With Charles Clay receiving a rest day, O'Leary worked with the first unit during Sunday's training camp practice, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
While O'Leary has almost no chance to beat out Clay for the top job, there's also not that much competition behind him other than some project guys. Clay's health at this stage of his career is no sure thing, so while O'Leary offers almost no fantasy value at the present time, he's also one injury away from being the main tight end.
O'Leary was held out of Wednesday's practice due to illness but managed to participate in full on Thursday and Friday and will play in Sunday's tilt against the Jets. With Charles Clay (knee) questionable, O'Leary could see a slightly increased role in Week 17.
LeSean McCoy was also absent from practice with an illness. Given that it's only Wednesday, there figures to be enough time for the backup tight end to rest up and get better for Sunday's game against the Jets.
O'Leary, starting for Charles Clay (personal), caught just one ball on three targets for eight yards during Sunday's loss in Oakland.
Clay's receiving numbers have been a disappointment for almost two seasons, but if this was a chance for O'Leary to usurp some of that role, it didn't happen Sunday as the second-year man put up a very Clay-like performance. More than likely, O'Leary will go back to his usual snap count when Clay returns for this week's game against Pittsburgh.
|4||10/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|9||11/2/17||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|