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  NFL | Gavin Escobar signs with AAF    Fri Feb 8, 10:00 PM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Dolphins) has signed with the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football.

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  Dolphins | Gavin Escobar shown the door    Mon Sep 10, 03:52 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Gavin Escobar was released Monday, Sept. 10.

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  Dolphins | Week 1 Miami Dolphins inactives    Sun Sep 9, 11:49 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared DB Cornell Armstrong, QB Luke Falk, QB David Fales, WR DeVante Parker, OT Zach Sterup, TE Gavin Escobar and RB Kalen Ballage inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Albert Wilson will get a lot more snaps and targets outside with Parker out.

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  Dolphins | MarQueis Gray out for season    Thu Sep 6, 11:27 AM

Miami Dolphins TE MarQueis Gray (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 6. Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Dolphins) re-signed with the Dolphins on an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: More of a switch at blocking tight end than anything else, this should keep things stable in terms of blocking.

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  Dolphins | Gavin Escobar to be released    Fri Aug 31, 09:18 PM

The Miami Dolphins are releasing TE Gavin Escobar Friday, Aug. 31.

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  Dolphins | Several TEs work with starters    Fri Jun 15, 04:14 PM

Miami Dolphins TEs Mike Gesicki, A.J. Derby, MarQueis Gray, Durham Smythe and Gavin Escobar all received snaps with the first-team offense during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins don't have a clear picture at the TE position. Derby is an interesting 'F' tight end who can be used as a receiver only. Gesicki, the rookie second-round pick from Penn State, is also an 'F' tight end and a larger target than Derby...and likely more athletic. He can be groomed as the TE of the future, but Gesicki may take some time to develop in the pros. Gray is a physical player with surprising athleticism (former quarterback), while Smythe (2018 fourth-round pick) is your traditional 'Y' tight end with an all-purpose skill set.

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  Dolphins | Miami signs Gavin Escobar    Mon Apr 16, 02:53 PM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Browns) signed with the Miami Dolphins Monday, April 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Browns | Cleveland cuts seven players    Thu Apr 12, 02:47 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gavin Escobar, LB Max Bullough, WR Bug Howard, TE Matt Lengel, WR Larry Pinkard, CB C.J. Smith and RB Kelvin Taylor were waived Thursday, April 12.

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  Browns | Gavin Escobar to Browns    Mon Jan 15, 10:23 AM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Ravens) signed a Reserve/Futures deal with the Cleveland Browns Monday, Jan. 15.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft (Cowboys), Escobar has bounced around the league a bit during his short career. He's a huge target, measuring in at 6'6" but Escobar has never paid off on that potential as a pass catcher. His career high in catches and yards came in his rookie season, nine catches for 134 yards. As you can see, that's not much...about what someone like Travis Kelce could do in one game.

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  Browns | Cleveland works out several players    Mon Dec 18, 05:45 PM

Free-agent PK Roberto Aguayo (Panthers), TE Gavin Escobar (Ravens) and QB Stephen Morris (Ravens) worked out for the Cleveland Browns Monday, Dec. 18.

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  Bears | Chicago works out three TEs    Mon Dec 4, 05:47 PM

Free-agent TEs Jace Amaro (Titans), Devon Cajuste (Packers) and Gavin Escobar (Ravens) recently worked out for the Chicago Bears, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Bears are just updating their emergency list here. In a few weeks, NFL teams will be signing players to futures contracts. Perhaps one of these TEs could be one of those players for the Bears.

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  Ravens | Gavin Escobar cut    Sat Nov 18, 02:48 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Gavin Escobar was released Saturday, Nov. 18.

Footballguys view: Escobar was a second-round pick out of San Diego State (Cowboys) in 2013 and he's never been able to flash much as a pro. He couldn't make it through camp with the Chiefs in 2017 and was signed by the Ravens less than a month ago. Escobar is a pass-catching TE and that may get him some interest but don't expect him to do much if he signs with a new team.

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  Ravens | Gavin Escobar signs with Ravens    Mon Oct 23, 11:59 AM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed deal with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Oct. 23.

Footballguys view: The Ravens need help in the passing game, but don't expect Escobar to do much if given the opportunity.

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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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  Vikings | Six players work out for Minnesota Friday    Sat Sep 23, 10:38 AM

Free-agent TEs Brandon Z. Barnes (Lions), Gavin Escobar (Chiefs) and Scott Orndoff (Steelers), S A.J. Hendy (Dolphins) and DEs Pat O'Connor (Lions) and Devin Taylor (Giants) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Friday, Sept. 22.

Footballguys view: The Vikings are just updating their emergency list here, and clearly they're looking at some tight ends available on the open market.

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  Panthers | Carolina works out three tight ends    Tue Sep 19, 06:37 PM

Free-agent TEs Jace Amaro (Titans), Kellen Davis (Jets) and Gavin Escobar (Chiefs) worked out for the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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  Texans | Six try out for Houston Friday    Sat Sep 16, 09:59 AM

The Houston Texans tried out free-agent QB Garrett Grayson (Saints), WR Jordan Leslie (Browns), TEs Larry Donnell (Ravens), Gavin Escobar (Chiefs) and David B. Johnson (Steelers) and OT Jah Reid (Chiefs) Friday, Sept. 15, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Footballguys view: The Texans are just updating their emergency list here. They need to keep an eye on free agent TEs after working out Gary Barnidge and not signing him last week.

