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Devin Funchess: Let go by Lions
Funchess has been released by the Lions, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
When healthy, the 28-year-old Funchess still has something left in the tank, and he started the preseason strong by showing his value as a red-zone threat. However, a mid-August shoulder stinger curbed his momentum, and Funchess ultimately was unable to do enough to earn a roster spot in Detroit. The Lions presumably will move forward with Brock Wright, James Mitchell and Shane Zylstra as depth options at tight end behind T.J. Hockenson.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Devin Funchess: Out with shoulder injury
Funchess (shoulder) did not play in Saturday's preseason win over the Colts, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports.
Funchess hurt his shoulder in Wednesday's practice, and an extended absence probably will damage the strong case he had been making for a roster spot. It remains to be seen whether or not he can return to the field in advance of the Lions' preseason finale next Sunday in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Devin Funchess: Suffers stinger
Funchess left Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury, but head coach Dan Campbell has labeled it as a stinger, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Funchess could return to practice Thursday, but even if he's unable to, it doesn't appear to be an injury that will force him to miss extended time. The 28-year-old is currently competing for a spot at tight end, and was able to grab a touchdown in the Lions' preseason loss to the Falcons on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Devin Funchess: Exits with shoulder issue
Funchess left Wednesday's practice with an apparent shoulder injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
The severity of the injury is unclear, but it puts Funchess' status for Saturday's preseason game against the Colts in jeopardy. Since joining the Lions in June, the 28-year-old pass catcher has been making the transition from receiver to tight end, where he's been competing for a roster spot with rookie James Mitchell and Shane Zylstra. However, Funchess' case strengthened after he caught the only receiving touchdown for Detroit during last Friday's preseason opener against Atlanta. To maximize the veteran's chances of making the team, he'll need positive news on the health front regarding the shoulder issue, which forced him out of Wednesday's practice.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Devin Funchess: Finds end zone in Lions debut
Funchess caught four of four targets for 19 yards and one touchdown during Friday's preseason opener against Atlanta.
Funchess didn't get much work with the first-team offense, but the 6-foot-4 former wide receiver found paydirt on a back-corner fade on a pass from Tim Boyle just before halftime. Funchess then gained first downs on two more catches later on, the first of which included a broken tackle and the second involved the 27-year-old hurdling a defender. While Funchess probably remains firmly on the roster bubble, his effectiveness as a short-range receiving weapon could give the Lions something to think about when it comes time for roster cuts.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Devin Funchess: Competing for roster spot
Funchess is competing for a back-end roster spot, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Head coach Dan Campbell reportedly said that he's looking to carry three tight ends on the gameday roster, specifically a blocker to complement T.J. Hockenson plus an all-purpose option behind those two. With Brock Wright and Garrett Griffin the clear options competing for the blocking role, Funchess is seemingly left to compete with fifth-round rookie James Mitchell and Shane Zylstra for the other opening. While Mitchell is probably the favorite given the investment Detroit made in him, Funchess -- a wide receiver making the transition to tight end, who hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2019 -- could secure the spot with a strong preseason.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Devin Funchess: Inks deal with Detroit
Funchess signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday.
Funchess was released by the Packers with an injury settlement in August last year and joined the 49ers' practice squad shortly before being cut with an injury designation. Now presumably healthy, the 28-year-old will look to carve out a role in Detroit, though he may have an uphill battle to make the roster seeing as he hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2019.... See More ... See Less
Devin Funchess: Cut by San Francisco
Funchess (undisclosed) was cut from the 49ers' practice squad injured list Monday.
Funchess had been sidelined since last Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury, and he'll now be forced to seek out other opportunities. The 27-year-old hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2019.... See More ... See Less
Devin Funchess: Out with injury
Funchess (undisclosed) was placed on the 49ers' practice squad injured list Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Funchess joined San Francisco's practice squad last week, and it didn't take long for him to go down with an injury. The 27-year-old dealt with a hamstring injury in training camp with the Packers before being released off injured reserve, though it's unclear if he aggravated that injury or if he's dealing with a new issue.... See More ... See Less
Devin Funchess: Signed to 49ers' practice squad
Funchess was added to the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The 27-year-old has yet to play this season after reaching an injury settlement with the Packers in the preseason. Now healed from a hamstring injury, Funchess will look to provide depth at wide receiver for the 49ers. He has only appeared in one game since 2018, making three catches for 32 yards in a contest with the Colts in 2019. Funchess signed with the Packers in 2020 but sat out that season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... See More ... See Less
Devin Funchess: Gets injury settlement
Funchess (hamstring) has been released from IR by the Packers with an injury settlement, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
It remains to be seen how close Funchess is to being able to re-take the field. However, following this move, the wideout is now free to catch on with another team once he recovers from what ESPN's Rob Demovsky previously described as a lingering hamstring injury.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Devin Funchess: Moved to IR
The Packers placed Funchess (lower body) on injured reserve Wednesday.
The timing means he can't return this season unless he agrees to an injury settlement and becomes a free agent again. Even if that happens, Funchess is now 27 years old and has been either injured, ineffective or opted out every season since his 840-yard, eight-touchdown breakout for Carolina back in 2017. It remains to be seen if he's actually dealing with a severe injury or if he just didn't do enough to make the Week 1 roster before suffering a less-serious injury.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Devin Funchess: Unavailable Saturday
Funchess (lower body) will not play Saturday versus the Jets, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.
Funchess was a dominant force in the team's preseason opener corralling six passes for 70 yards against the Texans, but the veteran wideout had to be carted off the field Wednesday with a lower-body injury that was later deemed to not serious. Funchess is in a heated battle for one the team's final roster spots at wide receiver along with Equanimeous St. Brown and Malik Taylor.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Devin Funchess: Carted off at practice
Funchess was carted off the practice field Wednesday with an apparent lower-body injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Funchess is coming off an impressive preseason debut, having secured six of eight targets for 70 yards while displaying chemistry with Jordan Love (shoulder). However, the wideout now appears to have suffered a potentially worrisome injury. Funchess opted out of the 2020 season and was only able to suit up for one game in 2019 because of a broken collarbone.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Devin Funchess: No practice Thursday
Funchess (lower body) is not participating in Thursday's practice, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Funchess had to be carted off the field after pulling up during Wednesday's practice, and while the nature and severity of his apparent injury remain undisclosed, it's not encouraging that he's absent Thursday. At the very least, Funchess is trending in the wrong direction for Saturday's preseason contest against the Jets, and it's within the realm of possibility that he's dealing with a serious injury.... See More ... See Less
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