NFL CAREER – Originally a sixth round selection of the Detroit Lions in the 2013 NFL Draft (171st overall), Fuller looks to add veteran depth to a young New Orleans receiving corps. The former Virginia Tech standout has appeared in 18 games with two starts over his three-year NFL career, posting 288 yards and one touchdown on 16 receptions and five special teams tackles. Still just 26, Fuller joins the Saints after being sidelined for the majority of the 2016 campaign with a foot injury.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans Saints from Detroit Lions practice squad, 12/20/16; Signed by Lions to practice squad, 11/24/16; Waived by Lions, 11/22/16; Activated from Reserve/PUP by Lions, 11/8/16; Placed on Reserve/PUP by Lions, 8/30/16; Re-signed by Lions, 3/10/16; Signed by Lions to reserve/future contract, 12/31/13; Signed by Lions to practice squad, 9/1/13; Waived by Lions, 8/31/13; Signed by Lions to a four-year contract, 5/210/13; Selected by Lions in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
2016 – Spent first two months of the season on the Detroit Lions Reserve/PUP list with a foot injury before joining Lions practice squad for one month. 2015 – Contributed as a backup receiver and special teams ace in 12 games, finishing with four receptions for 76 yards and five special teams tackles…Hauled in two passes for 56 yards (27.5 avg.), including a 48-yard grab vs. Arizona, Oct. 11…Contributed two special teams tackles in Week 11 vs. Oakland, Nov. 22…Recorded two special teams tackles in Week 14 at St. Louis, Dec. 13…Inactive for final three games of season. 2014 – Emerged as a reliable third receiver option behind starting wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, ending with 14 catches for 212 yards and one touchdown. His only touchdown of the season came on the game-winning catch in the team’s comeback win over New Orleans in Week Seven…Hauled in his first career reception for 52 yards vs. Green Bay, Sept. 21…Tied a career-high with three receptions and 44 yards and hauled in his first-career touchdown in Week 7 vs. New Orleans, Oct. 19…Caught three passes for 44 yards in Week 8 at Atlanta, Oct. 26…Had a catch for 21 yards in Week 13 vs. Chicago, Nov. 27, in his first NFL game against his brother, Bears CB Kyle Fuller…Hauled in two passes for 26 yards in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Dallas, 1/4/15. 2013 – Member of the 2013 practice squad.
COLLEGE – In only two seasons at Virginia, Tech, finished his career with 45 receptions for 834 yards (18.5 avg.) and six touchdowns…All six touchdowns came his senior campaign in 2012…Started his career as a student-athlete at the University of Kansas as a member of the track & field team.
PERSONAL – Lettered two seasons in football for coach Leonard Hart at Woodlawn (Md.) HS…Was a Nike indoor track All-American as a senior…Won first team all-state indoor and outdoor track honors.
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