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Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Date of Birth:  01/07/1994
Age:  28
Height  6'6"
Weight:   290
College:  Baylor
Drafted:  2016 | Round 6 | Pick 217
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Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE


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Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

The Browns released Rico Gathers.

Gathers is coming off a suspension, and Cleveland is moving in another direction at tight end. The former Cowboys should find a new landing spot pretty soon as an athletic player at his position.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

The Browns signed Rico Gathers.

It didn't take long for the former Cowboy to land with a new team, but Gathers will be stuck behind 23-year-old tight end David Njoku in Cleveland. Gathers does not need to be rostered in dynasty leagues, as he's more likely to develop into a strong real-life contributor than fantasy asset with the Browns.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

The Cowboys waived Rico Gathers.

Gathers started four games for the Cowboys last season, but they're going in another direction after they feel the former Baylor basketball star didn't make enough progress this year. The 25-year-old has a one-game suspension to serve to start this season, but other teams should be intrigued by his athleticism. He'll likely land elsewhere soon.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers has been suspended one game by the NFL.

This stems from last September’s marijuana arrest. As Gather’s first offense, he’s suspended one game. The athletic former basketball player probably isn’t a look to make the Cowboys roster, so this obviously isn’t good as he looks to secure a roster spot this summer.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers held without a catch in playoff loss.

Gathers was targeted once and dropped the pass. Under contract for one more season before restricted free agency, Gathers will look to put it all together this summer, but he won't be assured of a roster spot with others emerging at tight end.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers catches one pass in Week 14 victory.

It went for a loss of one yard. Gathers has talent, but he isn't a recommended fantasy option.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers catches lone target in Cowboys' win.

Gathers' reception against the Jaguars went for 14 yards, and it looked like he was nearly about to break it for a longer gain. This makes it two straight weeks with a reception for Gathers (and the first two receptions of his career).

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers makes first career reception in loss to the Texans.

It was a 32-yard on his only target of the game. Gathers has the upside that others don't for Dallas, but he seems unlikely to make a 2018 impact.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers was arrested for marijuana possession, according to multiple reports.

The incident occurred last night, and it obviously didn't come at a good time with roster cuts due by today at 4:00 PM ET. The athletic former Baylor basketball player was on the roster bubble, so there's a chance Gathers doesn't make final cuts today.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers left Cowboys practice early last night.

The athletic Cowboys tight end was in a helmet-to-helmet collision during a 7-on-7 drill in practice. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it was "something with his jaw that might have some type of concussion aspects to it." Gathers is having an outstanding preseason, and hopefully he ends up being fine.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers scores again in preseason game against the Rams.

Gathers caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown, leading Dallas in catches, yards, and touchdowns. He's certainly making the most of his opportunity this month, and the former college basketball player looks like a legitimate receiving threat for Dallas. Gathers will struggle for fantasy production with Jason Witten ahead of him, but he should make some plays in the regular season.

Rico Gathers | Free Agent TE

Rico Gathers catches 26-yard TD in Hall of Fame Game.

The former Baylor basketball player displayed his athleticism, catching three passes for 59 yards and the touchdown. Gathers was basically a red shirt player last year for Dallas, but he'll look to make the 53-man roster this year and contribute on game days. Keep an eye on Gathers in dynasty leagues.