Tye (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.
While the nature of Tye's injury isn't clear, the tight end is now set to spend the 2018 campaign on IR unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Tye signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots back in February, but it looks like an injury ultimately cost the tight end a chance at a final roster spot. He will revert to the Patriots injured reserve once he clears waivers.
Tye signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, Mikes Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Tye joined the Patriots' practice squad after being released by the Jets in early October. He has proven to be a contributing tight end, recording back-to-back 40-plus reception seasons with the Giants starting in 2015. All the tight ends on New England's roster are under contract through next season, so Tye will need to separate himself from the pack this offseason if he hopes to make the 53-man roster.
Tye has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Tye gives the Patriots some added tight end depth behind Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister. The 25-yeard-old, who caught 48 passes for 395 yards and a TD for the Giants last season, started the 2017 campaign with the Jets, but was waived earlier this month after catching three passes for 48 yards in three contests with the team.
Tye was waived by the Jets on Tuesday.
Tye managed four receptions in three games for the Jets after being claimed off waivers in September. He'll now look to join a team in need of tight end depth.
|3||9/23/18||@ DET||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|2015||New York Giants||13||7||42||464||11.0||45||3||5||1||23|
|2016||New York Giants||16||10||48||395||8.2||27||1||3||0||16|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||3||1||4||38||9.5||21||0||1||0||1|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New York Giants||13||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|