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Josiah Deguara

Green Bay Packers
Tight End #81
Green Bay Packers
Tight End #81

Josiah Deguara News

Listed as doubtful

Deguara (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Deguara hasn't practiced all week so it would be very surprising to see the 2020 third-round pick available Monday. Any missed time will likely see Dominique Dafney get a larger role along with veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis.

Sep 18, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Misses Friday's practice

Deguara (concussion) missed practice Friday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Deguara was forced to leave the Packers' season opener early with a concussion. The tight end missed practice Thursday and just missed practice Friday, so his status for Monday's game is uncertain as of now. Expect Dominique Dafney to have a larger role against the Lions if Deguara can't play.

Sep 17, 2021 12:22 PM EST

Doesn't practice Thursday

Deguara (concussion) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: Deguara sustained a concussion in Sunday's season opener against the Saints and was unable to participate in the team's first practice of the week. His status for Monday's game against the Lions will likely come into focus based on whether he's able to return to practice this weekend.

Sep 16, 2021 3:41 PM EST

Won't return Sunday

Deguara suffered a concussion and has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: It was a scary scene in Jacksonville as Deguara was down for several minutes while trainers looked at him, but he was ultimately able to walk off under his own power. If the 24-year-old can't return for Week 2 against Detroit, Dominique Dafney may get some extra snaps as Green Bay's no. 3 tight end.

Sep 12, 2021 3:12 PM EST

Participating in team drills

Deguara (knee) participated in team drills during Thursday's practice, Marques Eversoll of The Fan 107.5 reports.

Analysis: Deguara also participated in team drills during joint practices with the Jets last week, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette, but the second-year tight end didn't suit up for last weekend's preseason game against New York. However, his continued participation in team drills this week suggests Deguara didn't suffer any sort of setback, so it seems possible he could take the field for the Packers' preseason finale Saturday against the Bills.

Aug 26, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Comes off PUP list

The Packers activated Deguara (knee) from the PUP list Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: While Demovsky noted Deguara has been medically cleared from the torn ACL he suffered last Oct. 5 against the Falcons, he likely will be eased into practice considering he's only 10 months removed from the injury. Robert Tonyan is the clear-cut receiving tight end in Green Bay, and Marcedes Lewis handles key blocking duties. As a result, Deguara, a 2020 third-round pick, may be fighting for not much more than a peripheral role in the Packers offense.

Aug 4, 2021 2:51 PM EST

Placed on PUP list

Deguara was placed on the Active/PUP-List Friday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: No surprise here, as Deguara is returning from an ACL injury that ended his rookie campaign after just two weeks. Prior to the injury, he saw a substantial amount of first-team reps. In his absence, Robert Tonyan proceeded to enjoy a breakout season and will enter 2021as the team's No. 1 tight end. However, Deguara does not project as a traditional tight end, as he is expected to display his versatitlity in the backfield, on the line and even in the slot. Still, it remains to be seen how close he is to returning to full-contact work.

Jul 23, 2021 6:14 PM EST

Could be ready for camp

Deguara (knee) may have progressed far enough in his recovery from a torn ACL to participate in the beginning of training camp, Jason Wilde of the Lacrosse Tribune reports.

Analysis: Deguara handled a substantial amount of first-team reps as a rookie last offseason, but a torn ACL ended his inaugural NFL campaign after just two games. On the bright side, the timing of Deguara's injury should allow him to fully recover by Week 1. Deguara and teammate David Bakhtiari (knee), who is also working his way back from a torn ACL, did rehab work together during OTAs earlier this offseason.

Jul 22, 2021 11:15 AM EST

Officially placed on IR

The Packers placed Deguara (torn ACL) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Deguara tore his ACL in Week 4 against the Falcons, and he'll predictably be shut down for the season. The rookie third-rounder caught one pass for 12 yards this year. The Packers have Robert Tonyan, Jace Sternberger and Marcedes Lewis (knee) available to handle reps at tight end moving forward, and Deguara should have enough time to make a full recovery for the 2021 season.

