James O'Shaughnessy

Chicago Bears
Tight End #80
Chicago Bears
Tight End #80

James O'Shaughnessy News

Signed by Chicago

The Bears signed O'Shaughnessy to a one-year contract Monday.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy now joins a tight end room led by Cole Kmet, alongside Ryan Griffin & Jesper Horsted. The veteran was limited to just seven appearances with Jacksonville last season, as he dealt with hip and ankle injuries, but he now appears fully healthy. In those seven contests, O'Shaughnessy secured 24 of 34 targets for 244 yards, but he was held without a touchdown.

Apr 18, 2022 7:42 AM EST

Visits Bears

O'Shaughnessy visited the Bears on Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy missed the last two weeks of the season with a hip injury and only appeared in seven games in 2021, while also missing time with an ankle injury. The 29-year-old recorded 24 catches on 34 targets for 244 years, which would have put him on a path for career highs had he played the full season.

Apr 11, 2022 6:59 PM EST

Won't play Week 18

O'Shaughnessy (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy will be sidelined by the hip injury for the second straight game to finish the season. He was limited to seven games in 2021 and caught 24 of 34 targets for 244 yards and zero touchdowns. He'll turn 30 years old in mid-January and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.

Jan 7, 2022 12:35 PM EST

Absent from practice Thursday

O'Shaughnessy (hip) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy has now missed the first two days of practice ahead of Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Colts. Unless he returns to the practice field in some capacity Friday, the tight end could be forced to miss a second straight game to close out the regular season.

Jan 6, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Doesn't practice Wednesday

O'Shaughnessy (hip) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice session.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy was a non-participant in practice throughout last week before being ruled out for Sunday's game against New England. He'll presumably need to practice in some capacity later this week if he hopes to play in Sunday's regular-season finale against Indianapolis.

Jan 5, 2022 1:02 PM EST

Won't play Week 17

O'Shaughnessy (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy was unable to practice due to the hip injury this week and won't be available for Sunday's contest. Christ Manhertz (illness) and Jacob Hollister (illness) are both on the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving Luke Farrell and Kahale Warring as Jacksonville's remaining available tight ends.

Dec 31, 2021 1:12 PM EST

Misses another practice Thursday

O'Shaughnessy (hip) remained sidelined at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Thursday's absence was O'Shaughnessy's second in a row due to this hip injury. Friday's injury report should help clarify the state of Jacksonville's tight end room, as the team is currently dealing with multiple injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak at the position ahead of Sunday's trip to New England.

Dec 30, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Misses practice with hip injury

O'Shaughnessy (hip) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: It's rough timing for the Jaguars as they have four tight ends on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of a trip to New England. Among the bunch, Jacob Hollister and Dan Arnold (knee) would be most likely to see targets if they're able to play and O'Shaughnessy isn't. Kahale Warring is Jacksonville's only healthy tight end who isn't on the COVID list.

Dec 29, 2021 1:59 PM EST

More decent production

O'Shaughnessy caught all four of his targets for 49 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy has caught exactly four passes in three straight games as he continues to show a solid rapport with rookie QB Trevor Lawrence. O'Shaughnessy is averaging 3.4 catches and 34.4 receiving yards in five games since returning from injured reserve Week 12, so his fantasy outlook remains quite limited.

Dec 27, 2021 2:00 PM EST

Leads pass catchers Sunday

O'Shaughnessy caught all four of his targets for 60 yards during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy led Jacksonville in receiving yards and nearly topped his yardage total from the previous three games combined (63 yards). The 29-year-old doesn't offer much fantasy potential given the inconsistency of rookie QB Trevor Lawrence, and Sunday's performance is likely close to the ceiling for the tight end's production.

Dec 19, 2021 2:35 PM EST

Secures four catches

O'Shaughnessy caught four of six targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 20-0 loss at Tennessee.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy tied-third on the team in targets and was Jacksonville's only tight end to play double-digit offensive snaps. The 29-year-old has a healthy 17 targets and a touchdown in three games since returning from injured reserve, but he has only nine catches and 63 receiving yards to show for his involvement in the passing game.

