Eric Tomlinson

Eric Tomlinson

Tight End #83
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt:6'6" / 261 lb.
College:UTEP
Age:28
Born:April 22, 1992
Drafted:2015 / UDFA

Eric Tomlinson: Signs with active roster

The Ravens signed Tomlinson to the active roster Tuesday.

Analysis: The Ravens waived Luke Willson (hip) on Saturday, and Tomlinson will take his place as the second tight end to Mark Andrews. Tomlinson has played in four games with the Ravens this year, receiving just one target over 63 snaps on offense.

December 22, 2020 5:38 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Active roster stint short-lived

Tomlinson reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Tomlinson fielded 23 of 66 offensive snaps during Baltimore's Week 15 matchup against Jacksonville, a workload which ranked second at the tight end position behind only Mark Andrews. The UTEP product has been active for four consecutive games while Nick Boyle (knee-MCL) residing on injured reserve.

December 21, 2020 5:18 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Promoted to active roster

The Ravens elevated Tomlinson to the active roster Saturday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Tomlinson looks set to appear in his fourth straight game with the Ravens. He hasn't been targeted in that span, however, so it's safe to say that Tomlinson remains off the fantasy radar for now.

December 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Back to practice squad

Tomlinson reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tomlinson was called up to the 53-man roster for Monday's win over the Browns, playing 10 offensive snaps in the game and failing to record a fantasy-relevant stat. The UTEP product was a protected practice squad player Wednesday, so it's likely he'll earn another shot in a regular-season contest this season for the Ravens.

December 16, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Rises to active roster

The Ravens elevated Tomlinson to the active roster Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Tomlinson's playing time in Monday's game against the Browns depends on whether Luke Willson (hip) is active. Over three games this season, Tomlinson hasn't received a target.

December 14, 2020 3:09 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Shifts to practice squad

Tomlinson reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Thursday, per the NFL's transaction report.

Analysis: Tomlinson was called up to the 53-man roster for Tuesday's win over the Cowboys, playing 14 offensive snaps in the game, failing to record a fantasy-relevant stat. The UTEP product will head back to the practice squad hoping to earn another shot in a regular season contest.

December 10, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Elevated for Week 13

Tomlinson was promoted to the Ravens' active roster from the practice squad for Tuesday's game against the Cowboys, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was also called up for last week's loss to the Steelers, and he reverted to the practice squad after playing 16 target-less snaps on offense. Tomlinson should work as Baltimore's No. 2 tight end with Mark Andrews (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Nick Boyle (knee) on injured reserve.

December 8, 2020 4:52 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Back to practice squad

Tomlinson reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Thursday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Tomlinson was called up to the active roster for Wednesday's loss to the Steelers alongside Luke Willson and Sean Culkin. He played just 16 snaps on offense and didn't draw a target.

December 3, 2020 10:03 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Called up for Wednesday's game

Tomlinson has been elevated from the practice squad for Wednesday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Tomlinson will share tight end duties with fellow practice squad call-ups Luke Willson and Sean Culkin, as usual starting tight end Mark Andrews remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

December 2, 2020 11:32 AM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Secures practice squad role

The Ravens signed Tomlinson to the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Following Nick Boyle's season-ending knee injury, the Ravens signed Luke Willson to the practice squad to add depth behind Mark Andrews. Now, they'll bring in Tomlinson to bolster the position further. Tomlinson played in one game for the Giants this season, recording just two snaps on offense.

November 23, 2020 3:20 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Let go by Giants

Tomlinson was waived by the Giants on Friday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old has been on the active roster most of the season but hasn't seen game action since the season opener. Tomlinson could stay with the organization on the practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

November 13, 2020 6:38 AM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Signs with active roster

The Giants signed Tomlinson to the active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Tomlinson was cut by the Giants last Friday and landed on the team's practice squad, but he's being brought back up ahead of a Week 5 matchup against the Cowboys. He likely won't be utilized much on offense, however, as Evan Engram, Kaden Smith and Levine Toilolo are all healthy.

October 6, 2020 2:10 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Let go by Giants

Tomlinson was cut by the Giants on Friday.

Analysis: Tomlinson was let go in order to make room for a position in more need. He is expected to sign with the team's practice squad.

October 2, 2020 6:51 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Back in New York

Tomlinson re-signed with the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Tomlinson returns to New York's tight end room after having been cut by the team Saturday. He'll contribute as a depth option to kick off the 2020 campaign.

September 6, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Cut by Giants

The Giants released Tomlinson on Saturday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Tomlinson played eight games with three different teams last season, but he couldn't beat out Levine Toilolo or Kaden Smith for a reserve role behind Evan Engram. If one of those three endure an injury, though, Tomlinson could rejoin the team.

September 5, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Rejoins Giants

Tomlinson signed a contract with the Giants on Saturday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Tomlinson spent time on four teams in 2019 -- including the Giants -- and totaled one catch for one yard in eight games. The 27-year-old figures to be fighting for a roster spot as a reserve tight end come training camp.

March 28, 2020 6:10 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: One catch in eight games

Tomlinson caught his only target for one yard in eight games between the Giants, Patriots and Raiders this season.

Analysis: The 27-year-old actually entered training camp with the Jets, but he was let go at roster cutdowns and subsequently joined the Giants for a few weeks. Tomlinson was again let go, only to join the Patriots and start two games before being released and eventually signing with the Raiders in December. He has yet to be a significant producer in the passing game, totaling 17 catches for 194 yards and one touchdown over the first four seasons of his career. Tomlinson will become an unrestricted free agent in March and will continue to be viewed as a reserve option at tight end.

January 28, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Signs with Raiders

Tomlinson was signed by the Raiders on Wednesday.

Analysis: Tomlinson spent time with both the Giants and Patriots earlier this season, but the reserve tight end saw just one target in five total games. The Raiders have been forced to bolster their depth at the position in a timely manner after placing rookie Foster Moreau (knee) on IR this week.

December 11, 2019 5:46 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Role TBD

Belichick indicated that the team still is determining how to best work Tomlinson's skill set into the offense, Zack Cox of NESN reports. "We'll see," Belichick noted of the tight end's potential role. "He's a bigger guy, has blocking ability. He has been in the backfield. He's played on the line of scrimmage."

Analysis: In 39 career NFL contests, the 6-foot-6, 263-pounder has recorded 16 catches for 193 yards and a TD, so it's not likely that Tomlinson will make much of a fantasy splash with New England. He should, however, help out as a blocker and brings some versatility to the table, given that he's played some fullback in the past.

October 17, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Eric Tomlinson: Finds new home in New England

The Patriots signed Tomlinson on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: In the wake of Matt LaCosse suffering an MCL sprain last Thursday against the Giants, the Patriots' tight end group was whittled down to just one healthy body (Ryan Izzo). Reinforcements thus were needed, with Tomlinson and reportedly Ben Watson brought into the fold. Tomlinson doesn't bring much pass-catching utility, though, as he has 16 career catches in 39 appearances between the Jets and Giants.

October 15, 2019 9:33 AM EST

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