Pruitt (ankle) recorded 14 catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns across 16 games in the 2021 season.
Analysis: Pruitt suffered a severe ankle injury in Week 16, which cut short his most productive season as a pro. His best performance came early in Week 2 against Seattle, when he tallied three receptions for 43 yards. However, even prior to suffering the ankle injury his production had slowed, as he had failed to record multiple receptions in each of his final eight games. Pruitt will hit free agency at the close of the season and is likely to serve a depth role regardless of where he lands for the 2022 campaign.
Jan 13, 2022 7:41 PM EST
Pruitt (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Pruitt suffered a severe ankle injury Sunday against the Dolphins and was scheduled for surgery Monday, so it's no surprise he landed on injured reserve. Geoff Swaim and Anthony Firkser are the remaining tight ends on Tennessee's active roster, so the team is likely to add another tight end for depth in the near future with Pruitt out for at least three weeks, and likely the season.
Jan 3, 2022 1:54 PM EST
Pruitt will have surgery on his ankle today and will miss extended time, John Glennon of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Given how the injury looked and this subsequent prognosis, it sounds as if Pruitt is unlikely to return even later in the playoffs. He ends the regular season with 14 catches on 18 targets for 145 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. Anthony Firkser should see a bump in playing time, and the Titans will likely add a third tight end to the roster shortly.
Jan 3, 2022 10:36 AM EST
Pruitt is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to an ankle injury, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Pruitt appeared to suffer a serious ankle injury in the second half of the game. He was carted off the field in an aircast and ruled out quickly thereafter. Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim should see an increased role in his absence.
Jan 2, 2022 12:40 PM EST
Pruitt recorded one catch on one target for one yard in Sunday's 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Pruitt was on the field for 34 percent of offensive snaps, good for second among the team's tight ends. However, his involvement in the passing game was minimal, and he has now been limited to one or fewer receptions in his last six contests.
Dec 20, 2021 1:28 PM EST
Pruitt recorded one reception on three targets for five yards in Sunday's 20-0 win over the Jaguars.
Analysis: Pruitt finished third among Tennessee's tight ends with three targets, though that was his highest total since Week 7. While Ryan Tannehill regularly targets his tight ends, Pruitt has recorded multiple receptions in a game only three times this season.
Dec 12, 2021 10:28 PM EST
Pruitt recorded one reception on two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 36-13 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Pruitt maintained his role primarily as a blocker among the team's tight end corps. He was on the field for 27 offensive snaps (43 percent), working behind Geoff Swaim. Pruitt has earned multiple targets in only four games on the campaign.
Nov 29, 2021 8:24 AM EST
Pruitt recorded one catch for two yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Pruitt was limited to one or fewer receptions in a game for the seventh time this season. However, he made his one catch count against the Saints, reaching the end zone on a play-action pass early in the third quarter. On the campaign, Pruitt has 11 receptions for 129 yards and three touchdowns across 10 games.
Nov 15, 2021 9:02 PM EST
Pruitt recorded two receptions on two targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Pruitt was one of three Titans' tight ends to record a reception, though Geoff Swaim worked as the top player at the position. It was the second consecutive week that Pruitt has tallied multiple catches after failing to do so in five of the first six games of the season. Even so, with only 11 targets halfway through the campaign, Pruitt is unlikely to see reliable volume moving forward.
Oct 31, 2021 7:40 PM EST
Pruitt recorded two receptions on three targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-3 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Pruitt matched his highest target total of the season. He got the Titans on the board with a five-yard touchdown reception from Derrick Henry on a trick play early in the first quarter. Pruitt also hauled in a 22-yard catch early in the second quarter to record his second gain of more than 20 yards on the campaign. Though he's now found the end zone in consecutive contests, Pruitt does not have a consistent enough role in the passing game to be a trustworthy producer.
Oct 24, 2021 10:03 PM EST
Pruitt recorded one reception on one target for 14 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: Pruitt found a soft spot in the Jaguars' zone defense midway through the second quarter to find the end zone on his lone reception of the game. It was his first touchdown of the season, and Pruitt has now seen only one target in three consecutive contests. Through five games, he has six receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Oct 10, 2021 9:19 PM EST
Pruitt recorded one reception on one target for seven yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Pruitt was on the field for just over half of the team's offensive snaps as Anthony Firkser (knee) remained sidelined. His only reception of the game came relatively late in the fourth quarter, when he converted a first down to keep a drive alive that ultimately resulted in a field goal. Pruitt is primarily utilized as a blocker, though he did log three receptions in Week 2 against Seattle.
Sep 27, 2021 9:51 PM EST
Pruitt recorded three receptions on three targets for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: Pruitt benefitted from the absence of Anthony Firkser (knee) to log 55 snaps. While many of the targets of the offense were funneled to Julio Jones, A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry, Pruitt still served as the team's primary pass-catching tight end. Pruitt was particularly involved in the team's first drive of the second half, when he logged two of his receptions for 21 yards. Firkser did participate in two limited practices prior to being inactive for the Week 2 matchup, so he could be back for a Week 3 contest against Indianapolis.
Sep 20, 2021 11:41 AM EST
Pruitt was elevated from the Titans' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Cardinals, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.
Analysis: Pruitt joined the Titans' practice squad after he was cut by the 49ers at the end of August. He'll join the active roster to provide depth at tight end in the season opener since Tommy Hudson (toe) has been ruled out.
Sep 11, 2021 5:53 PM EST
Pruitt has signed on with the Titans' practice squad, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Pruitt missed out on a 53-man roster spot with the 49ers but found a new home to continue his NFL pursuit after just a few days. The signing makes sense for Tennessee given that he's played each of the last three seasons in Nashville.
Sep 3, 2021 3:30 PM EST
The 49ers released Pruitt on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Pruitt joined up with the Niners in June and then injured his calf late in July. The tight end was forced to miss about a month of training camp which made him fall on the team's depth chart. On Tuesday, the 49ers cut Pruitt as they already have enough quality options at tight end, in George Kittle and Ross Dwelley.
Aug 31, 2021 12:24 PM EST
Pruitt (calf) is practicing Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports reports.
Analysis: Pruitt missed a significant portion of training camp due to a calf injury, but he's now back on the field. The sixth-year pro is competing for a depth gig in San Francisco's right end corps, where George Kittle stands as the unquestioned No. 1 option.
Aug 26, 2021 8:27 AM EST
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Pruitt (calf) will miss some time, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Pruitt, who joined the 49ers in June, looks to be competing for a depth role in San Francisco. George Kittle is unquestionably the 49ers' top tight end, and Ross Dwelley seems like the favorite for the No. 2 role, but if he can return to practice soon Pruitt could very well compete with Charlie Woerner and Josh Pederson for the No. 3 spot.
Jul 30, 2021 12:25 PM EST
Pruitt will sign a contract with the 49ers, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Pruitt has a lengthy stay in the NFL behind him and is coming off of five catches for 49 yards and a pair of touchdowns last season with the Titans. He should add some more depth to the 49ers' tight end room heading into training camp.
Jun 2, 2021 2:57 PM EST
Pruitt recorded five receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns across 11 games with the Titans in 2020.
Analysis: Pruitt recorded at least one reception in only four games this season, though he did serve as an option in the red zone occasionally. However, he is regarded as a strong run blocker and was utilized primarily in that role by the Titans. Pruitt is on an expiring contract and will hit unrestricted free agency this offseason.
Jan 7, 2021 9:52 PM EST
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