The Jaguars traded Oliver (foot) to the Ravens on Wednesday for a conditional draft pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Oliver spent the 2020 season on injured reserve with a foot injury. He'll presumably be healthy for the 2021 campaign. The 2019 third-round pick played just four games during his rookie season, generating a 3-15-0 line. He'll handle a depth role behind Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle (knee) in Baltimore.
Mar 17, 2021 4:24 PM EST
Oliver (foot) won't be eligible to return from injured reserve, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: If the Jaguars wanted Oliver to be eligible to return, they would've had to wait until Sept. 6 to place him on injured reserve. As is, the 2019 third-round pick will miss the entire 2020 campaign while he recovers from surgery on a broken foot. Oliver missed 12 games last year with hamstring and back injuries, so his luck couldn't be much worse through two pro season. Meanwhile, Tyler Eifert is left with light competition for TE targets in Jacksonville.
Aug 20, 2020 7:02 AM EST
The Jaguars placed Oliver (foot) on injured reserve Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Oliver is scheduled to have surgery on a broken foot and can now be ruled out for the first eight weeks of the regular season. The 2019 third-round pick missed the first six games of his rookie campaign with a hamstring injury and the final six games with a fracture in his back, limiting him to four appearances. With Oliver out until at least midseason, Tyler Eifert doesn't have much competition for targets at tight end.
Aug 20, 2020 6:25 AM EST
Oliver suffered a broken foot bone Sunday and will undergo surgery, SI's John Shipley reports.
Analysis: It's not clear what the exact type of foot fracture Oliver suffered, but the quick surgery announcement implies it was something substantial that could keep him out for an extended period. It's a frustrating development for the athletic but raw tight end out of San Jose State, a third-round pick of Jacksonville's from the 2019 draft. The Jaguars have at least two capable veterans on the depth chart in Tyler Eifert and James O'Shaughnessy, but both of them have their own durability concerns. After those two veterans, rookie sixth-round pick Tyler Davis (Georgia Tech) might be next on the depth chart.
Aug 17, 2020 7:33 AM EST
Oliver (back) should be healthy for training camp after appearing in only three games as a rookie, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: The 2019 third-round pick missed the preseason with a hamstring injury and went down with a back issue after returning to the field, as he finished the season with three catches for 15 yards. Tyler Eifert was signed in March and is expected to start in 2020, while Oliver is likely to compete for reps behind him with James O'Shaughnessy (knee) and rookie Tyler Davis.
Jun 23, 2020 3:45 PM EST
Oliver (back) spent the final six weeks of the season on injured reserve and totaled three catches for 15 yards in four games this season.
Analysis: The rookie third-round pick missed the preseason and the first six games of the year with a hamstring injury, and he didn't see much involvement in the offense before suffering small fractures in his back Week 11. The starting job at tight end remains up for grabs, so a strong offseason could go a long way towards securing a larger role in 2020.
Jan 24, 2020 1:33 PM EST
The Jaguars placed Oliver (back) on injured reserve Monday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Analysis: Oliver suffered fractures in his back during Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Colts, the severity of which will now cause him to spend the rest of the season on injured reserve. The 22-year-old caught three of six targets for 15 yards across four games in his rookie campaign. With Seth DeValve (oblique) nursing an injury, the Jaguars could be forced to work with Nick O'Leary (who the team signed in free agency Monday) and Ben Koyack as the only options at tight end Week 12.
Nov 18, 2019 11:12 AM EST
Oliver was diagnosed with small fractures in his back after he exited Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The Jaguars didn't provide an update on Oliver's condition after the game, but Rapoport notes that the tight end is expected to miss multiple weeks as a result of the injury and could be a candidate for injured reserve. Jacksonville was already down another of its pass-catching tight ends (Seth DeValve, oblique) heading into the contest, spurring the team's decision to sign free agent Nick O'Leary. Unless DeValve is back for the Week 12 game against the Titans, Jacksonville will likely have O'Leary and blocking specialist Ben Koyack as its lone available tight ends in that contest. Oliver caught one of two targets for a five-yard gain in the loss to Indianapolis.
Nov 18, 2019 8:49 AM EST
Oliver (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Analysis: It's unclear how Oliver picked up the injury, but this is tough news for him, considering he was in line for an increased snap count Sunday. With he and Seth DeValve (oblique) sidelined as well, the only healthy tight end left on the roster is Ben Koyack. Oliver left late int he fourth quarter, so in the likely event he doesn't return, expect specifics from the team in the coming days regarding the injury.
