According to Mike Klis of 9News, the Denver Broncos have waived third-year tight end Troy Fumagalli on Saturday. Fumagalli, 25, is a former fifth-round pick by the Broncos in the 2018 NFL Draft and saw quite a bit of action last season as a backup.
Because of abdominal surgery earlier this week, TE Troy Fumagalli has been waived/injured by the Broncos per multiple sources. When they reach an injury settlement, and he’s healthy, I expect the Broncos try to add him to their practice squad if he doesn’t find a new home.— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) September 5, 2020
He finished the season with 6 catches for 38 yards and a touchdown in five starts. Fumagalli likely winds up on an NFL roster somewhere after an impressive career at Wisconsin where he was an All-American and Cotton Bowl MVP in 2017.
Denver reportedly wanted to keep Fumagalli on their practice squad or on injured reserve, but their plans were derailed when Fumagalli got a bacterial infection from an old surgery. This all comes via Mike Klis. Either way, some team will likely pick him up.
This move by Denver likely means they intend to keep embattled tight end Jake Butt who has emerged from training camp fully healthy for the first time in his career since being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.