Ryan Izzo

Carolina Panthers
Tight End #81
Carolina Panthers
Tight End #81

Ryan Izzo News

Released by Panthers

Izzo was released after the Panthers added Josh Watson to their roster, the Panthers' website reports.

Analysis: After posting 313 yards over two seasons with the Patriots in 2019 and 2020, Izzo played in one game last year for the Titans. He was signed by the Panthers on August 11 but was let go in less than one week. He'll look to catch on as a depth option elsewhere.

Aug 17, 2022 1:43 PM EST

Added by Carolina

Izzo signed a contract with the Panthers on Thursday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Izzo was one of two tight ends, alongside Nate Becker, signed by Carolina on Thursday as the team deals with multiple injuries at this position over the past few days. The third-year tight end caught 19 of his 29 targets for 313 yards and one score over 18 games with the Patriots from 2019 to 2020, but he was waived by Tennessee in June after playing just one game for the team last season. Izzo should push for a backup role with the Panthers this preseason after tight end Ian Thomas (ribs), Colin Thompson (calf) and Josh Babicz (undisclosed) all picked up injuries this past week.

Aug 11, 2022 1:43 PM EST

Let go by Titans

Izzo was waived by Tennessee on Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round pick for the Patriots played five offensive snaps in one game for the Titans last season after he was signed to the team's active roster in January to help replace the loss of injured tight end MyCole Pruitt. Izzo totaled 19 catches for 313 yards and one touchdown over 18 games with New England from 2019 to 2020. The 26-year-old will now pass through waivers, where teams will have a chance to claim him, before hitting free agency.

Jun 1, 2022 2:21 PM EST

Heading to Tennessee

Izzo agreed to a contract with the Titans on Tuesday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old has been on the Seahawks' practice squad but will now join the Titans with MyCole Pruitt (ankle) placed on injured reserve. Izzo has yet to see game action this season and caught 13 passes for 199 yards with New England in 2020. He should work as Tennessee's No. 3 tight end behind Geoff Swaim and Anthony Firkser.

Jan 4, 2022 10:35 PM EST

Clears COVID-19 list

Izzo was activated from the Seahawks' practice squad/COVID-19 list Monday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Izzo tested positive for the virus, but he spent less than a week in the league's healthy and safety protocols. The 26-year-old has yet to be elevated for a game this season and that trend is likely to continue through the last two games of the regular season.

Dec 27, 2021 1:53 PM EST

Placed on practice squad COVID list

The Seahawks placed Izzo (undisclosed) on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Izzo will now enter the league's COVID-19 protocols and be unavailable for the time being. His absence will likely not have much of an impact on the Seahawks as the tight end has yet to be elevated from the practice squad for any contests this season.

Dec 21, 2021 2:22 PM EST

Joins Seattle practice squad

Izzo has reached an agreement to sign onto the Seahawks practice squad, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Izzo will join Seattle in hopes of adding some depth to the Seahawks' thin tight end room. With Gerald Everett now on the team's COVID list, Will Dissly will become the primary tight end option, while Tyler Mabry will be the backup. Izzo could be activated to Seattle's roster if they lose any more depth at the position.

Sep 29, 2021 6:37 PM EST

Cut from practice squad

The Giants cut Izzo from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Izzo appeared in 12 games for the Patriots in 2020, but he has yet to log any regular-season action in the 2021 campaign. He will look to latch on with a practice squad elsewhere.

Sep 21, 2021 11:11 AM EST

Heads to waivers

The Texans waived Izzo on Monday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Izzo averaged 52 snaps over 12 games with the Patriots last season, but he was targeted just 20 times and finished with 13 receptions for 199 yards. If he clears waivers, he'll likely land on the practice squad.

Aug 30, 2021 8:00 PM EST

Plays 17 snaps against Tampa

Izzo (undisclosed) saw decent playing time in the preseason game against Tampa, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Izzo left the Texans preseason game against the Packers with an undisclosed injury and there hadn't been any news on him since, however, seeing him appear in the Texans last preseason game shows that he is over whatever was keeping him out. There isn't too much too expect from Izzo this upcoming season as he sits at third on the depth chart on a team that should struggle to score points this season.

