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    New York Jets call up two from practice squad in lead-up to Indy By: Geoff Magliocchetti ShareTweetFlipRedditThe depleted New York Jets promoted two players from their practice squad prior to their Sunday showdown with the Colts. Decimated by injuries, the New York Jets added two players from their practice squad as they prepare to battle the Indianapolis Colts on the road this Sunday (4:05 p.m. ET, CBS). Receiver Lawrence Cager and offensive lineman Jimmy Murray will each join the active roster, the team confirmed on Saturday night. Cager, 23, earned positive reviews during his training camp stretch with the Jets over the summer. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent...
    Getty The Seahawks moved Shaquem Griffin back to the active roster for their matchup vs. Cowboys. After the Seattle Seahawks released Shaquem Griffin prior to Week 1, the fan-favorite is back on the active roster ahead of the team’s marquee matchup against the Cowboys. Griffin went through waivers unclaimed and initially re-signed with the Seahawks as a practice squad member. The Seahawks indicated that Griffin would eventually be back on the active roster, and it only took the linebacker two games. Griffin flashed at times last season using his speed as a situational pass rusher. The injuries to Bruce Irvin and Rasheem Green open up opportunities for Griffin to see time on the field against the...
    Opinion: The dangerous fight over Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmers emergency powers Honey is one of the most faked foods in the world, and the US government isnt doing much to fix it Vikings promote veteran safety George Iloka from practice squad George Iloka is on track to see game action for the first time since the 2018 season finale. The Vikings promoted the veteran safety from their practice squad. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports George Iloka is on track to see game action for the first time since the 2018 season finale. Minnesota added Iloka late this summer, doing so after hosting him twice. Iloka brings extensive experience for a practice squad player, joining a few players in that...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers promoted offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday and placed running back Tevin Coleman on injured reserve. The 49ers also activated running back JaMycal Hasty and linebacker Joe Walker from the practice squad to be eligible to play Sunday against the New York Giants. Grasu had been activated from the practice squad the first two weeks and now has been added to the roster on a full-time basis. He started the season opener at center and provides depth on the line. Coleman sprained his knee last week against the New York Jets and is expected to miss four games. With starter Raheem Mostert also out...
    Getty Nakia Griffin-Stewart #87 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a drill during training camp on August 19, 2020 at TCO Performance Center in Eagan, Minnesota. The Green Bay Packers have scooped up a former member of the Minnesota Vikings’ undrafted rookie class and signed him to fill the final opening on their practice squad, per the team’s transaction wire. The Packers signed rookie tight end Nakia Griffin-Harris on Wednesday to bring their 16-man practice squad up to capacity ahead of their Sunday Night Football clash against the New Orleans Saints. A spot was cleared on Tuesday when the Packers released injury-troubled outside linebacker Greg Roberts. Griffin-Stewart spent the majority of his college career at Rutgers but truly shined...
    Getty The Bears have signed DT Daniel McCullers off the Steelers' practice squad. The Chicago Bears just got quite a bit bigger. According to the latest list of league transactions released by NFL Draft Diamonds, the Bears have poached defensive tackle Daniel McCullers off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. He will provide depth at nose tackle, particularly with Eddie Goldman choosing to opt out, and his replacement, John Jenkins, currently dealing with a thumb issue. The Bears will be getting a big body on the line in McCullers, who is 6’7″ and 352 pounds. He was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he spent his first six seasons in Pittsburgh....
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders HC Jon Gruden. The Las Vegas Raiders did a big thing for rookie linebacker Javin White by calling him up to the active roster to play the first-ever NFL game in the city he played college football in. He did get a chance to play a few snaps but didn’t make an impact. He’s young and raw so he shouldn’t be expected to. However, he wasn’t impressive enough in his NFL debut to keep a spot on the active roster as the team announced that they’re sending him back to the practice squad. LB Javin White has been reverted to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/gITrACEDTG — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 22, 2020 Thanks...
    A pair of top-five picks in the 2013 draft will try to respark their careers as the 49ers’ defensive line replacements. Ziggy Ansah, drafted No. 5 by the Detroit Lions in ’13, and Dion Jordan, the Miami Dolphins’ choice that year at No. 3, have been added to the 49ers’ roster. They replace Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas, the 49ers’ top draft picks in 2019 (No. 2 overall) and ’17 (No. 3), who each sustained season-ending knee injuries in a three-play span last Sunday when the 49ers went on to beat the host New York Jets. Ansah and Jordan are both edge rushers, and adding to their need is the uncertain status of Dee Ford, whose back...
    Getty Joe Webb runs for the Vikings in a playoff game. The Detroit Lions have wasted little time filling slots on their practice squad, and another blast from the Minnesota Vikings’ past is heading to town. Wednesday, the Lions signed Joe Webb III to their practice squad. Webb once played quarterback for the Vikings when Darrell Bevell was the team’s offensive coordinator, and he will add a bit of wideout depth to the group considering he can also play that position. The Lions also signed free agent offensive lineman Marcus Martin. #Lions have signed free agent OL Marcus Martin and free agent WR Joe Webb III to the practice squad. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 23, 2020 ...
    Duane Burleson/Getty Images Wide receiver Cody White #7, playing for Michigan State against Maryland in 2019. Yesterday seven-year veteran nose tackle Dan McCullers terminated his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, leaving a surprise opening on the team’s 16-man practice squad. With an eye toward possibly filling that vacancy, the Steelers had free agent wide receiver Cody White in for a visit on Tuesday, as per Houston Texans beat reporter Aaron Wilson and Tuesday’s NFL workouts/visits report. NFL workouts and visits Tuesday: pic.twitter.com/IoUDHO7cMV — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 22, 2020 White, who was invited to the 2020 NFL Combine but went undrafted out of Michigan State, is not an entirely unfamiliar face to general manager Kevin Colbert...
    Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Dan McCullers #93 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackles Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals during a game in 2016. Dan McCullers has been a backup nose tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the past six-plus seasons. But it appears his time with the black and gold has come to an end. This afternoon his name appeared on the NFL transaction report under “Contracts Terminated By Player.” Per NFL transaction report, Steelers DL Dan McCullers listed under "CONTRACTS TERMINATED BY PLAYER" category. Most that end up there are PS players who sign to active rosters. Seems like Big Dan is headed to another club. — Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 22, 2020 ...
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets signed wide receiver Josh Malone to the active roster Tuesday after he was elevated from the practice squad for the first two games. The team also announced it placed cornerback Arthur Maulet on the injured reserve list and released linebacker Paul Worrilow from the practice squad. Malone has four catches for 16 yards this season while helping bolster an injury-depleted receiving group. He began the season on the practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster before each of the first two games. As part of new NFL rules, a team can elevate a player from the practice squad and then return him twice in a season without exposing him...
