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  Chiefs | John Phillips set free by KC    Tue May 28, 05:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE John Phillips was released Tuesday, May 28.

Footballguys view: Well that didn't last long. The veteran blocking tight end was just picked up by the Chiefs last week. Looks like Blake Bell could be the primary backup to Travis Kelce in 2019.

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  Chiefs | John Phillips finds home in Kansas City    Mon May 20, 04:45 PM

Free-agent TE John Phillips (Cardinals) signed an undisclosed contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, May 20, according to a source. DB Dontae Johnson was released to make room for him on the roster.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a seasoned veteran who has been around the block. A sixth-round pick out of Virginia in the 2009 NFL draft, this will be the sixth team Phillips has been a part of. He's a big-bodied blocker with a single season career high of 15 catches back in 2011 when he was with the Cowboys. Phillips will block for the Chiefs and is not a fantasy factor whatsoever.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Week 13 injury report    Fri Nov 30, 03:21 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon (chest) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 13. OT D.J. Humphries (knee), LB Haason Reddick (neck) and WR Chad Williams (ankle) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. S Budda Baker (knee) and S Johnathan Ford (heel) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. OG Mike Iupati (back), CB Leonard Johnson (hip), DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf), DT Corey Peters (back) and TE John Phillips (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 29, 07:40 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon (chest) was sidelined at practice Thursday, Nov. 29. S Budda Baker (knee), OL D.J. Humphries (knee), LB Haason Reddick (neck), WR Chad Williams (ankle) and DT Corey Peters (back) were limited, while CB Leonard Johnson (hip), TE John Phillips (knee), DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf), S Rudy Ford (heel) and OL Mike Iupati (back) each practiced in full.

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  Cardinals | Wednesday's practice report for Arizona    Wed Nov 28, 05:21 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon (chest), WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) and LB Haason Reddick (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28. S Budda Baker (knee), S Rudy Ford (heel), OL D.J. Humphries (knee), DT Corey Peters (back), OL Jeremy Vujnovich hamstring) and WR Chad Williams (ankle) were listed as limited participants, while OG Mike Iupati (back), CB Leonard Johnson (hip), DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf) and TE John Phillips (knee) were full participants.

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  Cardinals | Week 12 injury report for Arizona    Fri Nov 23, 04:00 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon (chest), S Rudy Ford (heel), OL D.J. Humphries (knee) and WR Chad Williams (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 12 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. DT Corey Peters (heel) did not practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable. S Budda Baker (knee), PK Phil Dawson (hip), OL Mike Iupati (back), DL Robert Nkemdiche (calf), TE John Phillips (knee) and DT Olsen Pierre (ankle) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. LB Josh Bynes (wrist, hip), OL Mason Cole (calf) and WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on injury report.

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  Cardinals | Thursday practice report for Cards    Thu Nov 22, 05:58 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon (chest), S Johnathan Ford (heel), OT D.J. Humphries (knee) and WR Chad Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 22. S Budda Baker (knee), LB Josh Bynes (hip, wrist), PK Phil Dawson (hip), DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf), DT Corey Peters (heel), TE John Phillips (knee) and DT Olsen Pierre (ankle) were limited during practice. C Mason Cole (calf) and OG Mike Iupati (back) fully participated in practice.

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  Cardinals | Wednesday's Cardinals practice report    Wed Nov 21, 07:54 PM

Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker (knee), LB Deone Bucannon (chest), S Rudy Ford (heel), OT D.J. Humphries (knee), TE John Phillips (knee) and WR Chad Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. DTs Robert Nkemdiche (calf), Corey Peters (heel), Olsen Pierre (ankle), LB Josh Bynes (hip, wrist) and PK Phil Dawson (hip) were limited, while C Mason Cole (calf) and OG Mike Iupati (back) practiced in full.

