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March 23, 2021 05:28 PM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Back with Bolts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson re-signed with the Chargers on Monday.

Anderson will return for a third straight season with the Chargers. Hunter Henry's departure could open up increased depth opportunities for Anderson, though Jared Cook and Donald Parham both are a notch above him in the tight end pecking order.

March 13, 2021 10:24 AM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Does not receive tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers have opted not to tender Anderson as a restricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Although Anderson was not tendered, the Chargers are still hopeful they can bring him back. He recorded 106 yards on eight receptions across 16 games in 2020.

January 4, 2021 01:32 AM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Nets 52 yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson caught all three of his targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 38-21 win over the Chiefs.

The little-used tight end again put together a commendable performance with Hunter Henry on the reserve/COVID-19 list, nearly doubling his season total in receiving yards. A restricted free agent this offseason, it's entirely possible the Chargers could opt to bring back Anderson to pair as depth with Donald Parham, and the two could be pushed into an even more prominent role in the event the Chargers are unable to come to a long-term deal with Henry, who played the 2020 season on a franchise tag.

December 28, 2020 12:44 AM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Makes impact in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson caught four of six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Broncos.

With Hunter Henry on the COVID-19 list, Anderson emerged as a surprising threat at tight end, with his 23-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter helping to set up a field goal. The 27-year-old had only two targets all season coming into Sunday, but if Henry is forced to miss the Chargers' finale as well, Anderson might be productive again in Week 17 against a Kansas City team that could be resting key personnel after clinching the AFC's No. 1 seed.

December 8, 2020 08:44 PM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Secures first catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson caught one of two targets for six yards during Sunday's loss to New England.

It's the first time all season the 27-year-old has been targeted, and he took advantage with his first catch since 2017. Anderson should continue to fill a reserve role at tight end behind Hunter Henry and Donald Parham.

December 30, 2019 11:52 PM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Signs reserve/future contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on Monday.

Anderson spent the majority of the season on the Chargers' practice squad. He was activated for one game, but only played on special teams. The 26-year-old tight end has spent time with the Chargers, Patriots and Texans during his tenure in the league.

October 16, 2019 10:36 PM
Stephen Anderson: Remaining with Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson signed to the Chargers' practice squad Wednesday.

Anderson was waived by the Chargers on Saturday but will remain with the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 26-year-old played five snaps on special teams during his lone game with the team, but had 25 catches for 342 yards and one touchdown with the Texans in 2017.

October 12, 2019 07:56 PM
Stephen Anderson: Waived by Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was designated for waivers by the Chargers on Saturday.

Anderson had been a non-factor for Los Angeles in the early going. The 26-year-old tight end saw just five snaps on special teams in a Week 5 loss to the Broncos and he had not played a single down before that. He'll now hit the open market in search of a new NFL home.

October 1, 2019 08:04 PM
Chargers' Stephen Anderson: Rises to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was promoted to the Chargers' active roster Tuesday.

Anderson signed with the Chargers' practice squad after Hunter Henry (knee) was injured. The team's injury woes continued when Sean Culkin tore his Achilles and Virgil Green suffered a nagging groin injury, so Anderson will get his chance on the 53-man roster. If Green is unable to return for Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Anderson will fill in as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Lance Kendricks.

September 11, 2019 09:04 PM
Stephen Anderson: Finds new practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers signed Anderson to their practice squad Wednesday.

This could serve as a tryout for Anderson since Chargers No. 1 TE Hunter Henry (knee) is facing another lengthy recovery. The team has just two healthy tight ends -- Virgil Green and Sean Culkin -- on the active roster, so Anderson could be promoted for depth ahead of Week 2's matchup with the Lions.

September 10, 2019 05:16 PM
Stephen Anderson: Done in New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was cut by the Patriots' practice squad Monday, Zack Cox of NESN reports.

Anderson was unable to make the 53-man roster out of camp in New England, and will have to look for an opportunity elsewhere. The California product will look to add depth at the tight end position with another organization, likely on a practice squad level.

September 2, 2019 01:12 PM
Stephen Anderson: Joins Patriots' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have signed Anderson to their practice squad.

Per Mike Reiss of, Anderson, who had been dealing with an undisclosed injury, was at practice Sunday, signifying that health didn't play a part in his being let go during roster cut-downs. With Ben Watson suspended for the first four games of the season and Lance Kendricks also slated to serve a one game ban out of the gate, the Patriots are poised to roll with Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo in Week 1. For now, Anderson provides the team with some in-house depth at the position.

August 31, 2019 01:08 PM
Stephen Anderson: Gets cut by New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots waived Anderson (undisclosed) on Saturday, Zack Cox of reports.

Even with fellow tight ends Benjamin Watson and Lance Kendricks both facing suspensions to begin the season, Anderson was unable to secure a roster spot over Matt LaCosse or Ryan Izzo, the last two men left standing in the position group heading into Week 1. Anderson didn't help his case for winning a spot by getting hurt during the preseason, though it's unclear if the unspecified injury he's tending to is a long-term concern. He could latch on elsewhere as a depth tight end if he can pass a physical.

August 24, 2019 12:48 PM
Patriots' Stephen Anderson: Exits game with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's 10-3 preseason win over the Panthers, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Anderson recorded one catch for three yards before exiting Thursday's game. He suffered an undisclosed injury on a blocking play in the first half, then returned to the sideline during the final two quarters without retaking the field. The nature and severity of his injury remain undisclosed, and if Anderson isn't able to resume practicing soon, he could find his chances of making the 53-man roster marginalized.

August 22, 2019 11:32 AM
Patriots' Stephen Anderson: Unlikely to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers, Doug Kyed of NESN reports.

Anderson has been battling the undisclosed issue for nearly two weeks, so it's not a major surprise to see him sitting out the third preseason contest. Matt LaCosse (ankle) also isn't expected to play since he just returned from his injury.

August 12, 2019 04:12 PM
Patriots' Stephen Anderson: Limited at Monday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (undisclosed) was limited at Monday's practice, Mike Reiss of reports.

With Matt LaCosse dealing with a lower-leg issue and Lance Kendricks (undisclosed) also still limited, Anderson's unspecified injury taxes the Patriots' depth at tight end further. With that in mind, it's understandable that the team acquired Eric Saubert from the Falcons on Monday.

January 8, 2019 08:40 PM
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.

September 6, 2018 08:12 PM
Stephen Anderson: Headed to New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Reiss of 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 logged 25 catches for 342 yards and a TD in 15 games last year.

September 1, 2018 06:52 PM
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.

May 2, 2018 11:28 AM
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, John 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 for him, 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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1Sun 09/13@ CINW 16-1300--0
2Sun 09/20vs KCL 20-2300--0
3Sun 09/27vs CARL 16-2100--0
4Sun 10/04@ TBL 31-3800--0
5Mon 10/12@ NOL 27-3000--0
7Sun 10/25vs JACW 39-2900--0
8Sun 11/01@ DENL 30-3100--0
9Sun 11/08vs LVL 26-3100--0
10Sun 11/15@ MIAL 21-2900--0
11Sun 11/22vs NYJW 34-2800--0
12Sun 11/29@ BUFL 17-2700--0
13Sun 12/06vs NEL 0-45166.060
14Sun 12/13vs ATLW 20-1700--0
15Thu 12/17@ LVW 30-2700--0
16Sun 12/27vs DENW 19-1644812.0230
17Sun 01/03@ KCW 38-2135217.3180
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