Jesper Horsted

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #87
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #87

Jesper Horsted News

Not on injury report

Horsted (concussion) is not on the Raiders' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Horsted is coming off a two-game absence due to a concussion sustained in Week 12. His full participation at Wednesday's practice indicates he has cleared the league's protocols. Look for him to take on his usual role backing up Foster Moreau at tight end assuming he avoids any setbacks.

Dec 14, 2022 6:31 PM EST

Out again Thursday

Horsted (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Rams, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Horsted sustained a concussion during the Raiders' Week 12 matchup in Seattle, and the 25-year-old will ultimately miss his second consecutive contest because of it. Horsted has mainly operated as a special-teams contributor thus far in 2022, so his absence shouldn't greatly alter Las Vegas' game plan Thursday against the Rams.

Dec 7, 2022 3:20 PM EST

Still dealing with injury

Horsted (concussion) was listed as a DNP on Monday's estimated practice report Monday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Horsted appears to still be in protocols after suffering a concussion Week 12 against the Seahawks. With the Raiders on a short week following Sunday's win over the Chargers, which Horsted missed, he may have a difficult time gaining clearance and playing Thursday against the Rams.

Dec 5, 2022 2:24 PM EST

Out against Chargers

Horsted (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against the Chargers, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.

Analysis: No surprise here, as Horsted was unable to practice all week. In his absence, Jacob Hollister will be the primary backup behind Foster Moreau at tight end.

Dec 3, 2022 8:49 AM EST

Forced out with consussion

Horsted (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Horsted did not log any offensive statistics before exiting at some point versus Seattle. The tight end will now need to clear the league's concussion protocol before suiting up again moving forward and his next chance to play will come against the Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 4. With Horsted out and Jacob Hollister (coach's decision) inactive, Foster Moreau will serve as the Raiders' only available tight end for the remainder of this Week 12 contest.

Nov 27, 2022 3:10 PM EST

Little playing time behind Moreau

Horsted went without a target across four snaps on offense in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Though he's served as the Raiders' No. 2 tight end in each of the past four games while Darren Waller (hamstring) has been sidelined, Horsted hasn't benefited from a dramatic increase in playing time. Horsted has taken no more than five snaps in any of those four contests while Foster Moreau has stepped into a full-time role in the absence of Waller. Moreau hasn't seen his snap share on offense fall below 95 percent in any of the past four weeks.

Nov 16, 2022 9:34 AM EST

Three catches in primetime loss

Horsted caught three passes on as many targets for 19 yards in Monday's 30-29 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Horsted quickly became the Raiders' only option at tight end when Darren Waller exited Monday's contest early due to a hamstring injury, with Foster Moreau (knee) also on the shelf. The team's upcoming bye week lends Waller and Moreau additional time to heal ahead of Las Vegas' Week 7 matchup against the Texans, but Horsted could be a part of that offensive game plan if either continues to miss time.

Oct 11, 2022 7:54 AM EST

Signs with Las Vegas

Horsted signed a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Horsted gets another chance after he was waived by Chicago in May following a failed physical. He'll need to make a strong impression to crack the 53-man roster after Las Vegas also signed Jacob Hollister and rookie UDFAs Cole Fotheringham and Travis Koontz this offseason.

Jun 7, 2022 1:41 PM EST

Gets let go

Horsted (undisclosed) was waived from the reserve/PUP list with an injury settlement Friday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Horsted was waived on Wednesday after a failed physical, then reverted to the reserve/PUP list after going unclaimed. Over the past three years, Horsted has appeared in a total of 13 games for the Bears, catching 10 of 13 targets for 108 years and three touchdowns. He'll now likely look to get healthy and earn another shot with in the NFL.

May 15, 2022 8:24 AM EST

Reverts to PUP list

Horsted (undisclosed) reverted to the reserve/PUP list Thursday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Horsted was waived with a failed physical designation Wednesday, but he'll remain with the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The nature of his injury still isn't clear.

May 13, 2022 9:29 AM EST

Cut with failed physical

Horsted (undisclosed) was waived with a failed physical designation by the Bears on Wednesday.

Analysis: Horstead appeared in seven games for Chicago last season and caught two of three targets for 21 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears tendered him a contract for 2022 but have now opted to part ways.

May 11, 2022 10:05 PM EST

Inks tender with Bears

Horstead signed a one-year contract as an exclusive-rights free agent with the Bears on Tuesday, Brendan Sugrue of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Horsted was tendered by Chicago back in March, and he will now officially return to the team. The depth tight end mostly contributed on special teams last season, handling just six offensive snaps in seven appearances.

Apr 5, 2022 8:44 AM EST

Tendered one-year deal

Horsted was tendered a one-year contract by the Bears on Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Analysis: Horsted appeared in seven games for the Bears last season, seeing just six offensive snaps, but he caught two of his three targets for 21 yards and two touchdowns. The 25 year-old has spent two seasons with the Bears after going undrafted out of Princeton. With fellow tight ends Jimmy Graham and Jesse James set to be free agents, Horsted has an opportunity to earn a larger role next season.

Mar 8, 2022 6:30 PM EST

Moves to injured reserve

Horsted (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Analysis: Horsted was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday and will on finish the season on injured reserve. The depth tight end appeared in seven games during 2021 and caught two passes for 21 yards, both of which went for touchdowns.

Jan 5, 2022 9:22 PM EST

Removed from COVID-19 list

The Bears activated Horsted (illness) off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Analysis: Horstead tested positive for the virus and has been sidelined since Dec. 22. The backup tight end has yet to play over two offensive snaps in a game this season, so his return to the active roster shouldn't impact the Bears' offensive game plan.

Jan 3, 2022 12:55 PM EST

Lands on COVID-19 list

Horsted (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: Horsted, who caught a 19-yard touchdown on the last play of Monday's loss to the Vikings, is the latest Bears player to land in COVID-19 protocols. It's unclear how long he may be sidelined, but J.P. Holtz would likely be the primary beneficiary of Horsted's potential absence.

Dec 22, 2021 9:57 AM EST

Posts second touchdown of season

Horsted caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Vikings on Monday.

Analysis: With the game out of hand and the clock winding down, the Bears had many of their backups on the field, which led to Horsted catching a touchdown pass on his only target as time expired. He's certainly been efficient this year, as he's caught two of his three targets, with both of his receptions coming in the end zone. It's unlikely he'll have enough of a role in the offense to be considered in the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 20, 2021 8:39 PM EST

Healthy scratch for Week 11

Horstead (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest with the Ravens.

Analysis: Horstead has mostly operated on special teams this year, so his absence shouldn't affect the Bears' offensive rotations. J.P. Holtz will likely fill in for Horstead on special teams, while Jesse James operates as the backup to Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham.

Nov 21, 2021 8:57 AM EST

Targeted once in loss

Horsted failed to catch his lone target in the Bears' 38-3 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Aside from a two-yard touchdown reception two weeks ago, Horsted doesn't have another catch on the year, and unless he moves up the Chicago depth chart, it's unlikely he'll have much fantasy value.

Oct 24, 2021 5:10 PM EST

First reception since 2019

Horsted caught a two-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

Analysis: Horsted functioned as the Bears' third tight end with Jesse James (personal) and J.P. Holtz (quadriceps) sitting this game out. It's unlikely that Horsted will see more than a handful of targets this season unless his situation changes drastically.

Oct 10, 2021 5:00 PM EST

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