John Phillips TE SD 4 months ago

Phillips finished the 2015 regular season with a total of 10 receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Phillips has always been used as a blocking tight end first and foremost, and 2015 was no different. The only time he was even a little bit productive was early in the year when Antonio Gates was still serving a four-game suspension and Ladarius Green was dealing with a concussion. Looking ahead to 2016, it remains to be seen which tight ends the Bolts will bring back, but they do seem to value Phillips' blocking abilities.

John Phillips TE SD 8 months ago

Phillips caught one of his two targets for an eight-yard touchdown in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Chargers were hit hard by injuries to their wide receivers in this game, so Phillips had to play more than expected, and he responded with a huge red zone grab in the fourth quarter. But with Ladarius Green already back in action after missing one game due to a concussion and Antonio Gates set to return from his four-game suspension this week, Phillips is heading back to a reserve role.

John Phillips TE SD 8 months ago

Phillips caught all four of his targets for 35 yards starting in place of Ladarius Green on Sunday at Minnesota.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Antonio Gates still serving his suspension and Green missing this game due to a concussion, Phillips was the next man up and represented himself very well. If Green is unable to clear himself before Week 4, Phillips figures to have a similar role in the upcoming game against the Browns.

John Phillips TE SD 9 months ago

The Chargers have signed Phillips.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In a corresponding move, the Chargers waived tackle Tyreek Burwell, with the addition of Phillips tied to the fact that Ladarius Green is dealing with a possible concussion.

John Phillips TE SD 2 years ago

Chargers TE John Phillips suffered a torn right ACL in December.

The extent of Phillips' injury had previously been unknown. He's a candidate to begin the season on reserve/PUP. The blocking specialist played 241 offensive snaps last season, catching just four passes for 30 yards. Phillips is under contract through 2015.

John Phillips TE SD 2 years ago

Chargers placed TE John Phillips on injured reserve with a right knee injury, ending his season.

TE Jake Byrne was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. A pass catcher turned blocking specialist, Phillips had yet to miss a game this season, playing 241 snaps. He caught four passes for 30 yards. Still only 26, Phillips is signed through 2015.

John Phillips TE SD 3 years ago

Chargers agreed to terms with TE John Phillips, formerly of the Cowboys, on a three-year contract.

Phillips is more of a pass catcher than a blocker, but has just 30 catches over 48 career games thanks to Jason Witten. He missed all of 2010 with a torn ACL. Redshirting behind Antonio Gates, Phillips won't make a fantasy impact in 2013.

John Phillips TE SD 3 years ago

Impending free agent TE John Phillips recently underwent left shoulder surgery.

John Phillips TE SD 3 years ago

ESPN Dallas does not expect the Cowboys to bring back impending free agent TE John Phillips.

Much like Martellus Bennett last season, Phillips will hit free agency looking for a place to emerge from Jason Witten's shadow. The problem is that he's not nearly as talented in the blocking or pass-catching game as his predecessor, and thus figures to find a soft market. The Cowboys will likely roll with James Hanna as their No. 2 tight end next season.

John Phillips TE SD 4 years ago

Cowboys backup TE John Phillips has missed the last week of practice due to an ankle injury.

Right now, rookies James Hanna and Andrew Szczerba are the only healthy tight ends on the roster. It's possible the Cowboys could kick the tires on veteran free agent Jeremy Shockey. Still, Phillips' injury isn't known to be serious and he's flashed solid pass-catching ability when given chances in practice. He'll be a player for deep-leaguers to watch if he ends up starting Week 1.