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James O'Shaughnessy: Joins Vikings' practice squad
O'Shaughnessy signed with Minnesota's practice squad Monday.
O'Shaughnessy has 80 games of NFL experience under his belt, split between the Chiefs and Jaguars. The 30-year-old tight end could be called upon to provide depth behind trade acquisition T.J. Hockenson.... See More ... See Less
James O'Shaughnessy: Gets workout with Cleveland
O'Shaughnessy (undisclosed) had a tryout with the Browns on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
O'Shaughnessy signed a one-year contract with the Bears in April, but he was released Aug. 30 with a non-football illness designation. Now apparently back to full health, O'Shaughnessy is working to find a new team. The Browns placed Jesse James (biceps) on IR last Tuesday and currently only have two tight ends on their active roster.... See More ... See Less
James O'Shaughnessy: Released by Chicago
The Bears released O'Shaughnessy on Tuesday, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
O'Shaughnessy appeared to be candidate to secure a depth role in Chicago's right end room, but he ultimately couldn't earn a spot on the initial 53-man roster. Once the Bears open up further roster spots, it's possible O'Shaughnessy could end up rejoining the team. At the moment, Cole Kmet and Ryan Griffin are the only tight ends on Chicago's roster.... See More ... See Less
James O'Shaughnessy: Let go with NFI designation
The Bears released O'Shaughnessy with a non-football illness designation Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
O'Shaughnessy appeared a fair candidate to secure a depth role in Chicago's tight end room, but he ultimately couldn't earn a spot on the team's initial 53-man roster due to an unknown aliment. The 2015 fifth-round pick appeared in 22 games over the past two seasons with Jacksonville, catching 52 of 72 targets for 506 yards, so once healthy, he figures to garner attention in free agency.... See More ... See Less
Bears' James O'Shaughnessy: Targeted once
O'Shaughnessy posted a four-yard reception in the Bears' 21-20 win against the Browns on Saturday.
O'Shaughnessy hauled in his lone target late in the first half when the Bears brought in their backups. With Ryan Griffin playing earlier with the starters, it's possible that O'Shaughnessy starts the season as the Bears' No. 3 tight end.... See More ... See Less
Bears' James O'Shaughnessy: Corrals lone target
O'Shaughnessy caught one pass for 16 yards in the Bears' 27-11 preseason win over the Seahawks' on Thursday.
O'Shaughnessy took the field on the second drive, right after the Bears took their first-team offense off the field. His reception came from backup quarterback Trevor Siemian. The tight end will likely continue to battle with Ryan Griffin for the No. 2 tight end role behind Cole Kmet.... See More ... See Less
Bears' James O'Shaughnessy: Back on practice field
O'Shaughnessy (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
After missing last week's game due to the undisclosed injury, O'Shaughnessy's return to practice may put him on track to appear in Thursday's preseason game against the Seahawks.... See More ... See Less
Bears' James O'Shaughnessy: Unlikely to play Saturday
O'Shaughnessy (undisclosed) isn't expected to suit up for Saturday's preseason opener against the Chiefs, Alyssa Barbieri of USA Today reports.
Among a number of players battling injuries, O'Shaughnessy was reported to be one of those who is not expected to face the Chiefs. Currently third on the Bears' depth chart at tight end, he's competing for a backup role with Ryan Griffin (undisclosed).... See More ... See Less
Bears' James O'Shaughnessy: May be useful blocker
O'Shaughnessy can seal off the edge as a run blocker while occasionally moving into the slot, Parker Hurley of BearGogglesOn reports.
O'Shaughnessy will likely slot in as the third tight end on the Bears' depth chart behind Cole Kmet and Ryan Griffin. It's unlikely he'll be selected in most fantasy drafts. However, he was on his way to a career year last year with the Jaguars, when he caught 24 passes for 244 yards in seven games. Should he be forced into a prominent role at some point, he could be a capable receiver. Otherwise, it would appear that most of his snaps will see him function as a blocker.... See More ... See Less
Bears' James O'Shaughnessy: Signed by Chicago
The Bears signed O'Shaughnessy to a one-year contract Monday.
O'Shaughnessy joins a tight end room led by Cole Kmet alongside Ryan Griffin and Jesper Horsted. The former was limited to just seven appearances with Jacksonville last season, as he dealt with hip and ankle injuries, but he now appears fully healthy. In those seven contests, O'Shaughnessy secured 24 of 34 targets for 244 yards, but he was held without a touchdown.... See More ... See Less
James O'Shaughnessy: Visits Bears
O'Shaughnessy (hip) visited the Bears on Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.
O'Shaughnessy only appeared in seven games during the 2021 season, missing the last two weeks with a hip injury and previously sitting out with an ankle issue. The 29-year-old recorded 24 catches on 34 targets for 244 yards, which would have put him on a path for career highs had he played a full season.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' James O'Shaughnessy: Won't play Week 18
O'Shaughnessy (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.
O'Shaughnessy will be sidelined by the hip injury for the second straight game to finish the season. He was limited to seven games in 2021 and caught 24 of 34 targets for 244 yards and zero touchdowns. He'll turn 30 years old in mid-January and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' James O'Shaughnessy: Doesn't practice Wednesday
O'Shaughnessy (hip) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
O'Shaughnessy was a non-participant in practice throughout last week before being ruled out ahead of Sunday's loss to New England. He'll presumably need to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday if he hopes to play in this weekend's season finale against Indianapolis.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' James O'Shaughnessy: Absent from practice Thursday
O'Shaughnessy (hip) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session.
O'Shaughnessy has now missed the first two days of practice ahead of Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Colts. Unless he returns to the practice field in some capacity Friday, the tight end could be forced to miss a second straight game to close out the regular season.... See More ... See Less
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