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  Cardinals | Arizona makes bevy of moves    Tue Oct 30, 02:25 PM

The Arizona Cardinals signed TE John Phillips and OG Colby Gossett off the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 30. TE Gabe Holmes and OT Blaine Clausell were released in corresponding moves. Additionally, PK Matthew McCrane and DE Ufomba Kamalu were released while free-agents C Kyle Friend (Cardinals) and DE Vontarrius Dora (Cardinals) were re-signed.

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  Saints | John Phillips back with New Orleans    Sun Aug 5, 05:28 PM

Free-agent TE John Phillips (Saints) signed an undisclosed deal to return to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Aug. 5.

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  Saints | John Phillips working out for NOLA    Sat Aug 4, 02:54 PM

Free-agent TE John Phillips has been working out for the New Orleans Saints, as the team has a few injured tight ends early in training camp. Phillips has been with the team off and on over the past two seasons.

Footballguys view: Nothing to see here. Phillips is a big-bodied blocker with a bit of an injury history. The Saints top tight end is Ben Watson.

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  Saints | Divisional Round inactives for Saints    Sun Jan 14, 03:18 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, WR Brandon Coleman, OT Bryce Harris, C Cameron Tom, TE John Phillips, RB Jonathan Williams, DE Kasim Edebali inactive for Week 19.

Footballguys view: Coleman's absence could give Willie Snead for more snaps and targets today.

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  Saints | Wild Card inactives for Saints    Sun Jan 7, 03:18 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, WR Austin Carr, C Cameron Tom, TE John Phillips, OT John Fullington, RB Jonathan Williams, DE Kasim Edebali inactive for Week 18.

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  Saints | John Phillips cut    Fri Dec 29, 08:20 PM

New Orleans Saints TE John Phillips was waived Friday, Dec. 29.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a big-bodied blocker who has bounced on and off the Saints roster for a year or so.

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  Saints | Two roster moves for Saints    Tue Dec 19, 06:17 PM

New Orleans Saints LB A.J. Klein (groin) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 19. Free-agent TE John Phillips (Saints) was re-signed in a corresponding move.

Footballguys view: Phillips has been with the Saints before and is just a big-bodied blocker.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati works out TEs    Mon Oct 16, 05:02 PM

Free-agent TEs Jace Amaro (Titans), Gavin Escobar (Chiefs), John Phillips (Saints) and TE Larry Donnell (Ravens) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Oct. 16.

Footballguys view: With Tyler Eifert on Injured Reserve, the Bengals are keeping their emergency list updated.

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  Saints | Josh Phillips cut from IR    Fri Sep 8, 07:34 PM

New Orleans Saints TE John Phillips (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Sept. 8, after receiving an injury settlement.

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  Saints | John Phillips ready to practice    Wed Aug 9, 09:04 PM

New Orleans Saints TE John Phillips (appendix) passed his physical Wednesday, Aug. 9, and has been cleared to participate in practice.

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  Saints | Two Saints disabled    Thu Jul 27, 09:26 AM

New Orleans Saints TE John Phillips (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Thursday, July 27. CB Damian Swann (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Saints | John Phillips re-signed    Wed Mar 29, 04:52 PM

Free-agent TE John Phillips (Saints) signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 29. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a sound blocker and big-bodied receiver. He's a solid player, but one who offers little to fantasy owners since he plays a limited role.

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  Saints | Friday injury report for New Orleans     Fri Dec 2, 07:55 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) and OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and have been ruled out for Week 13. C Senio Kelemete (hip), TE John Phillips (ankle) and OT Zach Strief (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Saints | Thursday injury report for Saints    Thu Dec 1, 05:13 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1. OG Senio Kelemete (hip), TE John Phillips (ankle) and OT Zach Strief (knee) were limited.

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  Saints | Wednesday practice report for Saints    Wed Nov 30, 05:25 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) and RB Daniel Lasco (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. OG Senio Kelemete (hip), TE John Phillips (ankle) and OT Zach Strief (knee) were limited.

