Donald Parham

Detroit Lions
Tight End #49
Detroit Lions
Tight End #49

Donald Parham News

Lands on IR

Parham (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: 2022 is quickly shaping up to be a lost season for Parham. The behemoth of a tight end missed the first four games of the regular season due to a hamstring and finally was activated in Week 5 only to suffer a concussion the following week. While the veteran managed to clear concussion protocol Thursday, it appears as if Parham once again will be forced to miss a large duration of time thanks to a hamstring issue. He'll be eligible to play in four weeks.

Nov 5, 2022 9:48 AM EST


Not playing Sunday

Parham (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Atlanta, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Parham was diagnosed with a concussion following Week 6 that sidelined him Week 7, but the Chargers' Week 8 bye helped him clear the protocol for head injuries earlier this week. However, a hamstring injury cropped up Thursday that held him out of practice, and he now will miss a second game in a row due to a health concern. With Parham out, Tre' McKitty and Richard Rodgers will be the candidates to get work behind starting tight end Gerald Everett.

Nov 4, 2022 1:08 PM EST



Picks up additional injury

Parham (concussion) was listed as a DNP due to a hamstring issue on the Chargers' injury report Thursday.

Analysis: Parham missed the first four games of the 2022 campaign with a hamstring injury before making his debut in Week 5. The 25-year-old then suffered a concussion in Week 6 and was sidelined for the following game against Seattle as a result. Parham apparently cleared protocols during the Bolts' bye week and returned to practice in full Wednesday, though he is now dealing with a hamstring issue once again. He will have one more practice to increase his activity before Sunday's game against the Falcons, or else he'll likely sit out for the sixth time this season.

Nov 3, 2022 4:30 PM EST


Back at practice

Parham (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice

Analysis: Parham has been making strides in his recovery over the last few days by clearing concussion protocols, but his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons remains in question, per Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. Parham's ability to practice over the next few days will likely determine his availability for Week 9.

Nov 2, 2022 6:25 PM EST


Clears concussion protocol

Parham cleared concussion protocols and will practice Wednesday, but the tight end's status for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons remains to be determined, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Parham was sidelined for the Chargers' Week 7 matchup against Seattle due to a concussion but appears to have progressed through protocols during the team's Week 8 bye. The level of his participation Wednesday remains unknown, but he'll likely have to log at least one full practice before returning to game action.

Nov 2, 2022 12:53 PM EST



Sitting out in Week 7

Parham (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site reports.

Analysis: In the wake of L.A.'s Week 6 win against the Broncos, Parham entered the concussion protocol and hasn't practiced in the meantime. With Parham's status confirmed for this weekend, rookie third-rounder Tre'McKitty and potentially Richard Rodgers are set to serve as the reserve tight ends for starter Gerald Everett (illness).

Oct 21, 2022 1:47 PM EST


Misses practice Thursday

Parham (concussion) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: After missing back-to-back practices, Parham looks iffy for Sunday's game against the Seahwks. On the plus side for the Chargers, fellow tight end Gerald Everett (illness) -- who sat out Wednesday's session -- logged a full practice Thursday.

Oct 20, 2022 4:23 PM EST


Sidelined Wednesday

Parham (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: The same applies to Gerald Everett (illness), which leaves Tre' McKitty as the Chargers' top healthy tight end at this stage of the week. Parham, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol, now has two more chances to return to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Oct 19, 2022 4:17 PM EST


Suffered concussion Monday

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Tuesday that Parham is in concussion protocols, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Parham caught all three of his targets for 53 yards during Monday's overtime win, but he immediately took his helmet off and went to the sideline after his third and final catch, which is presumably when he suffered the concussion. His status for Week 7 remains unclear, but he'll likely have to log at least one full practice if he's going to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks.

Oct 18, 2022 2:20 PM EST


Excels in limited role

Parham caught all three of his targets for 53 yards in Monday's 19-16 overtime win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Parham only played 19 snaps compared to Everett's 51, but the 6-foot-8 behemoth was explosive in his limited role, as he tallied multiple receptions of 20-plus yards. Parham drew just one target in his debut last week after a lengthy absence due to a preseason hamstring injury, so it's entirely possible the 25-year-old could work into a larger role as the season progresses. Given Everett's utility as an underneath target, it's hard to imagine the aforementioned starter will be fazed out of the offense entirely, but Monday's contest demonstrated Parham's unique ability to be both a red-zone threat and sorely missed deep-route target.

