2018 NFL Team News

Looking to keep up with all the biggest news coming from your favorite NFL team during the 2018 season? This section of our website will provide you with all the biggest news for your favorite team all season long.

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Recent Updates:

  • Green Bay Packers sign TE Marcedes Lewis – May 24th
  • Philadelphia Eagles release LB Mychal Kendricks – May 22nd

 Arizona Cardinals:

May 4th: Cardinals moving running back Elijhaa Penny to fullback in 2018

  • A power running back his entire football career, the Arizona Cardinals are transitioning Penny to fullback. Last season, Penny had 31 carries for 134 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in his rookie campaign with the Cardinals. Penny was also active in the Cardinals passing game as he caught 4 receptions for 38 yards. This will be a big-time transition for Penny but it will set him up to be a lock on the team’s final roster after camp. (Source: Mike Jurecki)

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 Carolina Panthers:

May 10th: Fozzy Whittaker tears ACL, done for 2018 season

  • As OTA’s are underway, the injury bug is still around. Fozzy Whittaker, 29, entered camp his year with his spot on the roster on the line after the signing of C.J. Anderson. With Whittaker done for the year, Cameron Artis-Payne will now be boosted as the #3 back in Carolina behind Christian McCaffery and Anderson. Whittaker could be in the same position battle next season.

May 7th: Carolina Panthers sign running back C.J. Anderson

  • After deciding against adding another running back in the NFL Draft, the Panthers decided to add a veteran instead in C.J. Anderson. This is a big worry for Christian McCaffery as Anderson is already established himself as an every down back so he will be looking at split-carries with him this coming year. As for Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne, their roster spot’s could be in danger so it will be a story to watch during camp. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

 Chicago Bears:


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 Cleveland Browns:

June 3rd: Browns sign former Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks

  • With this signing came drama. Earlier this morning, there were reports that the Browns are the favorite to land Kendricks but no contract agreement was reached at the time. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted around 12:00pm ET that a deal has been reached with the Browns which lead to Kendricks tweeting he does not have his respect. Anyways, the addition of Kendricks is a big veteran addition for the Browns as they have a stronger middle of the field with Collins and Kirksey. (Source: Ian Rapoport) (Update 2:27pm ET: Kendricks denies signing with the Browns, despite Rapoport tweet).

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 Detroit Lions:

May 10th: Detroit Lions waive Tion Green

  • Tion Green did not amass to much during his lone season with the Lions as he ran for 165 yards on 42 carries and 2 touchdowns. Green will look to see what team will take a flier on him on waivers but some sources say a reunion with Detroit on their practice squad could be a possability.

 Green Bay Packers:

May 24th: Green Bay Packers sign TE Marcedes Lewis to a contract

  • The Packers are doubling up at tight end this offseason as Lewis will be joining Jimmy Graham in Green Bay for 2018. Marcedes Lewis, 34, spent 12 years in Jacksonville leaving behind a legacy and Jaguars Hall of Fame career. The addition of Lewis gives the Packers the best tight end duo in the NFC North and with Aaron Rodgers at the helm Lewis should generate a decent season. One thing to note, the addition of Lewis does put the roster spot of Lance Kendricks in jeopardy. That is something to note during Packers camp. (Source: Mike Garafolo)

 

April 30th: Green Bay Packers waive quarterback Joe Callahan

  • After spending two seasons with the Green Bay Packers the team decided to let go of Joe Callahan. Callahan, 24, like former Titans quarterback Alex Tanney, was buried under their then team’s depth chart after the draft. This offseason, the Packers acquired DeShone Kizer from the Browns and he is more of an improvement developmental piece behind Aaron Rodgers. Joe Callahan could be looked at on the waiver wire by a team looking to add a #3 quarterback.

 Houston Texans:

May 14th: Texans claim quarterback Stephen Morris off waivers from Seahawks

  • Stephen Morris, 25, will be joining his sixth NFL franchise since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2014. In his four-year NFL career, Morris has been most notably known for his time in Indianapolis. Morris will compete for a roster spot against Joe Webb in camp. (Source: Ian Rapoport – NFL Network)

 Indianapolis Colts:

May 14th: Colts meeting with Tre Boston and Kenny Vaccaro

  • The Colts could be looking to take a flier on a safety after the draft and with the safety market still strong veterans like Boston and Vaccaro both remain. The Colts have a solidified free safety in Malik Hooker who is coming off a very strong rookie season last year, the Colts could want to add a veteran at strong safety and either Boston and Vaccaro both fit the mold. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

 Jacksonville Jaguars:

April 30th: Jacksonville Jaguars released wide receiver Jaelen Strong

  • After just one appearance with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017, the team waived Jaelen Strong. Jaelen Strong played in the Jaguars week 16 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in which he tore his ACL. It is tough to say what his status will be once the season opens up as injury concerns now join his off the field issues and league violation issues.

 Kansas City Chiefs: 


 Los Angeles Chargers:

May 22nd: Hunter Henry tears ACL and will miss 2018 season. 

