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Eddie Royal | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Virginia Tech
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Bears signed WR Eddie Royal, formerly of the Chargers, to a three-year, $15 million contract with $10 million guaranteed.
Turning 29 in May, Royal is coming off arguably his finest NFL season, catching 62 balls for 778 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 12.5 yards per reception. He has ties to both Jay Cutler and new Bears OC Adam Gase from Denver. Royal will man the slot in Chicago, between Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson. As he is strictly an inside receiver, the addition of Royal is probably a best-case scenario for Wilson's chances of maintaining a big role in the Bears' offense. Wilson plays on the perimeter. Mar 11 - 10:16 PM

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Chargers GM Tom Telesco said the "door is still open" for free agent Eddie Royal to return.

The Bears met with Royal on Wednesday and are the frontrunners to sign him. He would likely be accepting a team-friendly deal to return in San Diego. Royal is Rotoworld's No. 7 remaining free-agent wideout.
Mar 11 - 4:13 PM

The Bears are hosting free agent Eddie Royal on Tuesday night.

ESPN Chicago calls the Bears the "clear frontrunner" to sign Royal, who is tight with Jay Cutler from their time together in Denver. Royal would play slot receiver between Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson. Royal also has a history with new Bears OC Adam Gase, a former Denver wide receivers coach.
Mar 10 - 9:55 PM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Bears will sign free agent WR Eddie Royal.

Royal reportedly "loves" Jay Cutler, for what it's worth. In Chicago, he'd man the slot between current outside starters Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson.
Mar 10 - 4:22 PM

Eddie Royal had four catches for 95 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.

He also had a touchdown overturned by replay. An impending free agent, Royal's future with the Chargers is up in the air. He's averaged 55 catches, 705 yards, and eight touchdowns the last two seasons and should be able to land a multi-year deal in free agency.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught 10-of-12 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the 49ers.

Royal inherited a lot of the targets normally earmarked for Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone), working primarily in the short and intermediate areas of the field. His touchdown catch was a beautifully lofted ball by Philip Rivers in the second quarter. With Allen likely done for the season, Royal could return WR3 value in PPR formats against the Chiefs next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Eddie Royal caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

Even with Keenan Allen (ankle) sidelined for the majority of the game, Royal saw just four targets and had little chance to get loose anyway. His biggest impact came on a 58-yard punt return that saw him get tripped up by the punter at the last second. Royal would be a weak WR4 at San Fran next week even if Keenan sits.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught two passes for 30 yards in Sunday night's Week 14 loss to the Patriots.

It was a quiet night for Royal, who finished with five targets. Royal is averaging six catches and 44 yards over his last three games.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:02:00 AM

Eddie Royal caught nine passes for 81 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win at Baltimore.

Royal was up to his old tricks, including a game-winning 1-yards screen pass with 38 seconds remaining. Of course, this was his first touchdown since Week 6, a reminder that Royal falls out of the gameplan often as he runs behind Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates and often Malcom Floyd on the target totem pole. We would go chasing Royal's nice game as a far tougher matchup with the Patriots looms.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught six passes for 50 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Rams.

The 50 yards were Royal's most since Week 4, which tells us all we need to know. He isn't a fantasy option as the Chargers' slot receiver. The Rams were giving San Diego anything it wanted underneath.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Eddie Royal secured 2-of-3 targets for 27 yards and rushed once for 15 yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Royal has had some nice moments over the course of the season, but is San Diego's No. 3 receiver behind Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd, and its No. 4 pass option when you include Anthony Gates. He's a WR4/5 in fantasy leagues, and WR4/5s aren't worth rostering during the fantasy football stretch run.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Eddie Royal was held without a catch in San Diego's Week 9 loss to Miami.

Royal was targeted just one times on day where Philip Rivers completed just 12 passes for 123 yards and three interceptions. After a hot start to the season, Royal is barely worth owning in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught 3-of-3 targets for 29 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

Royal's predictable fade from his early-season touchdown surge continues unabated. Royal has just nine total grabs for 138 yards and one score over his past four games. Players looking for 12-14 team league value are going to struggle to find it. Royal will score more touchdowns, but they'll be impossible to predict.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:29:00 AM

Eddie Royal caught 1-of-5 targets for 20 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

It was Royal's worst game since he posted a 1-20 line in Week 1. Royal now has just six catches for 109 yards over his past three games, and is predictably fading from his late-September outburst. Royal remains a red-zone threat, but his scores are too unpredictable to rely on him as anything other than a dice-roll WR4.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:57:00 PM

Eddie Royal (elbow) is listed as probable for Week 7.

Royal is over his rib issues, and his elbow injury will not keep him out of Sunday's game. He'll be a WR4/5 against the Chiefs.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 06:41:00 PM