Nick O'Leary

Las Vegas Raiders
Tight End #84
Las Vegas Raiders
Tight End #84

Nick O'Leary News

Should be able to play next year

O'Leary, who underwent an angioplasty last month to reduce a 100 percent blockage of an artery in his heart, is expected to be able to return to football next year, Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: The tight end, who is expected to recover fully from the procedure, relayed Monday that he's feeling good and noted that it's the fact that he'll be on blood thinners for the next six months that will keep him off the football field this coming season. For now, O'Leary is on the Raiders' reserve/non-football injury list. The 27-year-old, who is known for his pass-blocking skills, recorded 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown over the course of 12 total games between the Dolphins and Jaguars in 2019.

Jun 23, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Hits reserve/NFI list

The Raiders placed O'Leary on the reserve/Non-Football Injury List on Thursday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: O'Leary joined Las Vegas in March, after having logged 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown between 12 total games with the Dolphins and Jaguars last season. Due to his placement on the reserve/NFI list, O'Leary won't count against the Raiders' 90-man offseason roster. The team re-signed tight end Paul Butler to fill O'Leary's depth gig.

May 28, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Joins Las Vegas

O'Leary (shoulder) signed a contract with the Raiders on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old missed the season finale with the shoulder injury and finished 2019 with 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown between 12 games with Jacksonville and Miami. O'Leary should battle for the No. 3 tight end job with Foster Moreau (knee) and Derek Carrier in training camp, since Darren Waller (thumb) and Jason Witten should be locked in atop the depth chart.

Mar 21, 2020 3:27 PM EST

Not playing Week 17

O'Leary (shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was considered questionable due to the shoulder injury but won't suit up for the season finale. Ben Koyack lines up to serve as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end, while O'Leary finishes the 2019 campaign with 13 receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown in 12 games between the Dolphins and Jaguars.

Dec 29, 2019 12:14 PM EST

Questionable Week 17

O'Leary (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: The 27-year-old appeared to be clear of the shoulder injury Week 16, but he worked as a limited practice participant throughout this week. Ben Koyack would likely work as the No. 2 tight end should O'Leary be unable to suit up Sunday.

Dec 27, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Full-go for Week 16

O'Leary (shoulder) does not have an injury tag for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Analysis: O'Leary got two limited practices in this week before upgrading to a full one Friday. He'll look to see his regular complement of snaps against the Falcons.

Dec 20, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Limited in practice Wednesday

O'Leary (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: O'Leary will have two more chances to up his level of activity ahead of Sunday's tilt in Atlanta. He looks on track to suit up Week 16 and serve as the top backup to Seth DeValve.

Dec 18, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Returns to secondary role

O'Leary wasn't targeted during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Seth DeValve (oblique) made his return to the field in Oakland, pushing O'Leary into a secondary role. O'Leary played 21 offensive snaps, but his minimal involvement in the passing game illustrates his lack of fantasy value.

Dec 16, 2019 9:04 PM EST

Gets into end zone

O'Leary secured four of five targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 45-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran tight end notched the Jaguars' only touchdown of the day with a 12-yard scoring grab in the third quarter, his first time crossing the goal line this season. O'Leary now has a pair of four-catch tallies in his three games with Jacksonville, one apiece with Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew at the helm. O'Leary could be an interesting deep-league and DFS punt option in Week 15 versus a vulnerable Raiders defense.

Dec 8, 2019 7:13 PM EST

Catches one pass

O'Leary caught one of four targets for six yards in Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The 27-year-old received four targets for the second straight game, but he was unable to provide any production with those looks Sunday. O'Leary played 47 offensive snaps and should continue to work as Jacksonville's top tight end until Seth DeValve (oblique) returns, but his fantasy value is likely to remain touchdown dependent.

Dec 2, 2019 6:53 PM EST

Hauls in four passes

O'Leary caught all four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 27-year-old signed with Jacksonville last week and led the team's tight ends in snaps with Seth Devalve (oblique) sidelined. The catch total equaled O'Leary's previous season production despite playing seven games with the Dolphins. O'Leary should continue to work as the Jaguars' top pass-catching tight end until Devalve returns, but any significant fantasy production will likely be touchdown dependent.

