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TE John Phillips - San Diego Chargers

6-6, 251Born: 6-11-1987College: VirginiaDrafted: Round 6

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2015 Week 16 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Phillips lost a short diving catch on a holding penalty early on, but later made a very skillful grab along the sideline. He somehow kept his feet inbounds on a quick out. The reception was challenged, but none of the replays could show that his foot came up, and the 9-yard catch stood.

2015 Week 13 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Phillips went up high to bring in a reception on the first pass play of the game. But with a healthy and active Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green, it's no surprise that that was Phillips' only target of the game.

2015 Week 8 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Starting tight end Antonio Gates came into the game less than 100% due to a knee injury, and his backup Ladarius Green left early after aggravating an ankle injury. So Phillips got a bit more action than usual, resulting in a handful of short receptions. But once the Chargers get down to their third option in the tight end pecking order, the position no longer becomes a position of focus for the offensive gameplan.

2015 Week 7 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Phillips played sparingly, and only got action because of the injury to Antonio Gates. Phillips caught one pass, showing nice hands on a key third down reception early on to keep a drive alive. But it was his last action of the game.

2015 Week 4 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Phillips drew the start a week ago, with Antonio Gates out with a suspension and Ladarius Green out with a concussion. With Green back in the fold this week, Phillips' role shrunk considerably. But he was still the beneficiary of a wide open touchdown reception off of a play fake. On a first down handoff from the 1-yard line, Melvin Gordon was stuffed by the defense. On the next play, the defense collapsed on Gordon expecting another run. Instead, quarterback Philip Rivers tucked the ball down and flipped it up to Phillips for one of the easiest touchdowns he'll ever have.

2015 Week 3 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)

With Antonio Gates still serving a suspension and Ladarius Green out with a concussion, Phillips was called upon to get the start. With four receptions, he wasn't a critical part of the offense but he did get regular work. But he did make an impact late in the first half with one of the more athletic catches you'll ever see. He outstretched his hand, tapped the ball to himself, then cradled it in and maintained control prior to going to the ground. It was as athletic a play as any we've seen through the years out of either Green or Gates.


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