    Getty Veteran DT T.Y. McGill is reportedly on his way to Philly to sign a contract with the Eagles. The Eagles protected four players on Tuesday, including one with Super Bowl lineage. With practice squads expanded to 16 players, teams may safeguard four guys in the week leading up to Sunday’s game. Philadelphia put DB Grayland Arnold, WR Deontay Burnett, C Luke Juriga, DT T.Y. McGill on their list for Week 3. The Eagles also placed injured left guard Isaac Seumalo on short-term IR, a move Doug Pederson announced at Monday’s press conference. Matt Pryor is expected to take Seumalo’s starting spot on the offensive line, although it’s not out of the question for the team to work...
    Getty Jonathan Williams runs against the Texans. The Detroit Lions don’t have a depth problem this season at running back, so they made a move to free up a spot on their practice squad by cutting one. Tuesday, the Lions released Jonathan Williams from the squad to start the week. Williams had been signed a few weeks back during camp, but didn’t make the team’s initial roster but had hung around on the practice squad. Now, he will be a free agent once more after Detroit has elected to move on. #Lions have released RB Jonathan Williams from the practice squad. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 22, 2020 A month ago, the team signed Williams. The Lions...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants placed running back Saquon Barkley on injured reserve Tuesday, a day after confirming the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year tore his right ACL. The Giants made the move Tuesday and replaced Barkley’s roster spot by signing cornerback Ryan Lewis off the practice squad. Barkley was hurt near the Chicago sideline after trying to fend off Bears safety Eddie Jackson on a 6-yard carry early in the second quarter. The No. 2 overall draft choice in 2018 dragged his right leg behind him as he was helped back across the field to the Giants sideline. Surgery will happen once swelling in Barkley’s knee subsides. Lewis was...
    Getty Dominique Dafney The New England Patriots have maintained a steady flow of players from the practice squad to the active roster. They may have brought in a future call-up in Dominique Dafney. The Patriots are hosting free-agent TE Dominique Dafney (Indiana State) for COVID testing and an eventual tryout. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Dafney made a mark as a wildcat type option in 2019, with 439 yards rushing. He would project as a practice-squad possibility. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 21, 2020 The Patriots had the 6’3″ 235-pounder (RB/TE) in for a tryout on Monday. Dafney was signed to the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad this offseason but didn’t stick with the team. View this post on Instagram...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added a trio of players with NFL experience to their practice squad, signing wide receiver Chester Rogers and a pair of defensive backs in Breon Borders and Greg Mabin. The Titans also removed defensive lineman Kobe Smith and defensive backs Picasso Nelson and Maurice Smith from the practice squad. Rogers started 22 of his 53 games with the Colts in his four-year career. He has 111 catches for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns, and he has averaged 9.2 yards per return on punts. He played all 16 games for the Colts in 2018 after being an undrafted free agent out of Grambling. Borders has played 13 games in...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders LB Javin White. Week 1 of the NFL season wasn’t pretty for the Las Vegas Raiders defense. They suffered injuries and generally didn’t play well outside of a clutch 4th down stop towards the end of the game. It appears the Raiders are already looking to bring in reinforcements. The team announced that they are activating rookie linebacker Javin White from the practice squad. We have activated DB Javin White from the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/tMc153K2qh — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 21, 2020 The Raiders accidentally typed DB but White is a linebacker. The undrafted rookie out of UNLV was very impressive throughout training camp. He was part of the final roster cuts...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders OL Patrick Omameh. The Las Vegas Raiders are about to face one of their toughest tests of the season with the New Orleans Saints coming to town. Drew Brees leads a high powered offense and their defense is almost just as good. Basically, the Raiders will need all the help they can get to pull off a win. Las Vegas could be trying to get some intel on the team based on a recent signing. The team announced Saturday that they’ve signed former Saints offensive guard Patrick Omameh to the practice squad. We have signed G Patrick Omameh to the practice squad. In a corresponding move, we have placed WR Marcell Ateman on the...
    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan believes the Jets need to be patient with head coach Adam Gase and quarterback Sam Darnold. “Adam has been great with quarterbacks,” Shanahan, whose 49ers face the Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium, said. “They all like working for him. He’s a guy that you can carry conversations with. It’s not just a one-way street. I know Adam’s working his tail off to help improve things around Sam. You guys just stay patient with both of them, and they’ll end up coming through.” Shanahan is considered one of the best offensive minds in the NFL. He said he has studied Darnold since he was at USC and believes he has what it takes to be...
    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan believes the Jets need to be patient with head coach Adam Gase and quarterback Sam Darnold. “Adam has been great with quarterbacks,” Shanahan, whose 49ers face the Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium, said. “They all like working for him. He’s a guy that you can carry conversations with. It’s not just a one-way street. I know Adam’s working his tail off to help improve things around Sam. You guys just stay patient with both of them, and they’ll end up coming through.” Shanahan is considered one of the best offensive minds in the NFL. He said he has studied Darnold since he was at USC and believes he has what it takes to be successful...
    Getty Adam Butler The New England Patriots listed six players as questionable ahead of Week 2’s Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks. Adam Butler, a key contributor on defense was one of them. It seems Butler injured his shoulder during the Patriots’ 21-11 Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Adam Butler is sitting on the sideline favoring his right arm. Pats can't afford to take many hits to their DT depth. — Andrew Callahan (@_AndrewCallahan) September 13, 2020 Anytime a player is listed as questionable on the final injury report before the game, there is a chance he could be a late scratch. Butler was having a strong performance in the season opener which followed...
    Getty Eric Smith Help (?) is on the way for the Dallas Cowboys‘ offensive line. After visiting with veteran linemen Ronald Leary and Jared Veldheer — the former is in COVID-19 testing protocol — the Cowboys elevated tackle Eric Smith from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s home opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Smith’s promotion was the corresponding roster move after Dallas placed cornerback Anthony Brown (ribs) on injured reserve. Smith (6-5, 315) entered the NFL in 2017, signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. He made Miami’s 53-man squad as a backup OT but his rookie campaign was marred by injury. He was released by the Dolphins at final cuts in...
    Mark Brown/Getty Images Brandon Walton #73 of the Florida Atlantic Owls celebrates with the Don Shula Trophy after defeating the FIU Golden Panthers at FAU Stadium on November 09, 2019. On Saturday the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have signed offensive tackle Brandon Walton to their practice squad. Walton played both left tackle and right tackle in college at Florida Atlantic University, the same school that produced Steelers rookie cornerback James Pierre, an undrafted free agent who made the team’s 53-man roster out of training camp. We've added Brandon Walton to the practice squad (T – Florida Atlantic) — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 19, 2020 In essence, Walton takes Derwin Gray’s spot on the practice...
