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Tyler Gaffney RB

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May 20, 2021 11:08 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Signs in New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots are signing Gaffney to a contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Gaffney, who was a sixth-round pick by Carolina in 2014, spent time on the 49ers' practice squad last season, but he has yet to play a regular-season NFL down despite being a member of the Patriots organization from 2014 to 2016. Gaffney, who has also spent time in the MLB Pittsburgh's farm system, now finds himself in a crowded running back room. He'll be a longshot to make New England's regular-season roster.

January 7, 2021 08:32 AM
Tyler Gaffney: Cut from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney was released from the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gaffney has spent his career bouncing around between NFL teams. After spending a few weeks with San Francisco's practice squad, the 29-year-old has been released.

December 22, 2020 11:32 PM
Tyler Gaffney: Heading to San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney signed to the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday, Can Inman of The San Jose Mercury reports.

Raheem Mostert (ankle) has already been ruled out for Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals. Jeff Wilson (ankle) is also questionable, leaving Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon as the only two healthy backs on the roster. If the 49ers are looking to add extra depth on gameday, Gaffney's number could be called.

March 5, 2018 09:56 PM
Tyler Gaffney: Returning to baseball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney is expected to move on from football and pursue a career in Major League Baseball, Tim Williams of reports.

Gaffney's career has been completely derailed due to a series of injuries, as the 2014 sixth-rounder never appeared in a game through four seasons in the NFL. Due to this wear and tear he's endured over the years, Gaffney will apparently call it quits on his football career and join the Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training. Gaffney was the Pirates' 24th-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.

August 11, 2017 07:48 PM
Tyler Gaffney: Waived by Jaguars
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney (undisclosed) was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, John Oehser of reports.

Gaffney will land on the team's injured reserve list if he clear waivers. The 26 year-old played in just one game for the Bills last season. His chances of making the team's final roster were slim.

August 10, 2017 06:48 PM
Jaguars' Tyler Gaffney: Not expected to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Gaffney missed out on practice time this week due to an undisclosed injury. His absence likely means added reps for reserve Tim Cook.

August 2, 2017 02:52 PM
Jaguars' Tyler Gaffney: Signs with Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday.

The Jaguars were able to create room for Gaffney following the departure of offensive lineman Brandon Albert. The former Patriot and three-year veteran will bring with him two super bowl rings to Jacksonville. In all likelihood, Gaffney will serve as a special teams asset if he cracks the 53-man roster.

March 20, 2017 06:00 PM
Tyler Gaffney: Waived by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney was waived by the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Gaffney's rights will now be subject to waivers, and if he's not claimed, he'll become an unrestricted free agent. A sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2014, Gaffney has yet to make a regular season appearance since entering the league.

February 8, 2017 07:50 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Signs future contract with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, NESN reports.

Gaffney, who ended the 2016 season on the Patriots' practice squad, slots in as the sixth running back on the team's offseason depth chart.

November 13, 2016 10:54 AM
Tyler Gaffney: Joins Patriots' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have added Gaffney to their practice squad.

With Bishop Sankey having caught on with the Chiefs, Gaffney is now the only running back on the Patriots' practice squad. He's obviously off the fantasy radar for now, but Gaffney would be a candidate for a promotion, and carries with the Patriots, if top power back LeGarrette Blount misses any time down the road.

November 10, 2016 05:12 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Waived by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have waived Gaffney, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Connecting the dots, the move could well be designed to pave the way for fellow RB Dion Lewis (PUP list) to be activated to the team's 53-man roster in the coming days.

October 29, 2016 04:57 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney was promoted to the Patriots' active roster on Saturday.

Gaffney signed with the Patriots' practice squad two weeks ago and is now the fifth running back on their active roster. It's unlikely that he has much of a role on offense unless injuries force New England to utilize him.

October 18, 2016 06:46 PM
Tyler Gaffney: Back with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have added Gaffney to their practice squad, Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald reports.

Gaffney has had a hard time staying healthy during his pro career, but the Patriots clearly see something in the running back, as he resurfaces with the team after having been released last month with an injury settlement. He gives the Patriots added backfield depth via the practice squad, along with former Titan Bishop Sankey.

September 9, 2016 06:09 PM
Tyler Gaffney: Released with injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney (foot) reached an injury settlement with the Patriots on Friday, Mike Petraglia of reports.

The transaction removes Gaffney from the Patriots' injured reserve. If he can regain his health, it isn't out of the realm of possibility for the running back to resurface with another organization before season's end.

September 8, 2016 07:31 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney (foot) was placed on IR after clearing waivers, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.

Gaffney will now spend his third consecutive season on the Patriots IR. The young running back has shown promise but has never made it through a preseason healthy and will look to finally be healthy enough to make a roster next season.

September 4, 2016 12:38 AM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Waived-injured by New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney (foot) was waived/injured by the Patriots, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Gaffney made some noise early in the preseason and became a person of interest when the Pats announced Dion Lewis (knee) was going to miss 8-to-10 weeks. If Gaffney goes unclaimed, he'll be placed on injured reserve Sunday. This will mark the third consecutive season he's spent on IR.

September 1, 2016 10:32 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Banged up in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney was spotted having his foot/toe looked at on the sideline during Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Assuming his issue isn't major, Gaffney -- who carried six times for 22 yards in the game -- could be on the roster bubble, with the Patriots' final RB spot potentially coming down to him or pass-catching back D.J. Foster, who ran nine times for 22 yards and caught nine passes for 110 yards with a fumble in the contest.

August 27, 2016 02:02 AM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Mixes in with starters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney gained 35 yards on nine carries in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Perhaps more important than the stat line, Gaffney split first-team work with LeGarrette Blount, who gained 26 yards on five carries and 16 yards on three receptions. Both running back looked pretty good, with Blount ripping off one of his trademark hurdles on a 17-yard run. Despite his strong push, Gaffney probably hasn't done enough to supplant the more-experienced Blount as New England's top power back, with the latter also enjoying a strong preseason. Gaffney does seemingly still have a good shot to earn a roster spot, though it's possible the Patriots could go with pass-catching specialist D.J. Foster instead.

August 23, 2016 08:11 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Pushing for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney is included in the Boston Globe's latest 53-man roster projection.

With Dion Lewis likely to start the season on the PUP list and Donald Brown having been released Tuesday, Gaffney's chances of sticking appear to have been boosted. That said, it's also possible fellow RB D.J. Foster (who has been banged up of late) could also enter the equation, or that the Patriots could elect to dip into the free agent pool.

August 19, 2016 12:37 PM
Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Rushes for 31 yards Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gaffney carried 11 times for 31 yards and caught three passes for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Bears.

As CSN New England notes, Gaffney "ran hard and showed up in the passing game," but his bid to supplant LeGarrette Blount as the Patriots' "big back" didn't appear to gain any traction Thursday, with the 250-pound Blount (11 carries for 69 yards and a TD) running very well in the contest.

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