Phillip Tanner RB SF 1 year ago

The 49ers have signed Tanner.

Tanner gives the 49ers needed depth at running back in advance of Saturday's game against the Chargers, with both Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) currently banged up.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

The Bills have waived Tanner, WGR's Joe Buscaglia reports.

Tanner's release in advance of the Bills' Week 12 contest at a time and location to be determined would appear to bode well for Fred Jackson's chances of suiting up this week.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

Tanner will sign with the Bills, USA Today reports.

Tanner joins Buffalo amid injuries that will keep running backs Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) sidelined. While Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are expected to see most of the Bills' backfield work, Tanner will provide depth at the position. The running back spent the previous three seasons with the Cowboys.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

Tanner has been released by the Cowboys, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

A reserve running back for the Cowboys the past few seasons, Tanner was brought back at the end of the preseason after being released by the Colts. He never really had a shot to make the Dallas roster, and he doesn't figure to register a touch in the NFL this season, unless the Cowboys suffer multiple injuries at running back, in which case they'd likely give the familiar face a call.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

Tanner has signed with the Cowboys ahead of Thursday's preseason finale.

Tanner spent the past three seasons as either Dallas' second or third running back, but was not initially retained this offseason because the Cowboys opted to pursue former second-rounder Ryan Williams. Now, with Williams (groin) and Joseph Randle (oblique) somewhat banged-up, Tanner could see extensive playing time in Thursday's last preseason outing. However, since the Cowboys already boast a solid group of four running backs, Tanner may be hard-pressed to make Dallas' roster unless he really impresses in his sudden call to action.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

Tanner has been waived by the Colts, the team's official site reports.

With Tanner cycled out, the Colts have added David Fluellen to their depth running back mix, via a trade with the Eagles on Wednesday.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner.

With Vick Ballard tearing his Achilles' last week, Trent Richardson nursing a sore hamstring, and freshly-signed RB Davin Meggett going down in practice, the Colts needed some depth behind Ahmad Bradshaw. Tanner, 26 next month, has 56 career carries for 149 yards (2.7 YPC) and two touchdowns. He'll compete for a spot.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

Free agent RB Phillip Tanner worked out for the Seahawks on Saturday.

It's the first known interest in Tanner since he was non-tendered by Dallas earlier this offseason. With Marshawn Lynch holding out, Tanner would be strictly a camp body if signed. The Seahawks also visited with free agents William Powell and Orwin Smith.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 2 years ago

The Cowboys will not tender restricted free agent RB Phillip Tanner, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Cowboys are $20 million or so over the 2014 salary cap, and can't afford to pay Tanner the lowest possible RFA tender ($1.389 million). They'd probably take him back at the NFL minimum cost. Tanner turns 26 years old in August and has below-average running ability, but is an effective special teamer.

Phillip Tanner RB SF 3 years ago

Phillip Tanner rushed twice for eight yards in Dallas' Week 8 loss to the Lions, adding one catch for 17 yards.

Tanner wasn't a big part of the game plan with Lance Dunbar (hamstring) back in action. It's possible he'll be a healthy scratch in Week 9 if DeMarco Murray (knee) is ready to return.