Natson caught both of his targets for 12 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 14-10 win over the Rams.
Natson made a five-yard catch on the team's opening drive before adding a seven-yard touchdown grab to tie the game later on in the first quarter. He wasn't involved after that juncture, but it was interesting to see Natson make plays as a receiver and not merely a return man. Still, the Rams boast a strong wideout group and Natson likely will be fighting for scraps in next Saturday's preseason contest against the Broncos.
The Rams tendered Natson to a contract Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Natson was an exclusive-rights free agent and he now remains under the Rams' control for the 2019 season. The 25-year-old returned 26 punts for 280 yards and six kicks for 108 yards last season, and will likely reclaim his role as the primary return man in L.A. for 2019.
Natson (hand) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Natson looks on track to play Sunday against the Seahawks, barring a setback. The speedster should reclaim his role as the Rams primary kick and punt returner, with Cooper Kupp relinquishing those duties.
Natson (hand) could play against Seattle this week, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Natson is trying to find his way back onto the field following last week's hand surgery. The Rams were optimistic about his chances of playing in Week 5's contest even prior to the surgery, so the fact that the optimism remains bodes well for Natson. The speedster's practice report this week should clarify his Week 5 status.
Natson underwent surgery on his left hand Monday and will miss Thursday's game against the Vikings, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
The Rams' primary returner could be back for Week 5 action, per the report. In the meantime, Cooper Kupp could take over returning duties factoring in his experience with the task and a short week. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Natson figures to reclaim a role on the Rams' return units once he's back.
Natson suffered a hand injury and will not return to Sunday's game against the Chargers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Natson's loss is a blow to the Rams' special teams as he is both their kick and punt returner. Cooper Kupp will likely handle punts in his absence, with Mike Thomas handling kickoffs.
Natson signed a contract with the Rams on Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Natson spent the preseason working as the Rams' top return man on kickoffs and will presumably retake the role after Pharoh Cooper (ankle) was given a multi-week timetable to return to the field. However, Natson is highly unlikely to see a significant role on offense and is thus not relevant for fantasy purposes.
Natson signed with the Rams on Tuesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Natson spent his rookie season with the Jets and played in seven games, making little impact with only two receptions for 18 yards. Instead, the 24-year-old was used 32 times as a return man. Natson will have an uphill battle to make the Rams' 53-man roster out of camp, especially since they already have Pharoh Cooper to field kicks and punts.
Natson was waived by the Jets on Friday.
Natson was the No. 2 option for punt and kick returns in 2017, and he hauled in just two passes on five targets for 18 yards. The Jets signed a skilled return man, Andre Roberts, in March, so Natson's services were no longer needed.
Natson caught one of two targets for 19 yards and rushed once for 15 yards during Sunday's loss to the Saints.
Natson registered positive yards for the first time this season, but with the Jets eliminated from playoff contention, he may see an increase in snaps in the final two weeks. That being said, with Bryce Petty under center it's tough to see a fantasy breakout coming.
The Jets promoted Natson to their 53-man roster Saturday, Calvin Watkins of Newsday.com reports.
Natson has been on the team's practice squad after making an impression in the preseason, and finally earned a roster spot. The 23-year-old will likely contribute on special teams, but with ArDarius Stewart (groin) not certain to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday, he could see some opportunities as fourth wide receiver if Stewart cannot play.
Natson had two receptions for 56 yards, including a 51-yard reception, and a 31-yard punt return in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals.
Natson had an impressive preseason and could make the final roster as a kickoff or punt returner, as well as a reserve receiver. The Colts will likely decide between Natson and Quan Bray for the return jobs.
Natson had three receptions for 13 yards on three targets and two kickoff returns for an average of 21 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Pittsburgh.
Quan Bray and Natson are battling for the kickoff return job. Natson got some time with the first-team offense, which is an encouraging sign he'll make the 53-man roster. He may not have much of a role on offense, however, if he makes the team.
Natson had three receptions for 60 yards, one rushing attempt for seven yards and returned both punts and kickoffs in Saturday's preseason loss at Dallas.
Natson made a strong impression for a second consecutive preseason game. He could win a return job and a reserve receiver role. The undrafted free agent from Akron is small (5-foot-7, 160) but has elite speed.
Natson had five receptions for 51 yards and returned both punts and kickoffs in Sunday's preseason loss to Detroit.
The Colts have a wide-open competition for both return jobs, so Natson could be a candidate to make the roster on special teams. The undrafted free agent from Akron is small (5-foot-7, 160) but says he can run a 4.38 second 40-yard dash, according to the Indianapolis Star. He was second in the nation last season in punt returns with 16.3 yards per attempt.
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|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Jets||7||0||1||15||15.0||15||0||0||1|
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|2019||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||7||16||325||20.3||32||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||6||108||18.0||24||0||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||6||4||96||24.0||27||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||7||16||8||38||2.4||17||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||26||10||280||10.8||60||0||4|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||6||9||6||85||9.4||32||0||1|
|2017||New York Jets||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|