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Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Mike Caussin, Tight End

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Let's take a look at Mike Caussin's potential in 2014.

Mike Caussin

Tight End

James Madison

Undrafted in 2010

Twitter: @MCAUSSIN80

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 250 lbs.

Career Stats:

SEASON

TEAM

GP

REC

TGTS

YDS

AVG

LNG

TD

FD

FUM

LST

2011

BUF

6

5

6

41

8.2

13

0

2

0

0

Career

 

6

5

6

41

8.2

13

0

2

0

0

2014 Outlook:

After playing TE at JMU, Caussin wasn't drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Instead, he was signed as an UDFA by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He is currently the Redskins fifth TE behind Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, and Ted Bolser.  Caussin was signed off the Jags PS during the 2010 season by the Buffalo Bills and stayed with the team until he was released just this month.  The Redskins signed him a few days later.

Caussin's chances with the Redskins this season aren't great.  While he could make it, the Redskins are likely to keep 3-4 TE's and Caussin currently sits fifth.  He'll have to have a very impressive training camp and preseason to make the squad over 1-2 of the other TE's.  He'll obviously be expected to contribute on Special Teams and he'll need to prove his worth there.  I'm not sure if Caussin will be a Redskin this season, but it seems he'd have a decent chance of remaining in the league.  Regardless of which team he ends up on, I wouldn't expect much in the way of stats.  If he actually makes the Redskins roster, he'd most likely contribute strictly on ST's and in case of possible injury to any of the TE's ahead of him on the depth chart.  With Jordan Reed's documented injury issues in the past, the Redskins will need some depth at the position.  Also, Gruden has got to like Caussin's size.  At 6'5", he's a viable red-zone threat and would easily be the tallest target on the roster.  I think being picked by this regime and his overall height help his chances.

Roster Prediction: Training Camp Player

Caussin is an NFL player.  I just doubt he'll be a Redskin.  Jordan Reed is a lock to be the starter and Niles Paul is a ST superstar/standout/captain.  I can't really envision the team keeping Caussin over Logan Paulsen and we know the staff likes something about Bolser since they drafted him.  I guess Bolser could be kept on the PS, but even then the team would have to keep four TE's (unlikely if you're keeping one on the PS, too) or he'd have to beat out one of Paulsen or Paul.  Not impossible, just not probable.  We'll obviously need to monitor Reed throughout the preseason and hope he comes out unscathed.  Obviously, if anything health/injury-wise happens to any of the other TE's that helps Caussin's chances.  He's got great size and the talent/skill to make an NFL roster, but I doubt it's the Redskins roster.

Personal Information:

Mike was born and raised in Springfield, VA.  Mike grew up a Redskins fan.  In December 2011, he tore his ACL and it ended up costing him all of his 2012 season, too.  Then, during training camp last year, Mike injured his hip which forced him to miss all of the 2013 season.  Here's a pretty good article from Marc Lancaster over at The Washington Times about him.  He also likes golf.

Update: The previous information regarding Mike's home and automobiles is unverified.  I apologize for the unverified content.