Austin Hooper

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Austin Hooper Expected To Sign With Patriots

Las Vegas Raiders free-agent tight end Austin Hooper is expected to sign a one-year deal worth up to $4.25 million with the New England Patriots on Wednesday. The veteran tight end will reunite with new Patriots offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, who was with Hooper with the Cleveland Browns. Hooper made the Pro Bowl two straight years from 2018-19 while with the Atlanta Falcons, but he hasn't been nearly as involved as he was then in the last four seasons with the Browns, Titans and Raiders. In 17 games (nine starts) last year in Vegas, the 29-year-old caught just 25 of 31 targets for 234 yards and no touchdowns. With both Mike Gesicki and Pharaoh Brown now gone, Hooper figures to serve as New England's No. 2 TE behind Hunter Henry in 2024. Unless Henry gets hurt, Hooper is unlikely to have a significant enough role to warrant fantasy consideration in standard-sized leagues.

Mar 13, 2024 12:18 AM EST

Austin Hooper Cleared To Play In Week 10

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Austin Hooper (calf) upgraded to a full participant in practice on Friday. As a result, he has been removed from the final injury report and will play in Week 10 versus the New York Jets. Hooper has been a steady contributor this season, catching at least one pass in eight of nine games. However, he doesn't see nearly enough snaps or volume to justify rostering him in fantasy football. He remains behind Michael Mayer on the depth chart and belongs on waivers in all fantasy leagues.

Nov 10, 2023 4:59 PM EST

Austin Hooper Limited In Wednesday’s Practice

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Austin Hooper (calf) was limited in the team's practice on Wednesday. Hooper played his usual snaps in the Raiders' 30-6 win over the New York Giants in Week 9, and the team is likely easing his practice reps to start the week. The veteran caught his only target for 10 yards last week while remaining behind rookie tight end Michael Mayer on the depth chart. Hooper will have two more chances to upgrade to full before Las Vegas takes on the New York Jets in Week 10 on Sunday night football. If he suits up, he should only be started in extremely deep tight end premium leagues.

Nov 9, 2023 12:48 AM EST

Austin Hooper Catches Just Two Passes On Monday Night

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Austin Hooper didn't do much in the 17-13 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Rookie Michael Mayer and Hooper both caught two passes, but Hooper had just 11 receiving yards to show for it. Hooper played just six fewer offensive snaps than Mayer and is unlikely to enter the fantasy radar anytime soon as long as Mayer remains healthy. The 28-year-old Hooper now has six receptions on his seven targets for 62 yards and no touchdowns in his first five games for the Raiders in 2023. Mayer, meanwhile, has just three catches on his five targets for 41 yards, but he's expected to slowly build into a bigger role in his rookie campaign as the season progresses.

Oct 10, 2023 11:33 AM EST

Facing competition for No. 1 role

Hooper could slide to No. 2 on the depth chart after the Raiders selected fellow tight end Michael Mayer with the 35th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Vic Tafur of reports.

May 30, 2023 8:57 AM EST

Four catches in Week 18

Hooper recorded four catches on four targets for 38 yards in Saturday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.

Jan 11, 2023 9:24 PM EST

Six yards on six targets

Hooper recorded one catch on six targets for six yards in Thursday's 27-13 loss to the Cowboys.

Dec 30, 2022 9:27 PM EST

Two catches in loss

Hooper recorded two receptions on four targets for 20 yards in Saturday's 19-14 loss to the Texans.

Dec 25, 2022 4:20 PM EST

Two catches against Chargers

Hooper recorded two catches on four targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chargers.

Dec 19, 2022 5:56 PM EST

Delivers 68 yards in loss

Hooper recorded five receptions on five targets for 68 yards in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Jaguars.

Dec 11, 2022 8:12 PM EST

Three catches against Eagles

Hooper recorded three receptions on five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 35-10 loss to the Eagles.

Dec 5, 2022 5:55 PM EST

Posts 30 yards

Hooper recorded three receptions on four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Bengals.

Nov 28, 2022 7:29 PM EST

Continues surge with pair of scores

Hooper brought in all four targets for 36 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' 27-17 win over the Packers on Thursday night.

Nov 17, 2022 9:22 PM EST

Season-high five catches

Hooper recorded five catches on seven targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Broncos.

Nov 14, 2022 5:24 PM EST

Nabs two catches in loss

Hooper had two receptions (three targets) for 34 yards in Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Chiefs.

Nov 7, 2022 12:10 AM EST

Limited to one catch

Hooper recorded one catch on one target for five yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Texans.

Oct 31, 2022 6:26 PM EST

Leads way with 56 yards

Hooper recorded three receptions on three targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 19-10 win over the Colts.

Oct 23, 2022 9:50 PM EST

Limited to one target

Hooper hauled in his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Commanders.

Oct 10, 2022 7:42 PM EST

One catch against Colts

Hooper recorded one catch on one target for four yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Colts.

Oct 3, 2022 7:51 PM EST

Cleared for Week 4

Hooper (neck) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Sep 30, 2022 2:15 PM EST