Khari Blasingame

Chicago Bears
Running Back #0
Chicago Bears
Running Back #0

Khari Blasingame News

Plays mostly special teams in 2022

Blasingame didn't handle a rushing attempt in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season without an offensive touch.

Analysis: Blasingame played about 10 snaps per game as a fullback and about 15 per game as a special teamer. He didn't receive a carry and was targeted once all year, and over his four-year career, he has three rushing attempts and 10 receptions. He's now an unrestricted free agent.

Jan 8, 2023 5:24 PM EST

Not listed on injury report

Blasingame isn't listed on the Bears' injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Blasingame was inactive for the Bears' Week 13 loss to the Packers due to an illness, but he's full go following Chicago's Week 14 bye. The undrafted fullback out of Vanderbilt has played 130 offensive snaps across 12 appearances this season, but he's yet to record a rushing attempt and failed to hail in his lone target.

Dec 14, 2022 1:02 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Blasingame (illness) is inactive Sunday against the Packers, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Blasingame will sit for the first time this season, which will leave the Bears without a fullback. The news comes as a surprise, as the 26-year-old was not on the injury report coming into the day.

Dec 4, 2022 9:00 AM EST

Secures roster spot

Blasingame is one of two fullbacks to make the Bears' opening-day roster,

Analysis: Blasingame is atop the Bears' depth chart at fullback. He'll likely see time when the team uses heavy personnel packages, though it's unlikely he averages more than one touch per game on offense.

Aug 30, 2022 2:37 PM EST

One rushing attempt

Blasingame had one carry for six yards in the Bears' 21-20 win against the Browns on Saturday.

Analysis: Blasingame played with the first-string offense when the Bears had a fullback on the field. With it looking like the Bears will roster a fullback, he seems likely to make the regular-season roster. However, he may not see more than a rushing attempt or two in any given week.

Aug 28, 2022 9:39 AM EST

Lone fullback on roster

Blasingame has no competition for the Bears' fullback role Gene Chamberlain of reports.

Analysis: Blasingame is expected to see snaps as a blocker when the Bears use their wide-zone blocking scheme, but he's unlikely to see many rushing attempts. In his three seasons with the Titans, he played 313 snaps while handling three carries for six yards. Unless he has a significant role change, it's unlikely he sees enough work to be a weekly fantasy option in most leagues.

Jul 31, 2022 4:01 PM EST

Inks one-year deal

Blasingame signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Analysis: Blasingame was not tendered a contract by the Titans and will now join the Bears as a free agent. The 25-year-old appeared in 11 games last season, compiling six yards on three carries and two receptions for four yards on two targets. However, Blasingame's value comes as a blocker, who helped lead the way for Derrick Henry for parts of the last three seasons, including when Henry led the league in rushing in 2019 and 2020. He'll now work to help David Montgomery accomplish the same feat in 2022.

Mar 22, 2022 4:52 PM EST

Parting ways with Tennessee

Blasingame will become an unrestricted free agent since the Titans aren't tendering him a contract for 2022, Terry McCormick of reports.

Analysis: Blasingame missed time with a knee injury and played only 80 offensive snaps in 11 games last season, so the Titans won't tender him a contract for the upcoming campaign. The fullback received the first carries of his three-year NFL career in 2021, rushing three times for six yards.

Mar 15, 2022 10:32 PM EST

Inactive against Jacksonville

Blasingame (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Blasingame returned from a four-game absence in Week 12, and he played primarily on special teams in addition to earning three rushing attempts. However, he'll now be inactive in favor of Tory Carter who has yet to log an offensive statistic this season.

Dec 12, 2021 8:53 AM EST

Makes 2021 debut

Blasingame carried the ball three times for six yards in Sunday's 36-13 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Blasingame was activated from injured reserve Saturday and took the field for his season debut against New England. After failing to record a rushing attempt in 2020, Blasingame immediately got some involvement as a rusher. However, even given the Titans' injury-riddled backfield, he isn't likely to see expanded involvement in the offense moving forward.

