Asiasi (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.
Analysis: Asiasi is a healthy scratch for the Bengals' regular-season finale. Over his previous seven appearances, he's played 132 offensive snaps, but he's caught only two of three targets for five yards during that stretch. Mitchell Wilcox and Hayden Hurst, who'll be making his first appearance since Week 13, will be Cincinnati's only available tight ends with Asiasi inactive.
Jan 8, 2023 9:14 AM EST
Asiasi (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Analysis: Asiasi was questionable for Sunday's matchup after sustaining an ankle injury during last Thursday's win over the Dolphins. However, he'll be able to play through the issue in Week 5. He hasn't had a very prominent role in the Bengals' offense early in the season.
Oct 9, 2022 4:02 PM EST
Asiasi (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Analysis: The 25-year-old suffered the ankle injury last Thursday against the Dolphins and was a limited participant at practice the past two days. Asiasi has appeared in two games so far this season and failed to catch his lone target.
Oct 7, 2022 12:35 PM EST
Asiasi (ankle) was seen in a walking boot following Thursday's victory over the Dolphins, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Asiasi failed to return to the game Thursday after he went down with a left ankle injury and his status is now in question heading into Week 5. More information on his status will likely be provided early next week. If Asiasi ends up missing any action, Mitchell Wilcox will likely operate as the lone reserve option behind Hayden Hurst at tight end.
Sep 30, 2022 8:42 AM EST
Asiasi is questionable to return to Thursday's matchup against the Dolphins due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Asiasi failed to haul in his only target in the second quarter before picking up an ankle issue that may knock him out for the rest of the contest. If he's unable to return, Hayden Hurst and Mitchell Wilcox would be the only healthy tight ends available for Cincinnati.
Sep 29, 2022 7:45 PM EST
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
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
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
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
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
Asiasi (quadriceps) did not practice with the team again Thursday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com 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
Asiasi sat out practice Monday with a lingering, undisclosed injury, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com 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
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
The Patriots are slated to waive Asiasi (quad),Mike Reiss of ESPN.com 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
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
Asiasi participated in practice Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com 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
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
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
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
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
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