Joe Fortson

Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #3
Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #3

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Jody Fortson Jr. Stands Out In Spring Practices

The Miami Dolphins signed veteran Jonnu Smith this offseason to provide a receiving threat at tight end, but Jody Fortson Jr. stood out during spring practices. Fortson has a wide catch radius and has flashed the ability to pick up yardage after the catch. The former Kansas City Chiefs tight end has a challenging road to a meaningful workload in 2024 with both Smith and Durham Smythe on the roster, as well as the plethora of pass-catchers in Miami's offense, but the early returns on Fortson say he will be able to contribute when called upon. The 28-year-old spent all of last year on the Chiefs' Injured Reserve after having shoulder surgery, but he's healthy now and is a tight end to watch for now as we approach training camp this summer. The fifth-year pro could become an intriguing waiver-wire pickup this year if one of Smith or Smythe miss time due to injury.

Jun 25, 2024 2:05 PM EST


Missing practice

Fortson (shoulder) is not practicing Sunday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Jul 30, 2023 8:15 AM EST



Suffers shoulder injury in practice

Fortson (shoulder) left practice Friday after sustaining an injury during 11-on-11 drills, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Jul 28, 2023 9:27 AM EST


Suffers arm injury

Fortson (arm) left practice Friday during 11-on-11 team drills, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Jul 28, 2023 8:42 AM EST


Signs on dotted line

Fortson signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Chiefs on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Jun 15, 2023 3:04 PM EST



Placed on injured reserve

The Chiefs placed Fortson (elbow) on injured reserve Friday.

Dec 23, 2022 11:39 AM EST


Deemed out Week 16

Fortson (elbow) will not play in Saturday's game against the Seahawks.

Dec 22, 2022 2:39 PM EST


Unlikely to play Saturday

Fortson is unlikely to play Saturday against the Seahawks due to an elbow injury and could be sidelined for multiple weeks, Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride reports.

Dec 20, 2022 2:27 PM EST


Just 10 snaps in Week 14

Fortson went without a target while playing 10 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Broncos.

Dec 14, 2022 10:38 AM EST


Draws season-high three targets

Fortson was on the field for 17 of the Chiefs' 76 snaps on offense and recorded two receptions for 26 yards on three targets in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.

Nov 30, 2022 9:54 AM EST


Gets in full practice

Fortson (quadriceps) participated fully at practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game versus Jacksonville.

Nov 9, 2022 2:35 PM EST


Ruled out for Week 9

Fortson (quadriceps/illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Titans, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Nov 4, 2022 11:34 AM EST


Won't practice Wednesday

Fortson won't practice Wednesday due to a quadricep contusion, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Nov 2, 2022 10:01 AM EST


Records second touchdown

Fortson turned his lone target into a 10-yard touchdown reception in Sunday's 41-31 win over the Buccaneers.

Oct 5, 2022 6:35 AM EST


Finds paydirt in Week 1

Fortson hauled in his lone target for a one-yard touchdown reception in the Chiefs' 44-21 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Sep 14, 2022 8:14 AM EST


Returns to practice

Fortson (quadriceps) is practicing with the team Thursday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Aug 11, 2022 8:17 AM EST


Injury not viewed as serious

Fortson (quadriceps) didn't practice Monday, but coach Andy Reid believes the tight end will be available to practice within the next few days, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Aug 1, 2022 11:31 AM EST


Picks up quad injury

Fortson left Saturday's training camp practice early due to a quadriceps injury, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Jul 30, 2022 9:25 AM EST


Making plays in camp

Forston reeled in six of his seven targets during training camp Friday, including an impressive catch against cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Jul 29, 2022 3:37 PM EST


Playing 7-on-7 at minicamp

Fortson (Achilles) participated in 7-on-7 drills during the Chiefs' minicamp, Nate Taylor of the Athletic reports.

Jun 20, 2022 1:21 PM EST