Marcell Ateman

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #3
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #3

Marcell Ateman News

Cut by Arizona

The Cardinals waived Ateman on Monday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Ateman linked up with Arizona in early August after being released from the Raiders' practice squad last November. The 2018 seventh-round pick failed to register a catch over three total snaps during his lone game played with Las Vegas last year. Ateman will now look to join the third team of his professional career after moving to waivers Monday.

Aug 22, 2022 3:16 PM EST

Joins Arizona

Ateman signed a contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports.

Analysis: Ateman was signed by Arizona after the team cut offensive lineman Eric Smith in a corresponding move Thursday. The wideout collected 20 catches for 270 yards and one touchdown over his first two professional seasons with the Raiders, but he has failed to record a reception since the 2019 campaign. Ateman spent last year on and off of Las Vegas' practice squad, and he likely will compete for reps at wideout with Andre Baccallia and Jontre Kirklin in the preseason.

Aug 4, 2022 1:47 PM EST

Let go by Raiders

Ateman has been released from the Raiders' practice squad.

Analysis: In a corresponding move the Raiders added Tyron Johnson to their practice squad. He'll provide the team with added wideout depth behind Bryan Edwards, Zay Jones, Hunter Renfrow, DeSean Jackson and Dillon Stoner.

Nov 18, 2021 1:56 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Ateman reverted to the Raiders' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Ateman was elevated for Week 9 to provide wide receiver depth against the Giants, but the wideout failed to play on any offensive snaps during the contest. Ateman did, however, play three snaps on special teams.

Nov 11, 2021 7:29 AM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Atman was added to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Ateman was a seventh-round selection of the Raiders in 2018 and last appeared in an NFL game for them in 2019. With Henry Ruggs out of the equation, Ateman will look to add depth to Raiders' wide receivers.

Nov 6, 2021 2:34 PM EST

Leaves Las Vegas

The Raiders cut Ateman on Tuesday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ateman's latest stint with the Raiders comes to an end. After joining the team as a seventh-round draft pick in 2018, Ateman logged 18 regular-season appearances in his first two seasons, then spent all of 2020 on Las Vegas' practice squad.

Aug 24, 2021 2:56 PM EST

Re-ups with Raiders

The Raiders signed Ateman to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, according to the league's official transaction report.

Analysis: Ateman spent time on the Raiders' practice squad in 2020, but it was the first year of his career that he didn't suit up for a single game with the team. He played in 18 contests from 2018-19. The big-bodied wideout will look to continue his development with Las Vegas this offseason.

Feb 3, 2021 2:24 PM EST

Back on practice squad

The Raiders signed Ateman to the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Ateman was cut from the same practice squad last Thursday. He's a candidate to be elevated to the active roster for this Thursday's game against the Chargers because Henry Ruggs is on the reserve/COVID-19 list and won't play. Ateman hasn't played since 2019, when he posted a 5-116-0 line through 11 games with the Raiders.

Dec 15, 2020 4:23 PM EST

Cut from practice squad

The Raiders cut Ateman from the practice squad Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: Ateman didn't suit up for game action with the Raiders in 2020, but he appeared in 18 games for the team from 2018-19. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound wideout will likely look to catch on with a practice squad elsewhere in the league.

Dec 10, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Cleared from injury

The Raiders restored Ateman (undisclosed) to the practice squad Wednesday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ateman resided on the practice squad injured list for the past month, but he's finally healthy enough to return to practice. He'll continue to push for a roster spot as a depth receiver around the league now healthy.

Oct 21, 2020 4:51 PM EST

Dealing with injury

Ateman (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad injured list Saturday.

Analysis: Ateman didn't make the team's final roster following training camp, and now he won't be able to practice as he rehabs from an undisclosed injury. If the Raiders need another receiver on the active roster, Keelan Doss will likely be the first call.

Sep 20, 2020 9:20 AM EST

Joins Raiders' practice squad

The Raiders signed Ateman to the practice squad Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: After recording 116 yards on five receptions in 2019, Ateman failed to make the 53-man roster this year after the additions of Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Nelson Agholor. He's joined by Keelan Doss as the team's practice squad receivers who could be called upon if an injury bug surfaces.

Sep 9, 2020 7:55 PM EST

Cut by Las Vegas

Ateman was waived by the Raiders on Saturday.

Analysis: Ateman geared up in 11 games for the Raiders last season and caught five of 10 targets for 116 yards, but even with Tyrell Williams (shoulder) going to IR, the offseason additions of Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Nelson Agholor were enough to push Ateman to the roster bubble. If he clears waivers, he'll likely be retained on the practice squad.

Sep 5, 2020 8:22 PM EST

Season-high seven targets in finale

Ateman caught three of seven targets for 46 yards in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Broncos, finishing his 2019 campaign with five receptions on 10 targets for 116 yards in 11 games.

Analysis: Ateman's role in the Raiders' aerial attack was severely limited throughout his second year in the league until finally logging a season-high 52 offensive snaps and seven targets in Week 17. He'll look to compete for a roster spot again in 2020 alongside fellow reserves Rico Gafford and Keelan Doss behind current starters Tyrell Williams (foot), Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones.

Jan 6, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Active in Week 15

Ateman (ribs) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Ateman will overcome his questionable designation to suit up Sunday, but he still has an uphill battle to fantasy relevance. Even with fellow wideout Hunter Renfrow (ribs) out of action, Ateman remains no better than No. 5 option in the receiver pecking order.

Dec 15, 2019 11:44 AM EST

Managing rib injury

Ateman is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a rib injury, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: Ateman was added to the injury report Thursday as a limited practice participant and his status for Sunday remains in doubt. The 25-year-old hasn't played double-digit snaps over the past six games, so his availability is unlikely to significantly impact Oakland's offensive gameplan.

Dec 13, 2019 2:31 PM EST

Rejoins Raiders

Ateman signed a contract with the Raiders on Thursday, NBC Sports California reports.

Analysis: Ateman was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday, and he now rejoins the team following the release of fellow wideout J.J. Nelson. The 25-year-old stands to reprise his depth role in Oakland's aerial attack, alongside the likes of Keelan Doss, Trevor Davis and Dwayne Harris (ankle).

Oct 10, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Let go by Oakland

Ateman was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Saturday, but he'll lose his roster spot in order to free up space for the acquisition of WR Zay Jones. Ateman played 28 offensive snaps Sunday but did not receive a target. He's a candidate to rejoin the team's practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.

Oct 8, 2019 2:19 PM EST

Rises to 53-man roster

Ateman was promoted to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: With Tyrell Williams (foot), J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (elbow) listed as questionable, Ateman was brought up for depth in case one or more of them sit out. Ateman suited up in seven games for the Raiders last year, hauling in 15 of 31 targets for 154 yards and a touchdown.

Oct 5, 2019 1:34 PM EST

Joins Oakland's practice squad

Ateman signed with the Raiders' practice squad on Sunday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ateman spent the final seven games of last season on the active roster (catching 15 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown) after starting the season on the practice squad, and he'll begin the 2019 campaign in the same position. The 2018 seventh-round pick had eight catches for 101 yards as he garnered three stars in the preseason.

Sep 2, 2019 9:31 AM EST

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