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions will be without a starting offensive guard against Green Bay. Detroit put guard Joe Dahl on injured reserve due to a groin injury Saturday, a day before playing the Packers on the road. The Lions signed guard Kenny Wiggins off the practice squad. Detroit also elevated defensive back Dee Virgin and defensive tackle Kevin Strong from the practice squad. Oday Aboushi will likely replace Dahl in the lineup. Aboushi started 10 games as a rookie with the New York Jets in 2014 and has 34 career starts. The Lions have ruled out wide receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Desmond Trufant against Green Bay. Golladay was inactive in Week 1 and...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out edge rusher Dee Ford for this week’s game against the New York Jets. Ford had been listed as questionable initially before being ruled out on Saturday for Sunday’s game. The team also announced that offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. Ford got hurt in practice this week and joins All-Pro tight end George Kittle (knee) and star cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) as players sitting out this week for the Niners. Ford played only 22% of the defensive snaps in his first season in San Francisco because of various injuries but had a big impact on the pass rush when...
    Getty Ex-Chargers CB Trevor Williams defends a pass intended for Michael Crabtree The Eagles added some much-needed depth to their secondary on Saturday. Philadelphia elevated Trevor Williams from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s home opener. The veteran cornerback will be the team’s fifth corner after they placed special-teams ace, Craig James, on injured reserve. The Eagles are allowed to move one more player up from the practice squad before kickoff. Joe Ostman seems like the most logical addition considering the injuries to Brandon Graham (concussion) and Derek Barnett (hamstring). Williams is a starting-caliber corner who has seen action in 39 games, including 27 starts, in four NFL seasons during stints with the Chargers...
    Getty Ex- Giants WR Alex Bachman. One of the New York Giants‘ brightest training camp stars is now looking for employment elsewhere. The Giants have cut wide receiver Alex Bachman from their 16-man practice squad. With the added space, Big Blue kept true to their word re-signing wideout Derrick Dillon a week after releasing him. The organization notably released Dillon ahead of the Pittsburgh game as a way to allow the 24-year-old, first-time father an opportunity to spend quality family time with his newborn child. In a gesture of good fate, the team opted to wait until the 4 p.m. deadline to make the roster move as a way to guarantee Dillon his $8,400 paycheck for the entire...
    Antonio Callaway has been suspended yet again. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Antonio Callaway always seems to be more in the news for punitive reasons than celebratory ones, and the poorly-behaved wide receiver ended up in headlines once again because of his inability to abide by the NFL’s substance policy. Callaway, who is already serving a three-game suspension, just had another four games tacked onto that original ban, meaning he can’t make his debut until Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams should the Dolphins not release him. Dolphins practice squad wide receiver Antonio Callaway suspended an additional four games for violations of the NFLs substance-abuse policy. — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 18, 2020 Antonio Callaway’s concerning behavior dates back to...
    Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images John Battle of the LSU Tigers in 2017. On Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have signed safety John Battle to their practice squad. Battle is a former XFL player who was with the Steelers in training camp but got released when Pittsburgh cut down to 53 players. John Battle has been added to the practice squad (DB – Louisiana State) — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 18, 2020 Battle takes Curtis Riley’s place on Pittsburgh’s practice squad. Earlier this week the Steelers lost Riley to the Arizona Cardinals, when the former Raiders and Giants safety was left unprotected, having chosen to protect offensive tackle Derwin Gray instead. Keeping Gray suddenly became...
    Getty The Seahawks signed Demarcus Christmas to their practice squad. Heading into the season, the Seattle Seahawks were thin at defensive tackle and made a roster move to add depth going into Week 2. The Seahawks announced they have signed Demarcus Christmas, and the team released wide receiver Lance Lenoir to make room for the defensive tackle on the practice squad. Christmas had at least two visits with the Seahawks dating back to training camp. The Seahawks hosted Christmas along with former Chiefs defensive end Breeland Speaks earlier this week. So far, it appears as though Christmas is the only addition to the Seahwks roster prior to their matchup against the Patriots. The relaxed practice squad...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders DB Dallin Leavitt. When Nevin Lawson was brought back from suspension, the Las Vegas Raiders had to let go of safety Dallin Leavitt. The former undrafted free agent had made a home with the team but they just didn’t have room for him on the active roster. Luckily, he cleared waivers and the Raiders were able to bring him back for the practice squad. We have signed DB Dallin Leavitt to the practice squad. In a corresponding move, we have released DB Jordan Brown from the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/XW0dlpT4AM — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 17, 2020 Leavitt is very familiar with this defense and with only three safeties on the roster, it...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday placed injured linebacker Von Miller on injured reserve while he recovers from surgery to repair a dislodged tendon in his left ankle. Miller got hurt on a freak play last week during an indoor practice. He’s expected to miss the season. The Broncos also promoted cornerback De’Vante Bausby to their active roster and signed pass rusher Isaiah Irving to their practice squad. Bausby is a fifth-year player who played for the Broncos last season before suffering a concussion in his fifth game and going on IR in October. He didn’t make the 53-man roster coming out of camp this summer but starter A.J. Bouye sustained a shoulder injury in the opener...
    Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Xavier Grimble of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball against the Denver Broncos on November 25, 2018. On Wednesday the Arizona Cardinals signed Pittsburgh Steelers safety Curtis Riley off of Pittsburgh’s practice squad, according to Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. The Cardinals signed S Curtis Riley off the Steelers’ practice squad, a league source told @bepryor. Riley has already changed his Instagram bio to “Arizona Cardinals safety” and posted a photo of him landing in Phoenix last night on his IG story. — Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) September 16, 2020 Last week, Riley was one of the four practice squad players the Steelers chose to protect, but he was not protected this week, giving Arizona...
    Getty Jake Dolegala While he’s not going to push Cam Newton for the starting quarterback spot, its noticeable when the New England Patriots sign a 6’7″ quarterback. Earlier this week, the Patriots inked giant Central Connecticut product Jake Dolegala to a contract and added him to the team’s practice squad. The Patriots have signed former Bengals QB Jake Dolegala to their practice squad. Quality move for the St. Francis High grad. — Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) September 15, 2020 Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Where Is Dolegala From? View this post on Instagram Bengals signing UDFA QB, Jake Dolegala. . Solid pickup. Didn’t know about him until...
    Actors you didnt know were also musicians Mortgage lenders are adding the refinancing fee. You can still avoid it if you act now. Cardinals signing safety Curtis Riley off Steelers practice squad © Getty Images The Arizona Cardinals have signed safety Curtis Riley off the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, according to Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. Riley was one of the four practice squad players protected by the Steelers last week. He was not among the team’s four protected members this week and the Cardinals seized the chance to pick him off the practice squad. Riley made the Steelers initial 53-man roster before being released the following day after the addition of free agent defensive back Sean Davis. He was...
