Antonio Callaway

Antonio Callaway

Wide Receiver #11
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 200 lb.
Born:January 9, 1997
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (105)
Draft Team:CLE

Antonio Callaway: Heading to Kansas City

Callaway secured a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday.

Analysis: As a 2018 fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland, Callaway has three NFL seasons under his belt and clearly is an impressive offensive player. After violating protocols that led to a suspension, Callaway was waived by the Browns and headed to Miami, where he caught two of his four targets for 20 yards throughout five games. The receiver will hopefully play a reserve role for Sunday's AFC-divisional round matchup against the Browns.

January 13, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Waived by Miami

The Dolphins have waived Callaway.

Analysis: In five games with Miami, Callaway logged just two catches on four targets for 20 yards. The 2018 fourth-rounder could catch on elsewhere before long, but it's hard to imagine him making a fantasy impact before the close of the regular season.

December 21, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Clear of injury report

Callaway (undisclosed) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against New England, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was absent from Thursday's practice for unspecified reasons, but it's nothing that will impact his status for Sunday's divisional matchup. Callaway hasn't found much involvement since being promoted from the practice squad in mid-November with two catches for 20 yards in four games.

December 18, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Missing practice time

Callaway (undisclosed) was absent from Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The specifics of the absence are unclear but the team classified it as "not injury related." It's certainly an intriguing absence with just a few days before Sunday's game against the Patriots, so his practice status Friday will shed some more light on his chances to play. Callaway has caught just two of four targets for 20 yards this season, so his absence won't affect much from a fantasy perspective.

December 17, 2020 3:23 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Sees two targets

Callaway failed to catch both of his targets during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: The 23-year-old played a season-high 22 offensive but was unable to offer any production. Callaway may not be a fantasy option regardless, but he could see some more opportunities Week 15 if DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) are unable to play.

December 15, 2020 6:51 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Back on active roster

The Dolphins promoted Callaway to the active roster Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Callaway was active for the first time all season during Miami's Week 10 win over the Chargers, though he didn't ultimately handle a single snap. He figures to continue playing a reserve role as long as Preston Williams (foot) remains on IR, but at this time Callaway is firmly off the fantasy radar.

November 18, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Demoted to practice squad

Callaway reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday after going without a single snap during Sunday's 29-21 win against the Chargers, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 2018 fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland was active for the first time all year Sunday, after serving a seven-game suspension to begin the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Even without Preston Williams (foot) available for the contest, there still was no role reserved for Callaway in the Miami passing attack. Over 20 games played for the Browns between 2018 and 2019, Callaway accumulated 51 receptions for 675 yards with six total touchdowns.

November 16, 2020 5:45 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Uninvolved Week 10

Callaway did not play during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Callaway was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game, but he didn't end up playing a snap on offense or special teams. Even if the Dolphins bring him back up again Week 11, it's likely that Callaway will only serve as a reserve option.

November 16, 2020 5:29 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Dolphins debut on tap

The Dolphins elevated Callaway to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: While off-field issues have clouded Callaway's football career, the 23-year-old wideout has tons of talent and is a big-play threat due to how dangerous he is after the catch. He'll get a second chance with the Dolphins, and they need the help after placing Preston Williams (foot) on injured reserve. Callaway played four games for Cleveland last season and caught eight passes for 89 yards.

November 14, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Eligible to practice

Callaway (suspension) completed his suspension and will return to practice Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old will join Miami's practice squad now that his lengthy suspension is complete, and he could quickly make his way to the active roster if he looks good in practice. Callaway could be active in the passing game if/when he joins the active roster, as the Dolphins are in search of weapons for rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

November 2, 2020 3:04 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Will be eligible to return Week 8

Callaway (suspended) will be eligible to return to the field after the Dolphins have played seven games in 2020, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: Callaway was handed a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy last November, and he's subsequently had four games added, so his first chance to retake the field will come during Miami's matchup against the Rams in Week 8. The Dolphins are lacking for quality receiving depth, so Callaway, currently a member of the practice squad, could see opportunities to make an impact this season as long as he's able to avoid any further off-field issues.

September 18, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Signs with Miami's practice squad

Callaway (suspension) signed with the Dolphins' practice squad Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Callaway is suspended for the first seven games of the 2020 season, but he has a new opportunity in Miami once his suspension is served. The 2018 fourth-round pick showed flashes as a rookie in 2018, catching 43 passes for 586 yards and five touchdowns, but off-field issues derailed his 2019 campaign. He's a low-risk, high-reward addition for the Dolphins.

