Tony Fiammetta RB CHI 6 Months
Bears signed FB Tony Fiammetta.
Fiammetta spent 2012 on the reserve/left squad list for the Patriots after his 2011 was derailed by a suspected concussion. Fiammetta was a difference-making lead blocker for the Cowboys in 2011 before going down. He's insurance for TE/FB Evan Rodriguez, who's been arrested twice this offseason.
Tony Fiammetta RB CHI 9 Months
Patriots reinstated FB Tony Fiammetta from the reserve/left squad list.
Fiammetta, 26, spent all of last year on the left squad list after his 2011 season was marred by a suspected concussion. Perhaps taking the year off did him some good. Fiammetta will now compete for a roster spot in Patriots camp.
Tony Fiammetta RB CHI Jul 07 '12
ESPN Boston believes Patriots FB Tony Fiammetta could be beaten out by Spencer Larsen for a roster spot thanks to Larsen's special-teams prowess.
Fiammetta flashed special skills as a lead-blocker in Dallas last season, but will apparently have to earn his keep on special teams to crack the Patriots' 53. Provided he's healthy after missing a large chunk of 2011 with a mysterious illness, Fiammetta should be on someone's Week 1 roster, New England's or otherwise.
Tony Fiammetta RB CHI Mar 26 '12
The Boston Globe reports the Patriots are "close" to signing free agent FB Tony Fiammetta.
Fiammetta was surprisingly non-tendered by the Cowboys after helping to revive a floundering rushing attack last season, but missed extensive time with an inner-ear issue that was likely related to a concussion. Fiammetta has a long history of concussions. He'd be an excellent lead blocker for the Patriots if he could stay on the field, however.
Tony Fiammetta RB CHI Mar 13 '12
ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys are working to sign restricted free agent FB Tony Fiammetta to a multi-year extension.
The Cowboys were originally expected to tender Fiammetta at the original-round level ($1.26 million), but will instead try to lock him after he helped DeMarco Murray revive what had been a stagnant rushing attack. Teams could conceivably pry Fiammetta away from the Cowboys for a fourth-round pick if he hits the market under his tender and Dallas chose not to match an offer, but it would be unlikely.
Tony Fiammetta RB CHI Dec 10 '11
Tony Fiammetta (illness, questionable) is expected to play in Week 14 against the Giants.
Fiammetta missed the last three games with an inner ear infection, but is no longer experiencing his reported symptoms of nausea and dizziness. His presence in the lineup stands to benefit both Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray, as the Cowboys average both more rushing yards-per-carry and complete a higher percentage of passes. Murray checks in as Rotoworld's 13th rated running back this week. Romo is a mid-to-low end QB1.
Tony Fiammetta RB CHI Dec 06 '11
Owner/GM Jerry Jones revealed that the mysterious illness that caused FB Tony Fiammetta to miss the last three games was an inner ear problem.
Fiammetta is expected back this week as he no longer feels nauseous or dizzy. It's good news for DeMarco Murray, who is averaging just 3.35 yards per carry over the last three weeks.