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Rico Gathers | Tight End | #80

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 285
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 6 (217) / DAL
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Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (injured reserve) is still dealing with concussion symptoms.
Considering he suffered the concussion more than a month and a half ago, it is a major concern. Gathers was at the team facility on Thursday, however, so it looks like he is making progress. Gathers is eligible to return Week 9, but that looks like a long shot at this point. Oct 5 - 12:21 PM

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Cowboys placed TE Rico Gathers (concussion) on injured reserve.

He's can resume practicing in six weeks and playing in eight weeks, so he's out until Week 9 at the earliest. Gathers was a preseason sensation before suffering what is apparently a severe concussion, earning first-team reps in two-tight end sets alongside Jason Witten. Gathers remains a Dynasty-league hold.
Sep 4 - 3:42 PM

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

Gathers remains in the concussion protocol. He's been a pleasant surprise this preseason, nabbing seven catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns. The former Baylor power forward didn't see the field as a rookie.
Aug 22 - 1:40 PM

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is in the league's concussion protocol.

One of the most impressive players through two weeks of preseason, Gathers was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Consider him week-to-week for now and doubtful for Dallas' third exhibition. Gathers has a 7-106-2 line this preseason.
Aug 16 - 3:16 PM

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers has been getting first-team reps with the red zone offense in 7-on-7 drills.

There are a lot of qualifiers there, but it's still notable. The converted basketball player has lit up the Cowboys' first two preseason games, posting a 7/106/2 line. He's been a mismatch. The Dynasty league stash is going to make the Cowboys' 53-man roster. He'll need to prove his worth as a blocker and special teamer to crack the 46-man roster on Sundays.
Aug 14 - 2:37 PM

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught 4-of-6 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

It was the converted basketball player's second straight preseason game with a score. He's now up to 7/106/2 on the summer, and increasingly looking like someone who is going to force himself onto the 53-man roster. Gathers doesn't have a legitimate 2017 path to re-draft value behind Jason Witten, but is absolutely someone who needs to be scooped up in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 12 - 11:45 PM

The Cowboys want to get a long look at second-year TE Rico Gathers this summer.

"He's going to play a lot of snaps over the next four weeks," coach Jason Garrett said. A basketball player who didn't play a single down of football at Baylor, Gathers redshirted as a rookie. He flashed in last week's Hall-of-Fame game, posting a 3/59/1 line. His touchdown was an acrobatic 26-yard grab. Gathers won't make a 2017 fantasy impact, but is a name to file away in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 8 - 4:11 PM

Cowboys second-year TE Rico Gathers says he feels his game is "a thousand times better" than during his rookie offseason.

A power forward at Baylor, Gathers flashed during his rookie preseason and then on the scout-team offense with Tony Romo in late-season practices. Inside the locker room, 6-foot-6, 290-pound Gathers has earned the nickname "Zeus," while ex-TEs coach Mike Pope reportedly told Gathers he would "one day become a Pro Bowl tight end." As Jason Witten is now 35 years old, Gathers is a deep Dynasty league prospect worth monitoring.
May 12 - 10:40 PM

Cowboys signed No. 217 overall pick TE Rico Gathers to a four-year contract.

At Baylor, Gathers was a First Team All-Big 12 selection in basketball. He hasn't played football since middle school but his size and athleticism intrigued the Cowboys enough to spend a late-round flier on him. The Cowboys have now signed six of their nine draft picks.
Fri, May 20, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Cowboys selected Baylor TE Rico Gathers with the No. 217 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

A 6-foot-8, 275-pound former basketball player, Gathers is attempting the switch to tight end. He is a long-term project for the Cowboys.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 05:29:00 PM

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