Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
4 months ago

Paul's new team, the Jaguars, released fellow tight end Marcedes Lewis on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jacksonville signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins shortly after signing Paul, leaving the 28-year-old as the likely No. 3 tight end. It now seems Paul has a shot at the No. 2 job, though he may have to fend off competition from Ben Koyack and James O'Shaughnessy. Seferian-Jenkins is the one to watch for fantasy purposes, with Lewis' release perhaps freeing up an every-down role.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
4 months ago

Paul will be joined in Jacksonville by fellow tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, ESPN.com's Richi Cimini and Michael DiRocco reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Paul signed a two-year deal on Wednesday he appeared to be joining a Jaguars team without much competition for passing-down snaps at tight end. The addition of Seferian-Jenkins likely leaves the former Redskin third on the depth chart, given that long-time starter Marcedes Lewis -- primarily a blocker -- also is on the roster. Paul has 68 catches in 82 NFL games, with 39 of those receptions occurring in 2014 when Jordan Reed only played nine games. It isn't out of the question that Paul faces competition for a roster spot.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
4 months ago

Paul is signing a two-year deal with the Jaguars, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

A 2011 fifth-round pick, Paul piled up 507 of his 856 career receiving yards in 2014, with most of that production coming during a four-game stretch early in the season when Jordan Reed was injured. Paul subsequently missed all of 2015 due to a dislocated ankle and then was buried on the depth chart behind Reed and Vernon Davis the past two seasons. The 28-year-old should have a bit more opportunity in Jacksonville, where there's no real proven talent behind long-time starter Marcedes Lewis. The Redskins mostly used Paul as a blocker last season, but the Jags may view him as a candidate to handle passing downs.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
6 months ago

Paul finished his 2017 season with 13 receptions for 94 yards across 14 games.

EDGE Analysis

Paul was an afterthought in the Redskins' passing attack this season, especially considering starting tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) only managed to play six games. Paul now hits the open market after spending the past six seasons in Washington. In 2014 he seemed poised to compete for the starting tight end role after posting 507 receiving yards but has since fallen off the map due to various injuries. It seems unlikely the Redskins will have much interest in retaining him given the slew of other options they have on the roster at the moment.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
7 months ago

Paul recorded three receptions for 12 yards in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Paul has seen an increased offensive role over the past few weeks with Jordan Reed (hamstring), recording eight receptions in the past three contests. However, he only managed 17 offensive reps Thursday night, a big drop off from the 33 reps he averaged in the two previous weeks. Once Reed returns, expect Paul to see even fewer opportunities on offense.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
8 months ago

Paul hauled in three of his five targets for 16 yards in Thursday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon Davis has been the biggest benefactor of Jordan Reed's hamstring injury, but Paul ended Thanksgiving night as the tight end with the most targets. Paul now has seven receptions for 56 yards through nine games this season. Those numbers don't leave much to be desired in most fantasy leagues, but with Reed's status still up in the air, Paul could continue to see increased reps for the next few weeks.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
8 months ago

Paul (concussion) is active for Sunday's contest at New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Paul is putting an end to a two-game absence, during which he recovered from a concussion. He could earn a decent role behind Vernon Davis due to the absence of Jordan Reed (hamstring), but Paul boasts just two receptions (on three targets) for 29 yards this season.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
8 months ago

Paul (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Paul has missed the Redskins' last two games with the head injury, but the team will wait and see if he can clear the NFL's concussion protocol in time to suit up Sunday. If active in Week 11, Paul would serve as the top backup at tight end to Vernon Davis with Jordan Reed (hamstring) set to miss a third consecutive contest.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
8 months ago

Paul (concussion) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Vikings, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The concussion protocol remains Paul's domain, which is unfortunate due to Jordan Reed's (hamstring) own absence. The preceding will allow Vernon Davis uninhibited access to tight-end reps, but rookie Jeremy Sprinkle could also earn his most significant run of the season.

Niles Paul
TE JAC (9)
8 months ago

Paul (concussion), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, isn't expected to play in the contest, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks as though the Redskins will be down two tight ends for the second straight week, as starter Jordan Reed (hamstring) is also trending toward being unavailable Sunday. Paul, the third-string option at the position, remains in the concussion protocol and was only able to put in one limited practice this week.