Tomlinson signed a contract with the Giants on Saturday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
Tomlinson spent time on four teams in 2019 -- including the Giants -- and totaled one catch for one yard in eight games. The 27-year-old figures to be fighting for a roster spot as a reserve tight end come training camp.
Tomlinson caught his only target for one yard in eight games between the Giants, Patriots and Raiders this season.
The 27-year-old actually entered training camp with the Jets, but he was let go at roster cutdowns and subsequently joined the Giants for a few weeks. Tomlinson was again let go, only to join the Patriots and start two games before being released and eventually signing with the Raiders in December. He has yet to be a significant producer in the passing game, totaling 17 catches for 194 yards and one touchdown over the first four seasons of his career. Tomlinson will become an unrestricted free agent in March and will continue to be viewed as a reserve option at tight end.
Tomlinson was signed by the Raiders on Wednesday.
Tomlinson spent time with both the Giants and Patriots earlier this season, but the reserve tight end saw just one target in five total games. The Raiders have been forced to bolster their depth at the position in a timely manner after placing rookie Foster Moreau (knee) on IR this week.
Tomlinson was released by the Patriots on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old played 31 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns but was not targeted. Tomlinson's release likely means Ryan Izzo (concussion) and/or Matt LaCosse (knee) are nearing their return to the field.
Tomlinson was on the field for 31 of a possible 69 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Browns.
Tomlinson was not targeted in the game and currently is off the fantasy radar in his role behind Ben Watson. Additionally, his workload figures to take a hit once Ryan Izzo (concussion) and/or Matt LaCosse (knee) are able to return to action.
Tomlinson returned kicks with James White during warmups ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
The nasty weather conditions have the Patriots expecting some short kicks, so Tomlinson is getting prepared to take on a workload as a returner. With Matt LaCosse (knee) and Ryan Izzo (concussion) inactive as well, Tomlinson is the Patriots' No. 2 tight end behind Ben Watson and could see an increase in offensive snaps this week.
The Patriots clarified Thursday that Tomlinson remains on the 53-man roster, Nick Goss of NBC Sports reports.
This corrects Wednesday's mistaken report that the Patriots had cut Tomlinson in order to acquire Mohamed Sanu (via trade) and Justin Bethel (via free agency). In actuality, the placement of Josh Gordon (knee) on IR allowed Tomlinson to retain his spot on the active roster. For the time being, Tomlinson figures to reprise his usual depth role on New England's roster.
The Patriots cut Tomlinson on Wednesday, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe reports.
The Patriots needed to free up roster spots after acquiring Mohamed Sanu via trade and Justin Bethel via free agency, so Tomlinson and safety Jordan Richards were the casualties. Tomlinson recorded a reception for one yard in his only game with the Patriots.
The Patriots released Tomlinson on Wednesday.
Tomlinson's release clears a spot for newly acquired wideout Mohamed Sanu and suggests that either Ryan Izzo (concussion) or Matt LaCosse (knee) is ready to return to action for the Patriots. In his only game with New England, Tomlinson caught one pass for one yard while working behind Ben Watson at tight end.
Tomlinson was on the field for 38 of the Patriots' 82 snaps on offense in Monday's 33-0 win over the Jets.
Tomlinson, who was making his debut with the Patriots, worked behind Ben Watson on Monday, en route to hauling in his only target for one yard. Looking ahead, Tomlinson's fantasy upside is modest, while his snap counts in the coming weeks figure to hinge on the availability of fellow tight ends Ryan Izzo (concussion) and Matt LaCosse (knee).
Coach Bill Belichick indicated that the team still is determining how to best work Tomlinson's skill set into the offense, Zack Cox of NESN reports. "We'll see," Belichick noted of the tight end's potential role. "He's a bigger guy, has blocking ability. He has been in the backfield. He's played on the line of scrimmage."
In 39 career NFL contests, the 6-foot-6, 263-pounder has recorded 16 catches for 193 yards and a TD, so it's not likely that Tomlinson will make much of a fantasy splash with New England. He should, however, help out as a blocker while bringing some versatility to the table, given that he's played some fullback in the past.
The Patriots signed Tomlinson on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
In the wake of Matt LaCosse suffering an MCL sprain last Thursday against the Giants, the Patriots' tight end group was whittled down to just one healthy body (Ryan Izzo). Reinforcements thus were needed, with Tomlinson and reportedly Ben Watson brought into the fold. Tomlinson doesn't bring much pass-catching utility, though, as he has 16 career catches in 39 appearances between the Jets and Giants.
The Giants waived Tomlinson on Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
The Giants needed more depth at linebacker, so they signed Nate Stupar and cut Tomlinson. He wasn't targeted over three games, as Evan Engram figures to be a workhorse at tight end. If Tomlinson clears waivers, he may land on the Giants' practice squad.
Tomlinson was not targeted in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Giants.
The 27-year-old played only two offensive snaps Sunday and was clearly outpaced by top backup Rhett Ellison (22 snaps). Tomlinson signed with the Giants last week after being cut by the Jets and figures to remain in a reserve role with his new team.
Tomlinson signed a contract with the Giants on Sunday.
Tomlinson spent the last three seasons with the Jets but didn't make it through roster cutdowns this year. The 27-year-old had eight catches for 72 yards in 15 games in 2018.
Tomlinson was let go by the Jets on Saturday, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.
Tomlinson played three seasons for the Jets, accumulating 16 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown. With Chris Herndon serving a four-game suspension to start the year, the Jets are currently somewhat thin at the tight end position, though signings could occur between now and Week 1.
Tomlinson re-signed with the Jets on Tuesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Tomlinson started 24 games the past two seasons but caught just 16 passes on 764 snaps. He figures to reprise his role as a run blocker while Chris Herndon handles most of the receiving work.
Tomlinson was not offered a contract tender by the Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Tomlinson was limited to eight catches for 72 yards in 15 games this past season and the 26-year-old will now look to catch on with another team as a depth tight end.
Tomlinson (foot) didn't sustain any fractured bones after dropping a weight on his foot in December, 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 during the year. In any case, Tomlinson remains under contract for the 2019 season and should 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 IR 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 team's No. 2 tight end in Week 17, and the Jets also signed Clive Walford to bolster their depth at the position.
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