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  Jets | Gavin Escobar works out for NYJ    Mon Sep 4, 07:23 PM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Chiefs) worked out for the New York Jets Monday, Sept. 4.

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  Chiefs | Four Chiefs sent packing    Sat Sep 2, 10:29 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Joel Stave, TE Gavin Escobar, WR Tevin Jones and CB De'Vante Bausby was released Saturday, Sept. 2.

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  Chiefs | Gavin Escobar contract details    Sat Apr 8, 10:30 AM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs TE Gavin Escobar's one-year deal is worth $855,000. He will receive a base salary of $775,000 and a signing bonus of $80,000.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City adding Gavin Escobar    Fri Mar 31, 05:02 PM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Cowboys) agreed to a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, March 31, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Escobar is a receiving tight end who could work as a pass-catcher behind Travis Kelce. He doesn't have much fantasy value...even in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Chiefs | Gavin Escobar meeting with KC    Fri Mar 31, 12:40 PM

Free-agent TE Gavin Escobar (Cowboys) is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, March 31.

Footballguys view: Escobar is athletic but he never quite played up to his potential with the Cowboys. The Chiefs could use him as a move tight end behind superstar Travis Kelce.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar unlikely to return?    Thu Feb 9, 04:14 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent TE Gavin Escobar is not expected to be re-signed, according Bryan Broaddus of dallascowboys.com.

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  Cowboys | Wednesday injury report for Dallas    Wed Nov 23, 05:09 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (groin) and SS Barry Church (forearm) have been ruled out for Week 12. OT Chaz Green (back, foot), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), DT Terrell McClain (thigh) and OT Tyron Smith (back, hip) are listed as questionable. Green, Claiborne and Church did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23. Lawrence, McClain and Smith were limited during practice. TE Gavin Escobar (non-injury) and P Chris Jones (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Cowboys | Dallas' Monday practice report    Mon Nov 21, 07:28 PM

Dallas Cowboys SS Barry Church (forearm), CB Morris Claiborne (groin), TE Gavin Escobar (non-injury) and P Chris Jones (non-injury) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 21. DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) and OT Tyron Smith (back, hip) were limited during practice. OT Chaz Green (back, foot) fully participated in practice.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar on the bubble    Wed Aug 31, 01:10 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar is not considered a lock to make the 53-man roster, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

Footballguys view: Escobar was supposed to be the heir apparent to Jason Witten, but he's never flourished in the pros. He should not be a lock for the 53-man roster, and Escobar is a player to forget about in dynasty leagues.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar avoids PUP    Fri Jul 29, 11:55 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 29.

Footballguys view: This is a good sign for Escobar's ability to get back to his pre-injury form, although that form was far from justifying the second-round pick the Cowboys spent on him in 2013. James Hanna is on the PUP to open camp, so Escobar surprisingly is the one with a leg up here in the quest to be the #2 tight end.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar should be ready    Tue Jul 19, 02:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') is expected to be ready for the regular season, according to owner Jerry Jones. Escobar underwent surgery last December to repair a torn Achilles' tendon.

Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't quite as devastating as they used to be. Escobar's dynasty stock is low, and we don't see him turning things around with the Cowboys. Jason Witten is their primary TE, and at this time it seems Escobar is not his heir apparent.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar likely headed to PUP list    Sun Jul 10, 09:11 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') is expected to begin the season on the PUP list after suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon in Week 15 last year.

Footballguys view: Dynasty owners shouldn't be holding onto Escobar expecting much to happen with him now or in the future. He may be their second-best TE (by default), but we don't see Escobar as the heir apparent to Jason Witten. If he's on the PUP list to begin the season, Escobar would be forced to miss the first six weeks. After that time, the Cowboys would have three weeks to evaluate him and decide whether or not to shut him down for the year.

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  Cowboys | Two more players still rehabbing    Wed Jun 1, 03:59 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) and TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') left the practice field for rehabilitation work after participating in pre-practice activities Wednesday, June 1.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar continues to rehab    Wed Apr 13, 10:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') continues to rehab from a torn Achilles' tendon suffered last December.

