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Tyler Gaffney | Running Back | #35

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (204) / CAR
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Patriots signed RB Tyler Gaffney, OL Chris Barker, LB Trevor Bates, OL Jamil Douglas, OL Chase Farris, DL Woodrow Hamilton, DL Darius Kilgo, WR Devin Lucien and TE Rob Housler to reserve/future contracts.
Housler's deal was previously reported. A 2014 sixth-rounder, Gaffney has never appeared in a regular season game. Feb 7 - 5:05 PM

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Patriots waived RB Tyler Gaffney.

It's an indication Dion Lewis will be activated from the PUP list. Gaffney's stay on the active roster lasted 12 days.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Patriots signed RB Tyler Gaffney from the practice squad.

It confirms Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) won't be activated this week. Lewis could return after New England's Week 9 bye.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Patriots released RB Tyler Gaffney with an injury settlement.

Gaffney's foot injury was never expected to be a season ender. He should resurface when healthy.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Patriots waived/injured RB Tyler Gaffney.

It was originally reported Gaffney was waived, but he will stick on the Pats' injured reserve if he passes through waivers unclaimed. He was reportedly dealing with a foot injury. It is possible he is released with an injury settlement.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 07:43:00 PM

Patriots waived/released RB Tyler Gaffney, WR Keshawn Martin, and DT Markus Kuhn.

Gaffney surprisingly got run with the first-team offense in the third preseason game, but he ended up losing his roster spot to undrafted rookie D.J. Foster. With Gaffney gone, LeGarrette Blount is locked into an early-down role and a sneaky bet to put up RB2 numbers early in the season.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 01:15:00 PM

Tyler Gaffney left the Patriots' preseason finale with an ankle injury.

The injury didn't appear severe, but it could contribute to Gaffney losing his roster spot. Pats beat writers seem to believe D.J. Foster has locked up a job behind LeGarrette Blount and James White, and Brandon Bolden is safe due to his special teams experience. Dion Lewis will open the season on PUP.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 10:05:00 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe is "still not convinced" Tyler Gaffney will make the Patriots' 53-man roster.

We won't find out for sure until this weekend, and even after that it's possible Gaffney could be cut for a waiver claim. "I could also see a scenario where Gaffney makes the initial 53 but Pats like someone better on the waiver wire and make a midweek change," wrote Howe. Gaffney worked with the first-team offense in the regular season dress rehearsal, but his skills are somewhat redundant with LeGarrette Blount's. Howe seems to think Gaffney is the 52nd or 53rd player on the Patriots' roster.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Tyler Gaffney rushed nine times for 35 yards Friday night against the Panthers.

Gaffney started the game over LeGarrette Blount and ended up splitting possessions with the veteran while the first-team offense was on the field. He took advantage of the opportunity, sprinting off the left side for a 14-yard gain on his first carry and opening a touchdown drive with a 15-yard scamper. Gaffney has steadily been earning work with the first-team offense, and he now looks like a legitimate threat to Blount's workload. He is worth a look late even in standard formats.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:08:00 PM

Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney saw some work with the first-team offense during Monday's practice.

Gaffney earned some sleeper buzz after he tested incredibly well at the 2014 Combine, but both of his first two seasons ended with training-camp injuries. Now healthy, he is pushing for a role behind LeGarrette Blount. With Blount proven and Dion Lewis (knee, active/PUP) still on the sidelines, Gaffney should get plenty of work in the first preseason game.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Patriots re-signed RB Tyler Gaffney.

Gaffney's Monday release was apparently a procedural move. He'll fight for the Patriots' final running back spot this summer, but is unlikely to crack the 53-man roster.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Patriots waived RB Tyler Gaffney.

Gaffney was a popular sleeper based on his athletic measurables background entering last offseason, but he was waived/injured halfway through training camp and never saw the field. Gaffney was a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Patriots waived/injured RB Tyler Gaffney.

The Patriots will attempt to stash Gaffney for the second straight season. He was a longshot to win one of New England's final running back spots. Gaffney will revert to I.R. if he clears waivers.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney isn’t a lock for the 53-man roster.

Gaffney has been working behind LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray at OTAs. He faces a crowded depth chart with passing backs James White, Travaris Cadet, Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis also competing for spots. Gaffney is fully recovered from his 2014 knee injury.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney (knee) appears close to 100 percent.

The Patriots controversially claimed Gaffney off waivers 10 months ago when the Panthers tried to put him in injured reserve. Now healthy, he'll compete with Jonas Gray for big back duties behind LeGarrette Blount. Multiple reports this winter suggested the Patriots are high on Gaffney.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, May 28, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3D.J. Foster
4Tyler Gaffney
GLB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Devin Lucien
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Matt Lengel
3Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Jamil Douglas
3Chris Barker
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
3Chase Farris
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Sebastian Vollmer
3Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski