RB - FA
Week 2 Outlook
Former professional baseball player and free-agent RB Tyler Gaffney has signed a deal with the New England Patriots, per Ian Rapoport.
Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels continue to add depth to the Patriots' backfield, signing former professional baseball player and running back Tyler Gaffney. Gaffney last played as a member of the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad in December and could see a similar role in New England. This is a minor signing that should not impact the value of Damien Harris, James White, Sony Michel, or rookie Rhamondre Stevenson.
Injured Tyler Gaffney was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gaffney was injured before week 1 in the preseason of 2017. He will have to heal up and find another team before he becomes fantasy relevant.
The New England Patriots have waived running back Tyler Gaffney on Monday.
Gaffney, who has never appeared in a regular-season game since being drafted 204th overall by New England in 2014, was waived by the Patriots Monday. He'll likely sign with another club this offseason and compete for a roster spot entering 2017. However, he is a prime candidate to land on a practice squad as well when its all said and done.
Tyler Gaffney was waived/injured by the Patriots on Saturday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. If Gaffney goes unclaimed, he'll be placed on injured reserve Sunday. This will likely mark the third consecutive season he's spent on IR.
It looked like earlier in the preseason that Gaffney had a lock on a roster spot and was battling LeGarrette Blount for the early down back role. But he could not distinguish himself and ended up with a foot injury.
Tyler Gaffney has started the preseason out strong as he finished Thursday's preseason game with 64 yards (including a 44-yard touchdown run) on nine second-half carries.
Gaffney has spent the last two years on injured reserve so he has become a forgotten name. But Bill Belichick is a fan of his and scooped him up from the Panthers two seasons ago. If Gaffney stays healthy he could be this year's Dion Lewis. Keep on eye on Gaffney during the preseason as this could be a name that pops up again this year.