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September 8, 2020 07:12 PM
Patrick DiMarco: Cut from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills released DiMarco (neck) from injured reserve with an injury settlement, James P. McCoy of The Buffalo News reports.

DiMarco hasn't missed a game since the 2013 season, but he won't begin the coming campaign on any roster as he recovers from a neck concern. Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't comment on the severity of the injury Monday, so there's no telling if (or when) DiMarco will receive clearance to play again.

September 4, 2020 06:20 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Headed to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (ankle) was placed on the injured reserve list Friday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

The team has been using undrafted free agent Reggie Gilliam at tight end, so it will have to figure something out now that the veteran DiMarco is heading to injured reserve. DiMarco is also a strong special teams player, so the loss is a bit heavier than his modest stats as a fullback would normally indicate.

October 24, 2019 04:08 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Full go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

DiMarco sat out Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, and he's already resumed participating without limitations. The veteran fullback is on track to play his usual role as a blocker and special-teams contributor versus Philadelphia on Sunday.

October 23, 2019 06:52 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Ankle injury surfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco sat out Wednesday's first practice of the week due to an ankle injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

DiMarco hardly ever carries the ball -- he hasn't posted more than two rushes in a season since 2009 and is still looking for his first NFL rushing TD -- but he's the Bills' only true fullback and a strong special teams player, so any potential absence would affect Buffalo's game plan against the Eagles.

October 6, 2019 11:44 AM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

DiMarco's status comes as little surprise after he cleared the concussion protocol Saturday. The fullback has seen limited offensive snaps the past few weeks and will likely see a similar role against the Titans.

October 5, 2019 06:44 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Likely to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday against the Titans.

The Bills fullback is thus expected to make his fifth consecutive start, and if he does get the odd carry will face a difficult Titans defense that has allowed just 415 rushing yards through four games.

October 5, 2019 09:52 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Question mark for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee after practicing fully Friday.

DiMarco is the team's only fullback, so we'll have to assume he'll be in the lineup against the Titans if he receives full clearance ahead of the contest.

October 3, 2019 01:44 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Progressing in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (concussion) is participating in Thursday's practice while wearing a red non-contact jersey, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

DiMarco has progressed to participating in non-contact football activities, indicating that he's nearing the final step of the league's concussion protocol. It remains to be seen whether DiMarco will receive medical clearance from an independent neurologist in time for Sunday's tilt against the Titans, but at the very least he isn't likely to be sidelined for long. The fullback plays a key blocking role in Buffalo's offense.

October 2, 2019 03:44 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Battling concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco is in the league's concussion protocol, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

DiMarco's in danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Titans. His absence wouldn't directly affect the fantasy realm, although he's useful in opening up holes for Frank Gore and Devin Singletary (hamstring) and pass blocking. The latter could have a major impact on Matt Barkley if Josh Allen (concussion) can't go.

December 21, 2018 02:32 AM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Practices in full Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session.

DiMarco's full practice likely means he's set to play in Sunday's game against New England. The veteran fullback has been targeted in the passing game just four times this season, hauling in three catches for 62 yards while carrying the ball only once for nine yards. He'll figure to see his usual role as a blocking option for the Bills in Week 16.

December 20, 2018 01:32 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

DiMarco briefly became a surprise option in the rushing attack Sunday against the Lions, as the Bills were without any healthy running backs for a moment before Keith Ford was able to make a quick return following his minor scare. The veteran fullback did draw his first carry -- a nice nine-yard power run -- but that may be it for him on the ground this season. In seven NFL campaigns, it was only the fourth time he's toted the rock.

December 3, 2017 11:56 AM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Set to play versus Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (ankle) will be active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

DiMarco's availability comes as no surprise as he was deemed likely to play heading into the weekend. He could see a slight uptick in snaps with Mike Tolbert (hamstring) sidelined, though LeSean McCoy and Travaris Cadet figure to lead the backfield in touches.

December 1, 2017 04:04 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Questionable in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots but is expected to play, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

DiMarco rarely gets offensive touches, but he's a skilled blocker in the team's rushing attack. If DiMarco is held out this week, Buffalo may have to get creative since LeSean McCoy (knee) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) are both dealing with injuries ahead of Sunday's game, leaving Travaris Cadet as the Bills' lone healthy running back at the moment.

November 30, 2017 02:00 PM
Bills' Patrick DiMarco: Misses Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (ankle) is not practicing Thursday, Mike Rodak of reports.

DiMarco practiced fully Wednesday even though he was listed on the injury report, so perhaps this is just scheduled maintenance for a veteran with a minor injury. If it's anything more serious, the Bills would have some significant depth issues to address, considering they only have five running backs/fullbacks on the roster and three of them missed practice Thursday.

March 8, 2017 03:24 PM
Falcons' Patrick DiMarco: Signing with Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco will sign a four-year, $8.5 million contract with the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

DiMarco hasn't contributed much in the way of measured stats the past few years, recording just 20 receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 32 games the past two seasons. That being said he's a great blocker and was a large factor in the Falcons offense this past season. He'll be a large help to LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor now that he'll be in Buffalo.

October 21, 2016 08:22 PM
Falcons' Patrick DiMarco: Practices in full Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco (shoulder) fully participated in Friday's practice.

DiMarco was limited in previous practices throughout the week, but he was able to get a full one in Friday. He has no injury status listed for Sunday's matchup with the Chargers, so he should be expected to take the field.

January 18, 2016 10:00 PM
Falcons' Patrick DiMarco: Has best season of career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco had the best season of his career, catching 13 balls for 110 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons in 2015.

More importantly, he played an integral role leading the way for Devonta Freeman, who finished the season tied with three other running backs for the most rushing touchdowns (11) on the season. Freeman finished fourth in the league in rushing, and a lot of that was due to DiMarco opening holes for the agile back. The pair will anchor Atlanta's ground game for the foreseeable future.

November 22, 2015 07:07 PM
Falcons' Patrick DiMarco: Catches two touchdowns against Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

DiMarco came out of nowhere to score two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts, catching three of four targets for 21 yards.

It's a shame DiMarco's moment in the sun came in a losing cause. Don't be surprised if the fullback falls back into obscurity, as he has just nine touches all season.

June 1, 2015 02:14 PM
Falcons' Patrick DiMarco ready to compete with Collin Mooney
by Shawn Krest |

Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco wasn't threatened when the team signed Collin Mooney during the offseason. 

It's just going to push me to be a better player," DiMarco said, per ESPN. "When competition comes to you, you've got to step up to the plate and you've got to play good. That's my whole thing. There's nothing that he's going to do that's going to change me. I've just got to continue to work on my craft and continue to get better every day

June 1, 2015 04:00 PM
Falcons re-sign Patrick DiMarco, Cliff Matthews
by Shawn Krest |

The Falcons re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews, the team announced on Tuesday. 

DiMarco was an exclusive-rights free agent, and Matthews was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. 

DiMarco had 17 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Falcons. Matthews has appeared in 32 games, mainly on special teams, in four years with the team. 

The Falcons also brought in WR Nick Williams, a former Redskin. 

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