player photo

89 Gavin Escobar TE

Key Stats
GPRECYDSAVGTDSFIRST DOWNS

Player Updates

September 11, 2018 11:04 PM
Gavin Escobar: Let go by Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar was released by the Dolphins on Monday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Escobar re-signed with Miami after failing to make the 53-man roster, but he'll now return to the open market with the Dolphins needing to open up a roster spot for the signing of center Travis Swanson. Miami has just three healthy tight ends on the roster, with Mike Gesicki operating as the top pass-catching option within the unit.

September 6, 2018 11:40 AM
Dolphins' Gavin Escobar: Re-signs with Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins signed Escobar to a contract Thursday.

After failing to make much of an impression in the preseason, Escobar was trimmed from the 53-man roster Friday while the Dolphins kept four tight ends. He'll make his way back to Miami, however, after the team's projected starter at the position, MarQueis Gray, was limited at practice Wednesday with a foot injury that resulted in his placement on injured reserve Thursday. Mike Gesicki figures to get the first crack at the top pass-catching role at tight end while Gray is sidelined, so Escobar likely won't get an immediate chance for consistent snaps on offense unless the rookie falters early on.

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM
Gavin Escobar: Released by Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar was released by the Dolphins on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Escobar played in just two games for Baltimore last season and was competing for a depth role with the Dolphins. The five-year veteran will look to catch on with another club in 2018.

April 17, 2018 10:08 AM
Dolphins' Gavin Escobar: Lands contract with Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar signed a contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins haven't had a reliable tight end since they let Charles Clay walk in 2015 and will kick the tires on Escobar, a 2013 second-rounder who is yet to live up to his lofty pedigree. Escobar won't provide much in terms of in-line blocking, but he profiles as a dangerous receiving threat and could realistically make a name for himself on a depth chart headed by the uninspiring MarQuies Gray and A.J. Derby.

April 12, 2018 05:48 PM
Gavin Escobar: Released by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar was released by Cleveland on Thursday.

Escobar, a second-round pick by the Cowboys in 2013, played only two games for the Ravens last season and did not catch a single target. Praised as an athletic prospect coming out of college, Escobar has struggled to earn a role exceeding rotational depth in his NFL career. The 27-year-old had no guarantees to make the Browns' 53-man roster, and will likely face a similar situation wherever he lands.

January 15, 2018 10:36 AM
Browns' Gavin Escobar: Inks futures deal with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns signed Escobar to a reserve/future contract Monday.

A 2013 second-round pick, Escobar is a veteran of 64 career games in his five NFL seasons, though he only made two appearances in 2017, both of which came with Baltimore. The 26-year-old was lauded for his pass-catching skills coming out of college, but his lack of speed and unrefined blocking have limited his on-field opportunities up to this point in his career. He'll do well to win a roster spot with Cleveland as a depth tight end coming out of training camp in 2018.

November 18, 2017 08:52 PM
Gavin Escobar: Waived by Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar was waived by the Ravens on Saturday.

Escobar was waived in order to make room for Danny Woodhead, who was activated off injured reserve. Escobar only played in two games for the Ravens, but will now get a chance to join another team in need of tight end depth.

October 23, 2017 09:44 PM
Ravens' Gavin Escobar: Latches on with Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ravens signed Escobar to a contract Monday, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.

With four other tight ends on the active roster, Escobar might not have much longevity with the Ravens, but he'll at least boost the team's depth at the position in the short term while Maxx Williams contends with an ankle injury. A second-round pick of the Cowboys in 2013, Escobar largely failed to live up to his strong reputation as a receiver coming out of college during his four years in Dallas. Over 62 career games with the Cowboys, Escobar managed only 30 receptions for 333 yards and eight touchdowns.

April 1, 2017 04:44 PM
Chiefs' Gavin Escobar: Agrees to deal with Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar is signing a one-year contract with the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Escobar arrived in Kansas City for a visit Friday, and apparently management liked what he showed them. After entering the league as a second-round pick in 2013, Escobar struggled to make much of an impact behind future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, registering only 30 catches for 333 yards and eight touchdowns in 62 games. Although playing with a tight-end-friendly quarterback like Alex Smith could bode well for Escobar, having Pro Bowler Travis Kelce on the roster will again restrict him to a reserve role.

March 31, 2017 09:20 AM
Gavin Escobar: Visiting Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar is visiting with the Chiefs on Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

A 2013 second-round selection, Escobar was stuck behind Jason Witten the past four years in Dallas, catching only 30 balls for 333 yards and eight touchdowns (on 48 targets) in 62 games. He'd likely have to compete for the No. 2 tight end job in Kansas City, where Travis Kelce (shoulder) is entrenched in the top spot.

