TE Niles Paul - Free Agent

6-1, 224Born: 8-9-1989College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 5, pick 2011

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2018 Week 5 vs KC (9 / 7 / 65 / 0 rec)

Paul figures to be the receiving tight end in a probably tight-end-by-committee if Sefarian-Jenkins misses time. He drew some underneath targets in garbage time, but nothing notable. The tight end is not a featured player in the Jaguars pass game.

2018 Week 6 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Paul ran an end around that was blown up in the backfield in the first quarter. He exited game with a knee injury.

2017 Week 12 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul recorded three catches for less than twenty yards. He was not a key factor in this game as a backup tight end.

2017 Week 13 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul had three receptions but was a non-factor as the backup tight end. He hasn't been involved much all year and plays as a low priority in the passing game.

2017 Week 14 vs LAC (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul had one catch for fifteen yards and never became a factor in this game.

2017 Week 15 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul was a non-factor in today's game as he only recorded one reception.

2014 Week 1 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 86 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul entered the game after Jordan Reed' early injury and caught a nice toe-tapper from Griffin in the second quarter for a first down. The QB broke the pocket and scrambled to his right before throwing a laser down the right sideline. Reed also caught a beautifully thrown ball from Griffin down the seam deep into the redzone but the tight end was stripped of the ball by safety DJ Swearinger. Paul's fumble was one of many critical mistakes that kept Washington from putting the ball into the end zone. If Reed misses any more time, Paul appears to be the primary beneficiary.

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.

2014 Week 5 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul didn't register his lone catch until late in the fourth quarter as Washington moved into catch up mode. The receiving TE spent much of the day blocking or blanketed by Seattle coverage on his underneath routes and couldn't get free all game.

2014 Week 6 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul took a back seat to a finally healthy Jordan Reed in the game, catching only one pass on two targets. The pass was a fairly important one, however, as Paul converted a fourth and 1 in the second quarter to keep a Washington drive alive that would lead to a field goal. Paul was Washington's #2 receiver heading into the game.

2014 Week 7 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 58 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul had a huge catch and run to start the game off, taking an intermediate pass from Cousins and breaking multiple poor tackles upfield for 50 yards. He was only targeted on more time on the game, catching a short pass and turning upfield for an 8 yard gain. Paul is the the clear backup to Jordan Reed when healthy.

2014 Week 8 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul began the game with a bang, catching a 20 yard pass on McCoy's first dropback. Paul caught all three of his targets, but failed to make much of an impact, giving way to a healthier Jordan Reed down the stretch.

2014 Week 9 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul barely out produced fellow TE Jordan Reed, catching his two targets for minimal yardage. With Jordan Reed back and healthy Griffin under center, Paul looks like he is back to being a solid but secondary role-player in the Washington offense.

2014 Week 11 vs TB (5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul let RG3's first pass of the game, a poorly thrown ball in the dirt, bounce off his hands into the arms of a waiting linebacker. His five targets were second behind Jackson and Helu, but they all went for short games. With Washington in hurry-up mode at the end of the game, Paul ran in place of the apparently injured Reed as the starting TE.

2014 Week 12 vs SF (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

With Jordan Reed again on the shelf with a hamstring injury Niles Paul stepped back into the starting TE role, but failed to produce like he had been earlier in the season. His lone catch came off two targets for a measly 11 yards.

2014 Week 13 vs IND (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

With starter Jordan Reed again healthy, Niles Paul failed to make much of an impact in the game despite the heavy passing volume. He caught his only target for a short gain. Reed is clearly McCoy's preferred target in the passing game.

2014 Week 15 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul was a bit player in the passing offense, catching his only target for a nice 17 yard game. Paul is second fiddle to Jordan Reed in the TE pecking order.

2014 Week 17 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Niles Paul took a backseat the dynamic starting TE Reed. Paul was a reliable target, catching two of his three targets.

2012 Week 8 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 37 / 0 rec)

The converted wide receiver had one ball thrown his way - a deep shot down the left side. He's not a complete enough player to be on the field often, but as he matures, he could become a dynamic playmaker.

2012 Week 12 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)

Like most Redskins receivers and tight ends seem to accomplish of late, Paul's only catch of the day went for a touchdown. On its first possession of the fourth quarter, the Redskins got the Cowboys to bite on play-action. In the meantime, Paul ran a flag pattern and the Cowboys' coverage ended up busted. Robert Griffin III found a totally uncovered Paul in the end zone for a twenty-nine yard score, putting the Redskins up by twenty-two in the fourth quarter.

2012 Week 16 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Paul had one catch-and-run for twenty-one yards off a play-action fake and rollout from Robert Griffin III. Griffin targeted him twice against the Eagles.

2011 Week 4 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Worth mentioning this kid worked all day blocking down field. Every time the running back was in the second level you would see Paul blocking out of the Slot.

2011 Week 8 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Paul was active and received some playing time this week but was not targeted in the passing game.