Aug 30, 2021 1:32 PM EST

Picks up undisclosed injury

Izzo exited Saturday's preseason game against the Packers due to an undisclosed injury, Mark Lane of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Analysis: Izzo was tended to by trainers on the sideline, but the nature and extent of his injury weren't revealed. The depth tight end will try to regain health before the Texans take on the Cowboys in Week 2 of preseason.

Aug 15, 2021 3:20 PM EST

Traded to Houston

The Patriots are trading Izzo to the Texans for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Izzo was buried on the Patriots' depth chart after they signed Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. A seventh-round pick himself, Izzo will now compete for a roster spot in Houston, where veteran TE Darren Fells was released in a corresponding move. Izzo caught 13 passes on 626 offensive snaps for the Patriots last season, struggling to command targets even when he had a three-down role in a pathetic passing offense. A neck injury sent him to IR in December.

Mar 18, 2021 10:53 AM EST

Lands on IR

The Patriots will place Izzo (neck) on injured reserve Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Patriots are essentially swapping out tight ends ahead of Thursday's game against the Rams, as the team will activate rookie Devin Asiasi (undisclosed) from IR in a corresponding move. Izzo has started at tight end in all 12 games for New England this season, though that role has translated to just 13 catches for 199 yards.

Dec 10, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Questionable for TNF

Izzo (hamstring/hand/neck) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Izzo had been a staple on the injury report since early November with hamstring and hand injuries, but he suffered the neck injury in last week's win over the Chargers. Izzo has served as the Patriots' starting tight end in all 12 games this season, but his chances to play could be in jeopardy after a short week. If he's forced to miss the contest, Dalton Keene and Jordan Thomas would handle the team's tight end duties.

Dec 9, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Activity limited in practice

Izzo (neck/hamstring/hand) was listed as a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: New England has listed Izzo as a limited participant on both of its first two injury reports, so the tight end may need to upgrade to full activity Wednesday to avoid carrying a designation into Thursday's game versus the Rams. Izzo has served as the Patriots' starting tight end in all 12 games this season, but he's seen modest volume in the passing game throughout, totaling only 13 receptions for 199 yards and no touchdowns on 20 targets.

Dec 8, 2020 5:45 PM EST

Limited on Monday's estimate

Izzo (hamstring/hand/neck) was a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Izzo's practice reps have been capped for a while due to hamstring and hand injuries, and he picked up a neck injury during Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers. It's unclear if this injury could force him to sit out Thursday against the Rams. Since the Patriots didn't actually take the field Monday, we'll be able to draw a better conclusion on his healthy following Tuesday's practice.

Dec 7, 2020 3:13 PM EST

Suffers neck injury

Izzo (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Izzo was initially listed as 'questionable' to play Sunday due to hamstring and hand injuries, but his neck issue appears to be a new development. With Izzo out, Dalton Keene is the Patriots' only available tight end.

Dec 6, 2020 3:40 PM EST

Ready to play Sunday

Izzo (hamstring/hand) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Izzo has been a staple on the injury report since early November, but he has yet to miss any game action. The 24-year-old is playing an every-down role but is inconsistently involved in the passing game with three catches for 79 yards over the past four games.

Dec 6, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Listed as questionable

Izzo (hamstring/hand) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.

Analysis: This is nothing new for Izzo. His practice reps have been capped for more than a month, but he's been on the field every week, often logging more than 90 percent of the snaps on offense. He'll likely play Sunday, but fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about the third-year tight end who has produced a 12-193-0 line through 10 games.

Dec 4, 2020 3:17 PM EST

Still dealing with injury

Izzo (hamstring/hand) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Izzo battled through both injuries in practice last week leading up to Sunday's win over the Cardinals, as he saw the field for 51 of 53 offensive snaps in the game. It's likely that the Florida State product will suit up in Sunday's game against the Chargers, but with tight end production disappearing in the New England offense, Izzo likely won't make an impact from a fantasy perspective.

Dec 2, 2020 3:47 PM EST

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