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  Titans | Roster move made    Tue Dec 10, 08:54 PM

The Tennessee Titans re-signed OL Kevin Matthews (Titans) Tuesday, Dec. 10, and cut TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

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  Titans | Sign Visanthe Shiancoe    Tue Dec 3, 04:11 PM

The Tennessee Titans signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Ravens) Tuesday, Dec. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Titans had to do something with both Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens injured. Schiancoe will compete with Taylor Thompson for playing time against the Broncos in Week 14.

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  Ravens | 11 players released     Sun Aug 25, 11:51 AM

The Baltimore Ravens waived RB Damien Berry, WR Rashaad Carter, OG Jack Cornell, OT Ramon Harewood, CB Moe Lee, OT David Mims, DE Will Pericak, WR Gerrard Sheppard, WR Tommy Streeter and LB Meshak Williams. The team also released TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

Footballguys view: Streeter is a size/speed receiver who was the poor man's Stephen Hill in last year's draft. He could get picked up elsewhere because of his rare physical talent.

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  Ravens | Happy with Visanthe Shiancoe's work    Wed Aug 7, 05:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he has been pleased with how TE Visanthe Shiancoe has looked so far since joining the team. 'I'd say he's done a really good job, but there is a learning curve,' Harbaugh said. 'He physically looks like he is in good shape. He is running routes well. He catches the ball well, and he's learning the offense. That's not easy. He's not up to full speed because he's not there mentally yet. But, we sure have a lot of talent and ability. He's doing a good job.' Shiancoe said the hardest thing for him as been learning the terminology.

Footballguys view: Shiancoe is a seasoned veteran but has little fantasy value. He's been getting more work with the Ravens as Ed Dickson is dealing with a hamstring injury.

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  Ravens | Visanthe Shiancoe to compete for backup job    Mon Jul 29, 01:12 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Visanthe Shiancoe is expected to compete with TEs Billy Bajema, Matt Furstenburg and Alex Silvestro for the backup tight end job to TE Ed Dickson.

Footballguys view: Shiancoe is not the same player he used to be but gives the Ravens more veteran depth at the TE position. Bajema is a better blocker but Shiancoe may be able to impress as a receiver in training camp.

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  Ravens | Visanthe Shiancoe signed    Sun Jul 28, 03:35 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Patriots) to a one-year deal.

Footballguys view: Shiancoe is a solid two-way tight end, but he is no threat to be a fantasy factor this year. What he could do is steal enough targets from Ed Dickson with competent play to keep Dickson's upside limited to high TE2 or low TE1 instead of a possible breakout player with Dennis Pitta sidelined for the year. Shiancoe was actually watching Ravens practice with Ozzie Newsome before Pitta's injury, so there was interest there before a need arose.

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  Ravens | Visanthe Shiancoe pays visit    Fri Jul 26, 09:32 PM

Free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Patriots) watched the entire practice of the Baltimore Ravens Friday, July 26, alongside general manager Ozzie Newsome. The Ravens are considering signing the veteran tight end.

Footballguys view: Shiancoe has gotten a little interest on the open market over the last couple of weeks. If the Ravens signed him Shiancoe would be the TE3 behind Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. He's not the same player he used to be but would give the team veteran depth at the position. The Buccaneers have also shown interest in Shiancoe.

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  Buccaneers | Visanthe Shiancoe to work out    Tue Jul 23, 09:14 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will work out free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Patriots) Tuesday, July 23.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers are looking for TE help as they have unproven Luke Stocker sitting at the top of their depth chart. Stocker has struggled with drops and only has 28 career receptions in two professional seasons.

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  Seahawks | Worked out Visanthe Shiancoe     Mon Dec 17, 06:31 PM

The Seattle Seahawks worked out free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Patriots) Monday, Dec. 17, but did not sign him.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe released    Tue Dec 11, 06:59 PM

The New England Patriots released TE Visanthe Shiancoe Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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  Patriots | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 2, 11:35 AM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Chandler Jones, FS Derrick Martin, FB James Develin, OG Logan Mankins, OG Mitch Petrus, TE Rob Gronkowski, TE Visanthe Shiancoe inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Aaron Hernandez is active and an easy top 5 tight end play today.

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  Patriots | Aaron Hernandez will be limited    Wed Nov 21, 07:53 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) will be active for the team's Week 12 game against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 21, but he'll be limited in the game.

Footballguys view: Because of this injury it will limit Hernandez's fantasy value in week 12. Reserve TE Visanthe Shiancoe could see an increase in targets on Thanksgiving.

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  Patriots | Aaron Hernandez may not replace Rob Gronkowski    Mon Nov 19, 07:10 AM

New England Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski (forearm) and Aaron Hernandez (ankle) play two different positions within the team's offense. There is the traditional 'Y' position, who is 6-foot-5 or taller, at least 255 pounds, can run but absolutely must be a standout blocker. He has to be a viable receiver, but not a great one. There is also the 'F' or flex tight end, who is 6-foot-3 or taller, around 235 pounds, must be able to run and be an excellent pass receiver. He does not need to be a good blocker. If the team wants to stick with that system while Gronkowski is out, TEs Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells could fill Gronkowski's 'Y' position, while Hernandez and TE Visanthe Shiancoe would serve as the flex tight ends.