    Getty Defensive tackle Billy Winn #90 of the Cleveland Browns sacks quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during the first half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 28, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Green Bay Packers stashed a former starting defensive lineman on their practice squad Wednesday along with making a few other roster adjustments. The Packers announced the signings of veteran Billy Winn and offensive tackle Ryan Pope along with the corresponding release of second-year defensive lineman Daylon Mack, putting their practice squad back at its 16-man capacity. One spot had previously been left open after the Packers signed rookie linebacker Krys Barnes to the active roster last Saturday. Two apparent practice squad additions:...
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have promoted kicker Nick Folk and cornerback Myles Bryant from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Folk handled kicking duties in Sunday’s win over Miami, but was sent back down after the game. This is Bryant’s first time on the active roster after beginning the season on the practice squad. He originally was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Washington. To fill their spots on the practice squad, New England signed quarterback Jacob Dolegala and center James Ferentz. Ferentz appeared in 15 games for the Patriots last season, with two starts. Dolegala spent last season with the Cincinnati. He was inactive for 15 games and dressed but did not...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday placed injured linebacker Von Miller on injured reserve while he recovers from surgery to repair a dislodged tendon in his left ankle. Miller got hurt on a freak play last week during an indoor practice. He’s expected to miss the season. The Broncos also promoted cornerback De’Vante Bausby to their active roster and signed pass rusher Isaiah Irving to their practice squad. Bausby is a fifth-year player who played for the Broncos last season before suffering a concussion in his fifth game and going on IR in October. He didn’t make the 53-man roster coming out of camp this summer but starter A.J. Bouye sustained a shoulder injury in the...
    Getty Kicker Cairo Santos of the Chicago Bears With Eddy Pineiro on injured reserve for at least another two weeks, the Chicago Bears have moved kicker Cairo Santos up to the active 53-man roster. In order to have room for Santos, the Bears have waived tight end Eric Saubert, who is expected to be signed to the team’s practice squad. We have signed K Cairo Santos from the practice squad to the active roster & waived TE Eric Saubert.@Hyundai | #DaBears — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 16, 2020 The Bears poached Saubert of the Raiders’ practice squad late last season, and he played in two games with Chicago, catching two passes for 21 yards. With tight ends...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Nick Folk will not be going back to the Patriots’ practice squad and will be New England’s kicker in Week 2. The Patriots are signing the veteran to their 53-man roster, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The 35-year-old was re-signed during training camp but started the season on the practice squad. He was elevated ahead of New England’s Week 1 win over Miami, missing a 45-yard field goal against the Dolphins. He did connect on all three of his extra points in New England’s 21-11 win. So for now, Folk will be New England’s kicker. The team also his rookie Justin Rohrwasser on the practice squad, though his struggles throughout camp are what prompted the team...
    Getty Laquon Treadwell #11 of the Minnesota Vikings in 2019. The Falcons are giving former Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell another shot by re-signing him to the practice squad, per Atlanta Falcons official website. Due to COVID-19, the NFL is being more flexible about signing players on and off of the practice squad. Treadwell was cut just a week ago after spending the entire offseason training in Atlanta, so he should be ready to step up when needed. Treadwell’s Resume Minnesota selected Treadwell with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Once joining the NFL, he struggled to make the adjustment at the next level. Treadwell made a name for himself at Ole Miss. He had an...
    Getty Laquon Treadwell #11 of the Minnesota Vikings in 2019. The Falcons are giving former Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell another shot by re-signing him to the practice squad, per Atlanta Falcons official website. Due to COVID-19, the NFL is being more flexible about signing players on and off of the practice squad. Treadwell was cut just a week ago after spending the entire offseason training in Atlanta, so he should be ready to step up when needed. Treadwell’s Resume Minnesota selected Treadwell with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Once joining the NFL, he struggled to make the adjustment at the next level. Treadwell made a name for himself at Ole Miss. He had an...
    Getty Rashard Robinson vs. Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys filled two vacant practice squad spots Tuesday with defensive backs Steven Parker and Rashard Robinson, the team announced. In a corresponding roster move, coinciding with the release of safety Luther Kirk from the practice squad, Dallas promoted DB Brandon Carr to the active roster. Parker, a 2018 undrafted free agent, appeared in 14 games for the Miami Dolphins last season, registering 20 tackles, three PBUs, and two INTs. He was claimed off waivers by the Vikings on Aug. 14 and cut three weeks later. Parker (6-1, 210) played collegiately at Oklahoma where he was a two-time second-teal All-Big 12 selection, finishing with 217 tackles, 20 pass breakups and two interceptions...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — The Roseville bomb squad has been busy over the past two days responding to two separate incidents at private residences. One device was found to be an expended practice round while the second was a homemade pyrotechnic device, which has prompted a criminal investigation, police said. Police say this expended practice round was found at a Roseville residence. In a Facebook Post, the Roseville Police Department said officers were called out to a home Monday night after a report of an object that looked like a piece of military ordinance. The bomb squad determined the object was an expelled practice round and removed it from the residence. Police say the practice round appears to have been left...
    ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ banged-up secondary will be without cornerback Justin Coleman against the Green Bay Packers. Detroit put Coleman on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after injuring his hamstring during a loss to Chicago. The Lions also signed defensive end Kareem Martin to the practice squad and released defensive end Jonathan Wynn from the practice squad. The Lions hope rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah, the No. 3 pick overall, will make his NFL debut at Green Bay on Sunday after he missed the opener with a hamstring injury. Veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant also left the game against the Bears because of a hamstring injury, the same ailment that also kept receiver Kenny Golladay on the inactive...
    Getty Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and offensive guard John Wetzel #73 of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. After getting cooked by the Seahawks on Sunday, Atlanta isn’t wasting time making some necessary moves. The Falcons announced on Tuesday that they have signed offensive guard John Wetzel to the 53-man roster. This marks the fifth time that the Falcons have gotten Wetzel’s hopes up. We have signed OL John Wetzel to the 53-man roster. pic.twitter.com/eRvjO22meQ — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 15, 2020 The number of transactions the Atlanta Falcons have made with the NFL vet is getting kind of toxic, don’t you think? lol. I guess at this point he’s just kind of use to it! Wetzel signed...
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ banged-up secondary will be without cornerback Justin Coleman against the Green Bay Packers. Detroit put Coleman on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after injuring his hamstring during a loss to Chicago. The Lions also signed defensive end Kareem Martin to the practice squad and released defensive end Jonathan Wynn from the practice squad. The Lions hope rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah, the No. 3 pick overall, will make his NFL debut at Green Bay on Sunday after he missed the opener with a hamstring injury. Veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant also left the game against the Bears because of a hamstring injury, the same ailment that also kept receiver Kenny Golladay on...
    Getty Jamon Brown #68 of the Atlanta Falcons. Drum roll, please … the Eagles added offensive line depth at the guard position. Philadelphia signed veteran Jamon Brown off the Chicago Bears practice squad. He’ll fill the last active roster spot vacated earlier in the day after the team placed Craig James on injured reserve. Brown, a third-round pick in 2015, has seen action in 60 career games (47 starts) in stints for the Rams, Giants, and Falcons. He actually started in Week 2 last year versus the Eagles. The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder is a versatile option having appeared at both left guard and right guard. His experience appears to be an immediate upgrade over Nate Herbig. Or, maybe the...
