|Ht / Wt:||6'6" / 254 lb.|
|College:||San Diego State|
|Born:||February 3, 1991|
|Drafted:||2013 / Rd. 2 (47)|
Escobar was released by the Dolphins on Monday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Escobar re-signed with Miami after failing to make the 53-man roster, but he'll now return to the open market with the Dolphins needing to open up a roster spot for the signing of center Travis Swanson. Miami will now return to having just three healthy tight ends on the roster, with Mike Gesicki operating as the top pass catching option within the unit.
The Dolphins signed Escobar to a contract Thursday.
Analysis: After failing to make much of an impression in the preseason, Escobar was trimmed from the 53-man roster Friday while the Dolphins kept four tight ends. He'll make his way back to Miami, however, after the team's projected starter at the position, MarQueis Gray, was limited at practice Wednesday with a foot injury that resulted in his placement on injured reserve Thursday. Mike Gesicki will get the first crack at the No. 1 role at tight end while Gray is sidelined, so Escobar likely won't get an immediate chance for consistent snaps on offense unless the rookie falters early on.
Escobar was released by the Cowboys on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Escobar played in just two games for Baltimore last season and was competing for a depth role with the Dolphins. The five-year veteran will look to catch on with another club in 2018.
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