IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
2 weeks ago

The Falcons placed Tamme (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme missed back-to-back games before a Week 11 bye, during which he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. With Monday's move official, the Falcons will turn to rookie Austin Hooper as the primary pass-catching tight end, but Levine Toilolo may continue to be the starter in name.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
2 weeks ago

Tamme revealed on his personal Twitter account that he underwent season-ending surgery on his shoulder Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme sought a second opinion on his injured shoulder earlier this week, and the results of that visit to the doctor are not evident. However, one way or another, the decision was made to send him under the knife, which brings a close to his 2016 campaign. Austin Hooper is set to take over as the Falcons' primary tight end moving forward, and Levine Toilolo will work as Hooper's backup.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Tamme will seek a second opinion on his injured shoulder during the Falcons' current bye week, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme has missed the Falcons' past two games due to his banged-up shoulder, which he reportedly is considering undergoing surgery on. Knowing that, his upcoming second opinion should help determine his course of action with regards to fixing the problem. While Tamme's situation appears bound for a further update over Atlanta's bye week, rookie Austin Hooper seems destined to continue in an expanded role, with Levine Toilolo and Joshua Perkins behind him at tight end.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Tamme (shoulder) is considering having surgery, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still unable to practice, Tamme will miss a second straight game when the Falcons face the Eagles on Sunday. Rookie third-round selection Austin Hooper has taken over as the top tight end, with Levine Toilolo and Joshua Perkins providing depth. Currently week-to-week, Tamme could be shelved for the rest of the season if he undergoes surgery.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Tamme (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme hasn't practiced since suffering the injury and will now miss a second straight game. Austin Hooper filled in as the top tight end Week 9 against Tampa Bay, catching three of six targets for 46 yards and a touchdown while logging 75 percent of the offensive snaps. The rookie figures to handle a similar workload until Tamme returns.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Head coach Dan Quinn said Thursday that Tamme (shoulder) will likely miss Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Quinn's sentiment comes to pass, Tamme is destined for a second consecutive absence due to a still unspecified shoulder injury. In Tamme's stead, rookie Austin Hooper is line to serve as the Falcons' starting tight end.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
4 weeks ago

Tamme (shoulder) was not at practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme did not play last Thursday against the Bucs as he tended to a shoulder injury. While said injury isn't expected to sideline the veteran long-term, his absence Wednesday warrants concern for his Week 10 availability. If Tamme doesn't suit up, rookie Austin Hooper will likely draw his second career start.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
1 month ago

Tamme (shoulder) won't play Thursday against the Buccaneers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Tamme set to miss Thursday's game, Austin Hooper is in line for an expanded role in Week 9, which makes him an option for those scrambling for tight end help in a week that features six NFL teams on bye. Also in the mix at the position for the Falcons on Thursday will be Levin Toilolo and possibly Joshua Perkins.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
1 month ago

Head coach Dan Quinn doesn't think Tamme (shoulder) will be sidelined long term, but Quinn did acknowledge that the veteran tight end may miss Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme came out of the gates fast in Sunday's game against the Packers, securing two passes for 19 yards prior to exiting with a shoulder injury on the opening drive. Initially deemed questionable to return, Tamme never made it back into the contest, leaving Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo to soak up all the reps at tight end. The short week hurts Tamme's chance to avoid any missed time, potentially setting Hooper up for short-term fantasy relevance. The rookie caught each of his five targets for 41 yards in Sunday's game, whereas Toilolo failed to secure his lone look.

IRJacob Tamme
TE ATL (11)
1 month ago

Tamme (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Packers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A shoulder injury forced Tamme to the locker room during the Falcons' first possession, but not before securing both targets for 19 yards. With Tamme on the sideline, Matt Ryan will have Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo available at tight end.