Fumagalli and the 49ers agreed on a one-year contract Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli was cut from the 49ers' practice squad in November, but he'll now return to the organization ahead of the 2023 campaign. The tight end hasn't appeared in a game since 2020, when he participated in eight contests with the Broncos, catching eight passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
May 8, 2023 10:53 AM EST
Fumagalli was cut from the 49ers' practice squad Monday, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli is now slated to search elsewhere for playing opportunities following Monday's transaction. The 27-year-old hasn't played an NFL snap since his time with Denver back in 2020.
Nov 7, 2022 1:16 PM EST
Fumagalli signed a practice-squad contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli failed to secure a spot on San Francisco's final 53-man roster after joining the team on a one-year deal in May. The 27-year-old missed the entirety of the 2021 season while on New England's IR with an undisclosed injury, and he recorded 14 career receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns over 19 regular-season games with Denver from 2019 to 2020. Fumagalli should now have a chance to earn a reserve role with a tight-end needy team while working on the 49ers' practice squad.
Sep 7, 2022 7:31 PM EST
The 49ers released Fumagalli on Tuesday.
Analysis: Fumagalli joined San Francisco on a one-year deal in mid-May after missing the 2021 season due to an undisclosed injury. He logged four catches for 36 yards during the preseason but was unable to land a spot on the 49ers' final roster.
Aug 30, 2022 6:57 PM EST
The 49ers signed Fumagalli (undisclosed) to a one-year contract Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli appeared in six games for Denver in 2020, totaling eight receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown, but he didn't play at all in 2021 due to an undisclosed injury. However, the 27-year-old appears to be healthy after participating in the 49ers' rookie minicamp last weekend. To make room for Fumagalli, San Francisco waived Garrett Walston.
May 17, 2022 11:13 AM EST
Fumagalli (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to New England's injured reserve Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli went unclaimed on waivers after being waived with an injury designation by the Patriots on Tuesday. The 26-year-old appeared in six games for Denver last season and caught eight passes for 80 yards and one touchdown.
Aug 18, 2021 8:39 PM EST
Fumagalli (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation by the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli signed with the Patriots back in May, joining a crowded tight end's room in New England. Now, he'll be on the search for a new home prior to the start of the regular season, provided he can prove he is in full health. At this time his injury remains undisclosed.
Aug 17, 2021 8:44 PM EST
The Patriots signed Fumagalli to a contract Thursday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli has suited up for 19 games with the Broncos in his NFL career, with 14 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in that span. He joined Denver as a fifth-round pick during the 2018 NFL Draft, and also spent some time on Houston's practice squad during the 2020 season. Now, the former Wisconsin standout will get a chance to compete with the likes of Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene and Matt LaCosse for a depth spot with the Patriots.
May 27, 2021 12:25 PM EST
The Broncos did not tender a contract to restricted free agent Fumagalli, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli hauled in six passes for 38 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos during his first active NFL campaign in 2019. He then returned to Denver on Nov. 9 of 2020, after spending a month and a half on Houston's practice squad to begin last season. The 26-year-old will now have an opportunity to seek a contract on the open market, though Denver may retain Fumagalli on its shortlist of potential backup options, should the tight end position be beset with injury as it was in 2020.
Mar 17, 2021 7:44 PM EST
Fumagalli caught eight of 15 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown during the 2020 season.
Analysis: The former Broncos fifth-rounder returned to the team midseason after a rash of injuries hit the Broncos' tight-ends room. He showed some flashes, including a four-catch outing against Carolina. Injuries derailed Fumagalli's first go-around in Denver, but -- depending on what the Broncos do in the offseason -- he might be worth bringing back as a TE3 behind Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam in 2021.
Jan 14, 2021 7:28 PM EST
Fumagalli caught two of three targets for 15 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 32-31 loss to Las Vegas.