Dec 13, 2021 10:58 AM EST

Leads team in targets

O'Shaughnessy caught two of six targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 37-7 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy's six targets led Jacksonville's pass catchers, but it didn't add up to much production. The 29-year-old continues to operate as the team's No.1 tight end with Dan Arnold (knee) in injured reserve, but he has a low floor for fantasy purposes given the overall struggles of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the offense as a whole.

Dec 6, 2021 11:50 AM EST

Catches three passes in return

O'Shaughnessy caught three of five targets for 29 yards during Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: The 29-year-old played played 59 of 73 offensive snaps in his first game since Week 2, which was in part due to starter Dan Arnold exiting early with a knee injury. Arnold is set to miss at least the next month with a sprained MCL, so O'Shaughnessy now finds himself atop Jacksonville's depth chart at tight end. He has nine receptions for 77 yards in his two full-game appearances this season, so he clearly has a decent rapport with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence and could have limited fantasy appeal.

Nov 29, 2021 1:28 PM EST

Poised for starting role

O'Shaughnessy is in line to serve as the Jaguars' top tight end after Dan Arnold (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy was activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's Week 12 loss to Atlanta, and he hauled in three of five targets for 29 yards. He should see an expanded role across the next several games since Arnold carries a recovery timetable of 4-6 weeks after he sustained a sprained MCL on Sunday.

Nov 29, 2021 11:01 AM EST

Activated from IR

The Jaguars activated O'Shaughnessy (ankle) from injured reserve Saturday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: He's expected to make his first appearance since Week 2 when the Jaguars host the Falcons on Sunday. While O'Shaughnessy opened the season as Jacksonville's top tight end, he now figures to slot in behind Dan Arnold, at least when it comes to target/route volume.

Nov 27, 2021 2:20 PM EST

Should return Sunday

O'Shaughnessy (ankle) is expected to be activated from injured reserve and play Sunday against Atlanta, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy was designated to return from injured reserve Nov. 17, and he's poised to return to game action Week 12 after missing the past eight games. Dan Arnold was acquired from the Panthers and has taken over as the Jags' starting tight end, and O'Shaughnessy may need to settle for the role of No. 2 tight end.

Nov 26, 2021 7:36 AM EST

Back at practice

The Jaguars designated O'Shaughnessy (ankle) for return from injured reserve Wednesday.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy is thus in line to rejoin the Jaguars for practice Wednesday as the team begins prep for its Week 11 matchup with the 49ers. Given that O'Shaughnessy hasn't played since Week 2 due to the high-ankle sprain, the Jaguars may want to see him turn in more than one week of practices before adding him back to the 53-man roster. Since O'Shaughnessy sustained the injury, the Jaguars acquired Dan Arnold from the Panthers and installed him as their starting tight end. Arnold is unlikely to give up the job after cobbling together a solid 17-195-0 receiving line on 24 targets in Jacksonville's three games since its Week 7 bye.

Nov 17, 2021 6:38 AM EST

Lands on IR

O'Shaughnessy (ankle) has been placed on IR by the Jaguars.

Analysis: With a high ankle sprain set to sideline O'Shaughnessy for at least three games, added TE snaps are on tap for Chris Manhertz, Luke Farrell and perhaps Jacob Hollister. Neither profiles as a reliable fantasy lineup option until or unless one of them develops a clear rapport with rookie QB Trevor Lawrence.

Sep 22, 2021 9:22 AM EST

Out indefinitely

O'Shaughnessy was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain Monday and will be out indefinitely, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy was operating as the Jaguars No. 1 tight end to start the season. He caught one pass for 26 yards before leaving Sunday's contest. Chris Manhertz and Luke Farrell are likely to see increased roles while the 29-year-old is sidelined.

Sep 20, 2021 10:50 AM EST

Injures ankle Sunday

O'Shaughnessy (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Broncos, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy suffered the injury in the first half of Week 2. If he is unable to return, expect Chris Manhertz and Luke Farrell to see extended snaps the rest of the game.

Sep 19, 2021 11:01 AM EST

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