McGrath (knee) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.
McGrath was absent from Friday's practice after he hyperextended his knee, and he is yet to be given a timetable for his recovery. With Jeff Cumberland (leg) also out, the competition for the No. 3 tight end spot behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates will be put on hold until both are healthy and can return to preseason play.
McGrath missed Friday's practice after hyperextending his knee, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
McGrath apparently injured his knee during Wednesday's heated scrimmage with soon-to-be crosstown rival, the Rams, which forced him to miss Friday's practice. It's unclear how severe the injury may be, but it shouldn't be terribly impactful for fantasy owners given Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates sit above McGrath on the most recent depth chart update.
McGrath signed his his exclusive rights tender with the Chargers on Thursday.
With Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry seeing the bulk of the Chargers targets among tight ends, McGrath is primarily used as a blocker. McGrath appeared in all 16 games last season and caught two passes for 25 yards.
McGrath was mainly used as a blocking tight end when he played, while Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry garnered most of the attention from quarterback Philip Rivers. A restricted free agent heading into the offseason, it seems likely the Chargers will opt to bring back their tight end, but with both Gates and Henry expected to return, McGrath isn't expected to put together strong enough numbers to garner fantasy attention.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
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|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||9||26||302||11.6||25||2||6||0||16|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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