Anthony Firkser

Atlanta Falcons
Tight End #88
Atlanta Falcons
Tight End #88

Anthony Firkser News

Signs with ATL

Firkser is signing with the Falcons, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Firkser spent the first four years of his career in Tennessee, where he started three of 58 regular-season games and caught 106 passes for 1,107 yards and five touchdowns. He showed some ability as a receiver but never earned consistent snaps/targets in a run-first offense. The 27-year-old Firkser now serves as depth behind fellow tight end Kyle Pitts, the clear favorite to lead Atlanta in targets this season.

Apr 12, 2022 12:38 PM EST


Productive against Texans

Firkser recorded four receptions on four targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Firkser maintained an increased role in the Titans' passing attack, as he racked up at least three targets for the second consecutive game. He was impactful with the opportunity and opened the scoring in the contest with a five-yard touchdown catch midway through the second quarter. Firkser also made a number of big plays, tallying receptions that went for 24 and 17 yards. After a slow start to the campaign, Firkser has closed the season at least three catches in three of his last five games while also scoring twice in that span.

Jan 10, 2022 8:06 AM EST



Finds end zone

Firkser recorded three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: No Titans pass catcher was able to rack up an impressive stat line due to lack of volume, though Firkser put together a solid performance. He found the end zone for the first time this season on a 15-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, after MyCole Pruitt exited with an ankle injury that appeared to be serious. If Pruitt remains sidelined, Firkser should be able to build on his recent form -- he's recorded multiple receptions in four of his last six games -- in a Week 18 matchup against Houston.

Jan 2, 2022 10:11 PM EST


Pair of receptions

Firkser recorded two receptions on two targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Firkser recorded multiple receptions for the third time in his last four games, though he was still on the field for only 17 offensive snaps. He lost a fumble on Tennessee's first drive, which may have limited his playing time further. Overall, Firkser remains in the tight end rotation in Tennessee, but his production remains unreliable while splitting time with both Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt.

Dec 20, 2021 8:02 AM EST


Surprisingly back in mix

Firkser recorded four receptions on five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 20-0 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Firkser saw the majority of his production come within a two-drive span in the second quarter during which he recorded three receptions for 24 yards. Firkser has now seen his involvement in the Tennessee offense spike in two of the last three games, combining to record nine receptions for 60 yards. However, he's still recorded only reception in six of his last eight contests, which makes him a difficult option to trust for consistent production.

Dec 12, 2021 9:44 PM EST



Production fades again

Firkser recorded one reception on one target for seven yards in Sunday's 36-13 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Firkser was on the field for 26 offensive snaps (41 percent), but he failed to remain involved in the Titans' offense. One week after seeing seven targets in the absence of Geoff Swaim, Firkser recorded only one target for the fourth time in his last seven contests.

Nov 29, 2021 10:15 AM EST


Back in mix

Firsker recorded five receptions on seven targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Firkser benefitted from the absence of Geoff Swaim (concussion) to climb the tight end depth chart for Tennessee. His five receptions were a season high, and the first time he posted multiple catches since Week 5. It remains to be seen whether this performance will keep Firkser more involved in the game plan moving forward, though he would likely benefit should Swaim remaining sidelined for a Week 12 matchup against New England.

Nov 22, 2021 5:46 AM EST


Remains quiet

Firkser recorded one reception on two targets for two yards in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Firkser remained buried on the Titans' tight end depth chart and his only catch came early in the first quarter. He has now been limited to one reception for five straight games and has surpassed 10 receiving yards only once in that span.

Nov 15, 2021 8:45 AM EST


Logs one catch

Firsker recorded one catch on one target for seven yards in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Firkser was out-targeted by Geoff Swaim 4-1 and out-snapped 42-25. He now has only one target in three of his last four games, never totaling more than 11 yards in any of those contests. For the season, Firkser now has only 13 receptions for 110 yards and no touchdowns.

Nov 8, 2021 1:44 PM EST


Losing ground on depth chart

Firkser recorded one reception on two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Firkser seemingly continues to lose grip on a role in the Titans' offense. Geoff Swaim led the tight end corps with five targets and four receptions, though MyCole Pruitt also earned multiple targets and catches. Meanwhile, Firkser has been limited to only one reception in each of his last three games, and he's combined to record only 28 total yards in that span.

Oct 31, 2021 8:20 PM EST


Quiet again

Firkser recorded one reception on one target for nine yards in Sunday's 27-3 win over Kansas City.

