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Top Ricky Ortiz News

  • Ricky Ortiz: Done in New Orleans

    The Saints waived Ortiz on Sunday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Ortiz appeared in one game with the Saints last season, but he wasn't able to stick with the team through training camp. He could receive some interest around the league as a reserve fullback.

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  • Saints' Ricky Ortiz: Inks deal with New Orleans

    Ortiz signed with the Saints' active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Zach Line (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, so Ortiz is being brought in to possibly fill a starting fullback role. It could be a one-game NFL stint for Ortiz if Line gets healthy before the playoffs, however.

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  • Ricky Ortiz: Tries out for Niners

    Ortiz (ankle) worked out with the 49ers on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    The 49ers are looking to find a placeholder for Kyle Juszczyk, who is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL. After the tryout, however, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Ortiz wouldn't be signed, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic.

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  • Ricky Ortiz: Let go with injury settlement

    Ortiz (ankle) was waived with an injury settlement by the Falcons on Monday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

    Ortiz appeared in 12 games for Atlanta last season but picked up the ankle injury last week and now heads to free agency. The Falcons opted to sign Keith Smith to serve as the team's fullback.

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  • Falcons' Ricky Ortiz: Misses practice Sunday

    Ortiz (ankle) was unable to suit up for Sunday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

    It's unclear how the veteran picked up the injury, but it's serious enough to force him out of practice. The team could hold Ortiz out of preseason action if they want to preserve him from further injury, but that remains to be seen.

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  • Falcons' Ricky Ortiz: Collects third reception of 2018

    Ortiz hauled in his only target, picking up four receiving yards during Sunday's 24-10 win against the Panthers.

    The 24-year-old fullback picked up his ninth career start Sunday and registered his third catch of the year late in the third quarter, when Matt Ryan found him for a four-yard gain on a drive that culminated in a 44-yard Mohamed Sanu touchdown catch. After beating out Daniel Marx and Luke McNitt for the starting role in training camp, Ortiz has been seldom utilized by the Falcons over the course of the season, playing on 11 percent of the offensive snaps and 17.9 percent of the special teams snaps. In Week 17, Ortiz and the Falcons wrap up a disappointing 2018 campaign against a Buccaneers defense that ranks 23rd in yards allowed per game (376.3) and 30th in scoring defense (28.7 points per game against).

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  • Falcons' Ricky Ortiz: Slotted in as starter

    Ortiz has been listed as the Falcons' starting fullback on the unofficial depth chart for Friday's preseason game against the Jets, Vaughn McClure of reports.

    As the old Western adage goes, "This town ain't big enough for the both of us." The same almost certainly holds true for the Falcons' fullback competition, where Ortiz is now beginning to be a consistent presence on the first-team offense in 11-on-11 drills. Stanford's Daniel Marx already has been eliminated from the mix, meaning Ortiz and Luke McNitt are the only fullbacks currently remaining on the roster, with Ortiz being the man most likely to receive the starting nod for Friday's preseason opener in the Meadowlands.

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  • Falcons' Ricky Ortiz: Getting opportunity with Atlanta

    Ortiz signed a contract with the Falcons on Wednesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

    Ortiz was recently let go by Baltimore after spending most of the 2017 season on injured reserve. The Oregon State product will compete with two undrafted rookie fullbacks in Luke McNitt (Nebraska) and Daniel Marx (Stanford) for a roster spot with Atlanta.

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  • Ricky Ortiz: Waived by Baltimore

    Ortiz was waived by the Ravens on Monday.

    Ortiz spent all of last season on the Ravens' practice squad before signing a reserve/future contract back in January. He has been waived in order to make room for a handful of undrafted rookie signings.

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  • Ravens' Ricky Ortiz: Signed to reserve/future contract

    The Ravens signed Ortiz to a reserve/future contract Monday.

    Ortiz spent the entirety of the season on the Ravens' practice squad. His signing could signal Baltimore's interest in reintegrating traditional fullbacks into the offense after a one-year hiatus.

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  • Ricky Ortiz: Placed on practice squad IR

    Ortiz was placed on practice squad injured reserve Tuesday.

    Ortiz winds up on the practice squad IR due to an undisclosed injury. In corresponding moves, the Ravens added cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste and tight end Gabe Holmes to the practice squad.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 236 lbs
Birthplace: Moreno Valley, CA, USA
Age: 30
School: Oregon State
Experience: 2