  • This is such a crushing blow for the Los Angeles Chargers as Henry was predicted and expected to have a huge season for the Chargers this coming year. With Hunter Henry done for the season, the Chargers are now tasked with replacing him. Earlier this offseason, the Chargers decided to move on from Antonio Gates as they had no plans to re-sign him this offseason. The Chargers are in a situation where they will look for a one-year flier on a free agent and Gates’s name is a possibility. The Chargers will go forward with Virgil Green at starter which will leave the possibility of the team adding another veteran behind him. Free agents Julius Thomas, Brent Celek, Coby Fleener are among available free agents should the Chargers add a veteran. (Source: Adam Schefter)

 Los Angeles Rams: 


 Miami Dolphins:

May 4th: Dolphins claim quarterback Bryce Petty off waivers from Jets

  • As predicted in our Jets write up regarding Petty, the Dolphins were a team of our interest to have potential interest in Petty and it turns out to be a perfect fit. This offseason, the Dolphins lost both Matt Moore and rocky 2017 starter Jay Cutler. The Dolphins entered the 2018 draft with rumors on drafting a quarterback but they decided against it. Bryce Petty joins the Dolphins where he will compete with Brock Osweiler and David Fales for the backup role behind Ryan Tannehill. Petty could the early favorite to win. (Source: Field Yates)

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 New York Giants:

May 10th: New York Giants waive running back Paul Perkins

  • Paul Perkins was waived after sustaining a torn pectoral during a private workout. Paul Perkins was the Giants 5th round selection in 2016 and was expected to have a reduced workload in 2018 with the addition of Barkley and Jonathan Stewart. Should the Giants retain Perkins he will be sent straight to injured-reserve.

 New York Jets:

May 14th: New York Jets claim Antonio Garcia off waivers from Patriots

  • Antonio Garcia was the New England Patriots third-round selection in 2017, but his time with the Patriots was short-lived. In September of 2017, Garcia developed blood clots in his lungs and was later placed on the NFI list ending his rookie season. The Patriots found him expendable after drafting Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn. Garcia will compete for a reserve role during camp. (Source: Rich Cimini)

 

May 3rd: New York Jets waive quarterback Bryce Petty

  • Carrying five quarterbacks after the 2018 NFL Draft, the New York Jets decided that Petty was not in the team’s long-term future and decided to waive him. Petty, 26, was the New York Jets 4th round selection in 2015 but never lived up to his draft status in New York. In his two seasons in New York, Petty started 7 games for the Jets compiling 1,353 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while completing 53.1% of his passes. Bryce Petty’s stay on waivers could be short as there are some team’s looking to add a backup quarterback like Cincinnati and Miami. (Source: Manish Mehta – New York Daily News)

 Oakland Raiders:

May 10th: Oakland Raiders released quarterback Josh Johnson

  • Signed just two months ago, Josh Johnson is now back on the free agent market and will continue to become a journeyman. Johnson will look to join his 12th team in his NFL career.

May 8th: Oakland Raiders release running back Elijah Hood

  • Elijah Hood was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the 2017 NFL Draft and had a hard time getting carries in his rookie season. This offseason it started to get much harder on Hood as the Raiders kept Marshawn Lynch and added Doug Martin to back him up leaving Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington following suit. Hood could resurface with a team looking to add an extra back during camp.

 Philadelphia Eagles:

May 22dd: Philadelphia Eagles release linebacker Mychal Kendricks

  • After six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Mychal Kendricks became a cap casualty this offseason. The releasing of Kendricks cleared $6 million dollars and over a million in dead money. In 2017, Kendricks had a bounce-back season (51 tackles, 2 sacks) after 2016 was a down year due to issues with then new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Now a free agent, Kendricks will explore the free agent market and could be heavily sought after. We would expect teams like Kansas City, Green Bay and Indianapolis to all have potential interest in the linebacker.

 Pittsburgh Steelers:

May 30th: Steelers TE Jake McGee tears Achilles in practice

  • The injury will cost him the 2018 season. The former Flordia Gator has been bouncing around the NFL since coming into the league in 2016. Jake signed with the Steelers this offseason of cracking a roster-spot in 2018 but he would have played behind Jesse James and Vance McDonald. Once healthy, McGee should get another shot next season. (Source: Mike Garafolo)

 San Francisco 49ers:

May 7th: San Francisco 49ers release offensive lineman Zane Beadles

  • Two years into his lucrative three-year contract, Zane Beadles has taken steps back in recent years and this offseason the 49ers found him expendable. The releasing of Beadles saves the 49ers $3.5 million dollars which is way to much for an offensive lineman on a decline. Zane Beadles has been flexible upon the offensive line which could interest teams but he will likely land a one-year try-out contract.

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 Tennessee Titans:

April 30th: Tennessee Titans release quarterback Alex Tanney

  • Alex Tanney announced the release via his personal Twitter account this afternoon. Alex Tanney was being buried on the team’s depth chart with the addition of Blaine Gabbert and his fate was sealed with the selection of Luke Falk. Since joining the NFL in 2012, Tanney has been with 7 different teams as quarterback depth. Alex Tanney should resurface on a team’s roster before training camp.

 Washington Redskins:

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