The Atlanta Falcons were hoping their 2016 7th-round pick could replace Eric Weems as a returner. There was a lot of expected competition, then Devin Fuller tore his ACL last week.
The team made it official, giving fuller the waived/injured designation. He will almost certainly pass through waivers and end up on Atlanta’s injured reserve.
Man, it’s a tough way to go out.
you didn’t have to injure him too dang https://t.co/iCh8EBGWfY— Holly Anderson (@HollyAnderson) August 3, 2017
Typically, late round picks that end up on injured reserve in both of their first seasons don’t make it to year three with that team. The Falcons may finally cut Fuller once healthy, and hopefully give him a chance to catch on elsewhere.
Best of luck to Fuller in his rehab and hopeful return to the NFL.