Austin Traylor

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Tight End #86
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Tight End #86

Austin Traylor News

Stashed on practice squad

Traylor signed a contract to join the Lions' practice squad, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

Analysis: Traylor never seemed to have a realistic chance of cracking a deep depth chart in Detroit and he's probably not even the best tight end that was signed to the Lions' practice squad, given the presence of Isaac Nauta. The rookie out of Wisconsin is primarily a developmental prospect and is unlikely to make any sort of impact in 2019.

Sep 2, 2019 5:41 AM EST

Headed to Motor City

Traylor and the Lions agreed on an undisclosed contract Tuesday.

Analysis: Traylor comes to Detroit via the Salt Lake Stallions of the AAF, where he caught two passes for 12 yards in eight games. He also was part of the Broncos' practice squad in 2017 and was elevated to the active roster, where he suited up in seven games, and hauled in eight catches for 100 yards.

Jul 23, 2019 3:53 PM EST

Cut by Denver

Traylor was released by the Broncos on Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Analysis: Traylor found himself stuck behind the likes of Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt on the depth chart as cut down day loomed. With Denver's decision to draft Troy Fumagalli, the writing on the wall became ever-apparent for Traylor. It remains to be seen whether he'll latch on elsewhere.

Sep 1, 2018 4:11 PM EST

Plays without limitation in Saturday's preseason contest

Traylor (shoulder)failed to record a catch in Denver's loss to Chicago on Saturday.

Analysis: It was good to see Traylor on the field following the shoulder injury that been nagging him for about a week. Traylor combines experience and youth to make his case for a roster spot, but the team's final two preseason affairs could prove to be particularly important for the Wisconsin product's chances of making the team.

Aug 22, 2018 11:57 AM EST

Out Monday with shoulder injury

Traylor (shoulder) did not participate in Monday's practice, Mike Klis of reports.

Analysis: Traylor, who sustained a shoulder sprain during Saturday's preseason loss to the Vikings, was kept to the sideline Monday as he observed practice. The severity of the injury doesn't sound too serious, but the Broncos' tight end room is now dealing with a handful of issues with Jeff Heuerman (knee) and rookie Troy Fumagalli (sports hernia) also nursing injuries.

Aug 13, 2018 2:00 PM EST

Nursing shoulder injury

Traylor sustained a shoulder injury during Saturday's preseason opener against the Vikings, Zac Stevens of reports.

Analysis: It isn't clear when or how Traylor suffered the injury, nor is it certain how severe his situation is. Regardless, his potential absence from practice this week is yet another ding to a tigth end corps already without Jeff Heuerman (knee) and Troy Fumagalli (sports hernia) for the time being, which allows Jake Butt to operate as the unquestioned No. 1 tight end until further notice.

Aug 12, 2018 7:33 PM EST

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