Pro Football News
In 2018, we decided to move all football news related content into one area of the site. Below you can follow football news by date and see all the latest news from all your favorite teams in multiple leagues including CFL starting this year.
Pro Football News: September 25th, 2018
Tennessee Titans (NFL): Titans sign quarterback Austin Davis – Ian Rapoport
The Tennessee Titans are being depleted at quarterback due to the injuries sustained to Marcus Mariota (elbow) and Blaine Gabbert (concussion). Last week vs. Jacksonville, Blaine Gabbert started for the Titans but was taken out of the game due to a concussion forcing Mariota to play below 100%. Mariota is set to start Sunday’s game vs. Philadelphia and Austin Davis is a healthy body behind the duo.
Green Bay Packers (NFL): Packers place DB Davon House (shoulder) on injured reserve
Davon House has been dealing with a shoulder injury for some time, even playing through it but now it was aggravated and requires surgery. The depth at cornerback took a hit but the Packers quickly answered and signed top targeted free agent corner in Bashaud Breeland. The Packers are already down two corners so the health in the secondary is key so we will wait to see if House’s stint will last only 8-weeks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL): Buccaneers place safety Chris Conte (knee) on injured reserve
Chris Conte has been dealing with a knee injury since week 2 and the injury caught up to him on Monday night. In Monday’s loss to the Steelers, Conte became an overnight sensation where he was stiffed arm’ed by Steelers tight end Vance McDonald. With the loss of Conte, the Buccaneers continue to be depleted in the secondary. The team will turn to rookie Jordan Whitehead.
Houston Texans (NFL): Texans place Bruce Ellington (hamstring) on I.R.
In the first half of Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, Bruce Ellington sustained a hamstring injury. Ellington is a snap eater for the Texans and has not had an impact through first 3 weeks of the season. With Ellington heading to I.R. the Texans are weak depth wise as rookie Keke Coutee is dealing with a hamstring issue as well. Sammie Coates should get an increase of snaps.
Pro Football News: September 22nd, 2018
Washington Redskins (NFL): Redskins release WR Breshad Perriman – Pro Football Talk
It has been confirmed that the Redskins have released wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Perriman had just signed with the Redskins just five days ago as insurance to Paul Richardson‘s injury. The Redskins possibly had high hopes on Perriman but he just did not match well with the organization. Perriman could get looks from organizations who need receiver depth but it might take some time.
Indianapolis Colts (NFL): Colts sign TE Erik Swoope from practice squad – Colts On Twitter
The Colts are entering Sunday’s game vs. Philadelphia with Eric Ebron the only tight end healthy on the Colts roster. Tight end Jack Doyle was ruled out due to a hip injury and Swoope was signed on as an extra body on Sunday.
Pro Football News: August 31st, 2018
New Orleans Saints: Saints release WR Michael Floyd and DE Hau’oli Kikaha (Source: Nick Underhill)
Michael Floyd was signed by the Saints at the end of July and was set to battle for a roster but his one reception for 15 yards during the preseason did not cut it. As for Kikaha, he had a solid rookie season in 2015 but has struggled to get back into his 2015 form. With three torn ACL’s and an ankle injury from last year, it’s understandable why the team moved on. Both players could have a hard time finding work in 2018.
Houston Texans: Texans release P Shane Lechler and WR Braxton Miller
The 18-year veteran is a cap casualty as he is coming off a strong preseason going into year 19 in the league. Shane Lechler‘s contract is currently worth $1.4 million against the cap which is fully guaranteed and won’t be now since the cut. It will not come to a shock if the Texans and Lechler come to a new agreement soon. As for Braxton Miller, he was battling for a receiver spot against Bruce Ellington who has had a strong preseason. Miller’s name has been mentioned before to become a possible roster cut and now it happened. The Texans also released S Treston DeCoud, OG Anthony Coyle, RB Terry Swanson, NT Kinglsey Opara, and CB Andre Chachere.
Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles waived quarterback Christian Hackenberg
Once again Hackenberg is back on the waiver wire. This preseason, Hackenberg arrived late and was playing behind Nate Sudfeld for the #3 role behind Wentz and Foles. Hackenberg missed the cut and will see waivers once again in which he will likely clear. He could very well be placed on a practice squad if he stays in the league and ventures out to the CFL.
Pro Football News: August 30th, 2018
Oakland Raiders: Raiders release WR/KR Griff Whalen with an injury settlement
All signs pointed to Griff Whalen becoming the Raiders week one kick returner after the Raiders traded away Ryan Switzer to the Steelers this past Monday. Whalen is out due to turf toe and will be hitting the open market. Once he gets healthy he should be looking at other landing spots or maybe the Raiders could be interested in re-signing him.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Buccaneers release RB Charles Sims with an injury settlement – (Source: Greg Auman – The Athletic)
The injuries continue to mount for the once promising running back and now he is out of the organization. In the four-years spent in the league, Sims has been played in 47 games with two full seasons under his belt and three (including this year) he has fallen to injury. This camp, Sims sustained a knee injury which was rumored to keep out of action for the year but this cut means he can return this year. Knowing his injury history teams could be very eery on signing him but he should resurface with another team or possibly a return to Tampa Bay.
