NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season

Top Parker Hesse News

  • Parker Hesse: Back to practice squad

    Hesse reverted to Atlanta's practice squad Monday.

    Hesse made his third appearance with the Falcons' active roster in Sunday's 13-8 win over the Jets, failing to record a stat while playing 30 total snaps, including 18 with with the offensive unit. The tight end will now wait for his next opportunity to appear in game, which could come in Week 14 versus Tampa Bay.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Joins active roster

    The Falcons elevated Hesse to their active roster Saturday, Scott Balr of the team's official site reports.

    The 28-year-old tight end is in line to make his third appearance of Atlanta's 2023 campaign this Sunday. Over the course of his three-year NFL career, Hesse has appeared in 27 games (all with the Falcons), catching 14 of his 17 targets for 132 yards.

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  • Parker Hesse: Back to practice squad

    Hesse reverted to Atlanta's practice squad Monday.

    Hesse appeared in a game for the first time since recovering from an undisclosed injury when he suited up versus the Saints in Week 12. The 28-year-old played 23 offensive snaps, the second most of any tight end on the team, but he didn't record any stats.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Elevated for Sunday

    The Falcons elevated Hesse to the active roster Saturday, Terrin Waack of the team's official site reports.

    Hesse was restored to the Falcons' practice squad Monday after being placed on the injured list Oct. 3 with an undisclosed injury. His one appearance came in the season opener, when he played 14 snaps and recorded one solo tackle against the Panthers.

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  • Parker Hesse: Can return to practice

    Hesse (undisclosed) was restored to the Falcons' practice squad from the practice squad injured list Monday, Terrin Waack of the team's official site reports.

    Hesse will be able to practice with the team after being out of action since Oct. 3. The Iowa product suited up for the team's Week 1 game against the Panthers, and now that he's healthy again, he'll work to find his way back to the active roster after appearing in all 17 games for Atlanta last season.

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  • Parker Hesse: On practice squad injured list

    Atlanta placed Hesse (undisclosed) on its practice squad injured list Tuesday, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

    In a corresponding move, wide receiver Frank Darby was signed to the practice squad. It's not clear what type of injury Hesse is dealing with at this point.

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  • Parker Hesse: Reverts to practice squad

    Hesse reverted to Atlanta's practice squad Monday.

    Hesse will return to the practice squad after playing 14 snaps (seven offensive) and logging a tackle in punt coverage during the Week 1 win over the Panthers. The 28-year-old will be on standby for another opportunity to move up to the active roster.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: One tackle in season opener

    Hesse played 14 snaps (seven offensive) and recorded one solo tackle during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

    Hesse was elevated from the practice squad for Week 1 but garnered a marginal role, and his only noteworthy play was thwarted by a horse-collar tackle on special teams. Coach Arthur Smith loves to have as many tight ends on the field as possible, but Hesse doesn't hold much fantasy value at this point.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Elevated for Week 1

    The Falcons have elevated Hesse to their active roster ahead of Sunday's Week 1 clash against the Panthers.

    Hesse re-joined the Falcons on their practice squad Aug. 30 after being cut by the team at the end of the preseason. He'll provide added depth at tight end behind Kyle Pitts, Jonnu Smith, MyCole Pruitt and John FitzPatrick.

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  • Parker Hesse: Joins practice squad

    Hesse signed with the Falcons' practice squad Wednesday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Hesse was waived by the Falcons on Tuesday but is back with the organization a day later after clearing waivers. If the Falcons need additional depth at tight end at some point in 2023, Hesse could be elevated to the active roster.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Re-signs with Falcons

    Atlanta re-signed Hesse as an exclusive rights free agent Friday.

    Hesse played an important blocking role across 17 games with the Falcons in 2022, while also catching nine of 11 targets for 89 yards. The expectation is that Kyle Pitts (knee) will be back to full health well ahead of the 2023 season and operate as the clear lead receiving option in Atlanta's tight end room. Even while Pitts was sidelined in 2022, Hesse never managed to emerge as a viable fantasy option.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Minor role in passing attack

    Hesse caught nine of 11 targets for 89 yards across 17 appearances during the 2022 campaign.

    Hesse operated as the Falcons' No. 1 tight end, even when Kyle Pitts (knee) was healthy, but the former was nearly exclusively utilized as a blocker. The undrafted product out of Iowa will be a free agent this offseason, but given how many offensive snaps (619) he played in 2022, Hesse figures to be a likely candidate to re-sign with Atlanta this offseason.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: One reception in loss

    Hesse secured his only target for 16 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss versus the Steelers.

    With Kyle Pitts (knee) out, Hesse (34) operated as the No. 1 tight end again, but MyCole Pruitt (27) and Anthony Firkser (14) also garnered solid roles. All three tight ends caught a pass for a second straight week, but Pruitt secured Marcus Mariota's lone touchdown, while Firkser caught two passes and finished second on the team in receiving yards (24). The trio figures to garner similar roles during the remainder of the regular season, but Atlanta's passing attack remains limited due to Arthur Smith's run-first mindset.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Operates as top TE sans Pitts

    Hesse caught one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 19-13 loss versus the Commanders.

    With Kyle Pitts (knee) out, Hesse played 35 offensive snaps, which put him as the top tight end over MyCole Pruitt (32) and Anthony Firkser (22). However, as expected, Hesse wasn't heavily involved in Atlanta's passing attack. MyCole Pruitt will likely emerge as the top pass-catching tight end in Pitts' absence, but Atlanta's passing attack remains limited due to Arthur Smith's run-first mindset.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: In line for more snaps sans Pitts

    Hesse will be among the group of players who are asked to step up in the absence of Kyle Pitts (knee), Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Hesse has played over 60 percent of the team's offensive snaps eight times this season, second only to Pitts amongst Atlanta's tight ends. However, the former has caught just five of six targets for 50 yards across 11 appearances. Hesse figures to operate as the Falcons' No. 1 tight end in Pitts' absence, but he's unlikely to see a major change in his statistical output, as he mostly operates as a blocker when on the field.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: First catch since Week 5

    Hesse hauled in his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 37-34 overtime victory versus Carolina.

    Hesse played a season-low 43 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps, but he secured his only target for nine yards, marking his first reception since Week 5. Across eight appearances, the second-year tight end has caught five of six targets for 50 yards, which eclipses his 43 receiving yards from his rookie campaign. Regardless, Hesse's primary role for the Falcons is as a blocker, so expect his receptions to continue being few and far between.

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  • Falcons' Parker Hesse: Operates as top TE sans Pitts

    Hesse caught his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 21-15 defeat against the Buccaneers.

    Due to his blocking prowess, Hesse continues to garner a major role for Atlanta's offense and played 38 offensive snaps against Tampa Bay, by far the most among Falcons tight ends. Even when Kyle Pitts (hamstring) was healthy, Hesse was garnering a similar role, but Hesse doesn't have the pass-catching ability that Pitts possesses. Hesse has secured one catch in four of five games this season, totaling just 41 yards.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 253 lbs
Birthplace: LaCrosse, WI
Age: 28
School: Iowa
Experience: 3