James Proche

James Proche

Wide Receiver #11
Team: Free Agent None
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 193 lb.
College:Southern Methodist
Born:September 21, 1996
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 6 (201)
Draft Team:BAL

James Proche: Quiet rookie season

Proche played 25 offensive snaps as a rookie for the Ravens, recording one catch for 14 yards on three targets. He added 198 yards on punt returns.

Analysis: The SMU product did not crack the receiver rotation in his first season with the Ravens. Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews and Willie Snead combined for 60 percent of the targets while players like Miles Boykin and Devin Duvernay saw modest roles in the passing game. As a sixth-round pick with below-average athletic measurables, it's not entirely surprising that Proche was lightly used as a rookie. His 2020 season should be considered more of an incomplete grade than an outright disappointment. If Willie Snead is not retained, Proche could have a path to slot snaps in 2021. He did catch 111 passes and 15 touchdowns in his last collegiate season, after all.

January 5, 2021 9:30 AM EST

James Proche: Healthy scratch Sunday

Proche (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-rounder will sit out for the first time this season with Chris Moore (hand) back in the lineup. Through 14 games, Proche has mainly contributed in the return game. Either Marquise Brown or Willie Snead will fill in on punt return in Proche's place.

December 27, 2020 9:00 AM EST

James Proche: Back from COVID-19 list

The Ravens activated Proche (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Proche will return from the COVID-19 list before actually being forced to miss any time. Count on the rookie sixth-round pick to serve as Baltimore's top punt returner versus the Jaguars on Sunday.

December 19, 2020 3:10 PM EST

James Proche: Optimistic for Week 15

Coach John Harbaugh said Friday that Proche is "on track" to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Proche was considered a close contact to an infected person. As long as he continues to test negative, he'll be available for Sunday's game. Proche rarely contributes on offense, but he's the team's top punt returner. Through 13 games, Proche has averaged 8.3 yards per return (12th in the league).

December 18, 2020 10:38 AM EST

James Proche: Could still play Week 15

Coach John Harbaugh stated that Proche has been identified as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though Proche won't be available to practice with the team Thursday after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Harbaugh explained that the sixth-round rookie may still be able to suit up Week 15 if he continues to test negative. The SMU product collected the first catch of his NFL career Week 11 against the Titans, but he remains without a reception over his other 12 appearances on the season.

December 17, 2020 3:07 PM EST

James Proche: Hits COVID list

The Ravens placed Proche on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: Proche was placed on the list due to coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Per coach John Harbaugh, Proche still could play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars despite not practicing this week if they continue to test positive in the coming days, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Along with Proche, the team also placed receivers Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin on the list Wednesday.

December 16, 2020 3:47 PM EST

James Proche: Catches first pass

Proche caught his lone target for 14 yards and returned one punt for seven yards during Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick recorded the first catch of his NFL career during the third quarter, which was his only offensive snap of the contest. Proche's only consistent role for the Ravens in handling punt-return duties.

November 24, 2020 3:53 PM EST

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