Carolina re-signed Zylstra to a one-year deal Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Zylstra has been a key contributor on special teams over three seasons with the Panthers, earning him a spot with the team in 2021 as well. With just three catches for 35 yards across 16 games in 2020, he remains off the fantasy radar.
Zylstra finished the 2020 season with three catches on four targets for 35 yards and one carry for one yard in 16 games played.
Zylstra played sparingly on offense, but he actually scored his first career touchdown with a fumble recovery on special teams in Week 16's win over Washington. As a restricted free agent this offseason, it'll be interesting to see whether the Panthers bring Zylstra back to fill a similar role next season.
Zylstra was not targeted but did recover a muffed punt for a touchdown in Sunday's 20-13 win over Washington.
Zylstra flew down the field and fell on a dropped punt that trickled into the end zone, opening the scoring for the Panthers. The veteran has caught just three passes this season, but Sunday's recovery at least gave him his first career touchdown.
Zylstra (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Zylstra entered the weekend questionable despite logging back-to-back full practices to close out the week. The 27-year-old has played sparingly on offense this season, totaling 70 snaps and two receptions for 32 yards.
Zylstra caught his only target for 28 yards in Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Chiefs.
Zylstra connected with punter Joseph Charlton on a successful fake punt to begin the second quarter, but considering it marked just the second reception of the season for Zylstra, the depth wideout's fantasy value remains almost non-existent.
Zylstra hauled in six of eight targets for 96 receiving yards during Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints.
The 26-year-old wideout from Concordia-Moorhead (MN) took advantage of increased playing time Week 17, logging a game high in receiving yards as Carolina's No. 1 WR D.J. Moore sat out with a concussion. Zylstra fielded a season-high 24 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps Week 16 when Moore went down with injury in the first quarter of a blowout loss to Indianapolis, but in the season finale against New Orleans, he was even more involved, finishing behind only Christian McCaffrey in targets among Panthers players. With one year remaining on his current deal, Zylstra will strive to carry his newfound momentum into 2020 in pursuit of a more integral role within Carolina's offensive attack.
Offensive coordinator Scott Turner said Thursday that Zylstra is one of the receivers expected to fill in for D.J. Moore (concussion) in Week 17, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
In the likely event that Moore is forced to sit out Sunday's regular-season finale against the Saints, Zylstra and Chris Hogan will likely be the primary beneficiaries of increased roles on offense. The second-year pro caught his only target for three yards during Week 16's loss to the Colts.
Zylstra caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 40-20 loss to the Falcons.
Zylstra had been targeted just once through four games entering Sunday, but was able to make his first catch of the campaign while playing late in Week 14's blowout defeat.
Zylstra was claimed off waivers by Carolina on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Zylstra failed to latch on with the Vikings, and after he was cut by the team Sunday, was quickly picked up by another squad. He faces a tough battle for snaps and targets with proven veterans ahead of him in Carolina, but could be an injury or two away from making an impact in 2019.
Zylstra was waived by the Vikings on Saturday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Zylstra played in all 16 games for the Vikings a year ago, with his work coming almost exclusively on special teams. He ended the year with just a single reception for 23 yards. If he clears waivers he'll be a free agent and could get an opportunity on a practice squad.
Zylstra had five receptions for 37 yards, including a four-yard touchdown, in Sunday's preseason win over Seattle.
Zylstra is battling for one of the final spots on the roster as a reserve receiver and special teams player and had a strong game which drew praise from the coaching staff. Chad Beebe appears set to win the No. 3 receiver role, but Zylstra is in the mix with Jordan Taylor, Jeff Badget and Bisi Johnson. However, the secondary options in the Minnesota passing game haven't had much fantasy value with almost all the targets going to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
Zylstra (hamstring) was activated off the PUP list and returned to practice Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Zylstra suffered the left hamstring injury during the Vikings' minicamp, but it only ended up costing him a few days of training camp. The 26-year-old played in all 16 games last season and figures to work primarily on special teams if he cracks the 53-man roster this year.
The Vikings placed Zylstra (hamstring) on the PUP list Friday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Morgan is dealing with a left hamstring injury sustained during Minnesota's minicamp, according to Krammer. The 26-year-old is competing for a depth receiving and special-teams role, and he'll look to get healthy as soon as possible.
Zylstra appeared to tweak something during Tuesday's session and didn't practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
The specifics of Zylstra's injury aren't clear, but the issue is apparently enough of a concern to keep him sidelined for the rest of the week. Assuming the 26-year-old is back to full strength for training camp, he'll be one of several wideouts competing for a depth role behind starters Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
Zylstra caught one of two targets for 23 yards in 16 games this season.
Zylstra also returned one kick for 15 yards and returned four punts for 26 yards as he saw more than one offensive snap in only three games in 2018. The former CFL wide receiver will look to gain an increased offensive role in 2019 as the Vikings received little production at wide receiver behind top targets Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
Zylstra (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Zylstra was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Patriots, but will ultimately suit up without issue. He's expected to take most of his snaps on special teams.
Zylstra is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 13 game against the Patriots with an undisclosed injury, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Zylstra has been handed the questionable tag, but he isn't actually listed with an injury. The 25-year-old has played eight offensive snaps this season, so the Vikings offense is unlikely to impacted by the 25-year-old's uncertainty for Sunday.
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