Footballguys view: His recovery could extend into the start of the 2016 regular season, as a timeline for his return is not yet known. He might begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar has surgery    Tue Dec 22, 07:12 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') underwent successful surgery on his torn Achilles' tendon Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be. Escobar might be able to be ready by the time training camp rolls around in 2016. If he needs more time to recover, the Cowboys could choose to put him on the PUP list to start the season.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar out for the season    Mon Dec 21, 07:03 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during the team's Week 15 game and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar could play more    Sat Sep 19, 01:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar could see increased playing time with WR Dez Bryant (foot) out, particularly in the red zone, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation. Escobar may get used more in the red zone, but Jason Witten is still the primary TE for the Cowboys. It will be interesting to see how the targets are distributed without Dez Bryant going forward.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar to undergo more tests     Fri Aug 21, 05:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) said he needs to pass more tests before he is cleared to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23. He participated in practice Friday, Aug. 21, and did not have any problems.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar practices    Fri Aug 21, 03:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 21, after missing the previous two practices because of a concussion.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar doesn't participate    Tue Aug 18, 04:41 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (head) left practice Monday, Aug. 17, with a head injury, and did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18. Escobar will go through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar with solid preseason game    Fri Aug 14, 09:06 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar had five catches for 47 yards Thursday, Aug. 13, in the first preseason game. He had a game-high seven targets.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar seeing more playing time    Fri Oct 24, 02:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar is moving closer to 50 percent of the offensive snaps as the team uses fewer three-wide receiver sets. Escobar had three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 7 win over the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Escobar is a good desperation play at tight end this week if you are covering a bye or filling in for an injured Owen Daniels. He is also clearly worth a stash in TE premium and deep dynasty leagues.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo shines again    Sun Oct 19, 11:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was 17-for-23 for 279 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 7 win over the New York Giants, and two touchdowns went to TE Gavin Escobar. 'I'd have to say that may be (the) best game I've ever seen Tony Romo play,' owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. 'That was an outstanding game. He was pinpointing the ball, making the kind of plays and protecting the ball.' Romo said his surgically repaired back felt fine during the game, and he needed a toradol shot before the game to help with his bruised ribs and sprained ankle.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar has career day    Sun Oct 19, 10:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar had career-highs with three receptions, 65 yard and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the New York Giants. It was his first multi-touchdown game.

Footballguys view: Escobar has come a long way under the tutelage of new TE coach Mike Pope. He's worth a look against Washington on Monday night this week if you like to stream tight ends.

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  Cowboys | Friday injury report    Fri Sep 26, 04:30 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Davon Coleman (knee), LB Rolando McClain (groin), DT Terrell McClain (concussion), DT Henry Melton (hamstring) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) are questionable for Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. LB Justin Durant (groin) and TE Gavin Escobar (knee) are probable. Spencer didn't practice Friday, Sept. 26. Coleman, both McClains, and Melton were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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  Cowboys | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 25, 05:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (knee) and LB Justin Durant (groin) were full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 25. DT Davon Coleman (knee) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) were limited in practice. DTs Henry Melton (hamstring) and Terrell McClain (concussion) and LB Rolando McClain (groin) did not participate in practice.

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  Cowboys | Friday injury report    Fri Sep 19, 04:34 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Davon Coleman (knee), DE Anthony Spencer (knee) and LB Justin Durant (groin) have been ruled out for Week 3. LB Rolando McClain (groin) is listed as doubtful, RB Joseph Randle (concussion), TE Gavin Escobar (knee) and DE Lavar Edwards (knee) are listed as questionable and DT Ken Bishop (illness), OG Zack Martin (foot) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) are listed as probable. McClain, Coleman, Durant and Spencer did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Randle and Escobar were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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  Cowboys | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 18, 06:08 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Davon Coleman (knee), LB Justin Durant (groin), LB Rolando McClain (groin) and RB Joseph Randle (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. TE Gavin Escobar (knee) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) were limited, while DT Ken Bishop (illness), DE Lavar Edwards (knee), OG Zack Martin (foot) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Cowboys | Wednesday practice report    Wed Sep 17, 05:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Davon Coleman (knee), LB Justin Durant (groin), LB Rolando McClain (groin) and RB Joseph Randle (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Ken Bishop (illness), TE Gavin Escobar (knee) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) were limited, while DE Lavar Edwards (knee), OG Zack Martin (foot) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar update    Fri Aug 22, 01:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (shoulder) was able to practice some this week, and is hoping to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. Escobar is in extra padding to protect the injury. 'You can only contribute if you're on the field, so that's what I've got to do,' said Escobar.

Footballguys view: Escobar is going to compete as the TE2 behind Jason Witten once again this year. He doesn't have much fantasy value unless Witten is out...and even then his ability isn't top notch.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar exits    Sun Aug 17, 09:54 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (shoulder) left the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, with a shoulder injury. Escobar will undergo more tests, but the injury is not believed to be serious.

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  Cowboys | Terrance Williams has No. 2 job locked down    Tue Aug 12, 06:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams has done everything asked of him in training camp as the No. 2 wide receiver opposite WR Dez Bryant. The No. 3 receiver position seems to be a committee with WR Cole Beasley as the leader among TE Gavin Escobar and WRs Dwayne Harris and Devin Street.

Footballguys view: Williams has good downfield speed and ball-tracking ability. His current ADP is WR35 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar lining up as a WR    Mon Jul 28, 11:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has often lined up out wide during training camp, and offensive play-caller Scott Linehan is experimenting with different ways to get him involved in the offense.

Footballguys view: That is a good decision for the Cowboys. Escobar is a move tight end, and he's essentially a super-sized wide receiver. He's not going to get many targets behind Jason Witten, but he could be mixed in from time to time to create mismatch problems.

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