Nick Fitzgerald

Nick Fitzgerald

Quarterback #0
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 226 lb.
College:Mississippi State
Age:24
Born:January 14, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Nick Fitzgerald: Logs tryout Tuesday

Fitzgerald (hamstring) worked out for the Broncos on Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: Fitzgerald had been dealing with the hamstring issue as far back as training camp, forcing him to land on the Active/non-football injury list with the Saints. As evidenced by this news, appears to be recovered from the injury, looking to latch on to a roster after he went undrafted out of Mississippi State in April.

December 3, 2019 4:19 PM EST

Nick Fitzgerald: Released from practice squad

Fitzgerald (hamstring) was released from the Bucs' practice squad on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Fitzgerald was being developed into a hybrid QB/TE role, somewhat like Taysom Hill's role with the Saints, but the Bucs have opted to move on. The Mississippi State product will now look for a new opportunity.

October 8, 2019 5:29 PM EST

Nick Fitzgerald: Lands on Bucs' practice squad

Fitzgerald (hamstring) signed with the Buccaneers' practice squad Sunday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Tampa Bay originally signed Fitzgerald as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State immediately after this year's draft. The 23-year-old was placed on the NFI list with a hamstring issue July 23 and missed all of the Buccaneers' training camp and preseason action.

September 3, 2019 11:28 AM EST

Nick Fitzgerald: Hits NFI list to open camp

Fitzgerald (hamstring) will begin training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Fitzgerald carries a bit more intrigue than the standard undrafted rookie quarterback, considering there's been talk this offseason of deploying him in a manner similar to versatile signal-callers like Joe Webb and Taysom Hill, who both have also seen time on special teams and as ball carriers and pass catchers during their NFL tenure. Fitzgerald's 6-foot-5 frame may ultimately help him carve out a spot on special teams, and by extension, the final roster, but the Mississippi State product will have apparently have to wait at least a short time before getting the chance to start making his case in camp.

July 23, 2019 1:43 PM EST

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