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Dan Vitale: Announces retirement
Vitale announced via his personal LinkedIn page Monday that he is moving on from football, Darren Hartwell of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Vitale stated that his body is simply ready to move on from football after he spent the last five seasons in the NFL. His most productive season came in 2019 with Green Bay, when he caught seven passes for 97 yards and rushed for three yards on one carry.... See More ... See Less
Danny Vitale: Cut by New England
The Patriots cut Vitale on Thursday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Vitale opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns related to COVID-19, so his tenure with the Patriots comes to an end without his ever having suited up for a game with the team. The dual-threat fullback shouldn't have much trouble latching on elsewhere this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Danny Vitale: Opts out of season
Vitale is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
The fullback and his wife are parents to a newborn baby, and he's elected to sit out the coming season to remain with his family. In his absence, Jakob Johnson is the Patriots' lone fullback, though Reiss notes that tight ends Dalton Keene and/or Jake Burt could also assist in that area.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Danny Vitale: Inks with New England
Vitale (knee) signed a contract with the Patriots on Friday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Vitale spent the 2019 campaign in Green Bay, where he mainly contributed as a blocker while also handling limited receiving work. He's recovering from an early-February minor knee procedure. The decision to sign Vitale may be a hint that the Patriots do not expect longtime fullback James Develin (neck) to be healthy in time to begin the 2020 regular season.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Undergoes minor procedure
Vitale had his right knee scoped Monday, Olivia Reiner of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Vitale missed the final regular-season game and both postseason contests with a knee injury, and this procedure should help him return to full strength by training camp. The 25-year-old fullback mainly played a blocking role with the Packers in 2019 but caught a few passes. He's set to be a free agent in March.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Finishes season on sidelines
Vitale (knee) rushed once for three yards and caught seven passes for 97 yards over 15 regular-season games in 2019.
The 25-year-old missed the season finale and both playoff games due to his knee injury, allowing Jace Sternberger to take a lead-blocking role. Vitale rarely strayed from a blocking role with Green Bay, and he logged a hefty amount of special-teams snaps. It's unclear if the fullback's injury will affect his free-agent status, as Vitale will be an unrestricted free agent in March if he's not re-signed.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Inactive Sunday
Vitale (knee) is inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.
Vitale doesn't see enough touches on offense to merit fantasy consideration, but the Packers will miss his blocking Sunday. In his absence, tight end Jace Sternberger figures to help out in that area.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Listed as questionable
Vitale (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Vitale has missed back-to-back games due to a knee injury, but he did manage a trio of limited practices this week. If available, the versatile fullback will contribute as a key blocker for Green Bay's offense.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Can't play Sunday
Vitale (illness) is ruled out for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Seahawks.
Vitale is nursing an illness unrelated to the knee issue that caused him to miss the regular-season finale, but he'll nonetheless miss Sunday's playoff contest. In his stead, Elijah Wellman will operate as the only true fullback on Green Bay's roster.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Availability up in air for Sunday
Vitale (knee/illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Seahawks, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Vitale was sidelined by a knee injury in the regular-season finale and kicked off this week as a limited participant on the injury report. However, an illness forced DNPs on Thursday and Friday, which may forecast his upcoming availability. The Packers will make a decision on Vitale roughly 90 minutes before Sunday's 6:40 p.m. ET kickoff.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Not playing Sunday
Vitale (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday in Detroit, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
With Jamaal Williams (shoulder) also sidelined, the Packers will rely on Dexter Williams and Tyler Ervin as the reserve running backs to Aaron Jones.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Danny Vitale: Trending in wrong direction
Vitale (knee) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Lions, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Vitale failed to participate in all three practices this week due to the knee issue stemming from Monday's win over the Vikings. His likely absence will be a blow to the team without their lead blocker, and his versatility in the both the pass and run games will be missed. With No. 2 back Jamaal Williams (shoulder) also listed as doubtful, the depth in the backfield is extremely thin behind starter Aaron Jones.... See More ... See Less
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