Pro Football News: August 26th, 2018
New England Patriots: WR Eric Decker announces retirement after 8-seasons – (Source: Eric Decker on Instagram)
A pair of former Denver Broncos retired this week with tight end Julius Thomas calling it career and now Eric Decker.
Prior to announcing his retirement, Decker signed on with the Patriots but did not perform up to expectations and it seemed very likely he was not going to crack the Patriots week one roster. Eric Decker finishes his 8-year NFL career with 5,816 receiving yards and 53 career touchdown receptions.
Pro Football News: August 24th, 2018
New York Jets: Jets sign former Chiefs RB Charcandrick West – (Source: New York Jets)
It was a short stay on the free agent market for West who was recently cut by the Chiefs just two days ago. West is being signed for depth insurance as Jets running back Elijah McGuire is still recovering from his broken foot injury. West will play behind Crowell and Bilal Powell until McGuire returns from injury.
Buffalo Bills: Bills release DL Tenny Palepoi
The move was announced after it was reported that Palepoi has missed multiple team practices this week. Tenny Palepoi, 27, signed with the Bills twice this offseason with the first time coming before training camp but was re-signed recently to provide depth the defensive line. Palepoi now hits the free agent market once again.
Pro Football News: August 19th, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers DB Jaylen Watkins done for 2018 with torn ACL – (Source: Adam Caplan)
The injury woes to the Chargers continue as Jaylen Watkins is the latest Charger to go down for the 2018 season. Watkins sustained the injury during Saturday’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks but the team did not confirm the injury until earlier this morning. The Chargers placed Watkins on injured-reserve and signed undrafted free agent from BYU Micah Hannemann. Watkins will hit free agency in 2019.
San Francisco 49ers: Joe Williams out until week one with a fractured rib – (Source: Joe Fann)
Since breaking into the league in 2017, Joe Williams has been trying to find his footing on the 49ers but injuries continue to linger heading into this season. The former Utah Ute spent his entire rookie year on I.R. due to an ankle injury and now he could be back on I.R. according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. With Williams sidelined, Jeremy McNichols and Raheem Mostert will battle for the #3 job behind Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida.
Pro Football News: August 10th, 2018
Washington Redskins: Redskins RB Derrius Guice sustains ACL tear – (Source: Ian Rapoport)
This truly hurts, it was first reported that Guice was able to avoid an MCL sprain but it was later determined and confirmed that he sustained a torn ACL.
Guice was set to become the starting running back and was a key piece in a revamped offense which features Alex Smith. With Guice out for 2018, the Redskins will now have to look at a replacement back and some names that could be mentioned is former Redskin Alfred Morris, Orleans Darkwa and possibly Adrian Peterson. For now, the Redskins will continue to work with possible trade bait Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley, Byron Marshall and Kapri Bibbs.
Pro Football News: August 6th, 2018
Miami Dolphins: Dolphins sign former Bears RB Jeremy Langford – (Source: Miami Dolphins)
In 2016, Jeremy Langford was named starting running back for the Chicago Bears but due to injuries and the emergence of Jordan Howard it pushed Langford out of town.
Since departing Chicago, Langford had stints in Baltimore and with the New York Jets but was waived shortly thereafter with both teams. Jeremy Langford is just a camp body and is an outside shot at making the roster with Kenyan Drake, Frank Gore and Kallen Ballage ahead of him on the depth chart.
Pro Football News: August 5th, 2018
New Orleans Saints: Saints release receiver Brandon Coleman – (Source: Field Yates)
The initial report has the Saints releasing him under a failed physical but head coach Sean Payton said that Coleman could return when he is healthy.
Prior to camp, the Saints placed Coleman on the PUP list and with a most recent physical, the team decided to part ways with him. Should the Saints bring back Coleman he faces a battle as he will compete for a roster spot along with newly signed Michael Floyd, Brandon Tate among a couple others. Also, newly signed Cameron Meredith will be bumped up the depth chart with Coleman at this point no longer a Saint.
Buffalo Bills: Bills acquire receiver Corey Coleman from the Browns – (Source: Adam Schefter )
The continuous friendship between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns continue as the Bills acquired Corey Coleman from the Browns in exchange for undisclosed 2019 draft pick.
