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James Hanna | Tight End | #84

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (186) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Cowboys TE James Hanna was placed on the reserved/retired list.
This move frees $2.75 million in cap space. Hanna was a key run blocker for Dallas when healthy but has been troubled by a chronic knee condition the last two seasons. Cowboys TE depth includes Rico Gathers, Geoff Swaim, and Blake Jarwin behind Jason Witten. Apr 20 - 11:53 AM

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Cowboys TE James Hanna (knee, PUP) has undergone another surgery, and will not return this season.

A run-blocker extraordinaire, Hanna is signed through 2018. Provided his health cooperates, he should be welcomed back next season.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Cowboys placed TE James Hanna (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

A key run blocker, Hanna will be first eligible to return in Week 8.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Cowboys TE James Hanna (active/PUP) has decided to undergo surgery on a lingering knee injury.

Hanna landed on the active/PUP list at the start of training camp with a bone bruise. The injury apparently has not responded to treatment, so he is opting for surgery. He will certainly miss all of the preseason, and there is a chance he could open the year on the reserve/PUP, costing him the first six games.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 08:27:00 AM speculates TE James Hanna could have a bigger offensive role this season.

With Gavin Escobar (Achilles') likely to start the year on the PUP, Hanna and 2015 seventh-rounder Geoff Swaim are expected to take on bigger roles. The extra snaps could lead to more offensive opportunities for Hanna, who has just 33 catches in four seasons, but there is little chance he will develop fantasy value behind iron man Jason Witten. Hanna signed a three-year, $8.25 million deal to stay in Dallas this offseason.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 08:53:00 AM

Cowboys re-signed TE James Hanna to a three-year, $8.25 million contract.

Hanna is a blocking specialist. With Gavin Escobar recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon suffered in December, Hanna could see a few more snaps early in 2016.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Free agent TE James Hanna will visit the Chargers on Friday.

San Diego needs a backup for Antonio Gates after losing Ladarius Green to Pittsburgh. Hanna is a solid run-blocker and the Chargers could certainly use one of those after averaging a league-worst 3.5 yards per carry last year.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Cowboys TE James Hanna underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Saturday.

Hanna suffered a sprained MCL in the Cowboys' preseason opener and hasn't been able to get the knee right since. Hanna's absence has not translated for much more usage for Gavin Escobar; the oft-underutilized Escobar has four catches for 24 yards and one touchdown through two games.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Cowboys TE James Hanna (knee) has been downgraded to out for Week 2.

Hanna was listed as questionable after missing practice Friday. It means more playing time for Gavin Escobar, who had seven fewer snaps than Hanna last week. Escobar could see an expanded red-zone role with Dez Bryant sidelined.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Cowboys TE James Hanna suffered a sprained MCL in Thursday's preseason opener.

The Cowboys' No. 3 tight end, Hanna played 363 snaps last season, receiving plus marks from PFF for his run blocking. He's considered week to week.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 09:28:00 AM

Cowboys TE James Hanna worked behind Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar during spring practices.

Hanna is likely to make Dallas' roster, but only as insurance at tight end, and as a special teamer. Despite great Combine measurables coming out of Oklahoma two years ago, Hanna isn't on the fantasy radar, even in Dynasty leagues.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 01:38:00 PM

James Hanna caught four passes for 20 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.

Hanna, the Cowboys No. 2 tight end, saw five targets. They all came when Tony Romo had exhausted all other options and needed a mere safety valve. Even owners in the deepest of fantasy leagues can ignore Hanna.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 04:50:00 PM

Cowboys TE James Hanna believes he'll have a bigger role in 2013 despite the addition of Gavin Escobar.

"As practice has gone on, I feel like I’ve got a chance to get on the field quite a bit," Hanna said. The Cowboys are expected to use more two-tight end sets this season, but Escobar should be the primary beneficiary opposite Jason Witten provided he doesn't flop in camp.
Fri, May 31, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Cowboys TE James Hanna is expected to be a "more prominent piece of the passing game" next season.

The 2012 sixth-rounder overtook John Phillips as the No. 2 tight end down the stretch, recording seven of his eight receptions in the final four games. An excellent athlete, Hanna offers much more potential than impending free agent Phillips as a receiver. It's something to keep in mind in case Jason Witten gets hurt.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Cowboys signed sixth-round TE James Hanna to a four-year contract.

Hanna wasn't a big stats guy in Oklahoma's spread offense, but he has excellent athleticism and could be a core special teamer if he translates his straight-line speed to kickoff coverage. He's in the mix for a roster spot.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 01:19:00 PM

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