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Brian Tyms | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Florida A&M
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Patriots waived/injured WR Brian Tyms.
Tyms hurt his foot in practice last week and will head to injured reserve, assuming he clears waivers. It's been all downhill for the 26-year-old since his electric preseason last year. He caught just five passes across 11 games in 2014. Aug 24 - 6:12 PM

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ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Patriots WR Brian Tyms' season is "in jeopardy" after suffering a foot injury.

Since Tyms' monster 2014 preseason, he hasn't made much noise. He appeared in 11 games last season after serving a four-game suspension, catching five passes for 82 yards and one touchdown. His main contributions came on special teams as a gunner. Tyms was competing for a final receiver spot.
Aug 21 - 8:59 AM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms didn't suffer any major damage when he hurt his shoulder at Tuesday's practice.

There's no exact timetable for his return, though the Patriots hope to have him back later this preseason. Backups Brandon Gibson and Aaron Dobson will get more run in his absence. Tyms was only targeted 12 times in 11 games last season and won't be a fantasy factor in 2015.
Aug 6 - 10:54 AM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms was carted off the field with an apparent arm injury in Tuesday's practice.

According to the Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young, "several teammates gathered when he went down." ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports Tyms took a "big hit" in 1-on-1 tackling drills, and his injury "looked significant." Anything more than a day-to-day issue would threaten to send the 2014 preseason star to I.R.
Aug 4 - 3:15 PM

Patriots re-signed WR Brian Tyms.

The 26-year-old preseason sensation finished 2014 with five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. The Pats will hope Tyms' development continues in his second year with the organization. Tyms has plus size and leaping ability.
Mar 11 - 1:21 PM

Patriots declined to extend a qualifying offer to WR Brian Tyms, making him a free agent.

Tyms was arguably the first star of the 2014 preseason, posting an 11-188-2 line while grading out as PFF's No. 1 wideout. Still just 26 years old and now free to pick his landing spot, he's a name to monitor.
Mar 10 - 4:51 PM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms is inactive for Super Bowl XLIX.

Tyms wound up appearing in 11 regular season games for the Pats, securing five balls for 82 yards and a touchdown. He didn't show enough special teams value to crack the Super Bowl game-day roster. Turning 26 in February, Tyms remains a player to monitor in Dynasty leagues after ripping up the 2014 preseason. He's 6-foot-1, 203 with a top-flight athletic profile.
Feb 1 - 6:03 PM

Brian Tyms caught 4-of-6 targets for 39 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

Tyms had three early catches from Tom Brady in the first quarter, but was completely shut down by the Bills secondary after that. After lighting up the preseason, Tyms finished the regular season with just five catches for 82 yards.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Brian Tyms wasn't targeted in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets.

Tyms' 43-yard touchdown was one of the biggest plays of New England's Week 6 win over the Bills, while he spent the whole week getting showered with praise from the coaching staff. Alas, he's a situational deep threat who apparently isn't ready for a bigger role. Tyms should remain stashed in Dynasty formats, but isn't much of a threat to come into re-draft value.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:27:00 AM

WR Brian Tyms earned "rave reviews" from Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels earlier this week.

Tyms only played eight snaps against the Bills last week, but made his mark with a 43-yard touchdown. Those that watched the preseason closely weren't surprised, as Tyms ripped off a 11-188-2 line while grading out as PFF's No. 1 wideout. It appears he'll be active again Thursday night, possibly at the expense of Aaron Dobson. Tyms needs to be rostered in all Dynasty formats and should at least be on re-draft watch lists.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Brian Tyms had one catch for 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Bills.

Tyms saw limited time in three-wide sets as a situational deep threat. He finished with just eight snaps, and was targeted just two times by Tom Brady. Tyms should continue to push for a bigger role going forward. He's on the WR4/5 radar.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms is active for Week 6.

Tyms was activated from the suspension list this week. With Danny Amendola struggling, he could push for snaps on the outside in three-wide sets. Aaron Dobson is also active against the Bills.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Patriots activated WR Brian Tyms from suspension.

As the Pats need all the help they can get on the perimeter -- and seem down on Aaron Dobson -- Tyms is worth a look in 14- and 16-team fantasy leagues. He should be owned in all Dynasty settings. A 25-year-old preseason star, Tyms is an insane athlete. At 6-foot-1, 203, Tyms ran 4.48 with a highly explosive 10-foot-10 broad jump and 39 1/2-inch vertical at Florida A&M's 2012 Pro Day.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:05:00 PM

The Patriots have yet to activate WR Brian Tyms or CB Brandon Browner.

Both players are returning from four-game suspensions. The Patriots can use a one-game roster exemption to hold the players through Week 5, but will either have to add them to the 53-man roster or release them on Monday. With Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins in the doghouse, Tyms could be the spark the Patriots' offense needs on the outside. At 6-4, 221, Browner would provide a physical presence to a defense that was run over by the Chiefs on Monday night.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Patriots WR Brian Tyms has been reinstated from suspension.

Tyms is a name for deep-leaguers to monitor. He was spectacular in the preseason, grading out as PFF's No. 1 WR while posting an 11-188-2 line. Given that Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins both appear in the doghouse, we wouldn't rule out Tyms making an impact at some point.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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