QJacob Tamme
TE FA
3 weeks ago

Tamme announced Thursday that he would retire from professional football, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old Tamme will wrap up a nine-year career that included stops in Indianapolis, Denver and Atlanta. He enjoyed his most productive run with the Colts, peaking with 67 receptions for 631 yards and four touchdowns in 2010. He appeared in eight games for the Falcons in 2016 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury that may have influenced his decision to step away from the game.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
10 months ago

Tamme (shoulder) does not appear to be in the Falcons' plans for 2017, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Jacob will more than likely get to free agency," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme racked up his highest touchdown total since 2010 last season despite appearing in just eight games due to a shoulder injury. However, he's entering his age-32 season and the Falcons may feel they've found a cheaper replacement in the form of last year's third-round selection, Austin Hooper. Levine Toilolo remains in the fold, but he is a blocking specialist and is unlikely to inherit much of Tamme's responsibilities in the passing game. While it isn't clear what kind of market awaits the veteran tight end, Tamme shouldn't have a problem finding a new home when he can prove his shoulder is fully recovered.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

The Falcons placed Tamme (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme missed back-to-back games before a Week 11 bye, during which he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. With Monday's move official, the Falcons will turn to rookie Austin Hooper as the primary pass-catching tight end, but Levine Toilolo may continue to be the starter in name.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Tamme revealed on his personal Twitter account that he underwent season-ending surgery on his shoulder Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme sought a second opinion on his injured shoulder earlier this week, and the results of that visit to the doctor are not evident. However, one way or another, the decision was made to send him under the knife, which brings a close to his 2016 campaign. Austin Hooper is set to take over as the Falcons' primary tight end moving forward, and Levine Toilolo will work as Hooper's backup.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Tamme will seek a second opinion on his injured shoulder during the Falcons' current bye week, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme has missed the Falcons' past two games due to his banged-up shoulder, which he reportedly is considering undergoing surgery on. Knowing that, his upcoming second opinion should help determine his course of action with regards to fixing the problem. While Tamme's situation appears bound for a further update over Atlanta's bye week, rookie Austin Hooper seems destined to continue in an expanded role, with Levine Toilolo and Joshua Perkins behind him at tight end.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Tamme (shoulder) is considering having surgery, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still unable to practice, Tamme will miss a second straight game when the Falcons face the Eagles on Sunday. Rookie third-round selection Austin Hooper has taken over as the top tight end, with Levine Toilolo and Joshua Perkins providing depth. Currently week-to-week, Tamme could be shelved for the rest of the season if he undergoes surgery.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Tamme (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme hasn't practiced since suffering the injury and will now miss a second straight game. Austin Hooper filled in as the top tight end Week 9 against Tampa Bay, catching three of six targets for 46 yards and a touchdown while logging 75 percent of the offensive snaps. The rookie figures to handle a similar workload until Tamme returns.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Head coach Dan Quinn said Thursday that Tamme (shoulder) will likely miss Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Quinn's sentiment comes to pass, Tamme is destined for a second consecutive absence due to a still unspecified shoulder injury. In Tamme's stead, rookie Austin Hooper is line to serve as the Falcons' starting tight end.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Tamme (shoulder) was not at practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tamme did not play last Thursday against the Bucs as he tended to a shoulder injury. While said injury isn't expected to sideline the veteran long-term, his absence Wednesday warrants concern for his Week 10 availability. If Tamme doesn't suit up, rookie Austin Hooper will likely draw his second career start.

QJacob Tamme
TE FA
1 year ago

Tamme (shoulder) won't play Thursday against the Buccaneers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Tamme set to miss Thursday's game, Austin Hooper is in line for an expanded role in Week 9, which makes him an option for those scrambling for tight end help in a week that features six NFL teams on bye. Also in the mix at the position for the Falcons on Thursday will be Levin Toilolo and possibly Joshua Perkins.