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Top Brandon Powell News

  • Rams' Brandon Powell: Promoted from practice squad

    Powell was elevated from the Rams' practice squad Saturday.

    Powell signed with the Rams' practice squad in early November and also spent time with Miami earlier in the season. He'll likely serve exclusively on special teams, particularly if Odell Beckham (hip) is able to play as expected.

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  • Brandon Powell: Signs with Rams' practice squad

    Powell signed with the Rams' practice squad Friday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Powell was recently on the Dolphins' practice squad, but the 26-year-old wideout last saw game action with the Falcons in 2020. Over his career, he has played in 21 games and tallied 23 catches on 35 targets for 198 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

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  • Brandon Powell: Looking for new opportunity

    Powell was let go from the Dolphins' practice squad Tuesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

    Powell has been working with Miami's practice squad since failing to make Buffalo's 53-man roster following training camp. The more experienced Travis Fulgham was surprisingly let go by Philly earlier in the week, which led to the Phins' opting to pick him up and letting Powell go. He will now look for a new opportunity.

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  • Brandon Powell: Parts ways with Bills

    Buffalo cut Powell on Monday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

    Powell had spent the offseason working in Buffalo since March, but his efforts to secure a regular-season roster spot were unsuccessful. He will look to contribute elsewhere as a depth wideout and return man.

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  • Bills' Brandon Powell: Heading to Buffalo

    The Bills signed Powell to a contract Friday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

    Powell contributed in both the return and offensive game for the Falcons during the 2020 campaign, with 8.9 yards per punt return and two receiving touchdowns. The versatile player's speed at receiver and in the return game will perhaps provide the Bills with a notable boost this year.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Won't face Bucs in finale

    Powell (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against Tampa Bay, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Powell never seemed especially likely to go Week 17, as the return man was unable to submit even a limited practice session heading into Sunday's finale. He'll close out the year with 8.9 yards per punt return, good for eighth-best in the NFL. The 25-year-old also saw his offensive role increase as the campaign progressed, contributing seven of his 12 receptions over his final five appearances of 2020.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Still not practicing

    Powell (foot) did not practice Thursday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Powell played through his foot issue during last weekend's loss to the Chiefs, but he's now missed back-to-back practices. The Falcons would need to delegate another option in the return game if Powell can't suit up Week 17 versus the Buccaneers.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Sits out Wednesday's practice

    Powell (foot) did not participate during Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Powell was confronted with a foot issue going into the Falcons' Week 16 matchup against the Chiefs. He found a way to suit up, however, fielding 13 offensive snaps while recording a two-yard catch during last Sunday's loss. Powell coughed up a fumble on his lone catch, turning possession over to Kansas City at the 10:50 mark of the fourth quarter. The 25-year-old remains without a missed game on the season, and he will try to power through his foot issue once more as Atlanta travels to take on the Buccaneers to close out the 2020 campaign.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Active for Week 16

    Powell (foot) is active for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    With Julio Jones (hamstring) out of the lineup, Powell should handle a decent workload Sunday. In the last two games without Jones, Powell played at least 43 percent of the snaps on offense. However, he didn't capitalize on the extra opportunities in that stretch, catching just three passes for 14 yards.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Limited in practice Thursday

    Powell (foot) was limited during Thursday's practice session, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Powell practiced in full Wednesday, so he may have picked up the foot injury during practice that day. Though the second-year wideout has made minimal contributions on offense this season (11 catches on 16 targets for 67 yards), his absence would be felt on special teams, as he serves as Atlanta's primary kickoff and punt returner.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Questionable for Week 16

    Powell (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

    Powell popped up on the injury report Thursday with an unspecified foot injury, and he remained a limited participant in Friday's practice. With Julio Jones (hamstring) sidelined, Powell's potential absence would presumably allow Christian Blake to handle a large role behind Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Tears off long return

    Powell corralled his only target for a nine-yard gain, adding one kick-return attempt for 22 yards and three punt returns for 40 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.

    Powell's 20-yard punt return at the 9:07 mark of the fourth quarter situated Atlanta near midfield with a chance to take the lead, however, Matt Ryan committed the first of a pair of late-game interceptions 11 plays later. The Florida product will likely continue to carry a peripheral offensive role for weeks when the receiving corps is depleted by injury. Most of his value, however, resides on special teams where he's averaging a respectable 9.3 yards per attempt on punt returns this season.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Snags second TD of 2020

    Powell reeled in both of his targets for four receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 43-6 win against the Raiders. He also logged a 16-yard kickoff return and a four-yard punt return.

    Opportunities opened up for Atlanta's secondary wide receivers Week 12, as Julio Jones (hamstring) was ruled out before kickoff and Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) had to exit partway through the contest due to injury. Powell capitalized, collecting his second TD reception over his past three appearances. He's made an impact on special teams as well, with the 25-year-old's 8.7 yards per punt return average ranking 12th in the NFL among players with at least 10 attempts.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Little offensive impact

    Powell rushed once for three yards in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.

    Even with Julio Jones missing a big chunk of the game with a hamstring injury, Powell handled just six snaps on offense. His main contributions continue to come on special teams, where he's the Falcons' primary option to return kicks and punts.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: Secures first NFL TD

    Powell corralled his lone target for a nine-yard touchdown, adding a four-yard rush during Sunday's 34-27 win against the Broncos. He also registered a 13-yard punt return.

    Powell was able to maneuver by Justin Simmons for the second-quarter score, out-positioning the talented free safety on a nine-yard out route to secure his first TD in the NFL. With Calvin Ridley (foot) sitting out Week 9, Powell garnered his third-highest offensive workload of the season (10 snaps). Ridley and the Falcons' receiving corps will have a chance to recover from injury over the Week 10 bye, potentially lessening Powell's offensive role when the team returns Nov. 22 against New Orleans.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Powell: All clear Thursday

    Powell (elbow) was absent from Thursday's injury report, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.

    Powell popped up on the injury report Wednesday, as the elbow issue limited him in practice. Now healthy, expect the Florida product to assume his usual duties as the team's return man, while mixing in with depth receiving snaps. In six games this season, the 25-year-old has supplied three catches for 27 yards, 208 kick return yards and 79 punt return yards.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 181 lbs
Birthplace: Deerfield Beach, FL
Age: 26
School: Florida
Experience: 4