First, here’s a story about Corey Fuller at Detroit Lions mini-camp, where he’s trying to prove he’s more than just a guy who can stretch the field. It sounds like he’s made some nice catches early on. From the story:
Saturday, he showed more of his repertoire on the short and intermediate routes. He made a number of terrific catches within 10 and 15 yards of the line of scrimmage, including one on a comeback route with cornerback Lionel Smith draped all over him that got a few ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from teammates.
Detroit drafted him as a developmental guy, because he only had one productive year in college, but Fuller insists his game is more than just a deep threat.
“It is true, I haven’t played much football, but then I don’t think that I’m that raw,” he told the Lions’ website. “I’m just trying to show them everything I can do, as well as learn as much as I possibly can.”
Fuller, a sixth-round pick in the NFL Draft, signed a four-year, $2.28 million contract last week that includes a $123,100 signing bonus. Fellow sixth-rounder and offensive lineman Vinston Painter signed a four-year, $2.27 million deal. That included a $117,932 bonus.
In other news, former Hokies receiver Marcus Davis was waived by the New York Giants after signing a free agent deal shortly after not being selected in April’s draft.
New York signed two veterans and three rookies Saturday but also made six cuts. Davis was one of the six.
He’ll still have a shot at latching on somewhere else. Jarrett Boykin did so last year. After failing to stick with the Jaguars following a tryout, he got a chance in Green Bay and made the team’s roster.