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  Redskins | Eight players work out for Washington    Sat Oct 26, 11:48 AM

Free-agent LBs Tashawn Bower (Vikings), Porter Gustin (Saints) and Carroll Phillips (Colts), TEs Rico Gathers (Browns), Gabe Holmes (Colts) and Will Tye (Eagles), DE Dewayne Hendrix (Dolphins) and QB Chase Litton (Jaguars) worked out for the Washington Redskins Friday, Oct. 25.

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  Packers | Green Bay takes a look at three    Tue Oct 8, 05:29 PM

Free-agent TE Rico Gathers, DL Mike Pennel and DL Sylvester Williams worked out for the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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  Browns | Rico Gathers released    Tue Sep 10, 09:51 AM

Cleveland Browns TE Rico Gathers was released Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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  Browns | Cleveland trims roster to 53    Sat Aug 31, 06:42 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Dorian Baker, DT Brandin Bryant, TE Stephen Carlson, TE Seth DeValve, OT Brian Fineanganofo, RB Trayone Gray, LB Willie Harvey Jr., S J.T. Hassell, WR Ishmael Hyman, CB Robert Jackson, PK Greg Joseph, CB Donnie Lewis, WR Braxton Miller, RB A.J. Ouellette, CB Lenzy Pipkins, DT Brian Price, DE Wyatt Ray, S Tigie Sankoh, OT Brad Seaton, WR Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi, LB Anthony Stubbs, OT Travis Vornkahl, LB Dedrick Young II, WR Derrick Willies and OG Willie Wright were waived Saturday, Aug. 31. The team also released LB Ray-Ray Armstrong, DT Carl Davis and OT Bryan Witzmann, waived/injured FB Joe Kerridge (concussion) and OG Kyle Kalis (concussion), placed CB Phillip Gaines (concussion) on the Reserve/Injured list and placed RB Kareem Hunt, WR Antonio Callaway and TE Rico Gathers on the Reserve/Suspended list.

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  Browns | Rico Gathers lands in Cleveland    Sun Aug 11, 12:22 PM

Free-agent TE Rico Gathers (Cowboys) signed Sunday, Aug. 11, with the Cleveland Browns. In a corresponding move, TE/FB Orson Charles was waived.

Footballguys view: Gathers looked like the next big basketball convert to tight end before the Cowboys bulked him up to tackle size. We hope to get to see him before the end of the preseason.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers cut    Mon Aug 5, 07:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers was waived Monday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Gathers is a converted basketball player who was trying to make his way with the Cowboys as a tight end. He's had little impact during the regular season but might be able to latch on somewhere else as a developmental player. Gathers is suspended for the first game of the 2019 season.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers handed one-game ban    Fri Jun 14, 04:19 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers was suspended one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy Friday, June 14.

Footballguys view: Gathers had basketball background tight end fantasy upside when he came into the league, but the Cowboys remolded him into a tackle-sized player and his movement skills suffered for it. This is third Cowboys player suspended this offseason after Randy Gregory and David Irving were placed on indefinite suspensions.

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  Cowboys | Week 1 Dallas Cowboys inactives    Sun Sep 9, 03:04 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have declared TE Rico Gathers, DL Datone Jones, C Adam Redmond, C Travis Frederick, LB Chris Covington, QB Mike White and S Xavier Woods inactive for Week 1.

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  Cowboys | Five grabs for Rico Gathers    Sun Aug 26, 11:20 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught five of his seven targets for 30 yards in a 27-3 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers with a pair of catches    Sat Aug 18, 10:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught two of his three targets for a team-high 32 yards in a 21-13 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Gathers still appears to be on the outside looking in for the Cowboys. He might get interest from a team like the Chargers if Dallas releases him. Gathers has lots of natural pass catching talent, but Dallas asked him to bulk up to improve as a blocker this offseason.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers not seeing much work    Fri Jun 15, 02:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers 'didn't get many chances to catch the ball in practice' during OTAs, according to The Dallas Morning News' Kate Hairopoulos, who added 'it remains to be seen if the coaches believe he's absorbed the all-around duties of the position.'