    Getty Dak Prescott vs. Rams Ailing on both sides of the ball, the Dallas Cowboys made a pair of necessary roster transactions Tuesday. The Cowboys signed to their 53-man squad offensive tackle Alex Light (via the Cardinals’ practice squad) and linebacker Rashad Smith (via the Bears’ practice squad), the team announced. In an additional move after placing LB Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone; out 6-8 weeks), OT Cameron Erving (knee; out indefinitely), and tight end Blake Jarwin (knee; out for season) on injured reserve, the club announced the previously-reported promotion of veteran defensive back Brandon Carr from the taxi squad. A 2018 undrafted free agent, Light joined the NFL by way of the Green Bay Packers, for whom he...
    Getty Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears Fear not, Chicago Bears fans — Ledarius Mack is still safe — but a few other players on the team’s 16-player practice squad have been poached. First, the Philadelphia Eagles struck, signing offensive lineman Jamon Brown to their 53-man roster. The Bears had Brown around for depth at right guard, and they won’t have an easy time replacing someone of his experience level on their practice squad. Brown was a starter with the Falcons, Rams and Giants, starting 47 games over the past five seasons, and he’s now heading to an Eagles team with a beyond-banged up o-line. #Eagles steal OL Jamon Brown off the #Bears practice squad and...
    New York Giants cut promising practice-squad receiver By: Alexander Wilson September 15, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Giants made an interesting move on Tuesday following their loss of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite having a strong camp, the Giants cut wide receiver Alex Bachman, from the practice squad, per The Athletic’s Dan Duggan. Why would they make this move? The Giants are cutting WR Alex Bachman from the practice squad, per source. Surprising since he had a strong camp. — Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) September 15, 2020 I believe, based on their inadequacies at the cornerback position, the Giants will fill their practice squad with one more option. Corey Ballentine and Isaac Yiadom...
    Covid-19 quarantine ordered for multiple Michigan State University fraternities and sororities Wet Markets Are Essential to Thai Cooking. So Why Are They Disappearing? Laquon Treadwell to join Falcons’ practice squad Laquon Treadwell‘s NFL journey continues. On Monday, the former first-round pick agreed to join the Falcons’ practice squad, as NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero tweets. © Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Laquon Treadwell never made a mark during his time with the Vikings. Treadwell never made a mark during his time with the Vikings. The 2016 first-round pick out of Ole Miss ultimately spent four seasons in Minnesota, hauling in 65 receptions for 701 receiving yards and two scores in 53 games (16 starts). His best season came in 2018, when he...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed starting cornerback Adoree Jackson on injured reserve and replaced him by signing cornerback Tye Smith to the active roster from the practice squad. The Titans made the moves Monday hours before their season opener at Denver. Jackson was added to the injury report Friday after being limited by a knee issue. Jackson will be eligible to come off injured reserve in three weeks, the day after the Titans’ fourth game of the season on Oct. 4 against Pittsburgh. A fifth-round pick by Seattle in 2015, Smith has started four of the 28 games in his career. He played nine games last season, had a career-high 24 tackles and returned a...
    Getty Chicago Bears Head coach Matt Nagy It looks like Ledarius Mack has landed on the Chicago Bears practice squad after all, if the latest report is correct. According to Nate Bouda of NFL Trade Rumors, the Bears have released defensive end Abdullah Anderson and signed Mack to take his place. Looks like Ledarius Mack is back with the #Bears on their practice squad, according to @nfltrade_rumors. I was a bit surprised he didn’t make the practice squad initially. Seems like his absence didn’t last too long. — Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) September 14, 2020 When the Bears originally narrowed down their 53-man roster, many thought Mack, the younger brother of All-Pro linebacker Khalil, would make the practice...
    Getty Images The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line put on a dominant showing against a stout Houston Texans defensive front in Week 1, clearing the way for 166 total rushing yards and only one sack of QB Patrick Mahomes. While Thursday’s performance was an encouraging sign of things to come this season, the Chiefs’ front office is not resting on its laurels. According to the NFL transaction report on Saturday, the team brought in three free agent offensive linemen for workouts — Patrick Omameh, Paul Adams and John Leglue. All three free agents have some level of NFL experience to offer, however the most likely scenario for any of the three would be a spot on Kansas City’s...
    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have elevated guard Kenny Wiggins and running back Jonathan Williams from the practice squad. The Lions announced the moves Saturday. Detroit opens the season Sunday at home against Chicago. The Lions are without tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot), safety C.J. Moore (hamstring) and tight end Hunter Bryant (hamstring), all of whom have been ruled out for Sunday’s game. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is doubtful. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ORCHARD PARK — The Jets revealed their backup quarterback plan Saturday. The team elevated Mike White from the practice squad to serve as Sam Darnold’s backup in Sunday’s home opener against the Bills. The Jets needed a backup because Joe Flacco, who is recovering from neck surgery, has not been cleared to play. The Jets picked White over David Fales, who is also on the practice squad. White, who was a 2018 fifth round pick of the Cowboys, was on the Jets practice squad last year and has never appeared in an NFL game. A new rule instituted this season due to COVID-19 allows teams to elevate two players from the practice squad without a corresponding roster move. The...
    Getty Gunner Olszewski The New England Patriots‘ Gunner Olszewski has suffered a setback in the recovery for an injured foot. He will now be placed on injured reserve and will miss at least three weeks. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Gunner Was Replaced on the 53-Man Roster, But Not By a Wide ReceiverThe Patriots made a flurry of moves on Saturday. In addition to sending Olszewski to injured reserve, they called up kicker Nick Folk, who will be the starter in Week 1 over rookie Justin Rohrwasser, and defensive tackle Xavier Williams. View this post on Instagram Patriots make a flurry of deals the day before Week...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted running back Nathan Cottrell and tight end Ben Ellefson from the practice squad to the active roster in advance of the season opener Sunday against Indianapolis. The team made the moves Saturday, two days after putting running back Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) on injured reserve and a day after ruling out rookie tight end Tyler Davis (knee). Under new collective bargaining rules for 2020, NFL teams may elevate a maximum of two players each week from their practice squad without altering their roster. Those players automatically revert back to the club’s practice squad the day after a game. Practice squad players may only be elevated twice each. Cottrell will play behind fellow undrafted...
