TE - FA
Week 4 Outlook
Jesse James has been released by the New Orleans Saints.
James signed with the Saints back in May with the hope that he could make a push for a roster spot, but it was always an uphill battle with Juwan Johnson, Taysom Hill, and Foster Moreau all on the team. He has a chance at signing somewhere else before the season begins, but he won't have any relevance for fantasy football this season regardless.
The New Orleans Saints signed TE Jesse James Wednesday.
James did not appear in a game in 2022 and last appeared in 14 gams with the Bears in 2021. The 28-year-old veteran has a chance to make the Saints’ roster, but will likely not carry any fantasy value.
Free agent Jesse James has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns and will join the 53-man roster.
The signing of James provides the Browns a third option at tight end before the start of the regular season. James has been a solid backup tight end during his eight year career. He caught 7-of-8 targets last season for 62 yards and one touchdown. James likely will not carry any fantasy value without David Njoku or Harrison Bryant missing time.
Jesse James worked out for the Cleveland Browns Thursday.
The Browns currently only have two tight ends on their roster, so it makes sense that they are looking to add some depth. James tallied 62 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions with the Bears last season.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that the Bears are signing former Lions TE Jesse James to a one-year contract.
James registered 14 receptions on 22 targets, 129 receiving yards, and two touchdowns last season for Detroit. Playing behind T.J. Hockenson kept him off the fantasy radar, and he now joins an already crowded TE room in Chicago. Jimmy Graham was able to haul in eight touchdowns last year, and the Bears are counting on Cole Kmet to build on his rookie season. As such, James would likely only become fantasy relevant in the event that both Graham and Kmet are sidelined.