Andy Isabella

Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #5
Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #5

Andy Isabella News

Shifts back to practice squad

Isabella reverted to Baltimore's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Isabella was promoted to the active roster for the second time in as many weeks ahead of Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. He wound up logging a one-yard rush while playing three of his six snaps on offense, and he was forced out with a thigh during the third quarter. It's unclear if this issue will affect his availability for the Ravens' regular-season finale, but he should still be considered a top candidate for a depth role in the team's undermanned receiving corps when healthy.

Jan 2, 2023 3:48 PM EST

Injures thigh Sunday

Isabella suffered a thigh injury during Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Prior to his exit in the third quarter, Isabella had one carry for one yard. The Ravens elevated him from the practice squad for Week 17 action, so he'll revert back for a second consecutive week Monday.

Jan 1, 2023 7:19 PM EST

Elevated to active roster

The Ravens elevated Isabella from their practice squad to the active roster ahead of Week 17's contest against the Steelers, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This marks Isabella's second straight elevation for Baltimore, as he played three offensive snaps and five special-teams snaps last week against Atlanta. The fourth-year wideout also played in three games for the Cardinals earlier this season, catching two passes on five targets for 21 yards. The Ravens' passing game has been fairly unproductive of late with Tyler Huntley -- who will start Sunday against Pittsburgh -- at the helm in place of Lamar Jackson (knee).

Dec 31, 2022 4:30 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Isabella reverted to the Baltimore practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The speedster primarily played on special teams Saturday despite questionable depth at wide receiver for the Ravens. It's hard to imagine the 2019 second-round pick really carving out a substantial fantasy role, but the offense could improve if Lamar Jackson (knee) is able to return in Week 17.

Dec 26, 2022 9:06 PM EST

Promoted to roster

The Ravens elevated Isabella from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of Saturday's matchup with Atlanta, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 2019 second-round pick isn't likely to be a starter but could get some snaps given that Baltimore's other options at receiver are Demarcus Robinson, DeSean Jackson, James Proche and Sammy Watkins. The team put Devin Duvernay (foot) on injured reserve this week, creating an opportunity for someone -- perhaps Isabella -- to step up down the stretch this year. None of the bunch can be relied on for Week 16 fantasy, especially with Tyler Huntley starting under center instead of Lamar Jackson (shoulder).

Dec 23, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Finally joins Ravens

Isabella signed with the Ravens' practice squad Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Isabella was believed to have signed with the Ravens' practice squad Wednesday, however, it was reported Saturday that no deal was reached. The move now appears to be official. In a corresponding move, the team cut fellow wide receiver Bailey Gaither from the practice squad. .

Oct 10, 2022 1:55 PM EST

Remains free agent

Isabella has not been signed by the Ravens and remains a free agent ahead of Week 5, Howard Balzer of reports.

Analysis: With Rashod Bateman's (ankle) status for Week 5 unclear, it was reported that the Ravens were in line to sign Isabella to their practice squad, but it appears that deal was never completed. The extent of the situation remains unclear, but the 2019 second-round pick, who was recently waived by the Cardinals, remains a free agent. Isabella caught 33 of 53 targets for 447 yards and three touchdowns across 39 appearances for Arizona.

Oct 8, 2022 6:25 PM EST

Joining Baltimore

The Ravens will sign Isabella to their practice squad, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Isabella joins a receiving corps that lacks clarity behind top wideout Rashod Bateman. And Bateman didn't practice Wednesday due to a foot issue, so Isabella could make an impact as soon as this Sunday against the Bengals, assuming the team elevates him. In parts of four seasons as a Cardinal before he was waived Tuesday, Isabella, a 2019 second-round pick, recorded 33 catches (on 53 targets) for 447 yards and three touchdowns in 39 appearances.

Oct 5, 2022 4:59 PM EST

Rocky run in Arizona ends

The Cardinals released Isabella on Tuesday, Darren Urban of Arizona's official site reports.

Analysis: A second-round pick out of UMass in 2019, Isabella arrived in the NFL with much fanfare, but he never made much of an imprint in the Arizona passing attack helmed by draft classmate Kyler Murray. Even while the Cardinals were without DeAndre Hopkins (suspension) for each of the first four games, Rondale Moore (hamstring) for three of them and A.J. Green (knee) for one, Isabella managed just two receptions for 21 yards on five targets in the three games in which he was active. The 25-year-old wideout will now be subject to waivers and could rejoin Arizona or another organization as a member of its practice squad if he goes unclaimed.

Oct 4, 2022 1:13 PM EST

One more catch in Week 3

Isabella gathered in one of two targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Isabella came out of the season opener with a back injury that sidelined him Week 2. He managed full practices during Week 3 prep and was able to log 39 percent of the offensive snaps in a receiving corps that was without DeAndre Hopkins (suspension), Antoine Wesley (hip, IR) and Rondale Moore (hamstring), while A.J. Green (knee) made an early departure Sunday. There's a chance Moore and Green are available this Sunday at Carolina, but if not Isabella again could factor into the Cardinals' passing game behind Marquise Brown, Zach Ertz and Greg Dortch.