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  Patriots | Visante Shiancoe returning to practice    Thu Oct 25, 01:19 PM

New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is able to practice but is not eligible to come off the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list until Week 10.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe at walk-through    Tue Oct 23, 06:44 PM

New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) took part in the team's walk-through Tuesday, Oct. 23, meaning he could be close to returning from the Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: The team has 21 days to decide whether to activate him. Even if he's activated we're not expecting him to be much of a fantasy factor.

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  Patriots | Two eligible to practice    Tue Oct 16, 02:04 PM

New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and DL Myron Pryor (pectoral) are both eligible to return to practice this week, but head coach Bill Belichick is still determining if either player will be healthy enough to be active in Week 7. However, Shiancoe, per the league's new rules, can't be activated for the active roster until Week 8. TE Michael Hoomanawanui will likely be cut to make room for Shiancoe.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe placed on IR    Wed Sep 5, 02:59 PM

The New England Patriots placed Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) on Injured Reserve Wednesday, Sept. 5, and he is designated to return later in the season.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe dealing with hamstring injury    Wed Sep 5, 02:12 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) has been sitting out practice because of a hamstring injury. There is a chance Shiancoe could be placed on Injured Reserve.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe could be headed to IR    Wed Sep 5, 11:27 AM

The New England Patriots could place TE Visanthe Shiancoe (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, according to sources.

Footballguys view: There's a chance Shiancoe goes on the new short-term IR. That would make him eligible to return later in the season.

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  Patriots | Logan Mankins practicing in pads    Tue Aug 14, 05:12 PM

New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee) participated in practice in pads for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 14. However, FB Eric Kettani, CB Alfonzo Dennard, FB Spencer Larsen, OG Brian Waters, LB Tracy White, OT Markus Zusevics, OT Matt Kopa, OT Kyle Hix, OT Sebastian Vollmer, TE Aaron Hernandez, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, WR Brandon Lloyd, TE Daniel Fells, TE Rob Gronkowski, TE Jake Ballard and DLs Myron Pryor, Gerard Warren and Jonathan Fanene sat out. CB Malcolm Williams and S James Ihedigbo returned.

Footballguys view: The Patriots offensive line is the only concern in a year setting up to be their best on offense since 2007. Mankins return to practice is reassuring for anyone planning on taking Tom Brady in the first round.

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  Patriots | More financials for Visanthe Shiancoe     Wed Jul 25, 12:04 PM

New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe's one-year deal includes $800,000 in incentives if he plays 65 percent or more of the offensive plays.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe contract update     Wed Jul 25, 09:55 AM

Updating a previous item, the New England Patriots signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The deal could be worth as much as $2 million.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe signs    Tue Jul 24, 07:15 PM

The New England Patriots signed free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, July 24.

Footballguys view: The addition of Schiancoe this close to training camp could indicate Daniel Fells (leg) is not ready to participate any time soon. Schiancoe won't have much fantasy value behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

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  Eagles | Jeremy Shockey to come in for physical    Mon Jul 23, 11:15 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles plan to give free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Panthers) a physical at some point, but nothing is set. Free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) is set to visit Tuesday, July 24, and they might want to see where he ends up before pursuing Shockey.

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  Eagles | Visanthe Shiancoe to visit    Mon Jul 23, 02:48 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) Tuesday, July 24.

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  Patriots | Visanthe Shiancoe to visit Thursday    Thu Jul 19, 12:29 AM

Free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) is scheduled to visit with the New England Patriots Thursday, July 19.

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  Seahawks | Visanthe Shiancoe rejects deal    Fri Jun 29, 01:08 PM

The Seattle Seahawks offered free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Seahawks) a one-year deal worth $1.2 million but he decided not to accept the deal.

Footballguys view: Schiancoe had met with the Seahawks back in March, but has generated little interest on the open market. Seattle has added Kellen Winslow to be primary backup behind Zach Miller. Schiancoe is a notable veteran left on the free agent market and may have to wait for injuries to hit the TE position in order for him to catch on with a new team.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe will not return    Sat Mar 31, 12:37 PM

The Minnesota Vikings will not re-sign free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe this offseason because they have added TE John Carlson to the roster.

Footballguys view: The Vikings are set at the position because of Carlson and second-year TE Kyle Rudolph. Shiancoe is getting very little interest in free agency.

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  Seahawks | Visanthe Shiancoe to visit    Wed Mar 14, 08:40 PM

Free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) is expected to visit with the Seattle Seahawks within the next few days. Shiancoe worked with Seahawks offensive coordinator during his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: With John Carlson going to the Vikings it means Shiancoe will be looking elsewhere for a job. We thought the Giants may have interest in bringing him back but they just signed Martellus Bennett. The Seahawks could use Shiancoe for veteran depth behind Zach Miller.

