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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
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Regular Season 12 135 11.3 0 41
Post Season 2 26 13.0 0 19

Top Ray-Ray McCloud News

  • Falcons' Ray-Ray McCloud: Getting first-team looks

    McCloud got first-team reps this spring and caught some passes from QB Kirk Cousins for big plays,'s Marc Raimondi reports.

    McCloud mostly served as a return specialist and fourth/fifth WR while playing for four different teams the past six seasons, but he got five starts and 66 targets with the Steelers back in 2021, catching 39 passes for 277 yards en route to a league-low 4.2 yards per target. He may now get another chance at significant snaps on offense, having signed in March with an Atlanta team that has Drake London, Darnell Mooney and Rondale Moore projected as the top three wide receivers. London and Mooney are locked in as starters, and tight end Kyle Pitts will get a significant target share, but Moore was a disappointment in Arizona and could now face competition from McCloud for a No. 3 role that would figure to entail a lot of screen passes, jet sweeps, etc. rather than downfield targets. The Falcons also have KhaDarel Hodge and Casey Washington as options if they want to go with a more traditional WR and not a vertically challenged YAC specialist like the 5-foot-7 Moore or 5-foot-9 McCloud.

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  • Falcons' Ray-Ray McCloud: Inks deal with Atlanta

    The Falcons signed McCloud to a two-year deal worth up to $6 million Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    McCloud has agreed to terms with Atlanta after spending the last two years of his career in San Francisco. The 27-year-old wideout was primarily utilized as a return specialist in 2023, returning 24 punts and 10 kicks for 428 yards. McCloud played just 28 percent of the 49ers' offensive snaps last season, catching 12 of his 15 targets for 135 yards and no touchdowns. He's expected to have the opportunity to compete for a depth role at wideout this offseason, most likely behind both Drake London and Darnell Mooney.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Battles through injury in 2023

    McCloud accrued 135 receiving yards and 428 combined return yards across 12 regular-season games with San Francisco in 2023.

    McCloud overcame a broken wrist suffered during training camp to suit up as the 49ers' return specialist in Week 1. The 27-year-old still sat out five games over the course of the regular season due to injury, with Deebo Samuel and rookie Ronnie Bell handling return duties in McCloud's absence. The veteran wideout performed up to standards as a return man, chipping in 165 combined yards from scrimmage on offense. This upcoming offseason, the 49ers may opt to have the cheaper Bell take over return duties while letting McCloud walk in free agency to save cap space in 2024.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Plays bigger role in Week 18

    McCloud recorded three catches (on four targets) for 22 yards, one carry for seven yards and two punt returns for 17 yards during Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Rams.

    McCloud completed an IR stint of five games and was able to suit up for the regular-season finale, and he got a bit more run on offense (59 percent share) than normal with the 49ers sitting out key starters and capping fellow WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk to cameos. In the end, McCloud's output Sunday pushed him to a 12-135-0 line on 15 targets and three carries for 30 yards in 12 appearances on the campaign. When San Francisco next takes the field in the divisional round on Saturday, Jan. 20 or Sunday, Jan. 21, he likely will be contained to return duties with Samuel, Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings (concussion) handling most of the work at wide receiver.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Exits game with back injury

    McCloud (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Rams.

    McCloud was activated off the 49ers' injured reserve list Saturday and returned for his first game since Week 12. He had three catches for 22 yards and one carry for seven yards before exiting with a back injury.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Will play Sunday

    McCloud (ribs) is good to go for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, Lindsey Pallares of the 49ers' official site reports.

    McCloud was activated off injured reserve Saturday before subsequently getting a questionable designation. He will now be available to play in his first game since Week 12. Look for him to take on his usual role providing depth at receiver and contributing on special teams assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Taken off IR

    The 49ers activated McCloud (ribs) from the team's injured reserve list Saturday

    McCloud was designated to return to practice Wednesday, and he was a full participant in all three practices this week. He's listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, but with the 49ers locked into the first seed, he could see a large role in the offense if wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are rested.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Questionable for Week 18

    McCloud (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    McCloud still remains on injured reserve for the time being, so San Francisco would have to add him to the 53-man roster before 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday in order for him to be eligible to play Sunday. The 27-year-old was designated for return from IR on Wednesday and proceeded to turn in three full practices this week, so he looks as though he's fully moved past the rib issue that has sidelined him for the last five games. McCloud has provided most of his value to San Francisco this season as a return specialist, but if available Sunday, he could see an expanded profile on offense with star receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk both being candidates to get rested during the contest.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Resumes practicing

    The 49ers designated McCloud (ribs) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    McCloud was a full participant in his return to practice Wednesday, his first since landing on injured reserve Dec. 9. The 49ers will have a full 21-day window to evaluate the wide receiver/return specialist before deciding whether to add him to the 53-man roster or keep him on IR for the rest of the season, but McCloud could be activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams if he shows well in practice this week.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Set to return to practice

    David Lombardi of The Athletic reports Monday that the 49ers are expected to open the injured reserve window for McCloud (ribs) this week.

    McCloud is expected to return to practice after being placed on IR on Dec. 9. If his window to return opens this week, McCloud could make his return for the 49ers' regular-season finale against the Rams on Sunday. However, with San Francisco locked into the top seed in the NFC, the team could take a cautious approach and wait until the playoffs to bring back the return specialist.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 27
School: Clemson
Experience: 7