Eric Saubert

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

Eric Saubert News

Will play Sunday

Saubert (knee) is active Sunday against the Chargers.

Analysis: Saubert was unable to practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he'll take the field Sunday in the Broncos' regular-season finale. He'll likely fall behind Albert Okwuegbunam as the team's No. 2 option at tight end.

Jan 8, 2023 12:03 PM EST


Questionable against Chargers

Saubert (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale against the Chargers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: A knee injury has cut into Saubert's practice reps. Fellow tight end Eric Tomlinson (ankle) is also questionable, leaving Albert Okwuegbunam as the clear No. 1 tight end for Denver in the season finale.

Jan 6, 2023 12:37 PM EST



Still out Thursday

Saubert (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: For the second consecutive day, Saubert was held out of Week 18 prep as a result of the knee injury he presumably sustained in last weekend's loss to the Chiefs. He'll have one more chance to practice in any capacity Friday before Denver would be forced to tag Saubert with an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Jan 5, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Doesn't practice Wednesday

Saubert didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Ellie Kinney of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Saubert played 23 offensive snaps and caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Week 17, but he's sidelined to start Week 18 prep due to a knee injury. The extent of the injury remains unclear, but the backup tight end will have two more chances to practice before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers.

Jan 4, 2023 2:38 PM EST


Catches three passes

Saubert caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Saubert operated as Denver's No. 2 tight end Sunday behind Albert Okwuegbunam. The 28-year-old played 24 of the Broncos' 70 offensive snaps, while Okwuegbunam played 37 snaps. In 16 games played this season, Saubert has caught 15 of 24 targets for 148 yards, all of which are career-highs. The 6-foot-5, 253-pounder should remain far off the fantasy radar ahead of a Week 18 matchup with the Chargers.

Jan 3, 2023 8:58 PM EST



Catches two passes in loss

Saubert secured both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 22-16 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Saubert continued to operate as the Broncos' No. 2 tight end Sunday behind rookie Greg Dulcich. With 27 offensive snaps, the veteran saw roughly half the playing time of Dulcich, who played 53 snaps in the contest. Saubert's limited opportunities in a struggling passing attack make him irrelevant for fantasy purposes. Barring an injury to Dulcich, the 28-year-old should be left off fantasy rosters heading into a Week 12 matchup with the Panthers.

Nov 22, 2022 6:52 AM EST


Plays one offensive snap

Saubert played one offensive snap and failed to see a single target in Monday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: After leading all tight ends in snaps in the past two games, Saubert took a major backseat to rookie Greg Dulcich in his debut. The veteran practiced in a limited fashion due to an ankle injury but was active for the game. His lack of involvement could be related to the injury, but it appears the coaching staff is confident in Dulcich, who impressed as the team's new No. 1 tight end. It's likely that Saubert's involvement in the offense will decrease and he'll be relegated to a depth role going forward. The 28-year-old should remain off the fantasy radar when the Broncos host the Jets in Week 7.

Oct 18, 2022 10:53 PM EST


In uniform Monday

Saubert (thigh) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Saubert was limited in practice this week, but he'll give it a go in Week 6 and figures to share TE work with Greg Dulcich, who came off IR on Monday. Meanwhile, Albert Okwuegbunam was made inactive by the Broncos.

Oct 17, 2022 4:09 PM EST


Questionable entering Monday

Saubert (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Saubert managed to practice all week in limited fashion which theoretically should put him on track to play in Monday's divisional battle. The veteran tight end easily doubled his total receptions in last Thursday's loss to the Colts, but he's been relatively inconsistent overall with the Broncos content on using a four-man platoon to cover the position.

Oct 15, 2022 1:49 PM EST


Logs limited practice Friday

Saubert was limited during Friday's practice due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: Saubert has logged back-to-back limited sessions to start the week due to an ankle injury that he presumably picked up during last Thursday's loss to the Colts. He'll have one more opportunity to improve to a full participant before Denver needs to make a decision on his status for Monday's contest against the Chargers.

Oct 14, 2022 3:33 PM EST


Catches five passes in loss

Saubert caught five of seven targets for 36 yards in Thursday's 12-9 overtime loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Saubert once again led all Broncos tight ends in snap percentage, playing 56 percent of the team's offensive snaps. For the time being, it appears that the veteran has earned the trust of the Denver coaching staff and quarterback Russell Wilson, as his seven targets were the third highest in the Denver passing attack. Unfortunately, this bump in usage did not result in much for fantasy purposes with the offense continuing to struggle. Despite Saubert's climb to the top of the depth chart, the 28-year-old will be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes when the Broncos visit the Chargers in Week 6.

Oct 8, 2022 8:29 AM EST


Leads Denver tight ends in snaps

Saubert caught one of two targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 32-23 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Though Saubert didn't produce much for fantasy purposes in the contest, the 6-foot-5, 253-pounder led all Broncos tight ends in playing time. Saubert was on the field 41 of 53 offensive snaps, while Eric Tomlinson saw action on 24 offensive snaps. Albert Okwuegbunam surprisingly recorded just one snap in the loss, as he seems to have ceded top billing on the depth chart to Saubert. Even so, the 28-year-old finds himself in a murky situation on a struggling offense with rookie tight end Greg Dulcich nearing a return. Saubert should remain off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Colts

Oct 4, 2022 7:56 PM EST


Nabs touchdown catch Week 2

Saubert recorded a 22-yard touchdown reception among his two targets in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Saubert narrowly missed out on reeling in a touchdown reception in the Broncos' 17-16 loss to the Seahawks in Week 1, but he came down with a tough catch in the end zone while being draped by a defender early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win. The score helped put the Broncos up 13-9 before kicker Brandon McManus tacked on an insurance field goal with 3:36 remaining. Despite his involvement in the red zone early on this season, Saubert has only drawn three targets in total and has played fewer than 40 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps in both of the team's first two games. Even if top tight end Albert Okwuegbunam were to miss time, Saubert would likely be deployed mostly as a blocker and wouldn't be in store for an abundance of targets.

Sep 20, 2022 6:14 AM EST


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


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