Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Jul 23 '13

Free agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe is working out for the Bucs Tuesday.

The Bucs certainly need help at tight end, where their depth chart currently lists Luke Stocker as the starter and Tom Crabtree as the backup. We're just skeptical Shiancoe would contribute much at this point. He's 33 years old and played just 59 snaps last season.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Dec 17 '12

Seahawks worked out free agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe on Monday.

Shiancoe was cut by the Patriots last week in favor of Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells. The 32-year-old played in four games this season but failed to register on the stat sheet. Seattle is just updating their emergency list.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Dec 11 '121 Comment

Patriots waived TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

The Pats valued Shiancoe enough to stash him on injured reserve's designated for return list early this season, but not enough to keep him around for the stretch run. Rookie speedster Jeff Demps may have been a better use of the designation. Shiancoe has played just 59 snaps all season. Rob Gronkowski was given a 4-8 week timetable to return after undergoing surgery. It's been nearly four weeks.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Nov 19 '12

Visanthe Shiancoe played on 26-of-61 offensive snaps in the Patriots' Week 11 blowout of the Colts.

Shiancoe didn't record a catch or target. Even though his snaps figure to rise thanks to Rob Gronkowski's forearm injury, there's not much upside here. Aaron Hernandez (ankle) is expected back on Thanksgiving and Julian Edelman will pick up Gronk's inside targets. Desperate owners need to look elsewhere.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Nov 10 '12

Patriots activated TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) from injured reserve designated for return.

Shiancoe was eligible to return in Week 9, and New England had up until this upcoming Tuesday to make a decision on him. The activation could be a sign that Aaron Hernandez's (ankle) status for Sunday's game may be in question. Shiancoe has no fantasy value.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Oct 23 '12

Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring, designated for return) has returned to practice.

Shiancoe is eligible to return from injured reserve after Week 8. He could be available to play next week, though that's far from a certainty. Shiancoe has no fantasy value behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Sep 05 '12

Patriots assigned TE Visanthe Shiancoe (undisclosed) the "designated for return" tag on injured reserve.

Shiancoe has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury since the early days of camp. Players who are designated for return must spend at least six weeks on injured reserve. The move comes on the same day New England signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui. There's no guarantee Shiancoe plays a snap for the Pats this season.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Aug 21 '12

Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe has missed the "last several weeks" with an undisclosed injury.

He's looking doubtful for Friday's preseason game. With Daniel Fells (leg) rounding back to health, Shiancoe's roster spot is likely in grave danger, though the Pats gave him $400,000 guaranteed. If Shiancoe manages to crack to the Patriots' 53-man roster, he'll be completely off the fantasy radar behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Jul 24 '12

Patriots signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Profootballtalk reports Shiancoe will receive $400,000 guaranteed and $800,000 in incentives, typical of a veteran signing just prior to training camp. The addition of Shiancoe suggests the Patriots aren't counting on Daniel Fells (leg) to contribute any time soon. The Eagles, lacking veteran depth at the position, had also offered Shiancoe a contract. Don't look for fantasy value behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in New England.

Visanthe Shiancoe TE TEN Jul 24 '12

Free agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe has opted against signing with the Eagles.

The inference is that Shiancoe has chosen the Patriots, though we've yet to see confirmation. Both teams had offered the 32-year-old a contract as of Tuesday afternoon.