Fuller (foot) will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, meaning that he will be out for at least the first six weeks of the year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
A broken foot landed Fuller on the PUP list to begin training camp, so with roster cut-downs and Week 1 approaching, the Lions will opt to keep him on that list to begin the year. Fortunately, Fuller is only expected to need the minimum amount of time on the PUP list (six weeks) before returning to action. In the interim, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones figure to serve as the starting wideouts for the Lions and the recently acquired Anquan Boldin should see additional snaps while Fuller is sidelined.
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.
Corey Fuller has signed his exclusive rights free agent contract with the Detroit 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.
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