Eric Tomlinson

NFL Workout Updates: 11/19/19

Today’s updates from the workout circuit:

Buffalo Bills 

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

Washington Redskins

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/30/19

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Green Bay Packers

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

Patriots Adjust Shaq Mason’s Deal

The Patriots have converted $1.75MM of guard Shaq Mason’s base salary into a signing bonus, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The move will create an extra $1.4MM in cap room for New England, giving them the space required to add wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the payroll. 

Before the 2018 season, Mason inked a new five-year deal with $45MM in new money. That pact included a $12MM signing bonus, $5MM in incentives, and roughly $30MM in the first three years. Now, he’s made a simple adjustment on his contract to help bring Sanu into the fold.

Sanu didn’t come cheap for the Pats, but he’ll give Tom Brady another major weapon to help replace Josh Gordon. The Pats placed Gordon on IR on Wednesday with the belief that he will not be able to suit up again this year. Gordon, meanwhile, believes that he will be able to play again, so it’s a situation to monitor.

In other Pats news: the Patriots changed their minds about releasing tight end Eric Tomlinson. Tomlinson has not been released, the Pats say, so he may have a chance to build off of the season-high 38 snaps he logged against the Jets on Monday.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 10/23/19

Here are today’s minor transactions:

Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos

  • Claimed: DL Jonathan Harris (from Bears)

Detroit Lions

Houston Texas

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/15/19

Here’s a rundown of early-week minor NFL moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

  • Signed: T Dan Skipper (from Patriots’ practice squad)

Indianapolis Colts

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Signed: DE L.T. Walton

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Notes: 10/8/19

Here are today’s workout updates. There are a number of notable names on this list, so pay attention!

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 10/1/19

Here’s a look at the latest workouts from around the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Cleveland Browns

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Patriots Work Out Three TEs

It sounds like the Patriots are still searching for a solution at tight end. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets that the team worked out three tight ends yesterday: Gabe Holmes, Ben Koyack and Eric Tomlinson.

Koyack, a former seventh-rounder out of Notre Dame, spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jaguars, where he appeared in 37 total games. The tight end hauled in 24 receptions for 199 yards and one touchdown during his stint in Jacksonville. He was released by the Jags at the end of the preseason. Tomlinson also has NFL experience, compiling 16 career receptions for 193 yards and one touchdown in 39 career games. Back in September, the Giants claimed the 27-year-old off waivers from the Jets, but he was waived after going catchless in three games with his new squad.

Holmes, a 2015 undrafted free agent out of Purdue, has appeared in 10 games (four starts) without hauling in a catch.

The Patriots have gone through a number of tight ends as they’ve looked to replace Rob Gronkowski‘s spot in the lineup. Ben Watson is set to return in Week 5, and both Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo are currently dealing with injuries. The Patriots could be looking to add some necessary depth for tomorrow’s matchup against the Bills.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 9/24/19

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

  • Waived: G Kofi Amichia
  • Released from IR via injury settlement: DT Destiny Vaeao

Denver Broncos

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Promoted from practice squad: DL Patrick O’Connor

Washington Redskins

Giants Place CB Sam Beal On IR, Sign TE Eric Tomlinson

Eric Tomlinson doesn’t have to move very far. A day after being cut by the Jets, the tight end is being signed by the Giants, the team announced today.

To make room for Tomlinson on the 53-man roster, the Giants placed second-year cornerback Sam Beal on injured reserve. The Giants took Beal in the third-round of the 2018 Supplemental Draft, and he’s yet to appear in a game for them. Beal was a highly regarded prospect coming out of Western Michigan, but had shoulder surgery that knocked him out for his entire rookie season. There was some talk that Beal could start in 2019, but a hamstring issue cost him most of training camp and the entire preseason. Since he was placed on IR after the initial cut to 53, Beal will be eligible to be activated after eight weeks.

An undrafted free agent out of UTEP in 2015, Tomlinson latched on with the Jets in 2016 after stints on a couple of practice squads. He worked mainly as a blocker for the Jets, registering 29 starts over the past three seasons. Over the past two years he caught 16 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown. The Giants have Evan Engram firmly entrenched as the starting tight end, so Tomlinson will likely only be used as a blocker and on special teams here as well.