January 6, 2017 09:55 AM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Wraps up disappointing regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar caught four passes on seven targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in 16 games in 2016.

The Cowboys had depth problems at tight end in 2016 due to injuries to James Hanna (knee) and Geoff Swaim (chest), but rather than give Escobar more responsibility, Dallas simply moved away from using two-TE sets and he actually saw fewer snaps than he had either of the previous two years. That's as clear an indication as any that the organization doesn't see Escobar as part of their future, so expect to see him in a different uniform in 2017.

November 7, 2016 01:13 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Catches first pass of season Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar caught his first pass of the season, a two-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 35-10 rout of the Browns.

The fourth-year tight end has been a complete non-factor this season, but as has been the case throughout Escobar's career, when he does catch a pass, it tends to be in the end zone. Barring an injury to Jason Witten, don't look for Escobar's workload to increase dramatically any time soon.

September 6, 2016 09:22 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Listed as Cowboys' third tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar is listed behind Jason Witten and Geoff Swaim on the Cowboys' initial regular-season depth chart, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports.

Escobar's listing behind Swaim is likely due in part to the torn Achilles Escobar suffered last season, as his recovery process lasted into training camp. However, Escobar avoided the PUP list, meaning he will be eligible to play Week 1. Even if he is a full go against the Giants on Sunday, Escobar's placement behind Swaim on the depth chart could mean a loss of playing time, and his fantasy production will always be hit-or-miss with the remarkably consistent Witten taking most of the snaps at tight end.

September 2, 2016 09:54 AM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Limited production in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar caught one pass on five targets for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Texans.

It wasn't an impressive line by any means, but the important takeaway is that Escobar seems fully recovered from his Achilles injury. He'll once again be Jason Witten's primary backup and an occasional red zone option for the Cowboys.

August 7, 2016 06:04 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Did not practice Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar (Achilles) did not practice on Sunday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Escobar will get the day off as he continues to nurse a torn Achilles he suffered last season. If he continues to miss practice time he may be in danger of missing the Cowboys' first preseason matchup against the Rams next Saturday.

July 29, 2016 04:52 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Practicing on first day of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar (Achilles) practiced on the first day of Cowboys training camp, Bill Jones of CBS 11 reports.

Despite suffering a torn Achilles in Week 15 last year, Escobar was able to avoid the PUP list at the start of training camp. He is thus on track to be ready for Week 1, but it's still possible the injury could affect his explosiveness, and he's slated for another year working behind Jason Witten.

July 19, 2016 04:06 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Could be ready for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said Monday that Escobar (Achilles) could be recovered in time to play in Week 1 against the Giants, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "I think Gavin will be ready to start the season," Jones said.

Escobar tore his Achilles tendon in December, but he appears to be well ahead of schedule in his rehab. Even if he is in the lineup to begin the regular season, though, he's still stuck behind Jason Witten on the depth chart and would be little more than an occasional red-zone option in a stacked passing game.

July 11, 2016 11:42 AM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: PUP list likely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar (Achilles) is expected to begin this season on the Cowboys' PUP list, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Escobar tore his right Achilles back in December, capping him at a career-low eight catches for 64 yards and a touchdown last season. Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, the rather underwhelming 2013 second-rounder's recent injury will probably prevent him from being available for the Cowboys' first six regular season games. Even when he returns to the fold, Escobar is unlikely to carve out a very meaningful role in Dallas' offense as long as fellow tight end Jason Witten is around.

June 15, 2016 02:02 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Able to run routes during minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Although he wasn't a participant during Tuesday's minincamp, Escobar (Achilles) was able to run routes on the side, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

That's encouraging news for Escobar, but even if he is able to make a quicker-than-expected recovery from last season's torn Achilles tendon, he'll still be stuck behind Jason Witten on the Cowboys' depth chart.

April 13, 2016 07:51 PM
Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Start of season could be in jeopardy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Escobar's recovery from a torn right Achilles may extend into the upcoming season, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Escobar sustained the injury on Dec. 19, so it's no surprise that the lengthy rehabilitation required of such an ailment is poised to impact his offseason regimen. If training camp reps are few and far to come by, a stay on the PUP list could be in the cards. Among those set to pick up the slack behind Jason Witten are James Hanna and Geoff Swaim.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/260
Birthdate:
02/03/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
New York, NY, USA
School:
San Diego State
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: