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Shaheen (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: After missing the Dolphins' Week 1 win over the Patriots while he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Shaheen rejoined the team for practice Wednesday, but his reps were capped on account of the knee injury. Shaheen seemingly erased any concern about his health by participating fully in Thursday's session, but he's not guaranteed to have a sizable role Week 2 against the Bills, given the existing competition at tight end. Mike Gesicki remains the Dolphins' top pass-catching threat at tight end, while Durham Smythe's combination of blocking and receiving skills allowed him to lead the position group in snap share (70 percent) in the opener.
Sep 16, 2021 12:44 PM EST
Shaheen (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Shaheen was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, but he's evidently dealing with a knee issue ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills. Once available, Shaheen will bolster a Miami tight end corps that also features Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe.
Sep 15, 2021 1:06 PM EST
Shaheen has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Analysis: Shaheen is slated to practice Wednesday and should be available for Sunday's game against the Bills. It's possible that he could see some looks in two-TE sets this weekend, but with Mike Gesicki also in the mix, as well as wideouts DeVante Parker, Jaylen Waddle and Will fuller, steady volume figures to be hard to come by for Shaheen.
Sep 15, 2021 8:49 AM EST
Shaheen has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Analysis: Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Shaheen will be out at least 10 days under NFL-NFLPA protocols and thus won't be available for the Dolphins' regular season opener. Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe, Hunter Long and Cethan Carter are in line to handle the team's Week 1 tight end duties.
Sep 6, 2021 7:16 AM EST
Shaheen has missed the last couple of practices with a hamstring and knee issue and will remain out for the preseason finale, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Shaheen's status for the regular season is uncertain at this point. The only good news for the Dolphins is that the MRI on his knee was negative, so it doesn't look like the injury is season ending. Shaheen is in place for a backup role in Miami's revamped offense. He caught 12 passes for a career-high 150 yards and three scores last season.
Aug 27, 2021 1:34 PM EST
Shaheen (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Analysis: Shaheen landed on the COVID list over the weekend as an apparent close contact, and he's since cleared the health and safety protocols. The 26-year-old will continue to compete for a roster spot now that he can practice.
Aug 5, 2021 2:42 PM EST
Shaheen was placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday.
Analysis: Shaheen is an apparent close contact after co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach George Godsey tested positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. If the tight end continues to test negative for COVID-19, he could return after a relatively brief absence. However, any time away from the team could impact his ability to secure a spot on the 53-man roster in camp.
Aug 1, 2021 5:50 PM EST
Shaheen may need a strong showing in training camp to secure a roster spot following the selection of third-round Hunter Long in the 2021 NFL Draft, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Shaheen was already likely looking at a depth role behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, and Long is essentially guaranteed to make the roster as a third-round pick. Shaheen appears to No. 4 on the depth chart if everyone stays healthy, and he'll be in competition with Cethan Carter in camp, who inked a three-year deal in March.
Jun 30, 2021 9:20 PM EST
Shaheen caught one of three targets for 22 yards during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Shaheen wrapped his 2020 campaign with three straight one-catch games. In his inaugural season in Miami, the former Chicago tight end appeared in 16 contests, hauling in 12 of 22 targets for 150 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first full 16-game season of Shaheen's career. The 26-year-old's reliable play led to the Dolphins rewarding him with a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million back in October, setting him up to return in a key depth role behind Mike Gesicki come 2021.
Jan 5, 2021 6:53 PM EST
Shaheen secured his only target for three yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Shaheen found himself back in a reserve role with the return of Mike Gesicki, and he's now logged two straight games with just one catch. Though the Dolphins' scheme often looks to tight ends in the red zone, Shaheen's lack of consistency will keep him off the fantasy radar Week 17 in Buffalo.
Dec 27, 2020 1:28 PM EST
Shaheen caught one of two targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Though Shaheen played 59 percent of offensive snaps with Mike Gesicki (shoulder) sidelined, it was Durham Smythe (five catches for 40 yards) who inherited most of the vacated looks. Both Shaneen and Smythe could handle expanded roles again if Gesicki misses Saturday's upcoming tilt against the Raiders.
Dec 21, 2020 1:54 PM EST
Shaheen and Durham Smythe are likely to have expanded roles in the Dolphins' game plan Sunday against the Patriots with top tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) inactive for the contest.
Analysis: Both Shaheen and Smythe have fallen anywhere in between playing 35 and 60 of the offensive snaps in each the Dolphins' past three games, so the team will likely take a timeshare approach to tight end rather than either being a one-to-one replacement for Gesicki. That said, Shaheen probably profiles as the more interesting fantasy flier of the two, given the bigger-play ability he's shown as a pass catcher. He's averaging 10.3 yards per reception per his career, compared to Smythe's 8.8 YPC mark.
Dec 20, 2020 9:31 AM EST
Shaheen hauled in one of two targets for seven yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Shaheen scored out of the shotgun early in the fourth quarter, but he was utilized as the No. 3 tight end behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, both of whom had more targets and offensive snaps. It's encouraging to see Shaheen's development continue in Miami, but his usage isn't yet enough to put him on the fantasy radar.
Nov 30, 2020 1:48 PM EST
Shaheen failed to haul in his only target in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Shaheen finished third among Dolphins tight ends with a 39 percent snap share, and for the fifth time this season, he failed to secure a reception. It's worth noting that his one target was on Arizona's two-yard line, and he could get more looks this week against the Chargers if Durham Smythe (concussion) is ruled out.
Nov 10, 2020 1:07 PM EST
Shaheen failed to haul in his only target during Sunday's 28-17 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Shaheen dealt with a shoulder issue leading up to Sunday's game, which may have played a part in his being held off the stat sheet. It's also worth noting that rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa only passed for 93 yards, during a contest dominated by Miami's defense and special-teams units. In any case, Shaheen normally only handles around 33 percent of offensive snaps, making him difficult to trust for fantasy purposes.
Nov 2, 2020 6:04 PM EST
Shaheen (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Despite being a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday coming off a Week 7 bye, Shaheen was able to demonstrate enough progress in his recovery from the shoulder issue for the Dolphins to sign off on him playing. He'll fill his normal role as the Dophins' top blocking tight end, while also offering rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a sizable target in the red zone (6-foot-7, 257 pounds).
Nov 1, 2020 8:59 AM EST
Shaheen (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's home game against the Rams, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Shaheen logged a trio of limited practice sessions leading up to Sunday's game, so it looks as though he has a fair shot to take the field. If the former Bear were forced to miss any time, however, Durham Smythe would stand to handle the majority of backup reps behind Mike Gesicki.
Oct 30, 2020 9:27 AM EST
Shaheen (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Shaheen, who signed a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million earlier Wednesday, doesn't yet appear to be in serious danger of missing time due to his shoulder injury. The 26-year-old has scored in back-to-back games, and he appears to have clearly usurped Durham Smythe on the tight end depth chart, but he's got a tough matchup against the Rams on deck Week 8.
Oct 28, 2020 1:07 PM EST
Shaheen and the Dolphins agreed Wednesday on a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: According to Schefter, the extension includes $3.2 million guaranteed. Since acquiring Shaheen from the Bears in July for a conditional seventh-round pick, the Dolphins have been pleased with how the 26-year-old has performed as the top blocking tight end to complement pass-catching specialist Mike Gesicki. Shaheen hasn't played more than 40 percent of the Dolphins' offensive snaps in any contest and isn't expected to see his role expand, but he at least offers a little more upside than the typical in-line tight end. He was a surprise weapon in the passing game in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Jets, hauling in all three targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in that contest.
Oct 28, 2020 6:37 AM EST
Shaheen caught all three of his targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.
Analysis: He surprisingly lead the Dolphins in receiving yards on the afternoon as the offense mostly focused on chewing up the clock after taking a 21-0 lead into halftime, and Shaheen also found the end zone for the second straight game. Mike Gesicki, meanwhile, failed to catch either of his two targets Sunday. Shaheen's elite athletic profile made him a second-round pick of the Bears in 2017, but he wasn't able to stay healthy enough to take advantage of it in Chicago. Given his performance the last couple of games, he may cut into Gesicki's snaps and targets further coming out of Miami's Week 7 bye.
Oct 18, 2020 7:50 PM EST
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