FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons officially waived wide receiver and returner Devin Fuller on Friday.
Nearly a year ago – Aug. 3, 2017, to be exact – the Falcons designated Fuller as waived/injured after he tore his ACL during the first week of training camp. Fuller ended up clearing waivers, reverted back to the Falcons' injured reserve list and he subsequently missed all of 2017. Fuller also missed the entire 2016 season when he suffered a shoulder injury during the preseason.
Before suffering his season-ending injury, the 6-foot, 194-pound Fuller had been competing for a spot at punt returner for the Falcons. Known for his speed – he once clocked a 4.39 40-yard dash – Fuller averaged just 6.1 yards per return.
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Fuller, who had come to UCLA as a four-star recruit and switched from quarterback to receiver, was a seventh-round pick of the Falcons in the 2016 NFL Draft. At UCLA, Fuller started only seven games as a senior and missed games with head and ankle injuries.
He did excel on special teams, returning kicks (24.2-yard average) and punts (12 for 141 yards) in addition to making plays on offense (24 catches for 259 yards and three touchdowns).