September 6, 2020 10:05 AM EST

Antonio Callaway: Signs with Vipers in XFL

Callaway (suspension) has joined the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers via waivers, reports.

Analysis: Callaway was handed a 10-game suspension by the NFL in November after having been released by the Browns. Now having pivoted to the XFL to continue his professional career, there are numerous standing in the way of Callaway potentially reemerging in the NFL. He was also suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season, a ban which also came due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. Through 20 games with the Browns across two seasons, Callaway recorded 51 catches for 675 yards and five touchdowns.

January 22, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Loses suspension appeal

Callaway lost his appeal and will serve a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It did not take long for a final decision on Callaway's suspension to be rendered, and he will now be forced to sit out for the second time this year.

November 15, 2019 7:57 AM EST

Antonio Callaway: Facing 10-game suspension

Callaway, who the Browns waived Thursday, is awaiting word on his appeal of a looming 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Rapoport adds that Callaway maintains that the infraction that has the wideout poised to serve another NFL suspension stems from a tainted CBD product. While this adds another layer to the Browns' reasoning behind parting ways with Callaway, it's not the only factor the team considered after the 2018 fourth-rounder was benched in Week 10 for being a late arrival for this past Sunday's win over the Bills.

November 14, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Waived by Browns

The Browns have waived Callaway, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Callaway, who was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was benched by the Browns in Week 10 for being a late arrival for this past Sunday's win over the Bills. The Browns evidently weren't satisfied with Callaway's response to that and have decided to move on from the 2018 fourth-rounder. Now that he's no longer in the mix, Rashard Higgins is slated to serve as the team's No. 3 wide receiver behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.

November 14, 2019 1:14 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Catches two in loss

Callaway caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 32-28 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Callaway survived another week as Cleveland's third wideout while Rashard Higgins did not play despite being active for the first time in five weeks. Callaway, who served a four-week suspension to start the season, caught his first passes of the season. He was slightly better Sunday than the previous week when he showed rust in his return from the suspension. With a bye week coming up, Higgins will have two weeks to ensure his knee is ready for Week 8 on the road against the Patriots. If he's ready to go, Callaway will drop to fourth on the depth chart.

October 13, 2019 7:09 PM EST

Antonio Callaway: Moving back to familiar role

Callaway will be back at the "X" receiver position for Sunday's home game against Seattle, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Callaway emerged as one of several issues the Browns are dealing with as they prepare for Week 6 against the 4-1 Seahawks. He played a new position last week -- the "Z" receiver -- and looked out of place at times. He was flagged for a false start and had a few moments when he wasn't sure where he should line up or what he should be doing post snap. Callaway also had a costly bobble that led to an interception and eventually a touchdown. Head coach Freddie Kitchens took responsibility following last week's loss to the 49ers, telling reporters that he put Callaway in a "bad situation." Callaway's presence on the field this week could become moot if Rashard Higgins (knee) is ready to return. He practiced fully all week, but Kitchens was coy about his availability Sunday.

October 12, 2019 3:59 AM EST

Antonio Callaway: Learning new position

Callaway admitted he had to learn a new position in Week 5's 31-3 loss, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Callaway wasn't attempting to make an excuse for his disappointing season debut Monday after serving a four-game suspension, but he acknowledged an adjustment moving from X receiver to Z receiver. "It was a little tough," Callaway said. "I'm still a professional so I've got to know." The second-year wideout had a false start, failed to catch any of his three targets, and bobbled a pass that turned into an interception -- arguably the pivotal play of the game. He was replaced in the second half by Damion Ratley, but head coach Freddie Kitchens still has confidence in Callaway and has no plans to avoid him next Sunday at home against Seattle.

October 9, 2019 4:00 AM EST

Antonio Callaway: Rough night in debut

Callaway failed to catch any of his three targets in Monday's 31-3 loss to the 49ers in Week 5.

Analysis: Callaway, who missed the first four weeks of the season serving a suspension, opened the game as the third wideout, but the rust clearly showed. He committed a false start penalty in the red zone and, three plays later, failed to hold onto a pass that turned into an interception and led to a 49ers touchdown. It was a momentum-shifting incident. After halftime, he was demoted while Damion Ratley received more playing time. It's too soon to give up on Callaway, who caught 43 passes as a rookie and established a good working relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield in 2018, but the time away from the team appears to have affected his game shape.

October 8, 2019 3:23 AM EST

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