Russell Gage Jr.
Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 184 Age: 26 Exp: 5 years College: Louisiana State Drafted: 2018 R6 194
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Posted: 6/24/2022 6:49 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) starting the 2022 season on the Physically Unable to Perform List and missing the first six games as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament wouldn't be surprising to The Athletic's Greg Auman. "The optimistic view would be that he's back practicing during preseason and close enough to be on the initial 53-man roster," Auman writes. "But the goal is to have him fully healthy when it matters most this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if they took a slower approach and had him on the physically unable to perform list for the first six weeks of the season, leaning on Russell Gage as the No. 2 early in the year."
Huddle Up: Such a scenario would boost Gage to a WR2. However, he'll be a dart-throw flex option upon Godwin's return.
Posted: 6/10/2022 2:12 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Russell Gage Jr. will have an important role in the passing attack, according to QB Tom Brady.
Huddle Up: With Chris Godwin recovering from knee surgery, Gage should have a sizeable role in a pass-heavy offense, especially early in the season. He is worth considering as a WR4.
Posted: 6/08/2022 3:55 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Russell Gage Jr. (undisclosed) and Scotty Miller (undisclosed) did not participate in mandatory minicamp on Wednesday, June 8, for the second straight day, although Gage did take part in some drills. Head coach Todd Bowles said both players are "nicked up," but didn't go into specifics.
Posted: 5/25/2022 5:13 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Russell Gage (undisclosed) is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is not practicing during organized team activities, head coach Todd Bowles said on Wednesday, May 25. "Well, he's a little sore right now, so we're resting him," Bowles revealed. "We don't need to play him right now. So, when he's here, he's getting his treatment and everything. It shouldn't be anything serious for training camp."
Huddle Up: Gage is No. 3 in the pecking order at wide receiver behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, making him no better than a WR3 going into 2022.
Posted: 3/15/2022 8:01 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Russell Gage Jr. (Falcons) reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $30 million - including $20 million guaranteed - with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, March 15.
Huddle Up: The size of the contract is a bit of a surprise, although it helps to explain why the cap-strapped Atlanta Falcons did not bring him back. It is likely front-loaded to align with the likelihood that Tom Brady retires for good after this season. The contract also provides the Buccaneers some insurance should they not be able to sign Chris Godwin long-term. Gage should be viewed as a possible WR3 for fantasy purposes even when Godwin gets healthy, albeit one with less upside than Antonio Brown had in a similar role.
Posted: 3/15/2022 6:05 pm GMT
Free-agent WR Russell Gage Jr. (Falcons) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, March 15.
Huddle Up: With Calvin Ridley suspended for at least one season, Gage appeared to be in line for No. 1 receiver duties with the Atlanta Falcons. Instead, he'll stay inside the NFC South and serve as Mike Evans' sidekick for however long Chris Godwin (ACL) is sidelined. Gage should be a viable fantasy starter until Godwin is up to speed, and there's a very good chance he will be useful after that - much like Antonio Brown was before his unceremonious exit.
Posted: 1/23/2022 10:59 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent WR Russell Gage Jr. said he is open to re-signing with the Falcons during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Gage was a solid contributor in the passing game this season with 770 yards and four touchdowns. He should see a decent amount of touches no matter where he plays next season but probably will not be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/02/2022 9:51 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. posted three grabs for 50 yards on five targets in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Gage did a good job in the slippery conditions due to snow and ice in Buffalo. He'll look to finish up strong in Week 18 at home against the New Orleans Saints in much nicer, controlled conditions.
Posted: 12/26/2021 10:12 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. posted four receptions for 39 yards on five targets in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, but he also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Gage was the second-best option for Matt Ryan, and rookie TE Kyle Pitts was the primary target. Gage did OK for those in deeper PPR leagues, but he was mostly a disappointment everywhere else, especially if you lose points for the fumble. The Falcons are back at it in Week 17 at Buffalo.
Posted: 12/20/2021 3:00 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. caught eight of his 11 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in a 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Atlanta's offense has struggled in recent weeks, but Gage has been a bright spot. He has topped 60 yards in four straight games, scoring twice and topping 90 yards twice.
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