Fuller has been placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of the Lions' training camp. Fuller had offseason foot surgery in June and a timetable has not yet been released for his return. That being said it's now clear he won't be able to practice at the start of training camp. When healthy, he's a likely candidate for the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver slot behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Whether or not he returns to practice during training camp remains to be seen. Look for Andre Roberts and Jeremy Kerley to see some extra reps as long as Fuller is sidelined.
Fuller underwent foot surgery on Wednesday and there is no current timetable on when he'll return, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports. Fuller is a candidate for the No. 3 spot on the Lions' wide receiver depth chart behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, but it appears his stock could be impacted by the news of offseason foot surgery. It's unclear at this point how serious the issue is, while there's no word if he'll be ready for the start of training camp.
Fuller has signed his exclusive rights free agent contract with the Lions, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports. Fuller signed a three-year deal with the Lions when he was drafted in the sixth round in the 2013 draft, but he was cut and then signed to the practice squad for his rookie season. In the next two seasons, he played 37.5 percent of the offensive snaps, and followed that up with 15.7 percent of those snaps in 2015. Along with his decline in play time, he saw his games played go from 16 to 12, his receptions go from 14 to four, and his yards go from 212 to 76, which isn't promising development for the young wideout. That being said, now that Calvin Johnson has left Detroit, they'll need some extra help with their receiving corps, meaning that Fuller could see some increased action this coming season.
Lions wide receiver Corey Fuller is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports. Fuller was active for the Lions' first two games, but he didn't draw any targets and wasn't used as a return man. Lance Moore is the No. 3 wide receiver, with TJ Jones serving as the No. 4.
In wideouts Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, the Lions feature one the best 1-2 punches in the league. But the Lions' website notes the team "is also very high on Corey Fuller and is hoping he takes the same big jump in his development from year two to three as he did from his rookie season to year two." A 6-2, 200-pound former track star, Fuller caught 14 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown in limited work last year. The 24-year-old is in for a bigger role in 2015.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|6||10/16||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|13||12/04||@New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|15||12/18||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|17||01/01||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|3 Year Avg||20||9||144||0||7||16.00||14|