    Getty Nick Folk The New England Patriots finally made their decision at kicker known on Saturday when it promoted veteran Nick Folk to the 53-man roster. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!So…Folk Did Actually Win the Kicking Competition View this post on Instagram The Patriots promoted Nick Folk from the practice squad ahead of their Week 1 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. #Patriots #NewEnglandPatriots #CamNewton #StephonGilmore #DevinMcCourty #JasonMcCourty #PatrickChung #BrandonBolden #LawrenceGuy #ChaseWinovich #JoshUche #KyleDugger #JoeThuney #JamesHarris #LamarMiller #JarrettStidham #AdamButler #DariusKilgo #DevinAsiasi #DaltonKeene #JulianEdelman #NKealHarry #MohamedSanu #DavidAndrews #BillBelichick #RobertKraft #AFCEast #AFC #NFL #JustinRohrwasser A post shared by Pats Nation 365 (@pats_nation_365) on Sep 12, 2020 at 2:15pm PDT...
    GETTY A San Francisco 49ers helmet is displayed prior to a press conference with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for Super Bowl LIV at the Hilton Miami Downtown on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the 54th playing of the Super Bowl, Sunday February 2nd. After the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan were hopeful for the receiver’s chances for Week 1, but now he’s out at least three weeks. NFL.com’s Field Yates tweeted out the news Saturday that Deebo Samuel, who was ruled out for the 49ers’ Week 1 clash against the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, is now being place on the team’s injured reserve. The 49ers...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed quarterback Mike White from the practice squad to serve as Sam Darnold’s backup in the season opener at Buffalo on Sunday. The team also promoted wide receiver Josh Malone and running back Josh Adams from the practice squad Saturday. All three players were among the Jets’ final roster cuts last week and then re-signed to the practice squad. As part of the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement, game-day rosters were increased from 53 to 55 players. Teams can return players to the practice squad the day after a game twice during a season without exposing them to waivers. White will be Darnold’s backup because Joe Flacco was ruled out for...
    Professor who used racial slur in class is put on leave Kroger CEO: We delivered extremely strong results in the second quarter Cowboys to promote CB Brandon Carr from practice squad Brandon Carr‘s unusual status on a practice squad changed Saturday. The Cowboys will promote him in advance of their Week 1 game against the Rams, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. © Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Brandon Carr returned to Dallas after spending the past three seasons in Baltimore. The Cowboys brought back their former five-year cornerback starter days ago and will make him part of their 55-man game-day roster. The 2020 CBA allows for two practice squad players to be promoted to the active roster...
    Army reveals new details in Vanessa Guillen case These eco-friendly lids are coming to a Starbucks near you Jets sign former Rams, Giants LB Ogletree to practice squad FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. © APWF FILE - New York Giants outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (47) reacts during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The team also announced Thursday,Sept.10, 2020, it signed former Ravens wide receiver Jaleel Scott to the practice squad and...
    Getty Ex-Bears WR Kevin White is now on the 49ers practice squad The Chicago Bears parted ways with former first-round pick Kevin White after the 2018 season was over, and he missed the entire 2019 season after not catching on anywhere else. The Bears drafted running back/wide receiver Kerrith Whyte Jr. in the seventh round in 2019. He wound up on their practice squad before the Pittsburgh Steelers plucked him off it, adding him to their 53-man roster. White finished the season with the Steelers, but was released earlier this month. Cornerback Kevin Toliver was the most surprising cut the Bears made on cut day this year. He signed with Chicago as an undrafted free agent in 2018,...
    Trump largely silent on devastating Western fires Meet the K-shaped recession, where professional workers are largely fine and everyone else is doing awful Jets sign former Giants LB Alec Ogletree to practice squad The Jets have signed former Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to the practice squad, per a club announcement. He’ll be joined by wide receiver Jaleel Scott, a former fourth-round pick of the Ravens. © NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK Former Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree has cuaght on with the Jets. The Giants dropped Ogletree in February to save roughly $8M against the cap. Just a couple of years ago, GM Dave Gettleman acquired him and the remainder of his four-year, $42M extension from the Rams. The traditional stats have...
    New York Jets sign ex-Giants LB Alec Ogletree to practice squad By: Geoff Magliocchetti September 10, 2020 ShareShareTweetAlec Ogletree won’t have to move far for his next football destination, as he’ll switch blue for New York Jets green. Weve signed LB Alec Ogletree and WR Jaleel Scott to the practice squad. Additionally, weve placed WR Donte Moncrief on practice squad IR. — New York Jets (@nyjets) September 10, 2020 The New York Jets have added linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. Ogletree, set to turn 29 later this month, spent the last two seasons with the New York Giants, the Jets’ MetLife Stadium co-tenants. New York also added receiver Jaleel Scott...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders OL Jaryd Jones-Smith. This year, the Las Vegas Raiders have mostly kept familiar faces on their practice squad. Due to COVID-19, the group of players the team keeps on will have added importance. While most players on the squad spent time with the team during training camp, the Raiders did announce that they’ve added offensive tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith. We have signed T Jaryd Jones-Smith to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/GI22rXwxJI — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 8, 2020 At 6’7, Jones-Smith fits in really well with the group of giant offensive linemen the Raiders have accumulated over the years. He originally came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent who was signed by...
    So much for honor: Despite COVID cases, college students partied Labor Day weekend away Chipotle is quietly raising menu prices for people ordering delivery The 2020 Practice Squad All-Stars Due to COVID removing the 2020 preseason from the NFL schedule, veteran players looking for opportunities to start for new teams and rookies under the radar hoping to prove something to the league lost their most obvious opportunity to do so. © Provided by Touchdown Wire However, the league did do something for players in these positions that could help their future prospects. Per Allison Koehler of Steelers Wire (and Touchdown Wire!): When the CBA was ratified, the league and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) agreed to increase the size...
    Getty Kerrith Whyte running in a Bears preseason game. The Detroit Lions are getting set to tangle with the Chicago Bears in a few days, and have turned to a new face to perhaps get some inside information for the matchup. Wednesday, the Lions added running back Kerrith Whyte to the practice squad, slicing wide receiver Victor Bolden. Whyte is a speedy back who has the capability to play on special teams as well, and has the potential for 4.3 speed as he showed coming into the draft. #Lions have signed free agent WR/RB Kerrith Whyte to the practice squad and released WR Victor Bolden from the practice squad. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 9, 2020 Detroit’s...
    New York Giants Add RB Rod Smith and CB Ryan Lewis to the Practice Squad By: Jeevan Kirkland September 9, 2020 ShareShareTweetIn a pair of moves, the New York Giants have signed both Rod Smith and Ryan Lewis to the practice squad, per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. By joining the practice squad, Smith will be coming back to East Rutherford, where he spent a portion of last summer with the New York Giants. Rod Smith has played the majority of his five-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Smith played behind one of the league’s best running backs, Ezekiel Elliott, during his time with the Cowboys. When Elliott was suspended six games...