Oct 13, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Done for season

Deguara suffered a torn ACL in Monday's win over the Falcons and has been ruled out for the season, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: It was Deguara's second career NFL game after being selected in the third round of April's draft, and the rookie hasn't had much of a chance to impact the team's offense. He'll focus on rehabbing to return in 2021 at 100 percent. For the time being, Robert Tonyan will continue to lead the team's tight ends while Jace Sternberger and Marcedes Lewis (knee) rotate in.

Oct 6, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Active for Week 4

Deguara (shin) is active for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Falcons.

Analysis: Deguara got in two limited practices to close the week, enough for him to be ready to go for Monday's action. With Marcedes Lewis (knee) sidelined, Deguara may see an increased role. However, he'll still work behind both Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger.

Oct 5, 2020 4:49 PM EST

Deemed questionable for Monday

Deguara (shin) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Falcons.

Analysis: Deguara logged two straight limited practice sessions to finish off the practice week, so he may gear up for the first time since Week 1. Meanwhile, Marcedes Lewis (knee) is considered doubtful, so Deguara could operate as the No. 3 tight end Monday.

Oct 3, 2020 4:39 PM EST

Ramps up participation

Deguara (shin) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Deguara sat out of Thursday's practice but was able to get some work in Friday. His practice capacity Saturday will be revealing about the tight end's status for Monday's matchup against the Falcons. Even if he suits up, however, Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger figure to handle most of the reps as they did in Week 3.

Oct 2, 2020 3:45 PM EST

DNP to kick off practice week

Deguara (shin) did not participate during the Packers' practice session Thursday.

Analysis: The rookie third-round draft choice has missed each of Green Bay's last two outings, after collecting one catch for 12 yards during a Week 1 win against the Vikings. It appeared the rookie was in line for a moderately-involved role prior to the injury, as he saw the field for 31 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps against Minnesota. Now facing a potential third consecutive absence during Green Bay's Monday night showdown against Atlanta, Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger stand to serve as Aaron Rodgers' top pass-catching tight ends against the Falcons.

Oct 1, 2020 5:12 PM EST

Not playing Week 3

Deguara (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday in New Orleans, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: After opening his career with one catch on a 31-percent offensive snap share Week 1, Deguara will miss his second game in a row due to an ankle injury. With Davante Adams (hamstring) also inactive Sunday, the Packers may use more two-TE sets than normal, setting up Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis and Jace Sternberger for increased usage.

Sep 27, 2020 3:59 PM EST

Unlikely to play Sunday

Deguara (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest at New Orleans.

Analysis: Sidelined Week 2 due to shin and ankle injuries, Deguara made an attempt to practice this week, putting in a limited showing Wednesday. However, he was unable to participate at all Thursday and Friday and seems poised for a second consecutive absence. Look for Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis to split most of the TE reps in Deguara's stead, with Jace Sternberger acting as the third option at the position.

Sep 25, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Sits out Thursday

Deguara (shin) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice after being limited in Wednesday's session, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Deguara's pattern of practice participation is following a similar trajectory to last week, as he logged a limited session Wednesday before sitting out Thursday and Friday, ultimately receiving an inactive designation for Week 2 against the Lions. The 23-year-old rookie kicked off his NFL career with a 12-yard catch in the season debut against Minnesota, but it appears based on the latest injury report that he is unlikely to play Week 3 against a New Orleans defense that has allowed more tight-end receptions (20) than any other team in the NFL.

Sep 24, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Limited in Wednesday's session

Deguara (shin/ankle) was limited during Wednesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ahead of Week 2, Deguara was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice but sat out Thursday and Friday, ultimately ending up inactive against the Lions. Thursday's practice report should give a better indication of his status for Sunday's matchup versus the Saints.

Sep 23, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Out for Week 2

Deguara (shin/ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Deguara missed the Packers' last two practice sessions of the week with his leg injuries, and he will not play Sunday for the same reason. Deguara's absence should open up some snaps for the other three tight ends on the Packers' roster, and possibly some targets for Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger, in particular.

Sep 20, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Deguara (shin/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Deguara began the week as a limited participant, but he's now missed back-to-back sessions and appears to be trending in the wrong direction for Week 2. The rookie tight end was involved on offense during his NFL debut, as he drew two targets. If he misses time, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger could see slightly more opportunities.

Sep 18, 2020 1:14 PM EST

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