Willie Snead

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #83
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #83

Willie Snead News

Returned to practice squad

Snead reverted to Carolina's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Snead saw just one snap on offense and failed to reel in his lone target. It was the first time he's appeared in a game since Week 9 against New England. Snead has three catches for 32 yards on five targets through seven contests in 2021.

Dec 20, 2021 8:31 PM EST

Back on Panthers' active roster

The Panthers have promoted Snead to their 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's tilt versus the Bills, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.

Analysis: Snead has gone back and forth between the practice squad and active roster all season. He will again help provide depth at wide receiver and presumably contribute on special teams.

Dec 18, 2021 11:04 AM EST

Heads to practice squad

Snead reverted to the Panther's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Snead played on just 17 offensive snaps in his debut with the Panthers, playing behind Robbie Anderson, DJ Moore and Terrace Marshall. The veteran wideout caught one of his two targets for six yards. Snead will now rejoin the practice squad and await his next opportunity to be elevated to the active roster.

Nov 11, 2021 7:12 AM EST

Makes one catch

Snead caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Snead was promoted from Carolina's practice squad to make his team debut, working as the fourth receiver behind DJ Moore, Robby Anderson and Terrace Marshall. Although he made a minimal impact, having a roster spot at least puts Snead on the fantasy radar following his release from the Raiders last month.

Nov 8, 2021 6:11 AM EST

Bumped up from practice squad

Snead was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Snead was signed to the Panthers' practice squad on Oct. 27, just a day after his release from the Raiders. He'll likely play a limited depth role barring any injuries to the other Panthers receivers.

Nov 6, 2021 1:59 PM EST

Joins Carolinas practice squad

Snead signed a deal to join the Panthers' practice squad Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Snead will join Carolina after asking for a release from the Raiders. The wide receiver requested the release after receiving much less playing time than he anticipated. Now in Carolina, Snead will hope to be promoted to the Panthers' 53-man roster as soon as possible. The receiver will fill a depth role barring any injuries to the Panthers' wide receivers.

Oct 27, 2021 5:30 PM EST

Granted release

The Raiders released Snead on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Since bursting on the scene with 69 receptions for 985 yards and three touchdowns in his first NFL season with the Saints in 2015, Snead has seen his production drop off in the years that have followed. After inking a one-year deal with Las Vegas this offseason, Snead wasn't expected to fill a major role in the pass-catching corps, but he asked for his release after his playing time was less than he anticipated heading into the season. Over his seven games with the Raiders, Snead played just 36 snaps on offense and hauled in three of five targets for 32 yards.

Oct 26, 2021 1:24 PM EST

One catch in Week 5

Snead caught one pass on as many targets for three yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Snead has logged a single-digit offensive snap count in all five games this season, remaining behind Zay Jones on the depth chart at wide receiver.

Oct 11, 2021 8:25 AM EST

Secures tough reception on MNF

Snead caught his only target for 15 yards in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Snead not only picked up a first down on his lone reception, but he also drew an unnecessary roughness penalty that advanced the Raiders another 15 yards. The hit to Snead's helmet forced him into the blue medical tent briefly, but he should be fine ahead of the Raiders' Week 5 contest against the Bears.

Oct 5, 2021 8:43 AM EST

Makes first catch as Raider

Snead caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Snead played less than five offensive snaps for a second straight week, but he managed to record his first reception of the season Sunday in Pittsburgh. Nonetheless, Snead remains behind Zay Jones in the pecking order at wide receiver for the Raiders.

Sep 21, 2021 2:32 AM EST

Plays just two snaps Monday

Snead saw two snaps and dropped his lone target during Monday's 33-27 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Snead dropped a critical red-zone target in overtime that led to a Ravens interception. The 28-year-old wideout appears to be firmly behind Zay Jones -- who saw 20 snaps -- on the depth chart, and barring injuries, he will not be fantasy relevant this year. Snead has finished with at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his two previous seasons with the Ravens.

Sep 14, 2021 10:56 AM EST

Lands in Las Vegas

Snead agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Snead is the second veteran wideout to join the Raiders in free agency, alongside fellow potential starter John Brown. While Brown operates best as a deep threat, Snead's skillset lends him to usage in the slot, as does his reliability as a blocker in the running game. After Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards failed to live up expectations as immediate starters in their rookie campaigns, the addition of two veteran wideouts could alleviate some pressure from them as sophomores.

Mar 26, 2021 10:58 AM EST

Could leave Baltimore

Snead isn't sure if he'll re-sign with the Ravens this offseason, according to the team's official website.

Analysis: The 28-year-old slot receiver is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, coming off a 33/432/3 receiving line in 13 regular-season games in 2020. Snead's tenacity made him a good fit in Baltimore's run-heavy offense, but the team may reconsider its priorities at wide receiver, perhaps looking for players with more ability to separate from defensive back. 2020 third-round pick Devin Duvernay would be one option to replace Snead if the veteran doesn't end up re-signing with Baltimore.

Jan 28, 2021 8:12 AM EST

Suits up Sunday

Snead (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans.

Analysis: Snead, who logged back-to-back limited practices Thursday and Friday, will thus return to action after missing the Ravens' Week 17 win over the Bengals. In 13 games this past season, Snead carried modest value in PPR formats, recording 33 catches (on 48 targets) for 432 yards and three TDs. That's a context that should carry into the postseason, with fellow wide receiver Marquise Brown bringing more big-play upside to the table in Baltimore's run-heavy offense.

Jan 10, 2021 8:43 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Snead (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game at Tennessee.

Analysis: After missing Wednesday's practice, Snead wrapped up the week with back-to-back limited listings on the Ravens' injury report. He'll be looking to return to action for the first time since Week 16, when he injured his ankle. Baltimore will make a ruling on Snead's availability about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

Jan 8, 2021 1:33 PM EST

Back at practice

Snead (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

Analysis: Snead didn't practice Wednesday, so his return to a limited session Thursday boosts his chances of suiting up for Sunday's playoff opener against the Titans. However, there's a pretty solid chance he approaches that game listed as questionable, in any case.

Jan 7, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Misses Wednesday's practice

Snead (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Snead's ankle injury caused him to sit out against the Bengals in Week 17, but the Ravens are reportedly hopeful about his chances of returning for the wild-card round. He'll have just two more opportunities to practice prior to Sunday's contest in Tennessee.

Jan 6, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Hopeful for wild-card round

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that he's hopeful Snead (ankle) will be available for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Snead missed the Week 17 win over the Bengals after being unable to practice all week. His next step will be to practice in some capacity when the Ravens take the field either Wednesday or Thursday. If Snead ends up missing a second straight game, Dez Bryant and rookie Devin Duvernay will pick up the slack at wide receiver.

Jan 4, 2021 11:46 AM EST

Inactive Week 17

Snead (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: The 28-year-old wasn't able to practice in any capacity all week, so it's no surprise to see him sitting out despite being listed as questionable. Dez Bryant and Devin Duvernay should see increased snaps with Snead sidelined Sunday.

Jan 3, 2021 9:01 AM EST

Takes questionable tag into Week 17

Snead (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Snead wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, but the Ravens evidently believe he has a 50-50 shot of suiting up in the regular-season finale. Since returning from a two-game absence Week 14 following a positive COVID-19 test, Snead hasn't made much of an impact in the Baltimore passing attack. Over his first three games back in action, Snead has drawn eight targets, turning them into five receptions for 53 yards and no touchdowns.

Jan 1, 2021 1:22 PM EST

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