6'2'' / 241 lbs
The Lions signed Firkser to their active roster Saturday.
Firkser's signing could be an indication that Detroit is preparing to be without rookie sensation Sam LaPorta in Sunday's affair. If the Lions are without LaPorta in the wild-card round, Firkser would likely serve as the team's top backup tight end behind Brock Wright.
The Lions signed Firkser to their practice squad Saturday.
Firkser was cut by the Lions Thursday after being signed to their active roster Dec. 30. With Brock Wright (hip) ruled out for the Detroit's regular-season finale against the Vikings, Firkser could be called up to the active roster and operate behind Sam LaPorta and James Mitchell.
Firsker was waived by the Lions on Thursday.
Firsker had signed with Detroit's active roster from their practice squad Saturday and had appeared in each of their last two games while Brock Wright tended to a hip injury. Ultimately, this may be a procedural move for the Lions, and the Harvard product could find his way back on the practice squad, especially with Wright still ailing and Sam LaPorta on the team's injury report now with an ankle injury.
The Lions signed Firkser from their practice squad to their active roster Saturday.
Firkser was elevated from the team's practice squad for last Sunday's win over Minnesota and played two offensive snaps without recording any stats. With Brock Wright (hip) deemed out Saturday versus Dallas and unable to practice at all during Week 17 prep, the Lions have decided to sign Firkser to the active roster rather than elevate him again. The third-year tight end will serve as depth behind Sam LaPorta and James Mitchell for Saturday's clash.
Firkser reverted to Detroit's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Firkser was elevated for Sunday's win over the Vikings with Brock Wright (hip) ruled out. He played two offensive snaps and 10 snaps on special teams, but didn't record any stats. Now, the veteran tight end will await another opportunity to be elevated for game-action. One such opportunity could come again Week 17 if Wright remains sidelined.
Firkser was elevated from Detroit's practice squad Saturday.
Firkser could fill a depth role at tight end Sunday against the Vikings. He last appeared in an NFL game last season as a member of the Falcons. Brock Wright (hip) has been ruled out for the Lions, but Sam LaPorta and James Mitchell remain above Firkser on the depth chart.
Detroit signed Firkser to its practice squad Tuesday.
Firkser has been a free agent since parting ways with New England prior to Week 1, but he has now found another opportunity with the Lions. Detroit already holds four tight ends on its 53-man roster though, so Firkser will have to make space for himself if he is going to find any at all.
The Patriots released Firkser on Tuesday, Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald reports.
Firkser was looking to carve out a depth role behind Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki, but he ultimately won't make New England's initial 53-man roster. The Harvard product has appeared in at least 11 games in each of his first five NFL seasons (four with Tennessee and one with Atlanta), so he figures to draw at least some attention in free agency but will likely have to settle for a practice-squad deal.
Firkser signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Firkser appeared in 11 games for the Falcons last season after spending the first four years of his career with the Titans. The 28-year-old finished his 2022 campaign with nine catches on 13 targets for 100 yards. With the Patriots, Firkser will seek to secure a depth tight end role behind the team's top two options at the position, Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki.