TE Niles Paul - Washington Redskins
|6-1, 224||Born: 8-9-1989||College: Nebraska||Drafted: Round 5|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 29): Paul has been officially diagnosed with a concussion. He'll have to undergo the NFL's concussion protocols before resuming football activities. Concussions are notorious for causing complications days or weeks after they are inflicted, so consider Paul very iffy to play in Week 5. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News later this week if you are invested in Paul for the latest on his practice status.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Paul was on his way to a nice game before suffering a concussion on a huge hit. He does have ten days to recover, but with a concussion already under his belt this year, another one could spell a long absence.
General News (Tue Sep 30): did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, and remains in the league's concussion protocol. However, head coach Jay Gruden said Paul is "making very good progress."
Week 5: vs Seattle Seahawks
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 2 vs JAX (11 / 8 / 99 / 1 rec)
Niles Paul had a career day where he was targeted early and often, leading all Washington receivers in targets and yards on the day. The big receiver looked the part of a starting move TE, showing off smooth routes and mostly sure hands. Paul was involved in the game plan from the beginning, catching a dart up the seam from RG3 off a play action pass that sailed just over the head of the trailing middle linebacker. Paul exhibited nice body control on a near TD in the second quarter, completely swiveling his body in stride to catch a deep pass from Cousins. Paul then somersaulted backwards into the endzone, but was marked down at the one. Paul made another tough 27 yard catch in the during the two minute drill to end the first half. The TE sprinted up the middle of the field, running up the seam before getting crushed between two defenders. Paul could have had an even bigger game but he dropped a wide open catch off a pretty play-fake that bounced right off his hands. Paul's lone TD came on a classic jump ball fade to the right corner of the endzone. Cousins lofted the ball high and Paul outmuscled the corner for the catch.
2014 Week 3 vs PHI (9 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Niles Paul continues to be a large part of the Washington passing game, catching balls all over the field. Paul connected with Cousins on a beautiful 37 yarder down the right sideline in the first quarter, helping setup Washington's second TD of the game. Paul ran a smooth out and up and got just enough separation from the corner to catch a well thrown ball from Cousins. Paul was Cousins's target on the the QBs lone INT of the day. The TE did not appear to know the pass was coming in his direction and didn't make a play on it.
2014 Week 4 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Paul was one of the lone bright spots for the Washington offense early in the game. Linebackers struggled to cover the former wide receiver in one-on-one situations. Paul got behind the defense down the sideline, but Kirk Cousins missed him badly; that play left at least 40 yards on the field, if not a long touchdown. One of Cousins' best throws of the day turned into a scary moment for Niles Paul. Despite tight coverage down the seam, Cousins found Paul for a sizeable gain. After the ball arrived, two defenders met Paul in a collision. Paul was motionless on the field and ultimately was taken to the locker room. Logan Paulsen assumed Paul's role in the offense and fumbled late in the first half.
Latest NewsRedskins | Niles Paul not on practice field (Tue Sep 30, 01:06 PM) - Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, and remains in the league's concussion protocol. However, head coach Jay Gruden said Paul is 'making very good progress.' link to story Redskins | Niles Paul making progress (Tue Sep 30, 12:26 PM) - Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) is making very good progress as he recovers from a concussion suffered in the team's Week 4 game. Our View: Paul is going through the NFL's protocol for dealing with concussions. Check back to see what his status is later in the week.
link to story Redskins | Niles Paul undergoing protocol (Fri Sep 26, 03:25 PM) - Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in Week 4. There is no timetable for his return. Our View: Paul appeared to suffer a sever concussion and could be in for a multi-week absence. Jordan Reed could also miss next week's game against Seattle, so Logan Paulsen is in line to start Week 5 at this moment.
link to story Redskins | Niles Paul has concussion (Thu Sep 25, 11:54 PM) - Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (head) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 25. He caught three passes for 60 yards before departing with the injury. Our View: Thursday night was bad enough for Washington. Now, Paul will go through the NFL's protocol for dealing with concussions. Washington doesn't play again until Monday night, October 6th against the Seattle Seahawks. That gives Paul plenty of time to return to action.
link to story Redskins | Niles Paul to the locker room (Thu Sep 25, 09:55 PM) - Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (undisclosed) was helped to the locker room by trainers after being hit hard in the second quarter of the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 25. link to story More News
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