The Falcons drafted Fuller out of LSU in the seventh-round of this years draft. The Rookie impressed early on in the preseason recording 66 yards and a touchdown in his first two games before injuring his shoulder in the team's third game against the Dolphins. The team had hoped he could earn a spot returning kicks heading into the season.
Fuller (shoulder) may need surgery to repair an unspecified shoulder injury, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Fuller, the Falcons' seventh-round pick from LSU, suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason tilt against the Dolphins. However, he was drafted with the expectation he would earn a job returning kickoffs, but fellow rookie J.D. McKissic has been the most impressive candidate for the role thus far into the preseason. Now injured and potentially sidelined indefinitely, Fuller appears to be a long shot to make Atlanta's final 53-man roster ahead of Week 1.
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A seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Fuller missed June minicamp with a hamstring injury, but he's apparently made a full recovery. The
Dealing with a hamstring injury, Fuller, joined by fellow wideout and return man Devin Hester (foot), reportedly spent minicamp rehabbing with trainers on the outskirts of the practice field. Though just a seventh-round draft pick, Fuller was presumably drafted as the heir apparent to Hester (who turns 34 in November) in the team's return game. If the cards fall just right, the rookie could also find himself in competition for snaps on offense, given the drop-off in talent in Atlanta's receiving corps behind top option Julio Jones.