    Getty Images Fourth-year OL Danny Isidora spent the 2019 season with the Miami Dolphins. Following a flurry of transactions over the weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs filled all but one of its 16 allotted practice squad roster spots. After hosting a trio of free agents for visits on Monday, we now know which player will round out Kansas City’s practice squad. According to the NFL transaction report, OL Danny Isidora has agreed to a deal with the defending Super Bowl champions. The #Chiefs have filled their final practice squad spot with the addition of offensive guard Danny Isidora, who played 24 games the past three seasons with Minnesota and Miami. — Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) September 8, 2020...
    Andy Lyons/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers shakes hands with David DeCastro #66. The Pittsburgh Steelers are seen as having an advantage over most other NFL teams entering the 2020 season as they have experienced little turnover in terms of coaches and starting players since last year. But that stability probably won’t extend to the offensive line, which is likely to see three new starters in the season opener versus the New York Giants, as All-Pro right guard David DeCastro is expected to miss the game with an injury, this according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Five-time Pro Bowl G David DeCastro not expected to play against NY Giants and will be...
    Getty Outside linebacker Deone Bucannon #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed linebacker Deone Bucannon after releasing him this morning. They have also activated Steven Means from the COVID-19/injured reserve list, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. Falcons activate DE Steven Means from COVID-19 and release LB Deone Bucannon. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) September 8, 2020 Also, follow the Heavy on Falcons Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! Bucannon Was A Former First-Round Draft Pick Bucannon was considered to be a top safety prospect heading into the 2014 NFL Draft. Arizona selected him as their No. 27 pick where he spent five seasons as a Cardinal. Bucannon is a hybrid defender, just what the...
    Getty The Seattle Seahawks waived John Ursua. Just a few days after finalizing their roster, the Seattle Seahawks made an additional move by releasing wide receiver John Ursua. The Seahawks announced they cut Ursua which opened up a spot for the team to promote Penny Hart from the practice squad. After a strong Senior Bowl, Hart was a prospect that generated a lot of buzz heading into the 2019 NFL draft. Hart spent the end of last season on the Seahawks’ practice squad before the team signed the receiver to a future’s contract earlier this offseason. There is some speculation that the Seahawks made the move to protect Hart from being snagged from their practice squad by...
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers’ loss in Green Bay is the Buffalo Bills’ gain after signing receiver Jake Kumerow to their practice squad on Tuesday, three days after he was cut by the Packers. The Packers’ decision to cut Kumerow was considered one of their biggest surprises in establishing their 53-player roster on Saturday. And it came on the heels of Rodgers calling Kumerow “super reliable” while discussing Green Bay’s receivers in a Zoom session. Kumerow caught a touchdown pass in each of his first two seasons in Green Bay, and had 12 receptions for 219 yards last year. An undrafted free agent, he played on two Division III national championship teams at Wisconsin Whitewater under Lance Liepold, who...
    A 13-year-old boy with autism was shot by police after his mother called for help managing a mental breakdown Virtual Kitchen, founded by ex-Uber execs to help restaurants with delivery, raises $20 million Bucs add QB Josh Rosen, K Greg Joseph to practice squad TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Quarterback Josh Rosen has landed on the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he'll get to learn from Tom Brady. © APWF Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Davie, Fla. Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is missing practice for personal reasons. Fitzpatrick's absence left Rosen and top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa to take snaps Friday....
    Photo via NFL/TwitterJosh Rosen could be playing in a Vipers or a Bucs uniform by 2021. The former first-round pick was traded from the team that drafted him, the Arizona Cardinals, to the Miami Dolphins for a third-round pick. The Dolphins cut him this past week, and the Bucs quickly signed the former UCLA Bruin to their practice squad.  That may sound like a guy who lacks talent, but it could be argued that he has been the recipient of some bad luck. The Cardinals were an awful team when he was under center, and their 3-13 record (worst in the NFL that year) proved it. However, it’s important to point out they lost their first three games with Sam...
    New York may move state colleges with COVID-19 spikes to remote learning: Cuomo Costco, Trader Joe’s, Aldi: How do they stay so cheap? Jaguars promote QB Mike Glennon from practice squad to active roster The Jaguars have promoted Mike Glennon from the practice squad to the active roster, per a club announcement. Glennon, who will serve as the team’s third quarterback behind Gardner Minshew and rookie Jake Luton, will take the place of linebacker Quincy Williams, who has been placed on IR. © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon has had an eventful few days since cutdown day last week. Luton, a sixth-round pick, pulled off a training camp upset over Glennon and Joshua Dobbs....
    Getty Images Former Broncos WR Juwann Winfree was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Following a round of cuts to trim the roster down to 53 players ahead of Week 1, Kansas City Chiefs brought back many of those familiar faces over the weekend to fill 15-of-16 practice squad spots. On Monday, the team hosted three free agents, including a former draft pick of a division rival. According to the NFL’s transaction report for September 7, WR Juwann Winfree, OL Danny Isidora and P Tyler Newsome were in Kansas City for visits, potentially as options for the team’s final practice squad opening. Follow the Heavy on Chiefs Facebook page for the latest breaking news,...
    Getty Elijah McGuire TD Remember when we thought Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard were all the Dallas Cowboys needed? We thought wrong; the club greatly values its options behind the Pro Bowl running back and his hyped sophomore understudy. As if carrying a third RB (undrafted rookie Rico Dowdle) on the 53-man roster and retaining another (fullback Sewo Olonilua) on the practice squad wasn’t enough, a former NFL starter is likely to enter the fold. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that the Cowboys “plan” to add former Jets, Browns, and Chiefs RB Elijah McGuire to the practice squad. McGuire (and offensive tackle Eric Smith, a second PS target) is subject to the requisite COVID-19...
    The 2020 NFL offseason is turning out to be quite a peculiar affair. A raging pandemic, short preseason schedule, and multiple player opt-outs are just a few of the highlights from the last six months. Patrick Mahomes became the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history while George Kittle bagged a record deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Players were forced to train indoors amid the rampant spread of the coronavirus plague. Teams were forced to cut down rosters in order to deal with the current economic strain. NFL franchise, Philadelphia Eagles, found a new way to tackle the financial constraints. They have now signed the league’s first work-from-home quarterback in the form of veteran Josh McCown. ALSO READ – “Feel good...
    Getty Jalen Hurts of the Oklahoma Sooners The Eagles’ quarterback factory keeps growing by the day. Time to assign individual roles. With Nate Sudfeld assumed to be the backup behind Carson Wentz, the next question is what kind of impact are rookie Jalen Hurts and veteran Josh McCown going to make on the quarterbacks room. More specifically, where do they fit into the gameplan? For McCown, it seems rather simple: the novel coronavirus will dictate when and if he sees the field in 2020. He was signed to the practice squad as the ultimate emergency/quarantine insurance policy, a 41-year-old journeyman with 17 years of NFL experience. And a burning desire to coach professional football. According to head coach...
