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Visanthe Shiancoe

Visanthe Shiancoe - #80 - TE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 06/18/1980
Birthplace Laurel, MD
College Morgan State
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 27th pick by Giants

Patriots place Stallworth on I.R. and release TE Shiancoe

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed WR Donté Stallworth on injured reserve and released TE Visanthe Shiancoe, the team announced Tuesday.

Patriots' stockpile of TEs to help fill void left by Gronk

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tight ends have the difficult task of replacing the production Rob Gronkowski gives them in the pass game and run blocking.

Patriots activate TE Shiancoe off injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Saturday that TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve list.

TE Hoomanawanui signs with Patriots

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots added another tight end on Wednesday, signing ex-Ram Michael Hoomanawanui.

Reports: Patriots sign TE Shiancoe

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots and UFA TE Visanthe Shiancoe agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday, according to multiple sources.

Report: Shiancoe, Patriots to meet

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The Patriots and UFA TE Visanthe Shiancoe will meet on Thursday,'s Steve Wyche reported Wednesday.

Packers may try to re-sign Walden

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 2:57 a.m. ET
Although he once seemed certain to leave Green Bay this offseason, Packers OLB Erik Walden could return after all, according to our NFC Whispers.

Vikings hoping leaders playing for jobs

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings' veterans all but have admitted the team is toast for this season, which will lead to major roster changes in 2012.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Ponder brings much-needed energy

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
The biggest contribution Christian Ponder made to the Vikings' offense was energizing the guys around him.

Vikings-Cardinals prediction

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
Which one of these teams, the Vikings or the Cardinals, will finally hold on to a second-half lead?

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Vikings stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's the Vikings stock report — three areas of the team heading in the right direction and three going in the wrong direction — following the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs.

Vikings' personnel packages could change

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
With all of the talk about QB Donovan McNabb struggling and needing to improve his mechanics, it also should be noted that several other systems are failing around him as well.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' current skill-position players from a fantasy perspective.


Posted Nov. 27, 2011
Shiancoe, who was questionable due to a strained hamstring, is starting in Sunday's game against Atlanta but backup tight end Kyle Rudolph is out with a bruised quadriceps.||||||| Shiancoe has topped 50 yards in only one of 10 games this season and has scored two touchdowns.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
Shiancoe had team highs of six receptions for 58 yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Chiefs.||||||| Shiancoe came into the game with four catches for 36 yards.
Posted Aug. 18, 2011
Shiancoe will be held out of Saturday's preseason game at Seattle.||||||| Shiancoe is still working on a pulled hamstring that kept him out of the preseason opener.
Posted Sept. 26, 2010
Shiancoe has left the game with a leg injury, and his return is questionable. He was hurt early in the third quarter on Sunday against Detroit. Team trainers were working on the back of his right leg, in the hamstring area.||||||| With the passing attack struggling, the Vikings can't afford to lose Shiancoe for a long time. He had 10 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown in their first two games, accounting for more than 40 percent of their passing production.
Posted Sept. 20, 2010
Shiancoe had six catches for 86 yards in the Vikings' 14-10 loss to Miami in Sunday's home opener.||||||| It was another strong day for Shiancoe, who continued to be the favorite target of gunslinging Brett Favre. Shiancoe's owners should monitor the transaction wire for the next few weeks to make sure the panic-striken Vikings don't swing a deal for San Diego's Vincent Jackson, who could take that title away from the veteran tight end.