Tanner Hudson

San Francisco 49ers
Tight End #0
San Francisco 49ers
Tight End #0

Tanner Hudson News

Receives futures deal

Hudson signed a reserve/future deal with the 49ers on Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Hudson played two games for the 49ers this season in Weeks 5 and 7, after suiting up 20 times for Tampa Bay in 2019 and 2020. The 26-year-old has five catches on 12 targets for 67 yards in his career. He'll now work to carve out a bigger role in 2022.

Jan 31, 2022 5:08 PM EST

Joins 49ers' practice squad

Hudson signed with the 49ers' practice squad Monday, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Hudson was waived by San Francisco on Jan. 7 to make room for Ambry Thomas to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, Hudson is now back with the team's practice squad to provide depth at tight end. Hudson has been active for two games this season, logging one offensive and 10 special teams snaps.

Jan 10, 2022 7:49 PM EST

Waived by San Fran

Hudson was waived by the 49ers on Friday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Hudson appeared in just two games for the 49ers this season, notching 11 total snaps. In a corresponding move, they activated Ambry Thomas off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jan 7, 2022 1:25 PM EST

Promoted for Week 17

Hudson was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hudson has a chance to see on-field action for just the third time this season. He'll provide mostly special-teams depth for the 49ers on Sunday.

Jan 1, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Hudson reverted to San Francisco's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Hudson was elevated to the 49ers' active roster for Sunday's game against the Colts with George Kittle (calf) on injured reserve. The tight end saw just three snaps on special teams in the contest. Hudson now heads to the practice squad to await his next opportunity.

Oct 26, 2021 5:56 AM EST

Joins active roster

Hudson was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Hudson will be active for the second straight game with George Kittle (calf) on injured reserve. During Week 5, the 26-year-old played just one offensive snap, so he likely won't be a part of the 49ers' offensive game plan Sunday.

Oct 23, 2021 3:26 PM EST

Returns to practice squad

Hudson reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Hudson was called up for Sunday's loss to the Cardinals but played just one offensive snap. He's a candidate to return to the active roster while George Kittle (calf) is on injured reserve.

Oct 11, 2021 2:43 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Hudson was elevated from the 49ers' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Hudson was unable to land a spot on the Buccaneers' 53-man roster to begin the regular season, but he'll serve as depth at tight end Sunday after George Kittle (calf) was placed on injured reserve. The 26-year-old appeared in 11 games for Tampa Bay last year and brought in three of his seven targets for 41 yards.

Oct 9, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Let go by Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers cut Hudson on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Hudson has looked good as a receiver this preseason, so he could be a candidate to resurface on Tampa Bay's practice squad or land a role elsewhere in the league. Last season Hudson appeared in 10 games with the Buccaneers, in which span he secured three of seven targets for 41 yards.

Aug 30, 2021 11:22 AM EST

Shines as receiver again

Hudson secured six of seven targets for 74 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 34-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night.

Analysis: Hudson once again paced the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yards and brought in a particularly impressive 25-yard pass from rookie Kyle Trask in the fourth quarter. Despite his impressive work as a receiver this preseason, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports Hudson is being given no assurances by head coach Bruce Arians, who noted after Saturday's game "there's more to it than just catching the ball" with respect to the tight end's bid for a roster spot. Hudson's blocking continues to be spotty, but he should ample chance to once again impress in Saturday's preseason finale against the Texans.

Aug 22, 2021 8:00 PM EST

Paces pass catchers in win

Hudson secured four of seven targets for 48 yards in the Buccaneers' 19-14 preseason loss to the Bengals on Saturday night.

Analysis: The athletic tight end paced the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, turning in an impressive performance that followed some strong work in training camp practices to date. Hudson is fighting to win the No. 4 tight end job, and he took advantage of the fact Cameron Brate was held out of action Saturday night to make a solid case for himself.

Aug 15, 2021 10:31 PM EST

'Inside track' to fourth TE job

Hudson is considered the favorite to secure the fourth tight end job heading into the 2021 season, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old is expected to hold off the likes of Codey McElroy and journeyman Jerell Adams for the job barring any training camp/preseason surprises. Hudson has cobbled together a 5-67 line on 12 targets over the last two seasons, and even though he's displayed some impressive athleticism down the seam in limited action, it would presumably take an injury to the top trio of Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard (Achilles) and Cameron Brate (undisclosed) for him to have any chance at a consistent weekly role that would afford him even modest fantasy value.

Jul 24, 2021 9:27 PM EST

Quiet finish to season

Hudson failed to bring in his only target during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Analysis: The second-year tight end unsurprisingly had a minimal role throughout the regular campaign, furnishing a 3-41 line on seven targets over 11 games with active status. Hudson ultimately was in uniform for all four of the Buccaneers' postseason contests, although Sunday's game was the first in which he saw a target. The athletic 26-year-old has shown some ability to get downfield during his time in Tampa Bay, but after playing 2020 on a one-year deal, it remains to be seen if Hudson will be brought back for further development next season with both Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate potentially set to return.

Feb 8, 2021 9:53 AM EST

Healthy scratch for Week 17

Hudson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Hudson didn't miss any practice time throughout the week, but the 26-year-old will sit out his fifth game of the regular season Sunday. The backup tight end has hauled in three of his seven targets for 41 yards during his second season with the Buccaneers. Last Saturday against Detroit he played a season-high 22 offensive snaps, but he's considered a healthy scratch to close out the regular-season slate.

Jan 3, 2021 9:03 AM EST

Sees rare opportunity Saturday

Hudson brought in his only target for a 20-yard reception in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.

Analysis: The backup tight end logged a season-high 22 snaps from scrimmage in the blowout win, with the lopsided nature of the contest undoubtedly playing an integral part in his expanded opportunity. Hudson has just a 3-41 line over 11 games this season, but he could be in for some extra reps on offense again in Week 17 against the Falcons if coach Bruce Arians opts to give some of his first-unit players some rest.

Dec 28, 2020 9:14 AM EST

Back with team

Hudson (personal) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Hudson was ruled out of Week 12's game against the Chiefs following the passing of his father, so as evidenced by this news, he's returned to the team. Hudson will return to his depth tight end role for Sunday's game against the Vikings, as he's compiled just two catches for 26 yards this campaign.

Dec 9, 2020 5:18 PM EST

Out against Chiefs

Hudson (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Hudson will miss a second straight game following the passing of his father. His next chance to play is following the team's Week 13 bye. Antony Auclair should see an uptick in usage again behind Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate.

Nov 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

Out Week 11

Hudson (personal) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Hudson has been spending time with his family after his father passed away, so he won't be with the team for Week 11. Antony Auclair will serve as the depth tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate on Monday.

Nov 21, 2020 7:46 PM EST

Logs seven snaps in win

Hudson did not record any statistics across sevens snaps from scrimmage in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Hudson has now garnered active status in every game from Week 2 onward, although that's only led to a 2-21 line on a total of six targets. Coach Bruce Arians continues to roll with four active tight ends on most weeks, but both Hudson and position mate Antony Auclair are being used exclusively in a run-blocking capacity with both Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate healthy in front of them.

Nov 16, 2020 1:13 PM EST

Catch-less night Week 8

Hudson failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 25-23 win over the Giants on Monday night.

Analysis: The big tight end logged just three snaps from scrimmage, so his lack of statistics was unsurprising. Hudson is a distant third in the positional pecking order behind Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate, and the recent activation of Antony Auclair could also serve to frequently render Hudson a future gameday inactive in coming weeks.

Nov 3, 2020 8:36 AM EST

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