Nov 17, 2019 12:56 PM EST
Oliver is expected to handle a heavier snap count Sunday against the Colts with Seth DeValve (abdomen) inactive for the contest, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: DeValve had played more than half of the Jaguars' offensive snaps in each of the pass three games and garnered eight targets in that span, so some modest volume in the passing game will be up for grabs. While the Jaguars may end up filtering more of DeValve's looks to their running backs or receivers, Oliver represents a better candidate to draw targets than the lone other healthy tight end, blocking specialist Ben Koyack. After an injury delayed start to his NFL career, the rookie caught two of four targets for 10 yards in the Jaguars' two games prior to the team's Week 10 bye.
Nov 17, 2019 9:26 AM EST
Oliver (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Analysis: Oliver began the week as a limited practice participant but progressed to full participation Thursday and Friday to clear the way for his NFL debut this weekend. The rookie third-round pick has been sidelined since early August by the hamstring injury but could have an immediate role in the offense with Geoff Swaim (concussion/ankle) sidelined and James O'Shaughnessy (knee) out for the year. Oliver is mostly just a speculative stash in fantasy until he shows what he can do on the field.
Oct 18, 2019 11:37 AM EST
Oliver (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Oliver appears ready to make his NFL debut against the Bengals on Sunday, barring any setbacks. The rookie third-round pick could be in line for a key role in Jacksonville's offense, with Geoff Swaim nursing a concussion. Still, he isn't yet worth fantasy consideration in leagues that start a single tight end.
Oct 17, 2019 12:34 PM EST
Oliver (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Oliver has yet to suit up in game action this season due to the lingering hamstring injury, but coach Doug Marrone said Monday that he thinks Oliver could suit up Sunday. Considering Geoff Swaim is nursing a concussion and James O'Shaughnessy (knee) resides on injured reserve, Oliver could play for a key role in the offense against the Bengals if fully healthy. Expect his practice availability to show a more accurate picture throughout the week.
Oct 16, 2019 4:03 PM EST
Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that Oliver (hamstring) could have a chance to play Sunday against the Bengals, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Analysis: With Geoff Swaim nursing a concussion and James O'Shaughnessy (knee) on injured reserve, Oliver could be in line for a key role on offense versus the Bengals if healthy. That said, a lingering hamstring issue has kept the rookie sidelined the previous six contests, so Oliver isn't a lock to fully recover in time to suit up Week 7.
Oct 14, 2019 12:03 PM EST
Oliver (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Analysis: Oliver was a limited participant again this week but won't make his NFL debut against New Orleans. Geoff Swaim is primed for a heavy snap count this week with James O'Shaughnessy (knee) out for the season.
Oct 11, 2019 11:05 AM EST
Oliver (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: It's the fourth straight practice as a limited participant while Oliver continues progressing towards his return from the hamstring injury sustained in early August. The rookie third-round pick should have a chance to carve out a solid role in the offense once he's cleared for game action since No. 1 tight end James O'Shaughnessy was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
Oct 9, 2019 3:40 PM EST
Oliver (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Carolina.
Analysis: Oliver was a limited participant at practice this week and will miss his fifth straight game with the hamstring injury. The rookie third-round pick will likely need to advance to full practice participation before having a chance at taking the field. James O'Shaughnessy and Geoff Swaim will continue to work as the Jaguars' top-two tight ends.
Oct 4, 2019 11:25 AM EST
Oliver (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL reports.
Analysis: Oliver continues to nurse a lingering hamstring injury, and he'll now miss a fourth consecutive contest. A timetable for the rookie third-round pick's recovery remains undisclosed.
Sep 27, 2019 10:58 AM EST
Oliver (hamstring) will not practice Thursday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Oliver managed to log a limited practice session Wednesday, but he's been downgraded to individual work Thursday. It remains to be seen whether the rookie third-round pick suffered a setback in his recovery, but his status for Sunday's tilt against the Broncos appears murky at best. Oliver has yet to make his NFL debut.
Sep 26, 2019 8:09 AM EST
Oliver (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Analysis: It's the first time Oliver has officially participated at practice since the start of the regular season, so this is his first tangible progress towards making his NFL debut. The rookie third-round pick has been sidelined by the hamstring injury since early August, so he figures to require some additional practice time before returning to full strength.
Sep 25, 2019 3:16 PM EST
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