Devin Asiasi

Cincinnati Bengals
Tight End #86
Cincinnati Bengals
Tight End #86

Devin Asiasi News

Logs full practice Wednesday

Asiasi (quadriceps) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Asiasi has yet to play this season due to a lingering quadriceps issue, but he appears healthy ahead of Week 3. The Bengals are likely to place Drew Sample (knee) on injured reserve soon after news dropped that he'll miss a couple months, so Asiasi figures to compete with Mitchell Wilcox for the primary backup spot behind Hayden Hurst.

Sep 21, 2022 1:01 PM EST

Inactive Sunday

Asiasi (quadriceps) was deemed inactive ahead of Sunday's contest against the Cowboys, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Asiasi has been dealing with a nagging injury quad issue that has kept him sidelined since the Bengals' final preseason game in late August. In 25-year-old's absence, Drew Sample and Mitchell Wilcox should serve as Cincinnati's backup tight ends behind Hayden Hurst in Week 2.

Sep 18, 2022 12:14 PM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Asiasi (quadriceps) logged another limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 2 at Dallas.

Analysis: Asiasi is still dealing with the same quad injury that limited him throughout the preseason and kept him out Week 1. Even if he can play Sunday, he'll likely find himself buried on the depth chart behind Hayden Hurst and Drew Sample.

Sep 16, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Asiasi (quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Asiasi continues to nurse a quadriceps injury that is believed to have happened while he was still with the Patriots. The third-year pro was claimed off waivers from New England on Aug. 31, and has been mostly out or limited since, including being unable to make his Bengals debut in Week 1. Asiasi is considered questionable for Sunday against the Cowboys.

Sep 14, 2022 1:49 PM EST

Ruled out for Sunday

Asiasi (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the Steelers, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Asiasi didn't practice all week, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out. The 2020 third-round pick was slated to be the Bengals' fourth tight end, so absence shouldn't impact Cincinnati's offense.

Sep 9, 2022 12:31 PM EST

Not practicing again

Asiasi (quadriceps) did not practice with the team again Thursday, Ben Baby of reports.

Analysis: Asiasi was working on the rehab field Thursday, as he continues to try and come back from the lingering injury. Even if he's healthy enough to play Sunday, the third-year-pro may be made a healthy inactive against the Steelers, as he's currently No. 4 on the Bengals' tight end depth chart. He's also only been with the team since Aug. 31 when he was claimed off waivers from the Patriots.

Sep 8, 2022 11:55 AM EST

Lingering injury

Asiasi sat out practice Monday with a lingering, undisclosed injury, Geoff Hobson of reports.

Analysis: Asiasi's injury appears to date back to his time with the Pats, but it also appears to not be serious. "Just kind of a lingering deal," coach Zac Taylor said. "Hope to get him up to speed very quickly. It's good for him to get a chance to learn the system first of all. That's the biggest thing before you get into the field."

Sep 7, 2022 10:34 AM EST

Claimed by Bengals

Asiasi was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Asiasi was waived by the Patriots on Tuesday, but he will now head to Cincinnati. The tight end played in one game with New England last year, making him unlikely to carve out a large role in the Bengals' offense. With Drew Sample (knee) and Mitchell Wilcox (ankle) both banged up, Asiasi could open Week 1 as Hayden Hurst's primary backup.

Aug 31, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Set to be waived

The Patriots are slated to waive Asiasi (quad),Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: With the move, Matt Sokol and Jalen Wydermyer profile as the Patriots' tight end options behind Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith. Assuming Asiasi isn't waived with an injury designation, the 2020 third-rounder will have an opportunity to catch on elsewhere ahead of Week 1.

Aug 30, 2022 8:49 AM EST

Out Friday due to quad injury

Asiasi won't play in Friday's preseason finale due to a quadriceps injury, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

Analysis: The extent of the injury remains unclear, but at the moment, it doesn't appear like a major issue. The 25-year-old has been competing with fellow 2020 third-rounder Dalton Keene for a depth spot behind top tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith.

