Troy Fumagalli

Denver Broncos
Tight End #81
Denver Broncos
Tight End #81

Troy Fumagalli News

Won't be tendered contract

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


Fills in well in 2020

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



Snags touchdown

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


Not targeted in loss

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


Has career day in Carolina

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



Signs with active roster

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


Returns to practice squad

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


Back on active roster

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


Rejoins active roster

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


Back to practice squad

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


Elevated for Week 11

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


Back down to practice squad

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


Heads to active roster

The Broncos elevated Fumagalli to the active roster Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fumagalli signed with the practice squad after Albert Okwuegbunam was diagnosed with a torn ACL, and he'll make his 2020 debut Sunday against the Raiders. The Wisconsin product played 11 games for the Broncos last season and recorded a 6-38-1 line, and he'll slot in as the No. 3 tight end behind Noah Fant and Nick Vannett.

Nov 14, 2020 4:25 PM EST


Back in Mile High City

The Broncos signed Fumagalli to the practice squad Monday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: The Broncos are in need of depth at tight end following news that Albert Okwuegbunam (torn ACL) is done for the season. Fumagalli fits the bill, as the third-year player has experience in coach Vic Fangio's system from last season when he recorded a 6-38-1 line over 11 games. Fumagalli could be activated as soon as Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Nov 9, 2020 3:09 PM EST


Let go from practice squad

Fumagalli was released from the Texans' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The 2018 fifth-round pick signed to Houston's practice squad in mid-September after reaching an injury settlement with Denver, but he was never promoted to the active roster. Fumagalli caught six of eight targets for 38 yards and one touchdown in 11 games for the Broncos in 2019 in the only NFL action of his career.

Oct 27, 2020 3:09 PM EST


Lands on Texans' practice squad

The Texans signed Fumagalli (abdomen) to their practice squad Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fumagalli was waived with an injury settlement by Denver earlier in the week. It didn't take long for him to find a new home, and he should be able to participate in short order after undergoing a procedure to correct a bacterial infection in early September.

Sep 12, 2020 2:46 PM EST


Reaches injury settlement

Fumagalli (abdomen) reached an injury settlement with the Broncos on Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Fumagalli was originally placed on injured reserve Sunday but the Broncos ultimately decided to part ways with the second-year tight end. He now has a chance to sign on with another squad, if he can get his abdomen injury cleared.

Sep 8, 2020 8:33 PM EST


Reverts to injured reserve

Fumagalli (abdomen) reverted to Denver's injured reserve Sunday, per the league's official transactions report.

Analysis: The Broncos waived Fumagalli with an injury designation on Saturday, and he now reverts to IR after having gone unclaimed. Fumagalli appeared in 11 contests with Denver last season, during which span he had six catches for 38 yards and one score.

Sep 6, 2020 7:04 PM EST


Waived/injured by Denver

The Broncos placed Fumagalli (abdomen) on the waived/injured list Saturday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Fumagalli underwent a procedure Tuesday, but he was only expected to be sidelined for about a week. The Wisconsin product has had lingering abdomen issues, and he'll revert to the team's injured reserve should he go unclaimed off waivers.

Sep 6, 2020 9:37 AM EST


Undergoes procedure

Head coach Vic Fangio said Fumagalli underwent a procedure and will return in "about a week," Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: According to Mike Klis of 9News, Fumagalli had a bacterial infection that stemmed from a past procedure, and this isn't expected to be a lingering issue. Heading into his third pro season, Fumagalli is having a solid training camp as a receiver, although he'll still be on the roster bubble with Noah Fant, Nick Vannett and Albert Okwuegbunam looking like locks.

Sep 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST


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