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Top Tyler Gaffney News

  • Tyler Gaffney: Let go by Patriots

    New England released Gaffney on Tuesday.

    Gaffney was let go to make room for Malik Gant on the roster. The 30-year-old running back signed with the Patriots in late May, but he never seemed like a strong candidate for the 53-man roster.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Signs in New England

    The Patriots are signing Gaffney to a contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Gaffney, who was a sixth-round pick by Carolina in 2014, spent time on the 49ers' practice squad last season, but he has yet to play a regular-season NFL down despite being a member of the Patriots organization from 2014 to 2016. Gaffney, who has also spent time in the MLB Pittsburgh's farm system, now finds himself in a crowded running back room. He'll be a longshot to make New England's regular-season roster.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Cut from practice squad

    Gaffney was released from the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Gaffney has spent his career bouncing around between NFL teams. After spending a few weeks with San Francisco's practice squad, the 29-year-old has been released.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Heading to San Fran

    Gaffney signed to the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday, Can Inman of The San Jose Mercury reports.

    Raheem Mostert (ankle) has already been ruled out for Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals. Jeff Wilson (ankle) is also questionable, leaving Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon as the only two healthy backs on the roster. If the 49ers are looking to add extra depth on gameday, Gaffney's number could be called.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Returning to baseball

    Gaffney is expected to move on from football and pursue a career in Major League Baseball, Tim Williams of reports.

    Gaffney's career has been completely derailed due to a series of injuries, as the 2014 sixth-rounder never appeared in a game through four seasons in the NFL. Due to this wear and tear he's endured over the years, Gaffney will apparently call it quits on his football career and join the Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training. Gaffney was the Pirates' 24th-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Waived by Jaguars

    Gaffney (undisclosed) was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, John Oehser of reports.

    Gaffney will land on the team's injured reserve list if he clear waivers. The 26 year-old played in just one game for the Bills last season. His chances of making the team's final roster were slim.

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  • Jaguars' Tyler Gaffney: Not expected to play Thursday

    Gaffney (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

    Gaffney missed out on practice time this week due to an undisclosed injury. His absence likely means added reps for reserve Tim Cook.

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  • Jaguars' Tyler Gaffney: Signs with Jags

    Gaffney signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday.

    The Jaguars were able to create room for Gaffney following the departure of offensive lineman Brandon Albert. The former Patriot and three-year veteran will bring with him two super bowl rings to Jacksonville. In all likelihood, Gaffney will serve as a special teams asset if he cracks the 53-man roster.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Waived by Patriots

    Gaffney was waived by the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

    Gaffney's rights will now be subject to waivers, and if he's not claimed, he'll become an unrestricted free agent. A sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2014, Gaffney has yet to make a regular season appearance since entering the league.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Signs future contract with Patriots

    Gaffney signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, NESN reports.

    Gaffney, who ended the 2016 season on the Patriots' practice squad, slots in as the sixth running back on the team's offseason depth chart.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Joins Patriots' practice squad

    The Patriots have added Gaffney to their practice squad.

    With Bishop Sankey having caught on with the Chiefs, Gaffney is now the only running back on the Patriots' practice squad. He's obviously off the fantasy radar for now, but Gaffney would be a candidate for a promotion, and carries with the Patriots, if top power back LeGarrette Blount misses any time down the road.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Waived by Patriots

    The Patriots have waived Gaffney, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

    Connecting the dots, the move could well be designed to pave the way for fellow RB Dion Lewis (PUP list) to be activated to the team's 53-man roster in the coming days.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Promoted to active roster

    Gaffney was promoted to the Patriots' active roster on Saturday.

    Gaffney signed with the Patriots' practice squad two weeks ago and is now the fifth running back on their active roster. It's unlikely that he has much of a role on offense unless injuries force New England to utilize him.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Back with New England

    The Patriots have added Gaffney to their practice squad, Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald reports.

    Gaffney has had a hard time staying healthy during his pro career, but the Patriots clearly see something in the running back, as he resurfaces with the team after having been released last month with an injury settlement. He gives the Patriots added backfield depth via the practice squad, along with former Titan Bishop Sankey.

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  • Tyler Gaffney: Released with injury settlement

    Gaffney (foot) reached an injury settlement with the Patriots on Friday, Mike Petraglia of reports.

    The transaction removes Gaffney from the Patriots' injured reserve. If he can regain his health, it isn't out of the realm of possibility for the running back to resurface with another organization before season's end.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Placed on IR

    Gaffney (foot) was placed on IR after clearing waivers, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.

    Gaffney will now spend his third consecutive season on the Patriots IR. The young running back has shown promise but has never made it through a preseason healthy and will look to finally be healthy enough to make a roster next season.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Waived-injured by New England

    Gaffney (foot) was waived/injured by the Patriots, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

    Gaffney made some noise early in the preseason and became a person of interest when the Pats announced Dion Lewis (knee) was going to miss 8-to-10 weeks. If Gaffney goes unclaimed, he'll be placed on injured reserve Sunday. This will mark the third consecutive season he's spent on IR.

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  • Patriots' Tyler Gaffney: Banged up in preseason finale

    Gaffney was spotted having his foot/toe looked at on the sideline during Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

    Assuming his issue isn't major, Gaffney -- who carried six times for 22 yards in the game -- could be on the roster bubble, with the Patriots' final RB spot potentially coming down to him or pass-catching back D.J. Foster, who ran nine times for 22 yards and caught nine passes for 110 yards with a fumble in the contest.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 220 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Age: 32
School: Stanford
Experience: 4