Nate Becker

Green Bay Packers
Tight End #44
Green Bay Packers
Tight End #44

Nate Becker News

Let go by Green Bay

The Packers cut Becker (undisclosed) from injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Becker sustained an undisclosed injury during the Packers' preseason finale and reverted to injured reserve after being waived by Green Bay. However, he'll be eligible to play in 2022 if he can pass a physical with another team.

Sep 2, 2022 8:12 PM EST

Lands on IR

Becker (undisclosed) reverted to the Packers' injured reserve list Wednesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Becker suffered the injury during the Packers' preseason finale and has reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers. Barring an injury settlement, the 6-foot-5 tight end will be sidelined for the entire 2022 campaign.

Aug 31, 2022 4:37 PM EST

Waived by Green Bay

The Packers waived/injured Becker (undisclosed) on Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Becker suffered an injury during Green Bay's preseason finale, per Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site. If the 6-foot-5 tight end goes unclaimed on waivers, he will revert to the Packers' injured reserve.

Aug 30, 2022 11:18 AM EST

Claimed off waivers by Green Bay

The Packers claimed Becker off waivers from the Panthers on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Becker started his NFL career in Detroit as an undrafted free agent before spending a couple of years in Buffalo and eventually landed in Carolina earlier this week. However, the Panthers quickly waived the 6-foot-5 tight end despite numerous injuries to their tight end corps. The Packers opted to claim Becker, who'll likely get an opportunity during Friday's preseason game with Robert Tonyan (knee) still sidelined and Marcedes Lewis unlikely to play.

Aug 15, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Let go Sunday

Becker was waived by Carolina on Sunday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Becker had just joined the team Thursday with Ian Thomas (ribs), Colin Thompson (calf) and Josh Babicz (undisclosed) all nursing injuries at tight end. The 26-year-old will now work to earn an opportunity elsewhere.

Aug 14, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Signs with Panthers

Becker agreed to a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: The 6-foot-5, 264-pounder adds depth to Carolina's roster in advance of the team's preseason opener, with several of the team's tight ends dealing with training camp injuries. Becker last signed with the Bills in 2019, but only ended up playing in just one game and failed to record a reception.

Aug 11, 2022 12:49 PM EST

Fails to land roster spot

Becker was waived by Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The Bills only have two tight ends on the roster right now -- starter Dawson Knox and an injured Tommy Sweeney -- so we imagine Becker might be a candidate for the practice squad. Veteran tight end Jacob Hollister did not make the final roster either.

Aug 31, 2021 3:18 PM EST

Sticking with Buffalo

Becker signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

Analysis: The 24-year-old appeared in one game but spent most of the season on the practice squad, and he'll remain with the Bills for the start of the offseason program. Becker figures to face long odds of making the season-opening roster in 2021.

Jan 26, 2021 7:53 PM EST

Sent to practice squad

Becker reverted back to Buffalo's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Becker was on the field for a total of 34 snaps in Week 17, with 30 coming on offense and four on special teams. This marked his lone action of the 2020 regular season.

Jan 4, 2021 8:41 PM EST

Elevated for Week 17

Becker has been elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against Miami, the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The 2019 undrafted free agent has yet to catch an NFL pass, but he could get a look or two Sunday with the Bills placing Tyler Kroft on the COVID-19 list Saturday and possibly being willing to use more reserves in a game that only matters for seeding.

Jan 2, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Clears COVID protocols

Becker was restored from the practice squad COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: The Bills' tight end room was all placed on the COVID-19 list following Dawson Knox's positive test. Becker has cleared the necessary COVID-19 protocols, however, and he's allowed to return to team activities.

Nov 2, 2020 2:43 PM EST

Assigned to COVID-19 list

Becker was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: t's important to note Becker has not necessarily tested positive for the virus, but because he's been deemed to have been in close contact with fellow tight end Dawson Knox -- who tested positive for COVID-19 -- Becker has been placed on the list due to league protocol. With Knox already ruled out for the game and tight end Lee Smith additionally placed on the list, Becker was probably looking at a callup for Sunday's game against the Jets, but the Bills will have to make due with whatever they can piece together. Right now, Tyler Kroft is the only tight end set for action against New York.

Oct 24, 2020 12:19 PM EST

Back on practice squad

The Bills re-signed Becker to the practice squad on Wednesday.

Analysis: Becker spent the 2019 campaign on Buffalo's practice squad, and he'll now continue to progress in his development with the team. The second-year pro is still vying for a chance to make his NFL debut.

Sep 23, 2020 9:13 AM EST

Removed from practice squad

The Bills waived Becker from the practice squad Wednesday, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Becker will need to look for a chance to develop elsewhere in the league. He spent the 2019 campaign on Buffalo's practice squad after having gone undrafted out of Miami (Ohio).

Sep 9, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Back on practice squad

The Bills signed Becker to the practice squad after having waived him amid roster cuts, Tadd Haislop of reports.

Analysis: Becker also spent his rookie campaign in 2019 on Buffalo's practice squad. The Miami (Ohio) product only had 19 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns over three years in college.

Sep 8, 2020 11:41 AM EST

Signs future deal

Becker secured a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Monday.

Analysis: The Bills were eliminated by the Texans in the wild-card round, so they're preparing for the 2020 campaign. Becker -- an undrafted rookie -- spent the season on the Bills' practice squad and was never brought up to the active roster. He'll compete for a depth role again next year.

Jan 6, 2020 8:25 AM EST

Joins practice squad

Becker signed with the Bills' practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: The Bills cut Becker during roster cutdowns and he now resurfaces on the practice squad. The undrafted rookie out of Miami (Ohio) will work to develop as a special-teams asset with the chance of being called up to the 53-man roster if needed.

Sep 12, 2019 11:05 AM EST

Cut by Buffalo

Becker was let go Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Miami (Ohio) never had much of a chance to make the team once a couple of other drafted rookies -- Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney -- proved their worth.

Aug 31, 2019 2:18 PM EST

Finds new home

Becker agreed to sign a contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: Becker originally signed a contract with Lions this offseason as an undrafted free agent, but after he was cut May 12, found a new team. Becker -- who posted 19 receptions for 2019 yards and two touchdowns over three years at Miami -- will now have an opportunity to latch onto the Bills' roster in 2019.

Jun 5, 2019 6:06 PM EST

Waived by Detroit

Becker was waived by the Lions on Friday.

Analysis: This news comes just two days after Becker signed a deal with the Lions. Detroit also released fellow tight end Donald Parham on Friday. Becker -- who posted 19 receptions for 2019 yards and two touchdowns over three years at Miami -- will now have to look elsewhere for an opportunity.

May 12, 2019 9:43 AM EST

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