Footballguys view: Gathers has the most hype around him of the TEs leftover in Dallas with Jason Witten retiring. He's got the hype because of his size (6'8" 275 pounds) and skill set as a former basketball player. Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and rookie Dalton Schultz are competing to replace Witten as the Cowboys top tight end.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers added weight    Sat Jun 9, 10:57 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers said he bulked up to 282 pounds in order to be more effective as a blocker. 'Now coming off, I'm delivering the blow,' Gathers said. 'I'm delivering the shot.'

Footballguys view: Gathers is a basketball convert who has never caught a pass in the regular season. He was tearing it up in the preseason last year before a severe concussion ended his 2017 season, and now Gathers is back with a larger opportunity after the retirement of Jason Witten. If you're in a deep enough draft, we'd nab Gathers as a TE3 with crazy upside if he hits.

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  Cowboys | Geoff Swaim works with starters    Wed May 23, 10:32 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23.

Footballguys view: Without Jason Witten (retired), the Cowboys are looking for a new starting tight end and they have a collection of players vying for that spot. TE Blake Jarwin was on the field when the team lined up in two-tight end sets. TE Rico Gathers worked with the second-team offense.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers could start?    Sun May 20, 03:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is a candidate to step up as the team's starting tight end, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys have a collection of TEs on the roster right now, and Gathers is at the top of the list. He'll compete with guys like Blake Jarwin and rookie Dalton Schultz.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers good to go in 2018    Fri May 11, 12:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers has been cleared to play after fully recovering from the concussion, neck and jaw injuries he suffered last August, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

Footballguys view: Gathers has intriguing size and the athleticism to box out smaller defenders. With Jason Witten retired, Gathers should be part of the mix at tight end with guys like Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and rookie Dalton Schultz.

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  Cowboys | Committee approach likely at tight end    Fri May 4, 12:04 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to use some combination of TEs Dalton Schultz, Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers as a committee to fill the void left behind by the retired Jason Witten, according to the Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota.

Footballguys view: That makes sense, and it sounds like a situation fantasy owners should be avoiding in 2018. We like Schultz to eventually emerge as the top target at the position, but rookie TEs usually take some time to acclimate to the pros. Monitor this situation but don't get too excited by this group essentially vulturing points from each other on a weekly basis.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers needs to improve blocking    Thu May 3, 10:17 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers needs to improve as a blocker to see regular playing time, in the opinion of beat writer Jon Machota.

Footballguys view: Jason Witten could do a little of everything, so it will take multiple players to fill his shoes. Gathers isn't a good blocker and has a lot of work to do.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers still developing    Sun Apr 22, 09:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers remains a 'work in progress,' according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, but Jones said he loves Gathers' upside.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick out of Baylor in 2016, Gathers is another one of those basketball-to-tight end converts. He had a great preseason and then was concussed during the 2017 regular season. Gathers is still learning the nuances of the position, but his upside has us clutching onto him in dynasty formats.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers eligible to practice    Thu Oct 19, 01:14 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) is eligible to return to practice this week, though head coach Jason Garrett said the tight end is only working with the strength staff and has not begun practicing yet. Gathers, who is currently on IR, is eligible to be activated following the team's Week 8 game.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers placed on IR    Mon Sep 4, 04:02 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept 4.

Footballguys view: We love Gathers in dynasty leagues, and he flashed early in the preseason. Gathers will have plenty of time to recover from this concussion and perhaps be brought back later in the year. He's out until Week 9 at the earliest.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers remains sidelined    Mon Aug 28, 05:54 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) is still in the concussion protocol and will not practice or play this week. He may be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: Just bad news for a dynasty prospect we enjoyed watching score during the first couple of preseason games. Gathers is a big target and has the basketball skill set which could make him a factor in the red zone. This concussion has lingered for some time now, and it's certainly going to impact his playing time leading into the year.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers out for this week    Tue Aug 22, 02:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) will not play in Week 3 of the preseason as he remains in the concussion protocol.

