John Phillips
TE DEN (11)
1 day ago

Phillips caught two of four passes for nine yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips got the start in place of the injured Virgil Green and responded with his first catches of the season. Whether he gets many more remains to be seen. Phillips didn't receive so much as a target while in reserve duty during Weeks 1 and 2 and Green shouldn't be out for much longer. The young Jeff Heuerman could also snatch away any targets that would otherwise go to Phillips as he flashed some big-play potential in his first career action on Sunday.

John Phillips
TE DEN (11)
5 days ago

Phillips is likely to start at tight end in teammate Virgil Green's (calf) absence Sunday against the Bengals, Troy Renck of ABC 7 Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phillips played just 31 snaps over the Broncos' first two games, but should see more action Sunday with Green unavailable due to injury. While that lends itself to more opportunities for Phillips to make a fantasy impact, his 45 catches since entering the league in 2009 should certainly temper expectations, as should the expected season debut of rookie Jeff Heuerman.

John Phillips
TE DEN (11)
2 months ago

Phillips (ankle) will not participate in practice Sunday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not a guarantee to make the team's final roster, the ankle injury is a tough blow for Phillips, who appeared to have hurt it during Saturday morning's practice. Phillips will be evaluated again Monday prior to practice, but currently remains without a concrete timetable for a return. With guys like Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman and Garrett Graham ahead of him on the depth chart, it could be tough for Phillips to secure a roster spot, barring a spectacular showing during the preseason.

John Phillips
TE DEN (11)
2 months ago

Phillips sustained an ankle injury on Saturday morning, which kept him on the sideline during an afternoon walkthrough, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Broncos inked Phillips to a contract Thursday, likely to provide competition to the fringe of the TE depth chart. The ankle concern doesn't aid his quest for a roster spot, but the severity is unknown, meaning his absence from the walkthrough may have been a precautionary measure.

John Phillips
TE DEN (11)
8 months ago

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

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 DEN (11)
12 months ago

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

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 DEN (11)
1 year ago

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

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 DEN (11)
1 year ago

The Chargers have signed Phillips.

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 DEN (11)
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 DEN (11)
3 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.