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Brian Tyms | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 204
College: Florida A&M
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The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports suspended WR Brian Tyms will remain with the Patriots during his four-game ban.
It was a no-brainer move for the Pats. Tyms will not count against New England's roster during his four-game suspension, and was stellar this preseason, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 wide receiver. Tyms will battle for snaps at the bottom of New England's wide receiver depth chart when he returns. Aug 30 - 11:14 AM

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Suspended WR Brian Tyms had three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown in Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles.

He was targeted a team-high seven times. Tyms continued his strong start to the preseason and now has eight catches, 148 yards, and two touchdowns through two games. He won't count against New England's roster during his four-game suspension. Tyms could push for snaps in five-wide sets when he returns.
Aug 16 - 12:05 AM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms is suspended for the first four games of the season.

Tyms was suspended back in May, but this flew under the radar because he's obviously not a big name. He reportedly tested positive for Adderall. Tyms had a huge preseason opener, going off for a 5/119/1 line against Washington. This could actually work in his favor, as the Patriots won't have to use a roster spot to keep him. Tyms is eligible to return in Week 5.
Aug 8 - 7:26 PM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms caught five passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in New England's preseason opener against the Redskins.

Tyms was a juggled ball away from a 6/157/2 evening. It was an impressive performance, granted one that came against second- and third-team defenders. Tyms struck up an immediate connection with No. 2/3 QB Jimmy Garoppolo, catching a 26-yard dime with time running out for the Pats' only score. Although he's been generating hype all camp, Tyms is facing long odds of cracking the Pats' crowded receiver corps. He's essentially auditioning for other teams.
Aug 7 - 11:48 PM

Patriots signed WR Brian Tyms.

25-year-old Tyms was cut by the receiver-starved Browns in March. He caught two passes for 12 yards across seven games with Cleveland last season. Tyms is taking the roster spot of WR Greg Orton, who tore his Achilles' last week.
Jul 27 - 11:27 AM

Browns waived WR Brian Tyms.

A practice squad and special teams type, Tyms caught two passes for 12 yards while dressing in seven games for the Browns last season.
Mar 5 - 8:35 AM

Browns signed WR Brian Tyms.

Tyms was on the Dolphins' practice squad. WR Tori Gurley was waived in a corresponding roster move. It's just a depth move. Tyms won't contribute outside of special teams if he's active Sunday. Tyms has never appeared in an NFL game.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Dolphins waived WR Brian Tyms.

Tyms spent time on Miami's practice squad in 2012 and may be headed back there. He is a 24-year-old former UDFA out of Florida A&M.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Dolphins signed WR Brian Tyms to a two-year contract.

Tyms had spent time on the Dolphins' practice squad. The contract ensures that he'll stick in Miami through the offseason program and gives him a chance to compete for a roster spot in camp.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Stevan Ridley
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1Stevan Ridley
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski