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David Ausberry | Tight End

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 258
College: USC
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David Ausberry is running as the first-team tight end at OTAs.
Ausberry missed all of last year due to a shoulder injury. He enters this year with the edge on pass-catching specialist Mychal Rivera due to superior blocking ability, and also has the advantage in raw speed. Still, we don't expect Ausberry to be an every-down player after Dennis Allen called Rivera a "foundation piece" last month. There's low-end TE2 upside at best here. Jun 2 - 11:57 AM

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Raiders TE David Ausberry has been participating in offseason workouts.

Ausberry spent all of 2013 on injured reserve. He hasn't had any setbacks with his shoulder injury and should compete with Mychal Rivera for a starting job. A converted receiver, Ausberry has 4.48 speed and will be worth monitoring.
May 24 - 10:24 PM

Raiders placed TE David Ausberry on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Ausberry exited the Raiders' second preseason game with a "potentially significant" shoulder injury, and hadn't practiced since. The 2011 seventh-rounder had been slated to open the year as the Raiders' starting tight end, but will instead go into his walk year with just nine career catches. The Raiders are stuck with Jeron Mastrud and rookie Mychal Rivera at tight end. Rivera has five catches through two games. Ausberry has vanishingly little Dynasty-league value.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry has been ruled out for Week 3.

Ausberry still hasn't returned to practice and remains week-to-week. The Raiders will go with a committee of Jeron Mastrud and Mychal Rivera for Monday night's game against the Broncos.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:44:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) remained out of practice Wednesday.

Ausberry, out since the second preseason game, has yet to resume practicing. Jeron Mastrud and Mychal Rivera will continue to fill in for now. Ausberry will return as the Raiders' starting tight end when healthy.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Raiders declared TE David Ausberry, QB Matt McGloin, CB Chimdi Chekwa, OT Menelik Watson, OG Antoine McClain, WR Juron Criner and DE Jack Crawford inactive for Week 2 against the Jaguars.

Ausberry will be the Raiders' starting tight end when healthy, but he's looking doubtful for Week 3. With Watson expected to miss roughly a month, Oakland is shifting RT Khalif Barnes to the blindside and inserting Tony Pashos at right tackle. It's not a good situation for Terrelle Pryor, who's going to have to rely on his legs to move the ball Sunday.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Ausberry has been sidelined since the second preseason game and should be considered questionable, at best, for Week 3. The Raiders will go with Mychal Rivera and Jeron Mastrud at tight end.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) has yet to resume practicing.

He's not going to suit up for Week 2, and should be considered questionable at best for Week 3. Ausberry has some pass-catching upside, but it's hard to see him making a fantasy impact upon his return.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 02:22:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

Ausberry has been sidelined since the second preseason game and still can't practice. LT Menelik Watson (knee) also remained out Wednesday. The Raiders will be forced to start blocking TE Jeron Mastrud again if Ausberry doesn't return in Week 2.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 1.

They also ruled out LT Menelik Watson (knee). When the Raiders lose starters, it hurts them more than can be said for other teams because Oakland has zero depth. They're kicking RT Khalif Barnes to left tackle, and will start career roster-fodder tight end Jeron Mastrud in place of Ausberry against the Colts.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) remained out of practice Thursday, and is considered unlikely to play this week.

Coach Dennis Allen said Ausberry would have to practice on Friday to have any chance of suiting up against the Colts. Beat writer Scott Bair expects Ausberry to sit, leaving starting duties to Jeron Mastrud.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Ausberry, who hasn't practiced since separating his shoulder on Aug. 16, was limited to catching passes on the side with a trainer while wearing a brace. Jeron Mastrud is going to start Sunday's game against the Colts.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder) still can't practice.

The Raiders had "hoped" Ausberry would be ready for Opening Day against the Colts, but in all likelihood they're going to end up starting Jeron Mastrud.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 01:57:00 PM

The Raiders are "holding out hope" TE David Ausberry (shoulder) will be ready for Week 1.

CSN Bay Area confirms Ausberry was leading the battle to start before going down with a shoulder injury in the second preseason game. Ausberry has some deep sleeper appeal because the Raiders will be in catch-up mode a ton this year.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Raiders TE David Ausberry's shoulder injury will cost him the rest of the preseason.

It removes Ausberry's sleeper shine. Whether he'll be ready for Week 1 is uncertain. The missed time could cost Ausberry a chance to open the season as a starter. Richard Gordon, Mychal Rivera, and Nick Kasa are behind him.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 09:08:00 PM

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