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Top Tutu Atwell News

  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Placed on IR

    Atwell (shoulder) has been officially placed on IR.

    Per Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site, Atwell will need season-ending surgery to address a shoulder issue. Atwell -- who the Rams took with the 57th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft -- thus finishes his rookie campaign with 10 punt returns for 54 yards and five kick returns for 87 yards in eight games. Once he recovers from his surgery, the speedy Louisville product will set his sights on carving out a role in the team's offense in 2022.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Requires season-ending surgery

    Atwell will undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder and be placed on injured reserve, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    The rookie second-round pick appeared set for a larger role with DeSean Jackson recently requesting a trade, but Atwell went down with a serious shoulder injury during Sunday's win over the Texans. Atwell should move to injured reserve within the next couple days and will finish his rookie campaign without a catch in eight games.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Might not return Sunday

    Atwell (shoulder) is questionable to return Sunday at Houston, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Atwell had played just 10 offensive snaps this season before Sunday's contest, so his potential absence shouldn't affect many fantasy rosters.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Could see larger role

    Atwell could be in line to receive an extended opportunity Sunday as the Rams' No. 4 receiver against the Texans, as DeSean Jackson has recently requested a trade, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

    Although coach Sean McVay reportedly criticized Atwell for his lack of urgency recently, the receiver could potentially see a larger role Sunday, especially if the Rams' starting receivers face any injuries. With DeSean Jackson not playing Sunday, the only other receiver on the Rams' roster behind Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson is Ben Skowronek. Expect Atwell to see some offensive snaps Sunday against the Texans.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Losing playing time

    Atwell played a single offensive snap and didn't see the field on special teams during Sunday's 28-19 win over Detroit.

    While scarce playing time is nothing new for Atwell, it was fellow rookie Ben Skowronek returning kicks for the Rams on Sunday, and not Atwell. Fantasy settings where either Atwell or Skowronek are factors are probably few and far between, but this is still a minor development of note.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Only two snaps in NFL debut

    Atwell wasn't targeted on his two offensive snaps and didn't play on special teams during Sunday's 34-14 win over Chicago.

    It was a quiet debut for the rookie, and it's particularly telling that he wasn't utilized in a kick- or punt-returning role. Atwell projects to establish a specialty role in the offense over the course of the season because of his elite speed and game-breaking potential in space. However, it's clear he's not being rushed into action. The Rams have four capable receivers ahead of him on the depth chart, including proven speedster DeSean Jackson.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Returns from back issue

    Atwell recorded eight receptions on 12 targets for 62 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

    Atwell has been absent from large portions of training camp, first as a result of being on the reserve/COVID-19 list. More recently, he was sidelined by a back issue. However, neither impacted his ability to rack up plenty of targets in the preseason finale. Atwell made the majority of his catches around the line of scrimmage, contrasting with his expected usage based on his 4.44 40-yard speed. His longest reception of the day went for 16 yards, though that was his only double-digit gain of the day. In addition to his duties as a wide receiver, Atwell served as the Rams' punt returner. Although his roster spot is secure, it's unlikely that Atwell will see a lot of targets to begin the regular season in a Week 1 matchup against Chicago.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Dealing with back injury

    Atwell missed Monday's practice with a back injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

    After spending the first week of training camp on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Atwell has been practicing since Aug. 4 and even caught two passes for 21 yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers. The rookie second-round pick may be only fourth or fifth on the depth chart to start his career, but his 4.35 speed could be useful off the bench for occasional deep shots. It doesn't sound like Atwell's back injury is too serious.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Pair of grabs in preseason opener

    Atwell secured two of four targets for 21 yards and returned a punt for no gain in the Rams' 13-6 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday night.

    The rookie snared a co-team-high 20-yard reception and tied with several players for third in catches on the night. Atwell is an intriguing but slight speedster that the Rams thought highly enough of to invest a second-round pick in last April, and he'll look to make an impact as a likely No. 5 receiver and special-teams asset this season.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Activated from COVID list

    The Rams reinstated Atwell from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

    The rookie second-round pick, who was placed on the list July 26, will now look to get back into the mix and carve out a role in a Los Angeles receiving corps that also includes Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, DeSean Jackson and Van Jefferson. Atwell's speed is undeniable, but at 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, he's extremely slight for the receiver position and may struggle to make a splash as a rookie.

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  • Rams' Tutu Atwell: Lands on COVID-19 list

    The Rams placed Atwell (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Atwell's rookie training camp will get a late start because of the move, putting him behind the eight ball in terms of learning everything he needs prior to his debut season. He'll have to play catch-up with the other rookies and teammates once he's cleared from the list and also may have a tough time finding the field consistently as part of a deep wide receiver group that also includes Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, DeSean Jackson and Van Jefferson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 165 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 22