Eric Saubert

Denver Broncos
Tight End #85
Denver Broncos
Tight End #85

Eric Saubert News

Earns deal with Denver

Saubert re-signed with the Broncos on a one-year deal Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Saubert appeared in all 17 games with Denver last season, earning eight catches on 12 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. He's also been a solid and consistent contributor on special teams for the Broncos. With the departure of Noah Fant to Seattle, but the acquisition of Eric Tomlinson in free agency, and the selection of Greg Dulcich in the third round of the 2022 Draft, Saubert could be fighting for a roster spot in training camp.

May 4, 2022 2:12 PM EST

Hits pay dirt in win

Saubert caught his lone target for one yard and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Saubert operated as Denver's No. 3 tight end Sunday and was the recipient of Teddy Bridgewater's only passing touchdown of the contest. The one-yard score made for an efficient day for Saubert, but the third-string tight end on the Broncos has no place on fantasy rosters, barring an injury to both Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, of course. The Broncos visit the division-leading Chiefs in Week 13.

Dec 1, 2021 5:12 AM EST

Catches one pass

Saubert caught his lone target for three yards in Thursday's 17-14 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Saubert played on 42 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps as he continued to operate at the team's No. 2 tight end with Albert Okwuegbunam placed on IR. The 27-year-old tight end was unable to capitalize on his increased playing time, playing well behind starter Noah Fant. Saubert is in no way an option for fantasy purposes. The 6-foot-5, 253-pounder would need both Fant and Okwuegbunam to be sidelined with injuries to see any sort of path to fantasy relevance. The Broncos will host Washington in Week 8.

Oct 23, 2021 4:21 AM EST

Catches three passes in loss

Saubert secured three of his five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: With Albert Okwuegbunam (hamstring) placed on IR, Saubert saw his first action as Denver's No. 2 tight end. Unfortunately, that didn't equate to much in the way of production behind starter Noah Fant. Saubert played on just 35 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps. With Okwuegbunam sidelined, Saubert will likely continue to see increased playing time behind Fant, but he will remain far off the fantasy radar with so many mouths to feed in the Denver passing attack. Up next for the Broncos is a Thursday night showdown with the Browns in Week 7.

Oct 19, 2021 9:41 AM EST

Involved in passing game

Saubert secured both of his targets for 36 yards in Saturday's 33-6 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: Saubert gained most of his yardage on a 22-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter of the contest. The fourth-year tight end's stat line was underwhelming, but his involvement in the passing game is a promising sign in his battle for a roster spot. According to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic, "Saubert appears to have the No. 3 tight end position locked down." If this becomes reality, the veteran will find himself behind incumbent starter Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam on the depth chart. With that said, Okwuegbunam did not play Saturday as he continues rehab from an ACL surgery last November. It remains unclear if Okwuegbunam will be ready for the season opener. If not, Saubert could find himself taking on larger role in the offense. The 6-foot-5, 253-pounder will look to build upon this performance and his solid training camp when the Broncos visit the Seahawks in Week 2 of the preseason.

Aug 19, 2021 7:21 AM EST

Latches on in Denver

The Broncos signed Saubert to a contract Monday, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Saubert appeared in eight games with the Jaguars last season, securing three of four targets for 16 yards. He'll now compete to earn a similar depth role for Denver.

May 3, 2021 3:01 PM EST

Promoted from practice squad

Saubert was promoted to Jacksonville's active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Saubert appeared in one game earlier this season and saw most of his action on special teams. He'll fill a depth role Sunday with James O'Shaughnessy (knee) sidelined.

Nov 21, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Saubert reverted to Jacksonville's practice squad after suiting up for Sunday's game against the Chargers, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Saubert was on the field for 13 snaps in Week 7, all on special teams. He's now appeared in two games in 2020.

Oct 26, 2020 7:25 PM EST

Elevates to active roster

The Jaguars elevated Saubert to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Tyler Eifert (neck) will sit out Sunday's game versus the Chargers, so Saubert will rise up and add depth at tight end. The 2017 fifth-round pick hasn't suited up in a game since last season when he played two games with Chicago and caught two passes for 21 yards.

Oct 25, 2020 7:15 AM EST

Finds new home

Saubert agreed to join the Jaguars' practice squad Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Saubert was let go by the Bears on Wednesday to make room on the 53-man roster, but he didn't have to wait long to find a new team. The 26-year-old caught just two passes for 21 yards across two appearances for the Bears in 2019.

Sep 20, 2020 9:19 AM EST

Waived by Bears

Saubert was waived by Chicago on Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Saubert was one of five tight ends to originally make the 53-man roster, but he was inactive in Week 1 and is now getting waived by the Bears. Kicker Cairo Santos is taking the roster spot vacated by Saubert.

Sep 16, 2020 11:42 AM EST

Not playing in season opener

Saubert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game in Detroit.

Analysis: One of five tight ends the Bears kept on the 53-man roster to begin the season, Saubert's status as a healthy inactive confirms he's the No. 5 option on the depth chart. Even if he moves up in the pecking order as the season unfolds, Saubert will likely be limited mostly to a blocking role.

Sep 13, 2020 9:41 AM EST

Activated off COVID-19 list

Saubert was cleared from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: It appears Saubert never tested positive for COVID-19, but was rather potentially exposed to it. Now that he has been cleared he will enter camp looking to make an impression, as the Bears are already relatively deep at tight end.

Aug 3, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Moved to COVID-19 list

The Bears placed Saubert (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: The transaction indicates that Saubert has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is quarantining after coming into close contact with someone who has. He's fighting for a roster spot in Chicago's overflowing tight end room.

Jul 29, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Targeted once

Saubert caught a 10-yard pass in the Bears' 21-19 victory over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the season with two receptions for 21 yards in two games.

Analysis: With the Bears having suffered numerous injuries at tight end, Saubert was able to earn playing time at the end of the year, though his fantasy impact was minimal. He's signed through next season, though he'll likely be battling for a roster spot during training camp.

Dec 29, 2019 3:13 PM EST

Posts sixth reception of season

Saubert caught one pass for 11 yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Saubert hauled in one of two targets, and he now has 59 yards in six games this season. He won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17 against the Vikings.

Dec 22, 2019 9:42 PM EST

Joins Chicago

Saubert signed a contract with the Bears on Saturday.

Analysis: Saubert will provide depth to a Bears tight end depth chart that just saw Adam Shaheen (foot) join Trey Burton (calf) on injured reserve. Saubert is expected to fall behind J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell in terms of playing time.

Nov 30, 2019 11:17 AM EST

Let go Saturday

The Patriots cut Saubert on Saturday.

Analysis: Saubert was traded to the Patriots via the Falcons this offseason for a seventh-round pick, but failed to stick with the team. He will look to latch on with another team elsewhere to earn a depth role.

Sep 1, 2019 8:36 AM EST

Traded to Pats

The Falcons are trading Saubert to the Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: A 2017 fifth-round pick, Saubert has caught five passes for 48 yards in 30 NFL games. He'll join a Patriots team that's battling injuries at tight end, but the minimal compensation suggests Saubert will face a difficult path to earning a spot on the 53-man roster.

Aug 12, 2019 6:38 AM EST

Five receptions in 2018

Saubert tallied 48 yards on five receptions while playing in 16 games in 2018.

Analysis: Though Saubert appeared in all 16 games for Atlanta he was primarily a special teams player. He'll figure to see a similar role in 2019, barring he improves as a pass catcher and is able to move up the team's tight end depth chart.

Jan 22, 2019 11:50 AM EST

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