Analysis: Fumagalli was responsible for Denver's first touchdown late in the first quarter, slipping out into the back of the end zone off of play action for a one-yard score, his first of the season. Fumagalli struggled with injuries during his first go-round in Denver, but provided some nice performances with the Broncos thin at tight end down the stretch. He offers an interesting reserve option for 2021 behind Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam.
Jan 4, 2021 3:55 PM EST
Fumagalli wasn't targeted in Saturday's 48-19 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Fumagalli produced a 4-53-0 line in last week's win over the Panthers, but he fell out of favor this week with Noah Fant handling a full workload. Still, it's intriguing that he out-snapped Noah Vannett by a 19-16 margin, as he's putting together a case to stay with the team for the 2021 season.
Dec 22, 2020 1:16 PM EST
Fumagalli caught four of five targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 32-27 win over Carolina.
Analysis: Fumagalli did the bulk of his damage late in the third quarter when, facing second and long, Drew Lock dropped a tight-end screen to Fumagalli who cut upfield for a 29-yard gain and near-touchdown. The Wisconsin product wasn't even on the roster a few weeks ago, but he was able to exceed his previous career total in receiving yards Sunday with Noah Fant (illness) exiting early and the overall poor injury luck of the Broncos' tight-end room. Fant is reportedly likely to go Saturday against a tough Buffalo defense, so it would be a surprise if Fumagalli enjoys another five-target afternoon.
Dec 14, 2020 3:29 PM EST
Fumagalli was promoted from the practice squad Saturday as he has maxed out his two game-day elevation, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli has played in four consecutive with the Broncos now and is officially part of the 53-man roster. The tight end has caught two of his six targets for 12 yards throughout his last four games. The 25-year-old will likely continue playing a minimal role as long as Noah Fant and Nick Vannett remain healthy.
Dec 12, 2020 12:26 PM EST
Fumagalli reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction report.
Analysis: The 25-year-old was elevated for Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and failed to catch his lone target in seven offensive snaps. Fumagalli had two catches for 12 yards in his first appearance of the season, but he's without a catch in his past three contests in limited snaps.
Dec 8, 2020 5:48 PM EST
The Broncos elevated Fumagalli to the active roster Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli is on track to suit up in a fourth straight game for the Broncos. He has played 44 snaps on offense over the previous three games, catching two of three targets for 12 yards. Fumagalli's playing time is scarce behind Noah Fant and Nick Vannett, but all of his targets so far have been in the red zone.
Dec 5, 2020 2:54 PM EST
Fumagalli was promoted to Denver's active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old will once again serve as an extra player on the active roster after the Broncos placed some players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Fumagalli has two catches for 12 yards while playing 32 offensive snaps across his two appearances this season.
Nov 28, 2020 6:59 PM EST
Fumagalli reverted back to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli failed to haul in his lone target from Sunday's win over the Dolphins and will now return to the team's practice squad. Denver only has two healthy tight ends on the active roster currently, so Fumagalli could continue to be activated throughout the season -- should he not be claimed by another team.
Nov 23, 2020 8:26 PM EST
Fumagalli was promoted to Denver's active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Fumagalli will join the active roster as an extra player for the second straight contest. The 25-year-old had two catches for 12 yards on 12 offensive snaps last week and could play a similar role Sunday with Noah Fant (ribs) still less than 100 percent.
Nov 21, 2020 7:32 PM EST
Fumagalli reverted to the Broncos' practice squad after recording two receptions for 12 yards (on three targets) during Sunday's 37-12 loss to the Raiders, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: The Broncos needed depth at tight end with Albert Okwuegbunam (knee) going on injured reserve Nov. 10, thrusting Fumagalli into an immediate offensive role in a pass-heavy game script. The Wisconsin product garnered 12 of Denver's 71 total offensive snaps during the contest, and there remains potential for him to be promoted again ahead of a Week 11 matchup against the Dolphins with tight ends Jake Butt (hamstring) and Austin Fort (knee) also residing on IR currently.
Nov 16, 2020 5:28 PM EST
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