Nov 29, 2021 6:46 AM EST

Activated by Titans

Blasingame (knee) has been activated by the Titans ahead of Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

Analysis: Blasingame has been inactive since Week 7. He was designated to return from injured reserve earlier in the week, and apparently proved himself worthy of activating during practice. Barring any setbacks, he will be available at fullback for the Titans.

Nov 27, 2021 12:21 PM EST

Designated to return from IR

Blasingame (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old has been inactive since Week 7 and the team will now have 21 days to either activate him or place him back on IR, which would end his season. Blasingame has been used exclusively as a blocker this season, failing to record a carry over six contests in 2021.

Nov 23, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Placed on injured reserve

Blasingame (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, John Glennon of reports.

Analysis: Blasingame was already ruled out for Sunday against the Rams after also missing week 8 against the Colts. Tory Carter should fill in for Blasingame moving forward, but he is also question Sunday with a shoulder injury.

Nov 6, 2021 1:07 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Blasingame (knee) will not play Sunday against the Rams, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Blasingame will miss his second consecutive game Sunday after not being able to get in any practice time this week. With Derrick Henry (foot) on IR the fullbacks blocking skills will be sorely missed. Tory Carter (shoulder) has been added to the active roster to replace him, but he is also dealing with an injury and is questionable Sunday. Blasingame will try to return in Week 10 against the Saints.

Nov 5, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Absent from practice

Blasingame (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Turron Davenport of reports.

Analysis: Blasingame missed last week's win over the Colts with a knee injury, and he's been unable to take the field for the first two days of practice ahead of Week 9. If he hopes to play Sunday against the Rams, he'll presumable need to practice in some capacity Friday.

Nov 4, 2021 12:13 PM EST

Sidelined for Week 8

Blasingame (knee) won't play in Sunday's game against the Colts, Terry McCormick of Titans Insider reports.

Analysis: Not having the fullback in there to block may be a minor setback, but Derrick Henry and the Titans' running game should be just fine in Blasingame's absence. Blasingame hasn't touched the ball this season after totaling four scrimmage yards apiece in each of his first two campaigns with Tennessee.

Oct 29, 2021 11:30 AM EST

Inks deal with Titans

The Titans signed Blasingame to a one-year deal, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chroniclereports.

Analysis: Blasingame suited up in all but one game with the Titans during the 2020 campaign. Contributing as both a blocker on offense and a special-teams asset, the fullback caught four of his five targets for 39 yards during his 2020 season and will look to build on that number in the upcoming year.

Mar 5, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Activated from COVID-19 list

The Titans activated Blasingame (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Blasingame wasn't able to suit up versus Buffalo on Tuesday, but he now looks on track to return for Sunday's tilt against the Texans. The fullback normally only contributes as a blocker on offense and as a special-teams asset.

Oct 16, 2020 9:11 AM EST

Lands on COVID-19 list

Blasingame will be placed on the COVID-19 Reserve list Monday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old fielded only one offensive touch between Weeks 1 and 3, though he has garnered 20-plus percent of the offensive snaps over each of Tennessee's past two games while serving as the starting fullback. With the Titans' Week 4 matchup against Pittsburgh already having been postponed until Oct. 25 because of concerns over COVID-19, Blasingame has a chance to avoid missing time so long as he can post consecutive negative tests between now and Tennessee's Week 5 matchup against the Bills.

Oct 4, 2020 1:21 PM EST

Minor role in playoffs

Blasingame played 44 offensive snaps but did not touch the ball in three playoff games.

Analysis: The 23-year-old saw similar usage in six regular-season games after being promoted to the 53-man roster in mid-November, though he did see minor involvement in the passing game with four catches for 54 yards. Blasingame remains under contract for 2020, but his reserve role and $585,000 salary doesn't provide much roster security.

Jan 26, 2020 8:08 AM EST

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