Footballguys view: Gathers had been making plays and scoring touchdowns in the preseason before this concussion. The basketball-to-football TE is a dynasty prospect we've been monitoring for quite some time.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers has concussion    Wed Aug 16, 03:35 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) is in the NFL' concussion protocol after sustaining a concussion in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Gathers has been a preseason star this year, so this concussion will knock him off track. We love his stock in dynasty leagues and the former basketball player has upside as a developmental guy. When healthy, Gathers will back up Jason Witten this season.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers scores again    Sun Aug 13, 12:24 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown, his second of the preseason, in a 13-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Gathers has great size (6'6") and can box out smaller defenders for the ball. He's scored twice in the preseason so far and the converted basketball player from Baylor is improving his skills on the gridiron. He's behind Jason Witten on the depth chart, so his redraft value is low in 2017. However, Gathers is a dynasty prospect we've always coveted....grab him if he's out there in those formats.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers finds end zone    Thu Aug 3, 11:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in a 20-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game Thursday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Gathers is a basketball convert who hadn't played football since eighth grade. He is still a bit stiff, but Gathers is massive and he can run, jump, and catch the ball very well for his size. Jason Witten is still holding down the tight end spot for Dallas, but Gathers is a dynasty stash for 2018 and beyond.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers making mistakes    Sun Jun 25, 12:15 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is still making mistakes as he improves his understanding of the game, and David Moore of the Dallas Morning News believes Gathers will likely be fighting for one of the final spots on the roster.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick out of Baylor in 2016, Gathers never played college football. He was a basketball player with the size/athleticism combination (6'8" 275 pounds) that pro teams love to consider as tight ends in the NFL. Gathers is still learning the position, and it looks like he's got quite a way to go before making much of an impact on the field for the Cowboys.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers remains sidelined    Wed Jun 14, 04:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (illness) missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday, June 14, because of an illness.

Footballguys view: Gathers, a sixth-round pick in 2016, never played college football but was a college basketball player at Baylor. He's competing as a developmental player behind Jason Witten. Fantasy owners in super deep dynasty leagues should be monitoring his progress.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers misses practice    Wed Jun 7, 07:22 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 7, because of an illness.

Footballguys view: Gathers has been an OTA star and could pass Geoff Swaim and James Hanna on the depth chart. The basketball convert has been physically dominant in practices and could become Jason Witten's long term replacement with more experience. He's one to watch in deep dynasty leagues.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers tough to defend    Fri May 12, 10:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is 'always an option' in the passing game because of his big catch radius, according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Footballguys view: Jason Witten can't play forever, so Gathers is a deep dynasty prospect we're adding feverishly or hanging onto tightly. The former basketball star at Baylor has the size (6'6") and strength to be a factor...and a fantasy asset...for the Cowboys in the future.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers to have a role?    Sat May 6, 11:57 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers should make the 53-man roster, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News, and Machota believes Gathers can be used to create mismatches in the red zone.

Footballguys view: Gathers was a basketball star in college at Baylor, but the Cowboys liked his upside enough they took him in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft. Jason Witten has to be winding down his pro career, so Gathers is an interesting developmental prospect to add or monitor in dynasty leagues.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers ready for next step    Sat Apr 15, 10:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers said he has been staying under TE Jason Witten's wing and feels he is ready to make the 53-man roster and start scoring touchdowns.

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  Cowboys | Dallas signs two players    Tue Jan 17, 05:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers and WR Andy Jones were signed to Reserve/Future contracts Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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  Cowboys | Dallas bolsters practice squad    Sun Sep 4, 09:35 PM

Free-agent TE Rico Gathers, WR Andy Jones, WR Vince Mayle and TE Austin Traylor were signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4.

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