Codey McElroy

Codey McElroy

Tight End #21
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'6" / 225 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Codey McElroy: Signs futures deal

McElroy signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old appeared in one game for Tampa Bay in 2019 and spent most of the 2020 campaign on the practice squad. McElroy will face long odds to make the season-opening roster next season, assuming he sticks around until training camp.

February 9, 2021 7:32 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Signs with Bucs' practice squad

McElroy signed to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old made his NFL debut with the Buccaneers last year and had a 30-yard reception in his lone appearance, but he was waived at roster cutdowns in September. McElroy provides potential depth at tight end with O.J. Howard (Achilles) on injured reserve.

October 12, 2020 2:05 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Shifts to waivers

The Buccaneers waived McElroy on Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: McElroy made his NFL debut at 27 years old last season, and he hauled in a 30-yard pass. However, with Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate on the roster, McElroy was a longshot to make it past cut day.

September 4, 2020 7:55 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Sitting out regular-season finale

McElroy (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The rookie tight end made an impact on his one play in Week 16, corralling a 30-yard reception. However, with both O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate healthy for the finale and Tanner Hudson (concussion) returning to back them up, there was no room or need for McElroy in the finale.

December 29, 2019 8:51 AM EST

Codey McElroy: Big catch in Week 16 loss

McElroy secured his only target for 30 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie made his one catch count, recording the longest gain of the day through the air for the Buccaneers. McElroy is part of an all-hands-on-deck approach for Tampa's pass-catching corps necessitated by multiple injuries at the tail end of the season, and he should therefore have an opportunity showcase his skills working behind starters O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate in Week 17 versus the Falcons.

December 24, 2019 2:20 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Moves to 53-man roster

McElroy was promoted to the Buccaneers' 53-man roster Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: McElroy joined Tampa Bay's practice squad in late October and will now get a chance on the active roster for the closing stretch of the season. The 27-year-old is unlikely to see much playing time with O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and Jordan Leggett currently healthy and ahead of him on the depth chart.

December 18, 2019 3:14 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Gets tryout call Tuesday

McElroy (undisclosed) tried out for the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: McElroy was recently released with an injury settlement from the Cowboys due to an undisclosed injury, but as evidenced by this news, has shaken off the injury. Now appearing healthy, the 26-year-old will hope to latch on for a depth role elsewhere around the league.

September 24, 2019 6:01 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Gets injury settlement

The Cowboys waived McElroy (undisclosed) from IR with an injury settlement Wednesday, per the league's official transactions report.

Analysis: McElroy was previously waived by Dallas before reverting to IR. The athletic tight end will now be free to look for a role elsewhere in the league when fully healthy.

September 6, 2019 8:56 AM EST

Codey McElroy: Let go by Dallas

McElroy was cut by the Cowboys on Friday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: McElroy joined the Cowboys in March and competed for a depth tight end role, but was ultimately unable to make the 53-man squad. He boasts athletic tools, having played two MLB seasons for the Atlanta Braves in 2014 and 2015, but remains a raw prospect. Still, McElroy could offer developmental upside.

August 30, 2019 1:57 PM EST

Codey McElroy: Lands in Dallas

McElroy signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: McElroy spent last offseason with the Rams, but was unable to make the team's 53-man squad and did not sign to another roster during the 2018 season. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight end remains a raw prospect, and likely faces tough odds to earn a role with the Cowboys despite his athletic tools.

March 11, 2019 12:58 PM EST

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