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  Saints | John Phillips claimed by Saints    Mon Nov 7, 06:30 PM

Free-agent TE John Phillips (Broncos) was claimed by the New Orleans Saints off waivers from the Denver Broncos Monday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a big-bodied blocker and nothing more. It's interesting that the Saints next opponent is the Broncos on Sunday.

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  Broncos | John Phillips cut    Sat Nov 5, 03:45 PM

Denver Broncos TE John Phillips was released Saturday, Nov. 5. The team also promoted practice squad CB Taurean Nixon to the active roster.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a big-bodied blocker for the Broncos. His release insures that Virgil Green is the best blocking TE on the roster. That could limit Green's workload as a pass-catcher.

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  Broncos | John Phillips to start at TE    Sat Sep 24, 05:59 PM

Denver Broncos TE John Phillips will start at tight end in Week 3 in place of TE Virgil Green (calf). TE Jeff Heuerman will also be active for the game.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a big-bodied blocker with little fantasy value. Jeff Heuerman is expected to be the primary pass-catching TE with Green out.

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  Broncos | Three TEs in mix for roster spot    Wed Aug 24, 10:11 PM

Denver Broncos TEs Manasseh Garner, Henry Krieger-Coble and John Phillips are competing for a roster spot behind TEs Virgil Green and oft-injured Jeff Heuerman (hamstring).

Footballguys view: Green has really been featured in Broncos camp this year. He may be in line to catch 40 or more passes as the no.1 TE in a Gary Kubiak (TE friendly) offense. Heuerman can't stay healthy and has not been impressive when on the field. We think Phillips makes the team as a blocker and Krieger-Coble is put on the practice squad where he can add some weight.

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  Broncos | John Phillips nursing ankle injury    Mon Aug 1, 11:32 PM

Denver Broncos TE John Phillips (ankle) missed his second straight day of practice Monday, Aug. 1, due to an ankle injury suffered Saturday, July 30.

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  Chargers | Tight ends to be issue for Chargers?    Tue Feb 2, 02:46 PM

San Diego Chargers TEs Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green, David B. Johnson and John Phillips will all become free agents if they are not re-signed by March 9. Gates is expected to return, however.

Footballguys view: Gates seems like one of those players that is going to retire with the team he started with. The former basketball star was quite a find for the Chargers, and he proved last year that he's still got something left in the tank. The Green experiment is over as he never played up to his potential with the Chargers. Phillips is a nice all-purpose tight end, but he does get banged up a lot. The position is clearly going to be one of emphasis in the offseason.

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  Chargers | John Phillips re-signs    Thu Sep 10, 02:58 PM

Free-agent TE John Phillips (Chargers) re-signed with the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Sept. 10, and is taking part in practice.

Footballguys view: Mostly a blocking tight end, the Chargers are mostly looking for live bodies with Ladarius Green hurt and Antonio Gates suspended.

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  Chargers | Several players let go    Sat Sep 5, 04:07 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Javontee Herndon, RB Dreamius Smith and QB Brad Sorensen were waived Saturday, Sept. 5. TE John Phillips was released.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a good veteran tight end with an all-purpose skill set. Perhaps there would be a team like Denver interested in his services.

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  Chargers | John Phillips makes debut    Sat Aug 16, 12:14 AM

San Diego Chargers TE John Phillips (knee) was able to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Seattle Seahawks. It was his first game action since suffering tears to his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament last December.

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  Chargers | John Phillips working to the side    Tue May 27, 02:18 PM

San Diego Chargers TE John Phillips (knee) is working off to the side during the team's practice Tuesday, May 27.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a solid player who tore his ACL in December. He might start the season on the PUP list. He's a good all-around player, but he just can't stay healthy.

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  Chargers | John Phillips to be limited during offseason    Sat Jan 25, 12:40 PM

San Diego Chargers TE John Phillips (knee) will be limited during offseason workouts because he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Phillips flashed some talent when he first came out of college, but injuries and inconsistencies have plagued his career. He'll work as the team's third TE behind Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green in 2014.

