Will Fuller interested in NFL free agency: 3 ideal landing spots

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Former Houston Texans first-round pick Will Fuller has been pretty much on the back burner the entire offseason as other big-name receivers collect big paychecks.

Now that the pre-season is starting, that could change quite quickly. Pro Football Network NFL Insider Aaron Wilson reports that several teams have shown interest in the 28-year-old wide receiver.

In 2020 with then-Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Fuller caught 53 passes or 879 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games. He eventually signed with the Miami Dolphins ahead of the 2021 season, only to miss all but two games due to injury. Hence why Fuller remains in the NFL free agent market.

Despite those injury issues and a six-game suspension in 2020 for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), Fuller will still be of interest to several suitors. Here we look at three ideal landing spots.

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Indianapolis Colts add Will Fuller

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Indianapolis definitely needs a wide receiver behind Michael Pittman Jr. If the team is to have success under veteran Matt Ryan in his first season with Indianapolis, provide the former NFL MVP with as much help as possible. is a necessity.

It also looks like Colts general manager Chris Ballard may be looking for a veteran receiver ahead of Week 1 against Fuller’s former Texas team.

Indianapolis didn’t acquire Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons in the spring to sit back and watch the twilight years of his career slip away. Fuller would be an inexpensive option for the Colts. He would also likely be a better option than re-signing an aging TY Hilton.

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Cleveland Browns add old friend Deshaun Watson

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Watson and Will Fuller teamed up with the Houston Texans from 2017 to 2020, forming a pretty elite duo. While the former will be suspended for the first six games of the 2022 season, giving him a familiar target would make a lot of sense.

Cleveland’s depth chart at wide receiver behind recently acquired Amari Cooper is Donovan Peoples-Jones, David Bell and Anthony Schwartz — the latter two of whom are currently sidelined with injury during training camp.

Will Fuller’s stats (2016-20): 209 receptions, 3,136 yards, 24 TDs, 63% catch rate

Fuller would obviously be considered an upgrade from what Cleveland has behind Cooper on their depth chart. Giving Watson a friendly face wouldn’t hurt either. It might help him transition after about 18 months filled with drama.

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Dallas Cowboys bring in Will Fuller

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Dallas lost free agent signing James Washington to Jones breaking his foot during training camp. He should miss up to 10 weeks. Recently re-signed starter Michael Gallup has already been ruled out for Week 1 with a torn ACL he suffered a season ago. Meanwhile, the Cowboys lost Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson in the offseason.

Clearly, there’s a need for Dak Prescott and Co. here. Primarily, the Cowboys would like to find someone who can succeed out of the slot. Fuller has proven he can do it since his days at Notre Dame.

With Dallas already tied to another veteran receiver in the free agent market, Fuller might actually make more sense. He would be a perfect No. 3 behind CeeDee Lamb and Gallup. His ability to gain yards after the catch would also fit nicely with what Prescott is doing under center.

Christy J. Olson