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Matt Willis | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: UCLA
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Free agent WR Matt Willis worked out for the Dolphins on Tuesday.
The longtime Bronco was released by Denver at final cuts. The Dolphins are in the beginning stages of finding somebody to take Brandon Gibson's (knee, injured reserve) roster spot. Willis would be a glorified special teamer. Tue, Oct 29, 2013 06:26:00 PM

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Lions released WR Matt Willis.

Willis can play special teams and had a solid preseason as a receiver, but he's 29 years old and couldn't bypass Pat Edwards or Ryan Broyles behind Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson. Willis will probably sign elsewhere in-season.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 02:39:00 PM

The Detroit News considers Lions WR Matt Willis in the driver's seat for a roster spot.

The former Bronco caught three passes for 51 yards in Friday's preseason opener. Were Willis to make the team, it would be as a special teamer/final receiver. He's not going to come into any fantasy value.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Lions agreed to terms with WR Matt Willis, formerly of the Broncos.

A reserve wideout and special teamer, Willis caught 10 passes for 90 yards last season. He played 200 snaps. Although Detroit has far less receiver depth than Denver, Willis should have the same role in 2013. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Free agent WR Matt Willis worked out for the Patriots Monday.

Willis has caught just 28 balls over the last two seasons for the Broncos, but has chipped in as a solid special teamer. He likely got a look in New England because of the Josh McDaniels connection.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, May 8, 2013 08:38:00 AM

There's a "wide gap" between the Broncos' top four receivers and the rest, including Matt Willis.

Andre Caldwell and Brandon Stokley are competing for the third receiver role behind Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. Willis will have to hold off Gerell Robinson and former Arena Football League star Greg Orton for the final spot.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 06:47:00 PM

Broncos re-signed restricted free agent WR Matt Willis to a one-year, $1.26 million contract.

Willis, who turned 28 a few days ago, set career highs in receptions (18) and yards (267) last season, but is setup for a diminished role in Denver this season. To make the club, he'll have to carve out a role on special teams behind Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Andre Caldwell, and Brandon Stokley.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 06:47:00 PM

Broncos tendered restricted free agent WR Matt Willis at the original-pick level.

Willis was originally signed as an undrafted free agent. At a salary of $1.26 million, though, the Broncos shouldn't have to worry about utilizing their right of first refusal. Willis caught just 18 passes for 267 yards in 2011.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 11:02:00 PM

Matt Willis caught four passes for 75 yards in Denver's Week 14 win over the Bears.

With just 12 catches on the season coming into this afternoon, Willis was targeted eight times with Eddie Royal sidelined with a concussion. Even if Royal misses another game in Week 15, Willis will remain well off the radar in all formats.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 08:46:00 PM

Broncos WR Matt Willis confirmed he is fully recovered from last year's broken foot.

Willis' 2010 season ended early when he broke his foot in October. He's back to battle for a special teams role.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 10:51:00 AM

Broncos placed WR Matt Willis on injured reserve, ending his season.

The special teamer broke his foot in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He'll be replaced on the roster by practice squader Diyral Briggs.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 11:36:00 AM

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has confirmed that WR Matt Willis (foot) will be placed on injured reserve.

Willis broke his foot in the loss to the Jets. He has been a useful special teamer for Denver but isn't an integral part of the offense.
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 01:54:00 PM

Broncos WR Matt Willis is likely done for the season with a broken foot.

He's already scheduled for surgery. Willis, a productive special teamer, has caught just one pass for 17 yards through the Broncos' first six games.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 08:36:00 PM

Broncos WR/ST Matthew Willis left Sunday's game against the Jets in the second quarter with a foot injury.

Willis was a camp darling that has fallen by the wayside in the regular season.
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 05:15:00 PM

Broncos WR Matt Willis caught five passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

Willis appears to be battling veteran Brandon Stokley for the sixth receiver spot, and this could be the straw that breaks Stokley's back. Willis has spent each of the last two season's on Denver's practice squad.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 10:54:00 AM

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