College: UTEP | 4 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 263 lbs
Birth Date: 4/22/1992
Depth Chart: TE2.2
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Tomlinson had eight receptions for 72 yards in 15 games last year for the Jets. He was No. 3 on the depth chart much of the year and did not get much work in that role. He has eight receptions each of his first two seasons in the NFL. Expect a similar deep reserve role for the Jets this season. Tomlinson will make some plays in the passing game, but his biggest asset is as a blocker, helping both the running and passing games.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Tomlinson just doesn't get the work to help fantasy teams. He will help the Jets rushing attack but will provide little as a receiver. He could get around 10 catches for 100 yards with a score.
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Free-agent TE Eric Tomlinson (Jets) signed with the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 1.
The New York Jets released WR Deonte Thompson, TE Eric Tomlinson, LB Stephone Anthony and CB Marcus Cooper Saturday, Aug. 31, and waived LB Jachai Polite, QB Luke Falk, QB Davis Webb, RB Valentine Holmes, WR Quincy Adeboyejo, WR Deontay Burnett, WR Charone Peake, WR Jeff Smith, WR Tim White, OL Calvin Anderson, OL Ryan Z. Anderson, OL Benjamin Braden, OL Wyatt Miller, OL Jordan Morgan, OL Eric Smith, OL Jon Toth, DL Justin Alexandre, DL Trevon Sanders, DL MyQuon Stout, LB James Burgess, LB Jamey Mosley, LB Anthony Wint, CB Kyron Brown, CB Tevaughn Campbell, DB Godwin Igwebuike, DB Derrick Kindred, CB Mark Myers and P Matt Darr. CB Blessuan Austin was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.
New York Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson had five receptions on five targets for 40 yards in the team's preseason finale Thursday vs the Eagles. It was the best game of the preseason for Tomlinson who is fighting for a roster spot to help fill in for Chris Herndon who is suspended for the first four games. The Herndon suspension bodes well for Tomlinson making the team but he won't have any fantasy value as Tomlinson is more of a blocking tight end and will share snaps with Ryan Griffin assuming he makes the team.
New York Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson only played four snaps in the team's third preseason game Saturday against the Saints. Tomlinson is expected to split time with fellow tight end Ryan Griffin while starter Chris Herndon serves his four-game suspension but didn't get much playing time and didn't see a single target. Tomlinson is more known for his blocking from the tight end position and doesn't carry any fantasy value even with Herndon out.