Greg Dortch

Greg Dortch

Wide Receiver #3
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Ht / Wt:5'7" / 173 lb.
College:Wake Forest
Born:May 29, 1998
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Greg Dortch: Remains in Atlanta

The Falcons signed Dortch to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Dortch occupied Atlanta's practice squad all year but didn't play a game. The 5-foot-7, 173-pound wideout contributed as a returner for the Panthers in two games during the 2019 season. The 22-year-old could aim for a similar role with the Falcons in 2021.

January 4, 2021 12:56 PM EST

Greg Dortch: Signs with practice squad

The Falcons signed Dortch to the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Dortch played two games for the Panthers last season as an undrafted rookie, yet he hasn't played in a game this year. With Julio Jones dealing with a hamstring injury, he'll add depth at wide receiver for the Falcons to finish the year.

December 28, 2020 8:22 AM EST

Greg Dortch: Let go by Rams

Dortch was waived by the Rams on Saturday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 22-year-old signed a reserve/future contract at the end of the regular season, but he'll fall victim to the team's pre-camp cuts. Dortch appeared in two games for the Panthers last season but has yet record a reception in the NFL.

July 25, 2020 10:10 PM EST

Greg Dortch: Returns to Los Angeles

Dortch signed a reserve/futures deal with the Rams on Tuesday.

Analysis: Dortch spent the last 18 days on the team's practice squad. He'll compete for a roster spot once the 2020 league year begins.

December 31, 2019 4:55 PM EST

Greg Dortch: Signs with Rams' practice squad

The Rams signed Dortch to the practice squad Friday, according to the league's official transactions log.

Analysis: Dortch appeared in two contests with the Panthers this season, during which he logged 17 snaps on special teams. The undrafted rookie out of Wake Forest will look to impress in a similar role on Los Angeles' practice squad.

December 13, 2019 9:24 AM EST

Greg Dortch: Subject to waivers

The Panthers waived Dortch on Tuesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Dortch began his second stint of the season with the Panthers less than a week ago, but he fumbled a kick return during this past Sunday's loss to the Falcons. DeAndrew White is in line to return kicks for the Panthers moving forward.

December 10, 2019 1:00 PM EST

Greg Dortch: Rejoins 53-man roster

Dortch was promoted to the Panthers' 53-man roster Friday.

Analysis: Dortch was waived by Carolina on Nov. 11 after being active for only one of the three games with the team, but he opted to stick around on the practice squad. The 21-year-old will provide depth at wide receiver and in the return game for interim head coach Perry Fewell.

December 6, 2019 11:59 AM EST

Greg Dortch: Sticks with Carolina

Dortch signed with the Panthers' practice squad Wednesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Dortch was waived by the Panthers on Monday and will remain with the organization after clearing waivers. The 21-year-old exclusively played special teams in his lone game appearance this season.

November 13, 2019 6:26 PM EST

Greg Dortch: Added to Panthers' active roster

Dortch was signed off the Jets' practice roster by Carolina on Wednesday, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Dortch, a 21-year-old wide receiver, will most likely serve as Carolina's primary kick and punt returner, something he did quite well in college a year ago. Playing for Wake Forest, the speedster returned a pair of punts for touchdowns in 2018.

October 16, 2019 10:27 AM EST

Greg Dortch: Waived by Jets

Dortch was waived by the Jets as the team trimmed the final roster down to 53 players, Matt Stypulkoski of reports.

Analysis: Dortch survived the initial round of cuts, but he was one of the guys let go when the team opted to bring in four new roster players off waivers. One of those new additions was wide receiver Braxton Berrios, who will presumably take over the punt returning duties Dortch handled for much of preseason.

September 2, 2019 5:18 PM EST

Greg Dortch: Still top punt returner

Dortch caught his lone target for seven yards and returned three punts for 28 yards in Saturday's 28-13 preseason loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Dortch is still clinging to the top punt returner job, which would be the undrafted wide receiver's ticket to a roster spot.

August 25, 2019 11:57 AM EST

Greg Dortch: Strong first impression

Dortch caught four of six targets for 20 yards and a touchdown while adding 42 yards on a trio of punt returns in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants.

Analysis: Dortch scored a two-yard touchdown with 14 seconds to go. He also put the ball on the ground at one point but didn't lose the fumble. The undrafted rookie out of Wake Forest is making a push to claim the punt returner job vacated by Andre Roberts' departure, and he should get plenty of opportunities to contribute as a wide receiver on offense as well during the remainder of preseason.

August 9, 2019 8:38 AM EST

Greg Dortch: Making strong case with versatility

Dortch is building a good case for a spot on the 53-man roster, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie had 1,800 receiving yards and 1,211 return yards in 20 games at Wake Forest, scoring 17 touchdowns on offense and two more on special teams. He's one of the smallest players in the NFL at 5-foot-7, 173 pounds, so his strong work during the offseason program won't necessarily carry over to padded practices at training camp. If it does, Dortch could serve as the backup for Jamison Crowder's slot role while also returning punts and/or kickoffs. Second-year players Deontay Burnett and Quadree Henderson are hoping to win the same type of job, but the former hasn't seen return work since his sophomore year of college and the latter doesn't have much experience as a receiver.

July 10, 2019 7:22 AM EST

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