    Justin Berl/Getty Images Devlin Hodges of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs onto the field during introductions before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 1, 2019. On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers cut quarterback Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges after claiming former Steelers QB Josh Dobbs off waivers following his release by the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Monday the Steelers brought back Devlin Hodges, making him the sixteenth and final member of the team’s practice squad. We've signed QB Devlin Hodges to the practice squad!@BordasLaw pic.twitter.com/3qkovXDV1F — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 7, 2020 It’s a decision that will likely be applauded by Hall of Famer and former Steelers great Rod Woodson, who recently questioned why...
    West Virginia University suspends in-person classes for undergraduates Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Raiders place Marcus Mariota on IR, add DeShone Kizer to practice squad The Raiders have placed quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve, per a club announcement. For added insurance, the club has added one-time Notre Dame star DeShone Kizer to the Raiders’ practice squad. © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The Raiders have placed quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve, per a club announcement. Mariota’s strained pectoral muscle will keep him out for at least three weeks, per the league’s modified rules for 2020. Without him, the Raiders are rolling with two QBs on the active roster – Derek Carr and Nathan Peterman. Mariota’s temporary absence may take...
    The Vikings’ practice squad is complete. The Vikings filled out the 16-man squad by agreeing to deals Monday with linebacker Hardy Nickerson and defensive tackle Albert Huggins. The Vikings waived Nickerson on Sunday to make room for linebacker Ryan Connelly, an Eden Prairie native picked up off waivers from the New York Giants. Nickerson cleared waivers Monday. “It was pretty disappointing (being waived), but it’s the nature of the business,” said Nickerson, entering his fourth NFL season. “I’m just happy to have an opportunity still here and just hopefully work towards getting back up to the 53.” Huggins, who got into four games as a rookie last season with Philadelphia, worked out with the Vikings on Monday and agreed to...
    Linebacker Hardy Nickerson is back with the Vikings on the practice squad. The Vikings waived Nickerson on Sunday to make room for linebacker Ryan Connelly, an Eden Prairie native picked up off waivers from the New York Giants. Nickerson cleared waivers Monday, and joined the practice squad. “It was pretty disappointing (being waived), but it’s the nature of the business,” Nickerson said. “I’m just happy to have an opportunity still here and just hopefully work towards getting back up to the 53.” The Vikings named 13 players to the practice squad on Sunday and a source said kicker Chase McLaughlin also would join the 16-man squad. McLaughlin was in the Twin Cities on Monday. Nickerson is the son of former...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders QB DeShone Kizer. It hasn’t been a great stint with the Las Vegas Raiders for Marcus Mariota so far. He didn’t play well in training camp and didn’t come close to pushing Derek Carr for the starting job. Now, the team has revealed that he’s being placed on injured reserve. Due to new rules, Mariota will only have to be on the injured reserve for at least three weeks. The season isn’t over for the former second overall pick. There are still some who are clinging onto the idea that he is going to start at some point this season but this injury almost solidifies that he’s not going to play unless Carr gets...
    Getty Ventell Bryant Joining linebacker Sean Lee and right tackle La’el Collins on injured reserve, the Dallas Cowboys announced Monday, is wide receiver Ventell Bryant. Bryant reportedly sustained a mild PCL strain during the team’s Blue and White scrimmage at AT&T Stadium. He was unable to practice thereafter but managed to survive final cuts as Dallas formed its 53-man roster for the 2020 regular season. Like Lee (sports hernia) and Collins (hip), Bryant will miss the Cowboys’ first three games — at Los Angeles Rams, vs. Atlanta, at Seattle —  before being eligible to return in Week 4 against the Browns. A rookie in 2019, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound pass-catcher entered the pros with the Cincinnati Bengals, signing as...
    Getty Eagles QB Carson Wentz has developed into the undisputed leader of the Eagles, a grown man from North Dakota. A familiar face was back out there leading the first-team offense on Monday: Carson Wentz. Wentz had missed three straight practices with an undisclosed “lower-body” injury deemed minor in scope. The Eagles have been downplayed it all week and insisted their franchise quarterback would be out there for Week 1. Still, it was refreshing to hear Wentz himself declare he was “feeling great.” The decision to rest was indeed a precautionary one after the 27-year-old felt a “little groin tightness.” (No, it’s not the dreaded sports hernia). “I feel great now. I had a little groin tightness, and...
    Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Running back Wendell Smallwood playing for the Washington Football Team in 2019. On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers added 14 players to their 2020 practice squad, bringing back many of the players who were released a day earlier. None of the players added could be considered a surprise, except perhaps punter Corliss Waitman, though this could be related to reports that the team plans to sign Dustin Colquitt, son of former Steelers punter Craig Colquitt, who collected two Super Bowl rings with Pittsburgh in the late 1970s. On Monday the Steelers filled one of the two remaining vacancies on the practice squad by adding running back Wendell Smallwood, so there are now two RB’s on...
    Getty Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon. Last season, the Las Vegas Raiders didn’t have a great situation at backup quarterback. Mike Glennon and DeShone Kizer didn’t inspire a lot of confidence and didn’t put any pressure on Derek Carr. The team decided to move on from both of them this offseason. This led to Glennon heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars for training camp. Despite them having arguably the worst quarterback situation in the NFL, Glennon didn’t make the roster. However, the team did announce that he’ll be on the practice squad. We have signed 15 players to our practice squad. This season, each club may have a maximum of 16 practice squad players, including 6 practice squad veterans....
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Keelan Doss. Outside of some possible smaller moves here and there, the Las Vegas Raiders‘ roster should be pretty much set for Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. With the lack of a preseason and the threat of COVID-19, the practice squad has added importance this year. More veterans are able to stay on the squad this year so it’s very possible a lot of practice squad members play regular season games this year. The Raiders released their 14 player practice squad and there are some notable names to make the list. Here are the players, all of which were with the team at points this offseason: WR Marcell Ateman TE Nick...
    The Eagles went very veteran for their QB depth this season. Josh McCown, who came out of retirement last season to sign with Philadelphia, will become the oldest practice squad player in NFL history at the age of 41, according to ESPN. It’ll be a pretty sweet gig for the No. 4 QB on the Eagles. Playing behind Carson Wentz, Nate Sudfeld, and first-round pick Jalen Hurts, McCown will get to live at home in Texas, telecommute to practices, and pull down $12,000 a week for the privilege. According to NBC Sports’ Peter King, the decision to bring back the former Jets signal-caller was due, in part, to Wentz’s appreciation of the elder QB, having bonded under his tutelage...
    MIAMI (AP) – Receiver Antonio Callaway will get a chance to revive his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins, who signed him Sunday to their practice squad. Callaway’s agent confirmed the deal. Callaway was suspended twice in 2019 for violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He had legal troubles in college at Florida but was drafted by the Browns in the fourth round in 2018. As a rookie he had 34 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns, but the Browns released him last November. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)