Sep 27, 2022 7:19 PM EST

Logs full practice Wednesday

Isabella (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Tyler Drake of reports.

Analysis: Isabella emerged from the season opener with a back injury that didn't allow him to practice last week and sidelined him for this past Sunday's game at Las Vegas. With an uncapped session under his belt to kick off Week 3 prep, though, he's in line to return to action against the Rams this Sunday, when the Cardinals again could be without Rondale Moore (hamstring), in addition to the suspended DeAndre Hopkins and Antoine Wesley (hip, IR).

Sep 21, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Out this week

Isabella (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: Rondale Moore (hamstring) is also out, along with suspended DeAndre Hopkins, leaving Marquise Brown, A.J. Green and Greg Dortch as the unquestioned top three at WR this weekend. Dortch saw a team-high nine targets in the opener and should see some looks again, but Brown is the downfield threat and de facto No. 1 receiver.

Sep 16, 2022 10:26 AM EST

Not expected to play this week

Isabella (back) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Isabella didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday due to his back strain, and it appears as though he'll be held off the field in Week 2. However, his injury isn't considered a long-term issue, so it's possible that he returns for the Cardinals' Week 3 matchup against the Rams on Sept. 25. Isabella's likely absence will leave Arizona particularly shorthanded at wide receiver since Rondale Moore (hamstring) is also expected to be sidelined.

Sep 16, 2022 7:52 AM EST

Absent again Thursday

Isabella (back) is not practicing Thursday, Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic reports.

Analysis: Isabella could be facing increased opportunities if he manages to suit up against the Raiders in Week 2, with Rondale Moore (hamstring) not practicing and DeAndre Hopkins (suspension) still absent. However, unless he can significantly upgrade his status Friday, it looks like Isabella is trending in the wrong direction.

Sep 15, 2022 9:02 AM EST

No practice reps Wednesday

Isabella (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: In a Cardinals receiving corps without DeAndre Hopkins (suspension), Antoine Wesley (hip, IR) and Rondale Moore (hamstring) in Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs, Isabella logged 21 of 65 (32 percent) of the offensive snaps on his way to one catch (on three targets) for 10 yards. Now, Isabella is dealing with an injury himself, potentially threatening his availability for Week 2 action in Las Vegas.

Sep 14, 2022 3:36 PM EST

Dealing with back issue

Isabella is dealing with a back injury ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, Howard Balzer of reports.

Analysis: Isabella caught one of three targets for 10 yards during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and apparently picked up a back injury as well. His status for Week 2 remains unclear, but Wednesday's official injury report should provide further clarity on his availability for Sunday's matchup against Las Vegas.

Sep 14, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Nabs one catch in Week 1

Isabella caught one of three targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Isabella is getting a chance early on this season with DeAndre Hopkins serving a six-game suspension and Rondale Moore sitting out Week 1 due to a hamstring injury. Despite getting the fourth-most offensive snaps among Cards wide receivers, though, Isabella didn't do much with the 32-percent share behind Marquise Brown, Greg Dortch and A.J. Green. It's unclear if Moore will be back for Week 2 action, but if he's a DNP again Sunday at Las Vegas, Isabella at least should have another opportunity for looks from Kyler Murray.

Sep 13, 2022 8:39 PM EST

Leading receiver Friday

Isabella caught four of seven targets for a team-high 57 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Analysis: The Cardinals' wide receiver depth could be tested to begin the season with DeAndre Hopkins suspended and Marquise Brown (hamstring) and Antoine Wesley (hip) both banged up, although Brown at least seems likely to be ready for Week 1. That could be enough to give Isabella, a second-round pick in 2019 who has been a bust in the NFL, one more chance to carve out a role in Arizona. He remains firmly behind A.J. Green and Rondale Moore -- both of whom got the night off along with the other projected starters -- and Greg Dortch posted nearly identical numbers to Isabella in Friday's game, so the speedster out of UMass has more work to do in training camp to even claim the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

Aug 12, 2022 8:41 PM EST

Allowed to seek trade

The Cardinals have granted Isabella permission to seek a trade, Marc Bertrand of 98.5 The Sports Hub reports.

Analysis: Isabella was a healthy scratch for much of his third NFL season in Arizona, and across his eight appearances in 2021 he was only targeted once. The 2019 second-round pick could certainly stand to benefit from a change of scenery, as almost anything would be an improvement in terms of involvement, but even if a trade were to occur Isabella is likely only on the fantasy radar in deeper dynasty formats at this point. Evan Lazar of the CLNS Media Network confirms that Isabella is seeking a trade, and that the former UMass standout has interest in joining the Patriots.

Mar 2, 2022 9:21 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bears, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: Isabella was active in Week 11 with DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) out, but he played just two offensive snaps and didn't record a target. The 2019 second-round pick will once again be a healthy scratch now that the star receiver is healthy.

Dec 5, 2021 9:17 AM EST

News powered by