Jason Croom

Jason Croom

Tight End #80
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 246 lb.
College:Tennessee
Age:26
Born:February 28, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Jason Croom: 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.

October 21, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

October 19, 2020 8:07 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

October 19, 2020 12:49 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

October 17, 2020 12:52 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

October 12, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

October 11, 2020 7:30 AM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

September 29, 2020 11:22 AM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

September 22, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

September 6, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

September 5, 2020 8:00 AM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

September 3, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

June 24, 2020 3:02 PM EST

Jason Croom: 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.

March 14, 2020 8:01 AM EST

Jason Croom: Placed on IR

Croom has been placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Croom could never get fully healthy this summer and by the time he was even close, two rookies had passed him on the depth chart. This allows the Bills to keep him in the mix until next season, unless he pushes for an injury settlement with the team once healthy.

September 1, 2019 4:26 PM EST

Jason Croom: Moving to IR?

The Bills plan on moving Croom to injured reserve with a hand injury Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, per a source.

Analysis: Croom was unlikely to make the team anyway, so the hand injury allows the team to stash him away yet still keep him in the mix, though the tight end could always seek an injury settlement with the Bills. Rapoport astutely mentions the maneuver will allow Buffalo to bring back veteran safety Kurt Coleman after the team cut him Saturday.

August 31, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Jason Croom: On track for Thursday

Croom (hamstring) expects to suit up during Thursday's preseason finale against the Vikings, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Croom has been sidelined throughout training camp due to a hamstring injury initially suffered late May, and now appears on track to make his preseason debut. He's working to carve out a depth role in Buffalo's crowded tight end room, which includes Tyler Kroft (foot), Dawson Knox and Lee Smith.

August 27, 2019 9:03 AM EST

Jason Croom: Looking to play Friday

Croom is in uniform and warming up prior to Friday's preseason matchup with the Lions, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It was originally reported that Croom would sit out of Friday's contest, but now it seems that he'll attempt to return from the hamstring issue that plagued him since late May. The 25-year-old currently sits behind a handful of other tight ends on Buffalo's depth chart, including Dawson Knox, who is also looking to play Friday and finally overcome a hamstring issue.

August 23, 2019 4:28 PM EST

Jason Croom: Expected out Friday

Croom (hamstring) is slated to sit out Friday's preseason game against the Lions, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Croom continues to battle a hamstring issue as roster cuts begin to loom. However, considering he hauled in 22 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown last season and Tyler Kroft's status for the opener remains unclear, Croom may still be in decent shape to earn a 53-man roster spot.

August 23, 2019 2:52 PM EST

Jason Croom: Working during individual drills

Croom (hamstring) took part in individual drills during practice Monday, Heather Prusak of WGRZ 2 reports.

Analysis: Croom ran routes and did one-versus-one work as he continues on the comeback trail from the hamstring injury. The 25-year-old has been dealing with the hamstring issue since OTAs in June, but he appears to be nearing a return to full health.

August 19, 2019 11:49 AM EST

Jason Croom: Still limited

Croom (hamstring) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Croom returned to practice in a limited fashion last Friday, and has yet to return to full health. Tyler Kroft (broken foot) and Dawson Knox (hamstring) both remain sidelined, so Croom faces the opportunity to earn a roster spot if he's able to return to practice without limitations in the near future.

August 16, 2019 1:24 PM EST

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