Kennard Backman
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kennard Backman in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Lions in May of 2017.
Waived by Lions
TEFree Agent
May 11, 2017
Backman was waived by the Lions on Thursday.
Backman signed a future contract with the Lions back in January. He spent last season on Detroit's practice squad after being cut by the Packers during the preseason. He was near the bottom of the Lions' tight end depth chart and it was unlikely that he'd be able to make final roster for Week 1. He'll look to catch on with another team in 2017.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Known for his daunting receiving prowess, Backman failed to record a single catch across seven games in 2015. His lack of production wasn't the problem for him, though; Backman needs to refine the technical aspects of his blocking so he can get on the field more. Working in his favor is the signing of tight ends coach Brian Angelichio this offseason. Angelichio somehow managed to animate the 30-year-old corpse of Gary Barnidge last season to the tune of 79 receptions, 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns. Barnidge had previously failed to top two touchdowns or 250 receiving yards in any season across his entire career. Working against Backman, however, is the fact that Green Bay brought in Jared Cook via free agency to a position group already sporting Richard Rodgers and Justin Perillo, among others. For the time being, Backman will likely spend the majority of 2016 behind both Rodgers and Cook and competing with Perillo for the scraps.
The athletic Backman was selected by the Packers in the sixth round of this year's draft. He will likely need to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, but the tight end position is not as deep as it used to be in Green Bay, leaving his path to a spot easier. If Backman makes the cut, he would be at best the Packers' third-string tight end and would likely see most of his action on special teams.
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Signs future deal with Lions
TEDetroit Lions
January 11, 2017
Backman has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, reports.
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Waived-injured by Packers
TEFree Agent
September 3, 2016
The Packers waived Backman (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Heads to IR
TEGreen Bay Packers
August 31, 2016
Backman (leg) was moved to the Packers' injured reserve list Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Waived by Packers
TEFree Agent
August 30, 2016
Backman was waived by the Packers on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN NFL Nation reports.
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Catches two passes in second preseason game
TEGreen Bay Packers
August 19, 2016
Backman caught two passes for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.
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