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New England Patriots

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Patriots' Stephen Anderson: Added to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots promoted Anderson to the 53-man roster Tuesday.

Anderson joined New England's practice squad after being waived by the Texans during final roster cuts. With tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring) on injured reserve, Anderson will provide depth behind Rob Gronkowski.

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Patriots' Stephen Anderson: Headed to New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson has signed with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Anderson, who was let go by the Texans last Friday, joins the Patriots as the team's season opener against his former team approaches. Aside from potentially offering insight into some of Houston's tendencies on offense, the 25-year-old will bolster the Patriots' tight end depth behind Rob Gronkowski. Anderson, who logged 25 catches for 342 yards and a TD in 15 games last year, could suit up for New England as soon as Sunday, especially if the hamstring injury that limited Jacob Hollister on Wednesday is of any concern.

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Stephen Anderson: Let go by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was waived by the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Anderson, despite setting career highs in catches (25), yards (342) and snaps (441) with the Texans in 2017, was unable to secure a spot on the Texans' 53-man roster. Houston drafted a pair of tight ends in the 2018 NFL Draft -- Jordan Akins (third round) and Jordan Thomas (sixth round) -- and the team seems confident enough in its rookies to back up starter Ryan Griffin. Anderson will become an unrestricted free agent if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: Facing competition in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will be challenged to be the top backup to Ryan Griffin at tight end, Jon McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans drafted a pair tight ends -- Jordan Akins in the third round and Jordan Thomas in the sixth -- so the team is certainly looking closely at the position. Houston had good production out of their tight ends in 2016, but injuries limited their impact in 2017. Anderson had a run as the starter late in the season, but saw his snaps diminish each week. Blocking has been a weakness and if Anderson can't protect Deshaun Watson, his spot as the backup is susceptible to a challenge by either rookie.

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: Sets career highs in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson finished the 2017 season with career highs in catches (25), targets (52), yards (342) and snaps (441).

Concussion issues for Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz led to Anderson being the lone healthy tight end over the final five games of the season. That jacked up his offensive snaps, but he was unable to make an impact with the opportunity. Some of that had to do with inferior quarterback play, but his snap count decreased in each successive game, going from a season high of 68 in Week 13 to bottoming out at 22 in Week 17. His strength is receiving, so with sketchy quarterback play, Anderson was not in a position to succeed, and his talents as a blocker aren't up to snuff. The second-year tight end is expected to be back with the team in 2018. However, the statuses of Griffin and Fiedorowicz -- each have had multiple concussions -- are uncertain. If the Texans move on from the injured duo, it's likely they'll look for a starting tight end in free agency, keeping Anderson in a backup role.

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Schedule
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29/14/17CIN0000
39/24/17NE114140
410/1/17TEN228170
510/8/17KC263420
610/15/17CLE21790
810/29/17SEA111110
911/5/17IND444160
1011/12/17LAR230170
1111/19/17ARI122220
1211/27/17BAL0000
1312/3/17TEN579251
1412/10/17SF21690
1512/17/17JAC0000
1612/25/17PIT0000
1712/31/17IND1440
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2016Houston Texans13011938.5141006
2017Houston Texans1552534213.74215117
2018New England Patriots0000---00000
TOTAL2853643512.14225123
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Houston Texans1332.010000.0000
2017Houston Texans1522.000000.0000
2018New England Patriots000.000000.0000
TOTAL2854.010000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
1/30/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
San Jose, CA, USA
School:
California
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: