.

The concussion protocol remains Paul's domain, which is unfortunate due to Jordan Reed's (hamstring) own absence. The preceding will allow Vernon Davis uninhibited access to tight-end reps, but rookie Jeremy Sprinkle could also earn his most significant run of the season.


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