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April 25, 2019 05:08 PM
Bucky Hodges: Cut loose ahead of draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges was waived by the Steelers on Thursday.

Hodges spent the 2018 season on the Steelers' practice squad and re-upped on a reserve/future contract in January, but he's now being let go just hours before the start of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 2017 sixth-rounder will presumably try and mix in with the incoming class of undrafted free agents as teams try to fill out their 90-man rosters ahead of training camp.

January 2, 2019 05:56 PM
Steelers' Bucky Hodges: Secures deal with Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Hodges couldn't make the Steelers 53-man roster to begin the season and landed on their practice squad. The 2017 sixth-round pick had 48 catches for 691 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season at Virginia Tech but has yet to play in an NFL game. Hodges may see a spot open if Xavier Grimble moves on from Pittsburgh after the season, but Hodges won't have many opportunities with Vance McDonald and Jesse James under contract in 2019.

September 4, 2018 01:32 AM
Bucky Hodges: Let go by Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges was waived by the Steelers on Saturday.

The 2017 sixth-rounder went unclaimed on waivers and joined the Steelers' practice squad. He'll be a candidate for a promotion to the active roster if Vance McDonald (foot), Jesse James (back), or Xavier Grimble (wrist) suffer any setbacks.

August 3, 2018 06:08 PM
Steelers' Bucky Hodges: Signs with Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges signed a contract with the Steelers on Thursday, Chris Adamski of reports.

Hodges showed promise in college at Virginia Tech, converting to tight end after being recruited as a quarterback. However, he's yet to convert that potential into NFL production. He'll now look to secure a depth and special teams role with Pittsburgh in 2018.

July 29, 2018 12:56 PM
Bucky Hodges: Let go by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges was waived by the Jets on Sunday.

Hodges was waived to make room for running back George Atkinson. If Hodges clears waivers, he'll become a free agent and will look to secure a depth tight end and special teams role with a team in 2018.

April 4, 2018 11:08 AM
Jets' Bucky Hodges: Signs with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges signed a contract with the Jets on Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Hodges, a sixth-round selection in the 2017 Draft, was waived-injured by the Vikings back in September and then spent six weeks on the Panthers' practice squad. He'll now compete with Neal Sterling and Jordan Leggett for a reserve tight end role this season.

September 12, 2017 09:44 PM
Bucky Hodges: Waived by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges (head) was waived by the Vikings off injured reserve Tuesday after both sides reached an injury settlement, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Hodges was waived/injured by the club during final roster cuts prior to Week 1, and he reverted to the IR. He now is free to find a new opportunity once he fully recovers from his head injury.

September 5, 2017 10:24 PM
Vikings' Bucky Hodges: Reverts to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges (head) cleared waivers and reverted to the Vikings' injured reserve Monday.

Hodges was competing for an opportunity to back up Kyle Rudolph at tight end before suffering a head injury. He will now remain on the Vikings' IR for the remainder of the season unless both parties reach an injury settlement.

September 3, 2017 07:24 PM
Bucky Hodges: Waived/injured by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges (head) was waived/injured by the Vikings on Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Hodges, who appears to be going through concussion protocol, was waived to make room for the signing of tight end Blake Bell. He'll likely end up on the team's injured reserve after clearing waivers.

September 1, 2017 08:56 AM
Vikings' Bucky Hodges: Leaves game with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges left Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Hodges has shown sparks this preseason that indicate he could be useful as a fourth tight end, but it remains to be seen if his current injury will derail his opportunity for a roster spot.

August 28, 2017 11:36 AM
Vikings' Bucky Hodges: Works with first-team offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges got time with the first-team offense and had one reception for 10 yards in Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers.

Hodges reportedly was slow to aclimate to the NFL early in training camp, but he's improved in the preseason and got time with the first stringers with Kyle Rudolph sitting out the game. He'll likely begin the season fourth on the depth chart, but it may be worth watching his development.

August 19, 2017 10:40 AM
Vikings' Bucky Hodges: Shows spark in preseason loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges had two receptions for 54 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown, in Friday's preseason loss at Seattle.

Hodges had receptions of 33 and 21 yards. He mostly played late in the game with the third- and fourth-string offense. He's still likely the fourth TE at this point on the depth chart. However, this game was a needed boost for his outlook after initial reports from training camp indicated his development has been slow.

August 17, 2017 02:28 AM
Vikings' Bucky Hodges: Slow start to preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hodges remains behind Kyle Carter on the depth chart as the No. 4 tight end as his development has been slow in training camp, ESPN reports. He did not have a reception in Minnesota's first preseason game.

The 2017 sixth-round draft pick has intriguing size and speed (6-foot-6, with a 4.57-second 40-yard dash), but he may be more of a long-term project than someone who will make an immediate impact this season.

April 30, 2017 05:00 AM
Vikings' Bucky Hodges: Falls to sixth round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings selected Hodges in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 201st overall.

This is perhaps the most surprising faller in this year's draft. Hodges is a rare athlete at tight end and, despite a tendency for drops, proved productive as well. Even if the league doubts his skills as a tight end, it's surprising that a team wouldn't take him sooner for special teams play alone -- this is a 6-foot-6, 257-pound player with a 4.57-second 40-yard dash, 39-inch vertical and 134-inch broad jump. Unfortunately, even if he proves his doubters wrong, the Minnesota offense likely won't afford him many targets as long as Kyle Rudolph is around.

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Virginia Tech
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