Aug 26, 2022 5:03 PM EST

Practicing Tuesday

Asiasi participated in practice Tuesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Asiasi, who had been limited last week by an undisclosed injury, didn't see any action in the Patriots' preseason opener against the Giants, but the 25-year-old should log some work in the team's next contest, Friday against the Panthers. As Week 1 approaches, Asiasi and fellow 2020 third-rounder Dalton Keene are vying for depth slotting behind top tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith.

Aug 16, 2022 9:33 AM EST

Limited Tuesday

Asiasi (undisclosed) was limited during Tuesday's training camp practice, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.

Analysis: Asiasi left Monday's practice early due to an undisclosed injury, but as expected, the issue was minor and he's already working his way back to 100 percent. Fellow backup tight end Dalton Keene was also limited due to an undisclosed injury.

Aug 10, 2022 12:46 PM EST

Leaves practice with unknown injury

Asiasi left New England's practice early Monday with an undisclosed injury that is not expected to be serious, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

Analysis: Asiasi has dealt with a hand issue this preseason, though it's unclear if this is what forced his early departure Monday. The 2020 third-round pick has registered just two catches on seven targets over ten total games during his first two seasons with the Patriots, and he may need to establish a special-team presence if he wants to ensure a spot on the team's final 53-man roster for the 2022 campaign.

Aug 8, 2022 5:22 PM EST

Logs one appearance this season

Asiasi suited up for just one regular season game in 2021, logging just 12 snaps and zero targets.

Analysis: The 2020 third-rounder's lone appearance corresponded with the one-game absence of fellow tight end Jonnu Smith. Asiasi is signed with the Patriots through the 2023 season, as is Dalton Keene -- who was also a third round choice in 2020. However, neither of the two pass catchers will be on the fantasy radar as long as Smith and Hunter Henry are healthy and available.

Jan 27, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Won't dress Sunday

Asiasi is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Analysis: With Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith both healthy and active, Asiasi will again sit out. He has yet to play in a game for the Patriots this season.

Oct 3, 2021 4:19 PM EST

Activated off COVID-19 list

Asiasi was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Asiasi's return coincides with fellow 2020 draft pick, Dalton Keene, shifting to injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The offseason signings of Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith have essentially assured Asiasi will be primarily a special teams asset this season provided the expensive duo stays healthy.

Aug 7, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Tests positive for COVID-19

Asiasi (illness) has tested positive for COVID-19 and is practicing virtually, Ryan Hannable of reports.

Analysis: Asiasi is considered 'out indefinitely' according to Hannable, but Mike Reiss of reports that the second-year tight end is only experiencing mild symptoms, and that he's targeting a return to the field as soon as he's cleared all of the league's protocols related to COVID-19. David Wells is expected to handle increased reps behind Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith until Asiasi is cleared for a return.

Jul 27, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Solid effort in OTAs

Asiasi, who caught just two passes in nine games as a rookie last season, "quietly put together a solid spring," according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Analysis: That said, the 2020 third-rounder sits no higher than third on the Patriots' tight end depth chart following the team's offseason additions of Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry in free agency. Asiasi thus profiles as a depth option as the coming season approaches and is off the fantasy radar as long Smith and Henry are available. Also in the team's TE mix behind the top duo are Dalton Keene, Matt LaCosse and Troy Fumagalli.

Jun 21, 2021 1:42 PM EST

Limited production as a rookie

Asiasi finished the 2020 season with two catches on seven targets for 39 yards yards and a TD in nine games.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow rookie tight end Dalton Keene caught three passes for 16 yards in six contests. It was hardly the production the Patriots were looking for when using a pair of third-round draft picks to secure the duo, but both players do possess some long-term upside. It's a bit early to assess Asiasi's 2021 fantasy prospects, however, with personnel changes in the team's offense likely on tap this offseason, both at TE and QB.

Jan 7, 2021 10:23 AM EST

47 snaps on offense

Asiasi was on the field for 47 of the Patriots' 50 snaps on offense in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Despite the season-high in playing time, Asiasi was targeted just twice and didn't record a catch Monday. With the 2020 third-rounder still looking for his first NFL catch, Asiasi remains off the fantasy radar heading into Week 17.

Dec 29, 2020 6:30 AM EST

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