Fumagalli isn't listed among the Denver players who are limited or not participating in voluntary workouts, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. This isn't a huge surprise since Fumagalli, who missed all of his rookie year with a sports hernia injury, said last month that he expected to be healthy by April. With Jake Butt (knee) still far away from a return to the field, Fumagalli should garner plenty of offseason reps at tight end along with Jeff Heuerman and Temarrick Hemingway. It's possible Denver will bring in additional competition at the position through the draft or free agency, a market that currently includes Jermaine Gresham and Antonio Gates, among others.
Fumagalli (sports hernia) said Monday that his goal is to return to full health in April, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Fumagalli, who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve after sustaining a sports hernia last offseason, said he's "almost there" with regard to his recovery. Returning to full health next month would allow Fumagalli to participate unhindered in OTAs. With both Jeff Heuerman and Matt LaCosse possibly headed for free agency, Fumagalli could offer competition to Jake Butt (knee) for the Broncos' starting tight end role.
The Broncos placed Fumagalli (sports hernia) on injured reserve Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports. Fumagalli didn't play this preseason after battling a sports hernia all offseason. The rookie out of Wisconsin had a shot to make some noise in an untapped tight end corps, and he could be eligible to return later in the year. Fumagalli is a solid run blocker, but he also is a skilled pass catcher, recording 46 receptions for 547 yards and four touchdowns his senior season.
Fumagalli (sports hernia) won't play in Friday's preseason contest against the Redskins, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. The rookie out of Wisconsin has been battling the sports hernia ailment for a couple of months now, and it seems like it's going to be a gradual process towards full health. Given the lingering nature of such an injury, it wouldn't be surprising if Fumagalli is sidelined for part of the regular season. In the meantime, Fumagalli's absence provides Jake Butt with another chance to separate himself from the rookie on the depth chart.
Fumagalli (sports hernia) has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason contest against the Bears, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports. Fumagalli will miss his second consecutive preseason contest as he continues to recover from sports hernia surgery, while the rookie hasn't had a chance to challenge Austin Traylor (shoulder) and Jake Butt for positioning on the depth chart at tight end behind starter Jeff Heuerman (knee). Fumagalli's next opportunity to make his debut will come in Week 3 of the preseason Friday versus the Redskins.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|5||10/06||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|7||10/18||Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|15||12/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|