Analysis: Firkser struggled to gain a role in the offense and recorded only one target for the second consecutive game. It's unclear what has changed to minimize Firkser's involvement, but MyCole Pruitt has taken over a bigger role as a pass-catcher in recent weeks. For the season, Firkser has only 11 receptions for 95 yards across five games.

Oct 24, 2021 10:11 PM EST


Limited to one target

Firkser recorded one reception on one target for 11 yards in Monday's 34-31 win over Buffalo.

Analysis: Firkser recorded the Titans' first catch of the game, so it appeared as if he may be heavily involved in the offensive gameplan. However, that turned out to not be the case, even without Julio Jones (hamstring) sidelined for a significant portion of the game. Firkser had recorded at three receptions in each of of his last three contests.

Oct 19, 2021 9:59 PM EST


Effective on four targets

Firkser caught three of four targets for 33 yards against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Analysis: Firkser helped the Titans move the chains as Julio Jones (hamstring) sat again, and by now he's all but proven his ability to provide the Titans with a reliable possession target in the middle of the field. He should be able to maintain his usage rate to this point -- 13 targets in three games -- though he might be hard-pressed to do any better than that, especially when Jones eventually returns. The Titans face Buffalo in Week 6.

Oct 10, 2021 2:35 PM EST


Five targets in return

Firkser recorded three receptions on five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Firkser returned after missing the last two games with a knee issue . He was on the field for exactly half of the offensive snaps but finished fifth on the team in targets. Though Firkser has shown the ability to produce as a receiver at points in the last two seasons, he has only 42 yards on six receptions through his first two contests in 2021.

Oct 4, 2021 8:13 AM EST


Returns to full practice

Firkser (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Firkser managed only three catches for 19 yards in Week 1, but he could have a larger role after his two-game absence, with star wideouts Julio Jones (leg) and A.J. Brown (hamstring) looking uncertain for Sunday's game agains the Jets. That said, the Titans could respond to the injuries with more run plays and heavy formations, which would limit Firkser's snaps even if the pass-catching alternatives are unimpressive. Either way, he'll at least be able to play this week.

Sep 29, 2021 1:34 PM EST


Sidelined again Week 3

Coach Mike Vrabel has ruled out Firkser (knee) for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Firkser didn't practice at all this week and now will miss his second consecutive contest since injuring his knee during the first session of Week 2 prep. He may have to return to the field in some capacity to put himself on a reasonable path to return to action. Until that happens, though, the Titans will rely on Geoff Swaim, MyCole Pruitt and Tommy Hudson at tight end.

Sep 24, 2021 11:35 AM EST


Still absent from practice

Firkser (knee) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice and is slated to go down as a non-participant on the Titans' report, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.

Analysis: Even though he was inactive for last week's win over the Seahawks, Firkser has seemingly taken a step back in his recovery from the knee injury. He was able to practice in a limited fashion last Wednesday and Thursday, but he's now sat out each of the Titans' subsequent three sessions. At this stage, Firkser looks unlikely to show enough improvement to suit up this weekend against the Colts, but the Titans will make an official ruling on his status with the release of Friday's injury report. Expect Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt to split work at tight end if Firkser is out for another game.

Sep 23, 2021 12:06 PM EST


Misses practice with knee injury

Firkser (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Firkser was a limited participant last Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out entirely Friday. He then missed Tennessee's win over Seattle, with his usual snaps split between Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt. The absence Wednesday suggests Firsker could miss another game this Sunday against the Colts.

Sep 22, 2021 1:33 PM EST


Inactive Sunday

Firkser (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Firkser logged limited work Wednesday and Thursday, but his absence from practice Friday set the stage for Sunday's inactive status. In his absence, added tight end snaps are available for Geoff Swaim, MyCole Pruitt, and perhaps Tommy Hudson, but all three players profile as Week 2 fantasy darts, while working in Tennessee's RB/WR-driven attack.

Sep 19, 2021 12:03 PM EST


Questionable after missed practice

Firkser (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks after not practicing Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Firkser logged limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, but his absence from practice Friday clouds his status for Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. If the tight end, who recorded three catches on four targets for 19 yards in the Titans' Week 1 loss to the Cardinals, is limited or out this weekend, added snaps would be available for Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt in the Titans' RB/WR-driven attack.

Sep 17, 2021 2:31 PM EST


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