Fuller (knee - ACL) was waived by the Falcons with an injury designation on Thursday.
Fuller tore his ACL last week and will miss the season for a second straight year. He'll likely be placed on injured reserve by Atlanta after he clears waivers.
For the second straight year Fuller will have his season prematurely end prior to the start of the regular season. The 2016 seventh-round pick was drafted with the expectation that he would earn a job returning kickoffs, but he has suffered two separate serious injuries before he has had the chance to earn a role with the team.
The Falcons drafted Fuller out of LSU in the seventh-round of this years draft. The Rookie impressed early on in the preseason recording 66 yards and a touchdown in his first two games before injuring his shoulder in the team's third game against the Dolphins. The team had hoped he could earn a spot returning kicks heading into the season.
Fuller (shoulder) may need surgery to repair an unspecified shoulder injury, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Fuller, the Falcons' seventh-round pick from LSU, suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason tilt against the Dolphins. However, he was drafted with the expectation he would earn a job returning kickoffs, but fellow rookie J.D. McKissic has been the most impressive candidate for the role thus far into the preseason. Now injured and potentially sidelined indefinitely, Fuller appears to be a long shot to make Atlanta's final 53-man roster ahead of Week 1.
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|3||9/24/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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|7||10/22/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
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|16||12/24/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|