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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 5 58 11.6 0 25
Post Season 1 18 18.0 0 18

Top Payne Durham News

  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Solid with limited opportunities

    Durham was active for 13 regular-season games in 2023, securing five of seven targets for 58 yards over 125 snaps on offense. He added an 18-yard reception on his only target over two postseason games.

    The rookie fifth-round pick was the clear No. 2 pass-catching option at tight end behind Cade Otton, who was healthy for all 17 regular-season games and both postseason contests. However, Durham flashed some field-stretching ability with his sparse opportunities, recording double-digit yardage on three catches when factoring in his one postseason grab. Otton heads into the offseason with a clear grasp on the starting job, but Durham could earn his way onto the field more often in 2024 while working in a new offense, and potentially, a new quarterback.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Makes impact with one catch

    Durham secured his only target for an 18-yard gain in the Buccaneers' 32-9 wild-card win over the Eagles on Monday night.

    The reserve tight end made a habit of making good use of the few times the ball came his way during the regular season, and he continued that trend in his first career postseason contest. Durham now has six receptions for 76 yards on eight targets since his Week 6 pro debut, and the rookie fifth-round pick could potentially see at least a couple of opportunities during Sunday's road divisional-round matchup against the Lions.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Big gain on one catch

    Durham secured his only target for a 25-yard gain in the Buccaneers' 30-12 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

    Durham's reception netted a career-high yardage total from both a single-catch and single-game perspective. The rookie fifth-round pick had gone the last three games without drawing so much as a target after posting a combined 3-25-0 line in Weeks 11 and 12. Therefore, he remains a fantasy non-factor ahead of season-long championship games and exclusively a tournament dart throw in DFS formats.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: On stat sheet for second straight

    Durham brought in his only target for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

    The rookie tight end was a healthy scratch for the first four games of his career before recording one catch for eight yards on three targets over his first five games with active status. However, after posting a 2-13-0 line on a pair of targets Week 11 against the 49ers, Durham was able to get back on the stat sheet again Sunday while logging 12 snaps for the second straight contest. Despite the very modest surge in production, Durham remains a distant No. 2 pass-catching option at tight end for the Bucs behind Cade Otton.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Makes NFL debut

    Durham played six of the Buccaneers' 56 snaps on offense and hauled in his lone target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Lions.

    Durham was a healthy inactive for the Buccaneers' first four games of the season, but the rookie fifth-round pick out of Purdue got the chance to make his NFL debut Sunday following Tampa Bay's Week 5 bye. The Buccaneers kept him active as their No. 3 tight end over David Wells, with Durham ranking behind starter Cade Otton (54 snaps) and Ko Kieft (14 snaps) in playing time. The coaching staff values Kieft for his blocking skills, and though Durham brings more pass-catching upside to the table, he may not have much of an opportunity to move up to the second position on the depth chart.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Sitting out Sunday

    Durham (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Vikings, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Durham won't make his NFL debut Week 1, as the team will opt to roll with Cade Otton, Ko Kieft and David Wells at tight end Sunday. The fifth-round rookie will now work to earn the chance to play in Week 2 against the Bears.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: One catch in preseason finale

    Durham brought in his only target for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens on Saturday night.

    Durham got a long look for a second straight game, leading all Buccaneers tight ends with 24 snaps. The rookie fifth-round pick recorded only three receptions for 11 yards on four targets through three preseason games, and it could come down to him and Dominique Dafney for a potential No. 4 TE spot on the final roster.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Quiet showing in preseason opener

    Durham brought in one of two targets for three yards while logging 24 snaps from scrimmage and another 10 on special teams in the Buccaneers' preseason-opening loss to the Steelers on Friday.

    It was a solid workload for the rookie fifth-round pick, who led all Buccaneers' tight ends in both snaps from scrimmage and on special teams. Durham compiled 101 receptions in his last two college seasons alone, and with second-year pro Ko Kieft a classic blocking tight end, the former's primary competition for playing time -- and perhaps even a roster spot -- appears to be journeyman David Wells.

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  • Buccaneers' Payne Durham: Headed to Tampa Bay

    The Buccaneers selected Durham in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 171st overall.

    Durham (6-foot-6, 253 pounds) lacks speed (4.87-second 40), but the Purdue product was a surprisingly productive pass catcher for a tight end who would normally profile as more of a blocker. While Durham is probably too slow to threaten the seam, the fact that he caught 101 passes over the last two years seems to indicate that he has some ability as a pass catcher, if only underneath. Unfortunately for Durham's fantasy prospects, he's unlikely to prove as good of a pass catcher at any point as incumbent starter Cade Otton.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Suwanee, GA
Age: 23
School: Purdue
Experience: 2