Brandon Powell

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #1
Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #1

Brandon Powell News

Signs back with Rams

Powell agreed to a contract with the Rams on Saturday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Powell spent the season on Los Angeles' practice squad, and he served as a return man in his six game appearances. He returned eight kickoffs for 208 yards and six punts for 133 yards with one touchdown.

Mar 19, 2022 10:09 PM EST


Cleared of injury designation

Powell (ribs) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Powell was limited during the first two practices of the week but was able to fully participate Friday. He's expected to operate as the Rams' primary return man Sunday. In six games with Los Angeles, he's totaled 208 kick return yards and 133 punt return yards, including a 61-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Vikings in Week 16.

Jan 21, 2022 1:51 PM EST



Signed to Rams' active roster

Powell was signed to the Rams' active roster Wednesday.

Analysis: The wide receiver was reverted to the practice squad Monday but was quickly signed to the active roster just two days later. Powell will likely serve as a top return option for the Rams' special-teams unit in Week 18 against the 49ers.

Jan 5, 2022 4:52 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Powell reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Powell played 11 snaps on special teams. He returned one kick and one punt for exactly 18 yards each.

Jan 3, 2022 9:55 PM EST


Back up to active roster

Powell was elevated to the Rams' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Powell has been activated each of the last four games and has turned into a capable returner accumulating 229 total return yards across both kicks and punts during that span. The wide receiver is almost strictly a special teams specialist, however, as he has yet to be targeted this season.

Jan 1, 2022 11:00 AM EST



Heads back to practice squad

Powell reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Powell played just one offensive snap during Sunday's 30-23 win over the Vikings. However, he made his presence felt on special teams once again, notching two punt returns for 75 yards -- including a 61-yard return for a touchdown.

Dec 28, 2021 1:04 PM EST


Another elevation

The Rams elevated Powell from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Powell thus is poised to handle kick return duties Sunday in Minnesota after reeling of 30.8 yards on his five chances over the last three games. He's still in search of his first target of the campaign, though.

Dec 25, 2021 8:02 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

The Rams reverted Powell to their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Powell has mostly only played on special teams for the Rams this season. In Week 15, Powell recorded two kick returns for a combined 46 yards. Expect the receiver to stay on the Rams' practice squad barring any major injuries to Los Angeles' starting receivers.

Dec 22, 2021 6:05 PM EST


Activated from practice squad

Powell was activated from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement Saturday.

Analysis: Powell has been elevated ahead of the Rams' last two games and has played a total of 14 snaps, all on special teams. He's again ticketed for a similar role in Week 15 against the Seahawks.

Dec 18, 2021 4:32 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Powell has shifted back to the Rams' practice squad, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Powell was elevated to the team's 53-man roster for their victory over the Cardinals on Monday. He ended up playing 10 snaps on special teams and returned one kick for 27 yards, as well as recording one fair catch.

Dec 14, 2021 5:11 PM EST


Elevated from practice squad

Powell was elevated from the Rams' practice squad ahead of Monday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Powell will join the active roster for a second straight game. He played just four snaps on special teams in last week's win over Jacksonville.

Dec 13, 2021 1:28 PM EST


Sent to practice squad

Powell was reverted to the practice Monday.

Analysis: The wide receiver was active for Sunday's win over the Jaguars, returning two kicks for 81 yards, including a 65-yarder to open the contest. He'll head back to the practice squad for the time being.

Dec 6, 2021 7:51 PM EST


Promoted from practice squad

Powell was activated from the Rams' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Powell signed with the Rams' practice squad in early November and also spent time with Miami earlier in the season. He'll likely serve exclusively on special teams, particularly if Odell Beckham (hip) is able to play as expected.

Dec 4, 2021 1:28 PM EST


Signs with Rams' practice squad

Powell signed with the Rams' practice squad Friday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Powell was recently on the Dolphins' practice squad, but the 26-year-old wideout last saw game action with the Falcons in 2020. Over his career, he has played in 21 games and tallied 23 catches on 35 targets for 198 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Nov 6, 2021 7:37 AM EST


Looking for new opportunity

Powell was let go from the Dolphins' practice squad Tuesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Powell has been working with Miami's practice squad since failing to make Buffalo's 53-man roster following training camp. The more experienced Travis Fulgham was surprisingly let go by Philly earlier in the week, which led to the Phins' opting to pick him up and letting Powell go. He will now look for a new opportunity.

Oct 12, 2021 7:18 PM EST


Parts ways with Bills

Buffalo cut Powell on Monday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Powell had spent the offseason working in Buffalo since March, but his efforts to secure a regular-season roster spot were unsuccessful. He will look to contribute elsewhere as a depth wideout and return man.

Aug 30, 2021 10:44 AM EST


Heading to Buffalo

The Bills signed Powell (foot) to a contract Friday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: Powell contributed in both the return and offensive game for the Falcons during the 2020 campaign, with 8.9 yards per punt return and two touchdowns as well. The versatile player flashed promise over his 15 appearances last season, catching 12 of his 18 targets for 69 yards. Powells' speed at receiver and in the return game will hopefully provide the Bills with a notable boost this year.

Mar 26, 2021 12:47 PM EST


Won't face Bucs in finale

Powell (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against Tampa Bay, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Powell never seemed especially likely to go Week 17, as the return man was unable to submit even a limited practice session heading into Sunday's finale. He'll close out the year with 8.9 yards per punt return, good for eighth best in the NFL. The 25-year-old also saw his offensive role increase as the campaign progressed, contributing seven of his 12 receptions over his final five appearances of 2020.

Jan 1, 2021 11:54 AM EST


Still not practicing

Powell (foot) did not practice Thursday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Powell played through his foot issue during last weekend's loss to the Chiefs, but he's now missed back-to-back practices. The Falcons would need to delegate another option in the return game if Powell can't suit up Week 17 versus the Buccaneers.

Dec 31, 2020 12:44 PM EST


Sits out Wednesday's practice

Powell (foot) did not participate during Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Powell was confronted with a foot issue going into the Falcons' Week 16 matchup against the Chiefs. He found a way to suit up, however, fielding 13 offensive snaps while recording a two-yard catch during last Sunday's loss. The 25-year-old remains without a missed game on the season, and he will try to power through once more as Atlanta travels to take on the Buccaneers to close out the 2020 campaign.

Dec 31, 2020 5:34 AM EST


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