Player Page

Niles Paul | Tight End | #84

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 242
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (155) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Niles Paul caught 1-of-2 targets for zero yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Giants.
Paul finishes his season with 13 catches for 94 yards and zero touchdowns. Scheduled to be a free agent, Paul flashed receiving upside with 507 yards on 39 catches in 2014, but he has lost a season to injury and caught just 15 passes since that breakout. He is unlikely to get much interest on the open market. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Redskins TE Niles Paul is week to week with a concussion.

Paul suffered the injury in Washington's Week 8 game against the Cowboys. Blocking on a goal-line run, Paul took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Sean Lee, and went down in sickening fashion. He appeared to have no idea where he was as he was helped off the field. Paul entered Week 8 with two grabs.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul (shoulder) is participating in team drills at OTAs.

Paul has played in only eight games the last two seasons due to injuries. He's been getting some first-team reps in place of Jordan Reed, but is competing for a roster spot after the Redskins added fifth-rounder Jeremy Sprinkle. Washington can save $1.9 million from cutting Paul.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul (shoulder) expects to be ready for OTAs.

Paul says he has not been fully cleared yet from November shoulder surgery, but he posted a picture of himself backflipping off a boat in Thailand in late February. He should be good to go once the offseason program opens. Paul caught 39 passes for 507 yards in 2014, but his career has been derailed by injury since. He may be fighting for his roster spot this offseason.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Redskins placed TE Niles Paul on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Paul had been limited to 112 snaps behind Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. Paul showed promise in 2014, catching 39 passes for 507 yards, but has since been racked by injury. He missed all of 2015 with a fractured and dislocated ankle. Paul might not be back at his $1.75 million salary next season.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul has bulked up to 250 pounds.

A college wide receiver and punt returner, Paul measured 6-foot-1, 224 coming out of Nebraska, so this is a considerable size increase. In order to earn snaps behind $50 million starter Jordan Reed, Paul will need to hold up in the running game. He could become a fantasy factor with an injury to Reed.
Tue, May 31, 2016 09:50:00 PM

Niles Paul (ankle) is participating in team drills at OTAs.

It's a pretty big surprise, as Paul was expected to be questionable for the start of training camp in roughly two months. Paul probably isn't exactly 100 percent, but he appears to be on or ahead of schedule in his recovery from a gruesome ankle fracture and dislocation that happened last summer.
Wed, May 25, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Niles Paul (ankle) said Dr. Robert Anderson told him that his ankle fracture and dislocation was the "worst he's ever seen."

Dr. Anderson is "the" doctor every professional athlete who suffers a foot or ankle injury goes to see, so he's seen it all. Paul's, however, was extremely gruesome when his ankle got bent the complete wrong way in the Redskins' preseason opener last summer. Paul is still rehabbing and isn't expected to be ready until sometime during training camp. If healthy, he'll compete with Vernon Davis for snaps behind Jordan Reed after Reed's breakout 2015.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 10:26:00 AM

The Redskins aren't expecting TE Niles Paul (ankle) to return until training camp.

He missed all of last season after breaking his ankle in the Redskins' preseason opener. Paul's original goal was to be ready in time for OTAs but he needs more time to regain the weight he lost during his recovery. He's a distant second to Jordan Reed on Washington's tight end depth chart.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) expects to be ready for OTAs.

Paul is running at 80 percent on an anti-gravity treadmill. He’s reportedly down 25 pounds from his playing weight, so Paul still has a lot of ground to make up. Even after "winning" the starting job in 2015 training camp, Paul figures to return as the Redskins' clear-cut No. 2 tight end behind Jordan Reed.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) said he will be ready for OTAs.

Paul spent the season on injured reserve after suffering a fractured and dislocated ankle in the preseason opener. He likely would have opened as the starter ahead of Jordan Reed, but Paul will find himself lower on the depth chart after Reed's breakout second half. Paul is under contract through 2017.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Redskins placed TE Niles Paul on injured reserve with a fractured and dislocated ankle, ending his season.

Suffered in Washington's preseason opener, Paul's injury was a devastating blow after he had all but secured the Redskins' starting job over Jordan Reed. Paul is still only 26 years old, and the Redskins do have him under contract through 2017. But he may never get the same opportunity again.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Coach Jay Gruden revealed Niles Paul will miss the entire season with an "ankle fracture dislocation."

Paul's season is over before it even got off the ground. Early in Thursday night's preseason opener, Paul's ankle got rolled up and bent awkwardly at the end of a running play, requiring the cart and an air cast to get him off the field. It's a crushing blow to the Redskins, who are already concerned blocking TE Logan Paulsen may also miss the season with a toe injury. Jordan Reed, who missed the preseason opener with a hamstring injury, needs to get healthy because he's going to get all he can handle. Backup TE Je'Ron Hamm (leg) also got hurt Thursday.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul suffered a dislocated ankle in Thursday night's preseason opener.

Running as the Redskins' clear-cut No. 1 tight end with Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Logan Paulsen (toe) on the shelf, Paul got the start and has easily been the most impressive tight end in camp. Paul will have an MRI to see if his ligaments are still intact. He's looking at an extended absence either way. Reed needs to get healthy and stay that way. Je'Ron Hamm is the default No. 1 at the moment.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 09:05:00 PM

Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) was carted off the field during Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

This one was ugly as Paul's left ankle got bent the wrong way at the end of a running play. The joint was placed in an air cast as he was driven off the field. Jordan Reed's stock just took a major leap.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 08:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Colt McCoy
3Stephen Morris
RB1Samaje Perine
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
4Byron Marshall
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Samaje Perine
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
WR11Jamison Crowder
2Maurice Harris
WR21Josh Doctson
2Robert Davis
WR31Maurice Harris
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Jeremy Sprinkle
4Manasseh Garner
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
3T.J. Clemmings
LG1Arie Kouandjio
2Orlando Franklin
C1Chase Roullier
2Demetrius Rhaney
3Alex Balducci
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Tyler Catalina
3Kyle Kalis
RT1Morgan Moses
2Cameron Jefferson
3Kevin Bowen
4John Kling