Has new competition for targets
Henry and free-agent addition Mike Gesicki are in line to head the Patriots' tight end corps this coming season, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Since signing a three-year deal with New England in March 2021, Henry had been working in a timeshare with Jonnu Smith. With Smith having recently been traded to the Falcons, however, the Patriots elected to bolster their tight end corps by inking Gesicki to a one-year pact worth up to $9 million. In that context, Henry will continue to share snaps and targets in 2023, and, given Gesicki's upside as a pass catcher, Henry's week-to-week volume figures to fluctuate this season when both players are available. In 2022, Henry recorded 41 catches on 59 targets for 509 yards and two touchdowns (down from nine scores in 2021) in 17 games. Looking ahead, the 2016 second-rounder's fantasy utility while working in tandem with Gesicki could end up hinging on his level of red-zone usage.
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Inked by New England
Gesicki agreed Friday with the Patriots on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gets two-year deal with Patriots
Robinson agreed to a two-year contract with the Patriots on Wednesday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Signing with Patriots
The Patriots and Smith-Schuster agreed to terms on a three-year, $33 million contract Wednesday, NFL Network's Taylor Bisciotti reports.
Won't receive contract tender
The Jets are not on line to extend a contract tender to Robinson, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Seven catches in Super Bowl win
Smith-Schuster recorded seven catches on nine targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 38-35 Super Bowl win over the Eagles.
Full practice Wednesday
Smith-Schuster (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.
Gets back on practice field
Kansas City head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Smith-Schuster (knee) practiced Monday and will likely do so again Tuesday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
Status in question for Super Bowl
Smith-Schuster (knee) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII versus the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Not seen practicing
Smith-Schuster (knee) didn't appear to practice Friday, as he was playing catch with Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring) while the Chiefs' healthy players were warming up, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Remains sidelined at practice
Coach Andy Reid said Smith-Schuster (knee) won't practice Thursday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.