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  Vikings | May show interest in re-signing Visanthe Shiancoe     Fri Feb 3, 05:13 PM

The Minnesota Vikings may show interest in re-signing impending free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe this offseason because the team may use more two tight end sets next season.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe set to become free agent    Sat Dec 31, 08:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe might be playing in his final game with the team in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, as he is set to become a free agent at season's end. However, with TE Jim Kleinsasser retiring, and only TE Kyle Rudolph at the position, the team might be interested in bringing Shiancoe back.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe opposed to losing on purpose    Sat Dec 24, 09:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe did not like being asked about the team winning as opposed to the 'Suck for Luck' campaign fans in various NFL cities have joked about, suggesting teams lose on purpose to secure the No. 1 overall pick to grab Stanford QB Andrew Luck. 'Suck for Luck? No, that means that you give up, and we don't want to give up,' Shiancoe said Saturday, Dec. 24. 'We owe ourselves that.'

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  Vikings | Have players quit?     Tue Dec 20, 09:27 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe said he did not see the necessary effort from some teammates in Week 15. 'I would say, you could see some guys hung it up,' Shiancoe said. 'Not a lot though. Like a very small handful of guys.' Shiancoe said it was 'very, very disappointing' to see that happen and made it clear he wants no part of being with a team that could be the worst in franchise history.

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  Vikings | Eight probable    Fri Dec 9, 05:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen (shoulder), LB Chad Greenway (elbow), DL Everson Griffen (quadriceps), LB E.J. Henderson (shoulder), OG Anthony Herrera (knee), OG Steve Hutchinson (illness), DL Brian Robison (concussion) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hand) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 9, and are probable for Week 14.

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  Vikings | Four listed as limited participants    Wed Dec 7, 08:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen (shoulder), LB Chad Greenway (elbow), DL Everson Griffen (quadriceps) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hand) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe undergoes X-rays on hand    Mon Dec 5, 02:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hand) underwent X-rays on his hand but they did not show any fractures. His hand was swollen after the team's Week 13.

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  Vikings | Four listed as probable     Fri Dec 2, 03:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring), OG Anthony Herrera (knee), LB Erin Henderson (hamstring) and SS Jamarca Sanford (shoulder) are listed as probable for Week 13. Herrera was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 2, while the other three players fully participated in practice.

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  Vikings | Three fully practice    Thu Dec 1, 07:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring), LB Erin Henderson (hamstring) and FS Jamarca Sanford (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

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  Vikings | Three practice    Wed Nov 30, 06:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Erin Henderson (hamstring), S Jamarca Sanford (shoulder) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe looks likely to play in Week 12    Fri Nov 25, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and it appears he is in line to play in Week 12. 'He's made enough progress to where we feel like he has a very good chance of playing on Sunday,' head coach Leslie Frazier said. 'We'll see how it goes as we get a little bit closer.'

Footballguys view: Shiancoe is a solid sleeper TE play with Kyle Rudolph likely out this week, although he comes with risk as a player already banged up going into the game.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe questionable    Fri Nov 25, 03:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is questionable for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Shiancoe will be a game-time decision. He'll have a good fantasy outlook if he plays because Kyle Rudolph is likely out, leaving Shiancoe to get almost all of the downfield targets to the TE.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph, Visanthe Shiancoe sit again    Thu Nov 24, 10:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hamstring) and Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) each were unable to practice Thursday, Nov. 24. The team might promote TE Allen Reisner from the practice squad if one or both cannot play in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Both have increased opportunity as the passing game will have to do more of the work with Adrian Peterson likely out, but if they themselves are limited, more of that opportunity will go the VIkings ragtag WR corps.

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  Vikings | Consider adding Allen Reisner    Thu Nov 24, 12:38 AM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Nov. 23, that the team is considering promoting TE Allen Reisner from the practice squad to the active roster with TEs Kyle Rudolph (quadriceps) and Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) both missing practice. 'We're talking about that,' Frazier said. 'We'll see if either Kyle or Visanthe gets better as the week goes on. But Allen is definitely part of the conversation.'

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  Vikings | Four miss practice    Wed Nov 23, 06:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (suspension), S Husain Abdullah (concussion), TE Kyle Rudolph (quadriceps) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe strains hamstring    Mon Nov 21, 02:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) suffered a mildly strained hamstring in Week 11.

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  Vikings | Two questionable    Fri Nov 18, 05:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Erin Henderson (hamstring) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 18, and are questionable for Week 11.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe limited    Thu Nov 17, 05:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe limited to one grab    Tue Nov 15, 12:05 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe had just one catch for 33 yards in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Nov. 14. Rookie TE Kyle Rudolph outshined him slightly, posting three grabs for 37 yards.

Footballguys view: Rudolph made one spectacular one-handed grab that seemed to portend bigger things in the near future.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe limited    Fri Oct 28, 03:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is probable for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Kyle Rudolph could still see more snaps this week Shiancoe banged up, but Shiancoe did come alive with Christian Ponder's insertion into the lineup last week.

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  Vikings | Visanthe Shiancoe misses practice    Thu Oct 27, 07:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

Footballguys view: Shiancoe has missed two straight practices now. His fantasy value was revived by Christian Ponder's play, but it doesn't look like he'll play this week. Kyle Rudolph is a good deep sleeper at TE this week as long as Shiancoe is out.

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