Jason Croom

Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #80
Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #80

Jason Croom News

Gets medical clearance

Croom (knee) received full medical clearance Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Croom, currently a free agent, suffered a torn ACL back in August of 2021. The veteran tight end can now make a push to sign somewhere in the league as a depth option. He may end up inking to a practice squad.

Sep 20, 2022 8:27 AM EST

Lands on IR

Croom (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday after tearing his right patella tendon, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: As expected, Croom's MRI showed a full tear of his patella tendon, and his 2021 campaign is now over. The 27-year-old has appeared in just four NFL games since 2018, when he played in 15 contests and caught 22 passes -- including one touchdown -- for the Bills.

Aug 21, 2021 7:29 PM EST

Serious injury feared

Croom (knee) is believed to have suffered a right patella tendon injury, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Croom is undergoing an MRI to diagnose the full extent of his injury, and if a patella tendon tear is confirmed it will only be a matter of time before the Eagles officially rule him out for the 2021 season. Across four appearances for Philadelphia last season, Croom turned his only target into a three-yard touchdown.

Aug 20, 2021 8:50 AM EST

Suffers knee injury

Croom has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's preseason game due to a knee injury.

Analysis: Croom was targeted on the second play of the second quarter Thursday, but he sustained an injury on the play. The tight end was put into an air cast and carted off the field, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. The specifics of the issue aren't yet clear, but the 27-year-old appears to be dealing with a relatively serious injury.

Aug 19, 2021 6:07 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

Croom was promoted to the Eagles' active roster Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Croom hasn't logged an offensive snap for the Eagles since Week 8, but he now rejoins the active roster and will provide depth at tight end behind Zach Ertz with Dallas Goedert nursing a calf injury.

Jan 1, 2021 11:40 AM EST

Back in Philadelphia

Croom signed a contract with the Eagles' practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Croom was waived by the Eagles on Tuesday, but re-joined the team on the practice squad after going unclaimed. The 26-year-old has suited up in four games with the Eagles this season, recording a three-yard touchdown reception on his lone target.

Nov 4, 2020 3:40 PM EST

Lands on waivers

The Eagles waived Croom on Tuesday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Croom began the 2020 season on Philadelphia's practice squad, but he has played four games, recording a three-yard touchdown reception on his lone target. If he clears waivers, Croom likely will land back on the team's practice squad.

Nov 3, 2020 12:15 PM EST

Joins active roster

Croom was signed to the active roster by the Eagles on Wednesday.

Analysis: Philadelphia released guard Jamon Brown in a corresponding move to make room for the practice squad tight end. Croom caught a three-yard touchdown in his Eagles debut last week, and he should see an expanded role behind Richard Rodgers against the Giants on Thursday with both Zach Ertz (ankle) and Dallas Goedert (ankle) unavailable. Hakeem Butler is also on the roster at the tight end position.

Oct 21, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Croom reverted to the Eagles' practice squad, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Croom made an instant impact in his debut, recording three-yard touchdown reception in his only offensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He also chipped in seven snaps on special teams. Look for Croom to potentially be called up again soon with Zach Ertz (ankle) set to miss a couple weeks.

Oct 19, 2020 8:07 PM EST

Picks up second career TD

Croom recorded a three-yard touchdown reception Sunday in the Eagles' 30-28 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Making his team debut, Croom took the field as part of the Eagles' goal-line package in the fourth quarter and was able to find paydirt on his lone offensive snap of the contest. With top tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) expected to miss the next 3-to-4 weeks after exiting early in Sunday's contest, Croom should stick on the Eagles' active roster for the team's Week 7 game against the Giants on Thursday night. Ertz's absence may open up some more snaps for Croom, but expect Richard Rodgers to dominate the work at the position.

Oct 19, 2020 12:49 PM EST

Back on active roster

Croom returned to the Eagles active roster Saturday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Croom was demoted to the practice squad prior to Week 5. However, he will be back with the team for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He will presumably provide depth at tight end behind Zach Ertz , Richard Rodgers and Hakeem Butler.

Oct 17, 2020 12:52 PM EST

Demoted to practice squad

Croom has reverted to Philadelphia's practice squad, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: The former Bill made his first NFL appearance in two years during Philadelphia's Week 5 loss to the Steelers, though he only garnered two offensive snaps and seven special-teams snaps. Dallas Goedert (ankle) must sit out at least one more week after landing on injured reserve Sept. 29, but the Eagles seemingly feel comfortable with Richard Rodgers and Hakeem Butler as secondary tight end options heading into a matchup against the Ravens.

Oct 12, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Earns promotion Sunday

Croom was elevated to the Eagles' active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: With Dallas Goedert (ankle) hitting IR last week, the team elected for in-house reinforcements to their 53-man roster. Croom has last suited up in game action in 2018, when he racked up 22 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown with the Bills. If he suits up for Week 5, he'll likely be used as a blocking tight end and on special teams.

Oct 11, 2020 7:30 AM EST

Joins Philly practice squad

Croom signed with the Eagles' practice squad Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Croom's signing gives the franchise some added depth at tight end in the wake of Dallas Goedert's ankle injury. If Croom impresses in practice, he could work his way up to the game-day roster.

Sep 29, 2020 11:22 AM EST

Let go by practice squad

The Bills cut Croom (hamstring) from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Croom hasn't played an NFL snap since 2019 when he recorded a 22-259-1 line. He'll look to get healthy and secure another practice squad role elsewhere.

Sep 22, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Lands on practice squad

The Bills signed Croom (hamstring) to the practice squad Sunday.

Analysis: Croom wasn't able to survive final roster cuts Saturday, but he'll stick around in Buffalo as a member of the practice squad. After a hamstring injury caused him to miss the entire 2019 campaign, Croom could be nearing his last chances to take a step forward in his development.

Sep 6, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Can't survive final cut

The Bills cut Croom (hamstring) on Saturday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle per a league source.

Analysis: Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft are both healthy entering the season and the Bills have several other tight ends in the mix. In the end, Croom's battle with injuries and lack of development the last season or so cost him a spot on the team.

Sep 5, 2020 8:00 AM EST

Another hamstring issue

Croom sat out Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Croom missed the entire 2019 due to a hamstring injury, though there's no word yet if this is related, though the tight end has missed the last couple of days of practice. Croom might be on the outside looking in for a final roster spot.

Sep 3, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Returning from hamstring injury

Croom (hamstring) has been participating at informal workout with teammates in Florida, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old didn't see game action in 2019 after suffering a hamstring injury in August, but he re-signed with Buffalo in March and has been working out in Florida while activities at team facilities remain limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Croom led the team's tight ends in catches (22) and receiving yards (259) in 2018, but he'll have to fight his way back into the rotation with Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft atop the depth chart.

Jun 24, 2020 3:02 PM EST

Nets extension

Croom (hamstring) re-signed with the Bills on a one-year deal Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Croom, who led the Bills in tight end receiving yards and catches in 2018, spent all of last year on injured reserve thanks to a nagging hamstring injury. With the emergence of rookie Dawson Knox and depth veterans such as Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith, it seems unlikely Croom will see any significant time on the field in 2020, should he make the team at all.

Mar 14, 2020 8:01 AM EST

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