Tomlinson (foot) didn't sustain any fractured bones as a result of the December incident in which he dropped a weight on his foot, Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press reports.
Tomlinson landed on injured reserve ahead of the Jets' regular-season finale and consequently finished the 2018 season with eight receptions for 72 yards and no scores. Given the six-week timetable for his recovery, it's possible the tight end may not have required a stint on IR had he sustained the same injury earlier on in the year. In any case, Tomlinson remains under contract for the 2019 season and hshould be fully healthy by the time OTAs kick off this spring.
Tomlinson underwent surgery on his foot after dropping a weight on it Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Tomlinson was placed on injured reserve earlier Thursday, but the injury was previously undisclosed. The 26-year-old apparently had lacerations on multiple toes and wouldn't have been able to play Sunday against the Patriots, prompting the move. Jordan Leggett should serve as the Jets' No. 2 tight end in the season finale, and the team also signed Clive Walford to bolster their depth.
Tomlinson caught one of two targets for 14 yards in Thursday's 21-17 loss to Cleveland.
New York operated without No. 1 tight end Neal Sterling (concussion), but Tomlinson's role didn't change much, as the blocking specialist played 24 of a possible 63 snaps on offense. If he's not stepping up given the Jets' barren depth chart at his position right now, it's safe to say Tomlinson will never be a valuable fantasy commodity.
Tomlinson caught his only target for seven yards in Monday's 48-17, Week 1 win over the Lions.
Blocking is Tomlinson's forte, so it's not surprising that he wasn't very heavily involved in the offense. He played 29 of a possible 60 snaps, ranking third among Jets tight ends behind Neal Sterling (40) and rookie Chris Herndon (34).
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