Nov 25, 2019 11:09 AM EST

Signs on with Jacksonville

O'Leary agreed to a contract Monday with the Jaguars, the tight end's agency announced via its personal Twitter account.

Analysis: O'Leary has been on the open market for the past three weeks after he was cut by the Dolphins in late October. Before getting waived, O'Leary nabbed only four passes for 37 yards across seven games, but he does have a 22-322-2 stat line -- which came in 15 games with the Bills in 2017 -- on his resume. At the very least, he'll provide Jacksonville with a healthy depth option at tight end after Seth DeValve (oblique) was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Colts and Josh Oliver (back) exited early. Ben Koyack was the last man standing at the position after the game, but he's more of a blocking specialist and is less skilled as a pass catcher than O'Leary.

Nov 18, 2019 8:42 AM EST

One catch in loss

O'Leary caught his only target for 19 yards during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: O'Leary played 28 snaps on offense. He's only been targeted twice in three games and appears to be serving as the No. 3 tight end in Miami, behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smith.

Sep 23, 2019 12:25 PM EST

One target in loss

O'Leary caught his only target for six yards during Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: O'Leary is locked into a role as a blocking tight end who'll receive occasional targets. He lacks a clear path to fantasy value, especially with the Dolphins still working to give Mike Gesicki opportunities to develop.

Sep 16, 2019 11:16 AM EST

No targets Week 1

O'Leary played 20 snaps on offense without a target during Sunday's 59-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: O'Leary split blocking snaps with Durham Smythe behind No.1 tight end Mike Gesicki and is primed to remain in a depth role for the 2019 season. With the Dolphins focused on the future and allowing Gesicki every opportunity to develop, O'Leary remains clearly off the fantasy radar.

Sep 9, 2019 2:59 PM EST

Makes clutch grab

O'Leary caught two of three targets for 35 total yards during Thursday's 22-7 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: The Dolphins hadn't done much of anything on offense entering the second half before Ryan Fitzpatrick dropped a short pass off to O'Leary, who chugged up the sideline for a 30-yard gain, helping set up Miami's first touchdown of the game. O'Leary -- from a pure athleticism perspective -- is going to have trouble beating out Mike Gesicki for the starting job, but he showed the ability at Florida State, and sparingly in the pros, to provide his quarterbacks with a reliable security blanket underneath. Though he's never put up big numbers in the NFL, he figures to be utilized better in an offense scheme adept at using tight ends in mismatch situations.

Aug 22, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Impressing as a receiver

O'Leary has been the Dolphins' most impressive pass-catching tight end in training camp, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: O'Leary is working to carve out a stable role in Miami's tight end room. Dwayne Allen (knee) projects to serve as the unit's foremost blocker, leaving 2018 second-round pick Mike Gesicki as O'Leary's primary competition for targets. The Dolphins appear focused on the future and could give Gesicki the majority of targets for the purpose of developing him, but if O'Leary is able to continue building momentum it's conceivable that he climbs to the top of the depth chart.

Aug 16, 2019 3:45 PM EST

Not targeted in season finale

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes the season with eight receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown.

Analysis: O'Leary logged the bulk of his offensive stats in Week 6 and Week 7, during which time he caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown from quarterback Brock Osweiler. Following the return of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill under center in Week 12, O'Leary was held to one catch for nine yards across seven games. The 26-year-old signed a contract extension with the Dolphins in December and will return to the team in 2019, but it seems likely that he'll be overtaken by Mike Gesicki, and possibly Durham Smythe, this offseason.

Jan 4, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Held without a catch again

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: O'Leary has now gone three consecutive games without catching a pass. Despite being listed as the No. 1 tight end on Miami's depth chart, O'Leary remains solidly off the fantasy radar.

Dec 23, 2018 3:24 PM EST

Held without a catch again

O'Leary did not catch his only target during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Despite being listed as the No. 1 tight end on the Dolphins' depth chart, O'Leary has been almost invisible in the passing game. With only 14 receiving yards and no touchdowns to speak of across his last seven starts, O'Leary is not worth rostering in most fantasy formats.

Dec 17, 2018 5:06 PM EST

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