Oct 18, 2022 8:56 AM EST


Held catchless in season debut

Parham failed to secure his only target in Sunday's 30-28 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Parham made his debut Sunday after dealing with a hamstring injury to start the season, but the 25-year-old tight end was unable to produce in a very limited role. The veteran played on just 18 of the Chargers' 71 offensive snaps, and his one target was the fewest of any pass catcher targeted by Justin Herbert in the contest. Parham operated as the No. 3 tight end, playing behind both Gerald Everett and Tre' McKitty. The 6-foot-8, 237-pounder should remain far off the fantasy radar when the Chargers host the Broncos in Week 6.

Oct 11, 2022 9:46 PM EST


Full participant Wednesday

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Parham (hamstring) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice, Bridget Condon of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Parham logged his first full practice Friday ahead of Week 4, but the team opted to still keep the tight end sidelined for the Chargers' win over the Texans out of an abundance of caution. Barring any setbacks, it appears Parham will make his season debut in Week 5 against the Browns, but it's unclear what his role will be. Gerald Everett has emerged as Los Angeles' top tight end, but Parham figures to carve out a role ahead of Tre' McKitty and Richard Rodgers.

Oct 5, 2022 12:25 PM EST


Remains out

Parham (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Texans, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Parham was able to log a full practice Friday, but considering the time he has missed, the Chargers will make him wait at least one more week to return. In his absence, Gerald Everett will continue to operate as team's No. 1 tight end, while Tre' McKitty and Richard Rodgers provide depth.

Oct 2, 2022 8:52 AM EST


Iffy for Week 4

Parham (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Texans.

Analysis: Parham is still looking to make his season debut while dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered in early August. However, he appears to be getting close to making his return to game action after logging his first full practice Friday. In his absence, Gerald Everett has emerged as the top tight end, but Parham, who's caught 30 passes for 349 yards and six touchdowns across his first two NFL seasons, will likely carve out when he gets back to full strength.

Sep 30, 2022 1:40 PM EST


Limited in practice Wednesday

Parham (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant on the Chargers' injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Parham has yet to play this season after picking up a hamstring injury in early August. The tight end appeared to be working his way back after logging three limited practices in Week 3, but he was ultimately downgraded to doubtful and ruled inactive once again. Parham will have two more practices to improve his status before this Sunday's game against the Texans.

Sep 28, 2022 5:54 PM EST


Out Sunday

Parham (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Parham practiced in a limited capacity throughout the week, but the third-year-pro will have to wait another week to potentially make his season debut. In his absence, Tre' McKitty and Richard Rodgers will continue to see an increase in snaps. Parham will work to return in Week 4 against the Texans.

Sep 25, 2022 11:59 AM EST


Now doubtful for Week 3

The Chargers downgraded Parham's (hamstring) status for Sunday's game versus Jacksonville to doubtful Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Parham practiced in a limited capacity this week and appeared to be trending in the right direction, but it appears he'll probably now have to wait until Week 4 at Houston to make his 2022 debut. Assuming he can't go, Gerald Everett and Tre' McKitty should continue to see most of the work at tight end for the Chargers.

Sep 24, 2022 2:38 PM EST


Questionable for Week 3

Parham (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Parham logged three limited practices Wednesday-Friday and has a chance to make his season debut Sunday. If available, Parham figures to garner a solid role next to newcomer Gerald Everett, who's caught nine of 14 targets for 125 yards and a score through the first two games of the season.

Sep 23, 2022 2:01 PM EST


Considered day-to-day

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Tuesday that Parham (hamstring) is considered day-to-day, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Parham has yet to suit up this season due to a lingering left hamstring injury. In his absence, Tre' McKitty has operated as the No. 2 tight end behind Gerald Everett, who's caught nine of 14 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown over the first two games of the season.

Sep 21, 2022 1:32 PM EST


Will sit out Week 2

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Parham (hamstring) won't play Thursday against the Chiefs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Staley ruled out Parham two days in advance of the Week 2 matchup while the tight end remained a spectator in practice due to the left hamstring injury that has bothered him for over a month. Tre' McKitty, who hauled in three of four targets for 24 yards in the Chargers' season-opening win over the Raiders last weekend, should remain the clear No. 2 tight end behind Gerald Everett while Parham is out Thursday.

Sep 13, 2022 2:28 PM EST


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