The Lions waived Fulgham on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Fulgham was never active for a game in Detroit this season, and he'll now search for a depth role elsewhere in the league. The rookie sixth-round pick could offer upside on special teams.
Fulgham (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
Fulgham has yet to be active for a game this season. As long as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola and Marvin Hall all remain healthy, Fulgham simply may not factor into the Lions' plans on offense.
Fulgham was not active for the Lions' Week 2 game against the Chargers.
Fulgham is the No. 5 wide receiver on the Lions' 53-man roster, but he hasn't been active for either of the first two games of the 2019 season.
Fulgham secured a spot on the Lions' initial 53-man roster, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.
Detroit snagged Fulgham in the sixth round of this year's draft after a 2018 season in which he registered 63 receptions for 1,083 yards and nine scores at Old Dominion. One impressive preseason later, and Fulgham has made an NFL roster. While he's probably not anything more than the No. 5 option behind Chris Lacy and the team's three starters, the Lions clearly believe in his potential and it's not impossible for him to see playing time on offense at some point this year.
Fulgham secured all three of his targets for 80 yards during Thursday's preseason finale against the Browns.
After fumbling on the final drive of last week's game, Fulgham bounced back in a big way and ultimately led all players in scrimmage yards. He made a few bigs plays along the way, including a 52-yard catch-and-run at one point. Considering the Lions also invested a draft pick in the sixth-round rookie, it seems likely that Fulgham has played his way onto the final roster.
Fulgham caught three passes for 52 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.
The competition for the last few spots on the depth chart has been heating up since Jermaine Kearse (ankle) went down in the preseason opener. Fulgham made a play to help distinguish himself Saturday during a game in which no other receiver made many highlight-quality plays, making an impressive adjustment to bring down a bomb and then preventing it from hitting the turf. He should continue to get plenty of chances during the final two weeks of the preseason.
The Lions selected Fulgham in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 184th overall.
Fulgham (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) is now the second Old Dominion player ever drafted. It doesn't bode especially well for him that he's a redshirt senior former walk-on at the Monarchs' humble program, but he was given generally warm receptions from observers at the Senior Bowl, and both his athletic testing and production are probably adequate. He only ran a 4.58-second 40 at the combine, but his 36.5-inch vertical and 126-inch broad jump imply some meaningful explosiveness in short spaces. As much as he's not a compelling prospect, Fulgham has a great shot to make a Detroit roster that simply doesn't have any wide receiver depth after Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola.
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