Austin Fort

Tennessee Titans
Tight End #81
Tennessee Titans
Tight End #81

Austin Fort News

Hits free agency

Fort was waived by the Titans on Monday, Turron Davenport of report.

Analysis: Fort inked a reserve/future contract with Tennessee in January, but he'll search for another landing spot following Monday's transaction. He has yet to see a snap in the NFL following his last year of college football in 2018.

May 2, 2022 7:40 PM EST

Remains with Titans

The Titans signed Fort to a reserve/future contract Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Fort spent most of the 2021 campaign on Tennessee's practice squad, and he'll remain with the organization heading into the offseason. The 26-year-old hasn't yet made his regular-season debut in the NFL.

Jan 24, 2022 1:27 PM EST

Back from COVID

Fort (illness) was reinstated from the practice squad COVID-19 list Monday, Turron Davenport of reports.

Analysis: The tight end had been out since Nov. 26 while progressing through COVID protocols, but will return to the practice squad ahead of Week 14. Fort has yet to crack an active roster in his three-year career.

Dec 6, 2021 7:10 PM EST

Lands on practice squad IR

Fort has been placed on the Titans' practice squad reserve/COVID-19 list, Jim Wyatt of the team's official website reports.

Analysis: Fort has been on the team's practice squad since mid-September. He will now need to pass the league's protocols before he can return to practice.

Nov 26, 2021 7:44 PM EST

Joins Tennessee's practice squad

The Titans signed Fort to their practice squad Tuesday, John Glennon of reports.

Analysis: Fort spent the 2019 and 2020 season on Denver's injured reserve after season-ending knee surgeries. The 26-year-old wasn't a prolific pass catcher in college, catching just 17 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns during his two years at Wyoming. However, his size (6-4, 244 pounds) projects him to be a solid extra blocker.

Sep 14, 2021 2:43 PM EST

Moves to waivers

The Broncos waived Fort on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fort missed the last two seasons with knee injuries. He has a clean bill of health, but with no NFL regular-season games to his name, he'll likely need to settle for a practice-squad spot.

Aug 30, 2021 8:26 PM EST

Looks to establish role in offense

Fort is a candidate to win the Broncos' third tight end spot, Cody Roark of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fort now has a clean bill of health after recovering from knee injuries suffered in each of the last two preseasons. The 26-year-old is currently behind starter Noah Fant and backup Albert Okwuegbunam in the Broncos' tight end pecking order and figures to vie for depth slotting with Andrew Beck, Shaun Beyer and Eric Saubert. If Fort, who the report notes had an impressive offseason, ends up as the team's TE3, he would likely need an injury or absence on the part of either Fant or Okwuegbunam to be considered close to the fantasy radar. In such a scenario, Fort's skills as a blocker and receiver could help him to establish a role in Denver's offense.

Jul 7, 2021 1:11 PM EST

Heading to IR

The Broncos will place Fort (knee) on injured reserve, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fort is still working his way back from the torn ACL that caused him to miss the entire 2019 campaign. Klis seems to imply that the Broncos will wait until after Saturday's cut deadline to place Fort on injured reserve, in which case he won't be subjected to waivers and will leave the door open for a potential 2020 return.

Sep 5, 2020 10:49 AM EST

Set for extended absence

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Fort is expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic knee procedure, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Fort already missed the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL, and this news doesn't bode well for his chances to start the 2020 season on time either. Fort is still a bit buried on the depth chart behind younger options, so he's not likely to make a fantasy impact anyway heading into the 2020 campaign.

Aug 17, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Set to go under knife

Fort (knee) will undergo an arthroscopic knee procedure, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fort sat out of the 2019 season after tearing his ACL, and he's expected to be out a while following this procedure. The 25-year-old tight end was a long shot to make an impact in the Broncos' offense anyway, and he could be a cut candidate in the future.

Aug 14, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Put on IR

Fort (Knee - ACL) was placed on IR by the Broncos on Friday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: This was expected after Fort tore his ACL in Thursday's preseason action. He'll try to return next year.

Aug 10, 2019 3:06 PM EST

Tears ACL

Fort tore his ACL in Thursday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A very tough break for the UDFA, who per Zac Stevens of, had been the Broncos' "most productive tight end up to this point in camp." In the wake of his injury, the team's tight end depth chart is headed by Jeff Heuerman, Noah Fant, Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli.

Aug 9, 2019 6:15 AM EST

Carted off with knee injury

Fort left Thursday night's game against the Seahawks on a cart due to a left knee injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Fort suffered the injury while making a catch over the middle, and he was unable to get off the field without assistance. The severity of the issue is not known at this time.

Aug 8, 2019 9:49 PM EST

Impressing in camp

Fort has garnered extra reps in practice and has impressed with his receiving ability, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Fort started his time at Wyoming as a quarterback and transitioned to tight end with Josh Allen in the fold. He nabbed just 17 passes in college before signing as an undrafted free agent with Denver, but he's reportedly caught just about everything in camp. Denver is deep with young tight ends from the past three drafts -- Noah Fant, Jake Butt, and Troy Fumagalli -- but Fort's getting opportunities with the latter two nursing injuries. Fort's immediate future might be on the practice squad, but don't be surprised if he sneaks onto the roster sometime this season.

Jul 25, 2019 7:41 PM EST

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