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AFC Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 7-10-0
0-6-0 4-13-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 5 47 9.4 2 27

Top Jody Fortson News

  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Playing 7-on-7 at minicamp

    Fortson (Achilles) participated in 7-on-7 drills during the Chiefs' minicamp, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

    Fortson tore his Achilles in October last year and was sidelined for the remainder of the 2021 season. He was limited throughout OTAs, but his participation in minicamp is an extremely encouraging sign for his availability heading into the 2022 campaign. The undrafted tight end out of Valdosta State caught five passes for 47 yards and two scores across six games during his rookie season, and if he's available to start the upcoming season, he'll compete with Blake Bell and Noah Gray for snaps behind Travis Kelce.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Seen working in OTAs

    Fortson (Achilles) was working in a limited fashion during Thursday's OTA sessions, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

    Fortson's participation in the Chiefs' OTAs is particularly encouraging after he was already seen doing individual drills with his personal trainer Wednesday. The second-year tight end is returning from a season-ending injury torn Achilles in October of 2021 and was also seen wearing a full-length compression sleeve Thursday. There's no guarantee that Fortson will be a participant in Phase 3 of Kansas City's upcoming voluntary workouts according to Charles Goldman of USA Today, but the tight end's continued progress is an encouraging sign for his availability for the start of the regular season.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Rehab going well

    Fortson (Achilles) shared images Thursday of him doing individual football drills with personal trainer Bobby Stroupe in Texas, Juan Cisneros of FOX 4 Kansas City reports.

    Fortson caught five passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns across six games during the 2021 campaign before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury during the Chiefs' Week 6 win over Washington. The 26-year-old, who's an exclusive rights free agent, was tendered by Kansas City in mid-March and, barring his health, could have a larger role in 2022 after the departure of Tyreek Hill. It's an encouraging sign to see the second-year tight end training with Stroupe, who's also Patrick Mahomes' trainer, but it remains unclear if he'll be 100 percent by the start of training camp.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Tendered by Kansas City

    Kansas City tendered Fortson (Achilles), an exclusive rights free agent, Friday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Fortson caught five passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns across six games during the 2021 campaign before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury during the Chiefs' Week 6 win over Washington. He's expected to be ready by the start of the 2022 season, so he'll have a chance to build off his solid start in 2021.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Activated off COVID-19 list

    Fortson (Achilles) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.

    Forston has cleared protocols and can return to the team facility. However, the 26-year-old is still expected to miss the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles, so this move was simply procedural.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Lands on COVID list

    Fortson (Achilles) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Charles Goldman of The Chiefs Wire reports.

    Fortson was already on injured reserve due to a torn Achilles. He's been ruled out for the season, so this move was simply procedural.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Lands on IR

    The Chiefs placed Fortson (Achilles) on injured reserve Saturday.

    As expected, Fortson has landed on IR after an MRI confirmed that he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during the Chiefs' Week 6 win. The reserve tight end recorded five catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns across six games during the 2021 campaign. Noah Gray and Blake Bell will likely see more opportunities behind Travis Kelce with Fortson out for the year.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Tears his Achilles

    Fortson suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's win over Washington and will miss the rest of the season, according to James Palmer of NFL Network.

    Fortson's worst case scenario has been confirmed, and the tight end will miss the rest of the regular season as a result. Fortson made one catch for 27 yards Sunday against Washington, and he ends the season with five grabs for 47 yards and two scores across six games.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Suffers Achilles injury

    Fortson (Achilles) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Washington.

    While no diagnosis has been confirmed, Fortson was down for a while before getting carted off with what appeared to be a serious injury. The coming days should shed more light on the severity of the injury, but it wouldn't be surprising if he has to miss an extended period of time.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Finds pay dirt again

    Fortson logged a two-yard touchdown reception on his only target Sunday versus the Eagles.

    Fortson saw a season-high 13 snaps (21 percent) in the contest but was primarily on the field in multiple tight end sets to help with the run game. He has begun to find some utility near the goal line but seems unlikely to produce enough on a weekly basis to warrant fantasy consideration in the vast majority of formats.

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  • Chiefs' Jody Fortson: Tallies first career touchdown

    Fortson reeled in his two targets for seven yards and a touchdown Sunday versus the Chargers.

    Fortson's receptions give him three in the last two weeks, though his snap counts (no more than seven) reveal that he remains primarily involved in very specific formations and red-zone work. He's still behind each of the other three tight ends in terms of snap share and figures to remain that way. However, Fortson's production, when he's called upon, should put him in the good graces of the coaching staff.

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  • Chiefs' Joe Fortson: Signs reserve/future contract

    Fortson signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Fortson was signed to the Chiefs' practice squad following training camp and will now get an opportunity to remain on the team for the offseason period. It's his second straight season signing a reserve/future contract with Kansas City.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Age: 26
School: Valdosta State
Experience: 2