Parker Hesse

Tennessee Titans
Tight End #49
Tennessee Titans
Tight End #49

Parker Hesse News

Joins Atlanta's practice squad

The Falcons signed Hesse to their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Hesse was waived by the Falcons after Hayden Hurst (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve. The undrafted free agent out of Iowa has made six appearances for Atlanta this season, catching two of three targets for 12 yards.

Dec 8, 2021 7:06 AM EST


Waived by Atlanta

Hesse was waived by Atlanta on Monday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Hesse appeared in each of the last four games and secured both of his targets for 12 yards. However, he'll now be let go after Hayden Hurst (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday.

Dec 6, 2021 1:45 PM EST



Catches one pass Sunday

Hesse caught his only target for seven yards during Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: With Hayden Hurst (ankle) on injured reserve, Hesse has caught one pass in each of his last two games. He was out-snapped by No. 2 tight end Lee Smith 29-to-23 on Sunday, but Smith's strength is in the running game, which should open the door for Hesse in the passing game. Nonetheless, barring a touchdown, Hesse likely remains unplayable in standard formats.

Nov 29, 2021 12:43 PM EST


Signed to active roster

Hesse was signed to the Falcons' active roster Thursday.

Analysis: The tight end will return to the active roster ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Patriots as Hayden Hurst (ankle) was moved to IR. In three games this season, Hesse has only played 27 snaps on offense, failing to reel in his only target.

Nov 18, 2021 2:13 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Hesse reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Hesse was a gameday elevation for Sunday's blowout loss and played 19 offensive snaps without receiving a target. Hayden Hurst (ankle) and Lee Smith (back) are battling injuries, so Hesse could rejoin the active roster as a depth option at tight end for Thursday's matchup with the Patriots.

Nov 15, 2021 3:28 PM EST



Elevated for Week 10

Hesse was elevated from the Falcons' practice squad Saturday in preparation for Sunday's game in Dallas, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Hesse will provide some extra depth at tight end with Lee Smith (back) having been ruled out. Barring an in-game injury to Kyle Pitts or Hayden Hurst, Hesse's role on offense will be somewhere between minimal and nonexistent.

Nov 13, 2021 1:02 PM EST


Back with Falcons

Hesse was signed to the Falcons' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Hesse appeared in the first two games of the season for the Falcons and was cut over the weekend. However, the 26-year-old will stick around on the practice squad.

Oct 12, 2021 7:08 PM EST


Waived Saturday

Hesse was waived by the Falcons on Saturday.

Analysis: The tight end was let go after appearing in two games this season, failing to record a reception. He was buried on the depth chart behind Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst, ultimately being the odd man out when the team activated Kendall Sheffield from injured reserve Saturday.

Oct 9, 2021 3:24 PM EST


Activated by Falcons

Hesse was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: Hesse was away from the team for just over a week, but he'll rejoin the Falcons ahead of the season opener against Philadelphia. The 26-year-old is unlikely to play a significant role to begin the year since Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst are the team's clear top options at tight end.

Sep 9, 2021 9:56 AM EST


Lands on COVID list

Hesse (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hesse was a likely candidate to get cut at Tuesday's roster deadline, but he'll instead move to the COVID-19 list. The 26-year-old will remain away from the team until he clears the health and safety protocols.

Aug 31, 2021 11:12 AM EST


Gets chance in Atlanta

The Falcons signed Hesse to a contract Thursday.

Analysis: Hesse will get a chance to compete for a reserve gig in Atlanta's tight end corps, where Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst are ingrained as the clear top two options. He spent time on Tennessee's practice squad last season.

May 13, 2021 3:07 PM EST


Done in Tennessee

The Titans cut Hesse on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Hesse spent time on the Titan's practice squad last season. He's still vying for an opportunity to make his NFL debut, for which a depth role will need to be sought elsewhere in the league.

May 10, 2021 2:23 PM EST


Lands future deal

Hesse signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Hesse will spend the offseason program and training camp with the Titans in hopes of securing a depth role in 2021. The Iowa product didn't play an NFL game over his first two seasons in the league.

Jan 11, 2021 1:56 PM EST


Back with Titans

The Titans signed Hesse to the practice squad Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Hesse spent the offseason with the Titans and couldn't secure a roster spot, but he's back with the team to work on scout team and add depth at tight end, which is especially important since Jonnu Smith is dealing with an ankle injury.

Oct 20, 2020 1:57 PM EST


Cut by Titans

The Titans cut Hesse on Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Hesse also spent the 2019 offseason in Tennessee, but ultimately failed to make the 53-man roster. He'll be free to search for a shot at a depth role elsewhere.

Aug 19, 2020 9:18 PM EST


Inks reserve/future deal

Hesse signed a reserve/future deal with the Titans on Monday.

Analysis: Hesse spent last offseason in Tennessee, and he'll now get another chance to develop within the team's system. The Iowa product will face long odds to compete for a roster spot in 2020.

Jan 20, 2020 7:57 PM EST


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