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  Chargers | John Phillips placed on IR    Mon Dec 23, 04:28 PM

The San Diego Chargers have placed TE John Phillips (knee) on Injured Reserve.

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  Chargers | John Phillips to undergo MRI    Sun Dec 22, 11:05 PM

San Diego Chargers TE John Phillips (knee) suffered a left knee injury in the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a talented dual-purpose tight end, but his career has been set back by injuries. He will have an MRI Monday, Dec. 23, to assess the severity of his injury.

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  Chargers | John Phillips signs    Tue Mar 12, 04:57 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent TE John Phillips (Cowboys) to an undisclosed three-year deal Tuesday, March 12.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a talented all-around TE who can make plays as a blocker or receiver. He'll be behind Antonio Gates on the depth chart but can line up in two TE sets and is a sneaky red zone target.

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  Chargers | Trying to sign John Phillips    Tue Mar 12, 04:22 PM

The San Diego Chargers are attempting to sign free-agent TE John Phillips (Cowboys).

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  Cowboys | John Phillips expected to test free agency    Wed Feb 6, 12:10 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to allow impending free-agent TE John Phillips test the free-agent market this offseason.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a nice two way TE but injuries have held back his career to this point. There may be a few teams interested in adding Phillips. James Hanna likely would become the Cowboys TE2 if Phillips does not return.

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  Cowboys | John Phillips has surgery     Wed Jan 30, 07:57 AM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent TE John Phillips (shoulder) recently had surgery on his left shoulder, but he is expected to be ready for spring workouts.

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  Cowboys | Three players probable     Wed Nov 21, 02:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys FB Lawrence Vickers (knee), TE John Phillips (ankle) and CB Mike Jenkins (back) are listed as probable for Week 12. Vickers was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, while the other two fully participated.

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  Cowboys | John Phillips fully practices    Tue Nov 20, 05:32 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (ankle) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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  Cowboys | John Phillips takes part in practice     Mon Nov 19, 06:10 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (ankle) fully participated in the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

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  Cowboys | Four listed as probable     Fri Nov 16, 04:44 PM

Dallas Cowboys FB Lawrence Vickers (knee), TE John Phillips (ankle), DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and LB Dan Connor (neck) are listed as probable for Week 11. Phillips was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 16, while the other three fully participated.

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  Cowboys | Two limited    Thu Nov 15, 06:36 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (ankle) and RB Lawrence Vickers (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.

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  Cowboys | Five absent from practice     Wed Oct 3, 01:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring), TE John Phillips (ankle), LB Bruce Carter (hip), LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) and P Chris Jones (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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  Cowboys | Have confidence in Jason Witten backup    Wed Aug 15, 05:12 PM

Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett has confidence in backup TE John Phillips because of previous opportunities he has gotten. 'Confidence comes from demonstrated performance, and he's demonstrated every time that he's been in there that he has really played well,' Garrett said Wednesday, Aug. 15. One obstacle for Phillips, an ankle issue from an injury sustained Saturday, Aug. 4.

Footballguys view: We like Phillips because of his all-around ability. He's a strong blocker but has the speed to create mismatches as an underneath target.

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  Cowboys | Looking to add a TE     Wed Aug 15, 11:12 AM

Updating a previous item, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to sign a free-agent tight end for training camp following news of the injury to TE Jason Witten (spleen).

Footballguys view: The team hopes Witten doesn't need surgery but will be back for the start of the regular season. If he can't play then the team will turn to John Phillips to be their starting Tight End. The Cowboys will be watching the camp cut list and street free agents available closely.

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  Cowboys | John Phillips expected to miss a few days    Sun Aug 5, 05:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (ankle) is expected to miss a few days of practice after injuring his ankle during practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

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  Cowboys | John Phillips unable to finish practice    Sat Aug 4, 10:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in practice Saturday, Aug. 4, cutting his session short.

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