The Cleveland Browns were rumored to listening to offers on Corey Coleman earlier in the offseason but the Bills were able to meet the Browns asking price. The addition of Coleman to Buffalo does shake up the receiving core as second-year receiver Zay Jones will be demoted to the team’s #3 receiver as Kelvin Benjamin will be #1 followed by Coleman.
Headed to Cleveland in return is an undisclosed draft pick but the big concern at this point is the depth issue at receiver. Josh Gordon has not reported to camp which leaves only Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, and Rashard Higgins as the main three receivers at camp. And don’t forget the possible interest of Dez Bryant possibly landing in Cleveland as interest still remains.
Pro Football News: August 4th, 2018
Tennessee Titans: Titans sign safety Kenny Vaccaro – (Source: Ian Rapoport)
Late last week, Titans were hit with the news that Johnathan Cyprian tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2018 NFL Season. The addition of Vaccaro is a huge addition to fill the void at safety.
Kenny Vaccaro, 27, did not have a big free agent market this offseason but what safety did? Kenny Vaccaro is a solid addition to the Titans secondary but he does come with injury concerns. If Vaccaro can overcome his injury-woes he could be one of the best safeties in the league. The Titans are giving him a one-year tryout contract.
Pro Football News: August 3rd, 2018
Oakland Raiders: Raiders waived second-year kicker Giorgio Tavecchio
The Oakland Raiders have confirmed that they have waived Giorgio Tavecchio, making it a clean sweep for the Raiders special teams unit.
Earlier this offseason, the Raiders parted ways with punter Marquette King who later signed with division rival Denver Broncos. Giorgio Tavecchio, 28, filled in last season for Sebastian Janikowski who went down with a back injury. In his lone season with the Raiders, Tavecchio converted 16 of 22 field goals and 33 of 34 extra point attempts. He should get a look at from another team soon.
Pro Football News: August 2nd, 2018
Tennessee Titans: Safety Johnathan Cyprian tears ACL, done for 2018 season
Sources confirmed that Cyprian has indeed torn his ACL and will miss the entire 2018 season according to Terry McCormick of Titans Insider.
Johnathan Cyprian does have an injury history as last season he missed six games due to a hamstring injury and produced average numbers in his return. The Titans currently have Kendrick Lewis in position to possibly start but that could change since the Titans are looking at free agents Kenny Vaccaro and Eric Reid to possibly come in and replace Cyprian.
Pro Football News: July 31st, 2018
New Orleans Saints: Saints sign former Vikings WR Michael Floyd – (Source: Nick Underhill – NOA)
After having a limited market this offseason, the Saints and former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Michael Floyd will be joining a Saints receiving corp that is shaky outside of top receiver Michael Thomas. Michael Floyd has taken steps back in his career due to off the field issues and during his limited time in Minnesota did not solidify himself a solid market. Floyd could be on the outside looking in for a roster spot with New Orleans.
Pro Football News: July 28th, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers: Jason Verrett tears Achilles, done for 2018 season – (Source: Adam Schefter)
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Jason Verrett has indeed torn his Achillies and will be out for the entire 2018 NFL Season.
This is devastating news as it will be another lost season for Verrett who is already working his way back from knee injury last season. With Verrett out for 2018, the Chargers will now turn to Trevor Williams again this year to replace Jason Verrett. His future with the Chargers will remain a mystery until next offseason as Verrett’s 5th-year option was picked up by the Bolts during the offseason. He is set to become a free agent at seasons end.
Pro Football News: July 17th, 2018
New Orleans Saints: Saints sign RB Shane Vereen, waive Daniel Lasco – (Source: Mike Garafalo)
It was reported earlier last month that the New Orleans Saints were not interested in signing a veteran back in the wake of Mark Ingram’s suspension but things have changed.
Shane Vereen, 29, did not produce much with the New York Giants in the two-year tenure with the G-Men. Vereen will battle for a roster spot in which he will compete with Terrance West, Jonathan Williams, Boston Scott and Trey Edmunds for a spot behind Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.
Pro Football News: July 13th, 2018
DeMarco Murray: DeMarco Murray announces retirement from NFL
After 8 NFL seasons, DeMarco Murray announced that he has decided to call it a career. Murray, 30, spent 4-seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before making a stop with the Eagles in 2015 and the last two seasons with the Titans.
This offseason, Murray didn’t receive a big enough market besides low interest from the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and a tryout from the Saints in which he declined. DeMarco Murray ends his career as a 3x Pro Bowler, 2014 Offensive Player of the Year and NFL’s leading rusher also in 2014.
Pro Football News: July 11th, 2018
Supplemental Draft: Brandon Bryant among others hitting free agent market
The 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft has reached its conclusion and players like Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant and Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu. We will be providing updates once these players get signed by teams. Follow us on Twitter to get more information.
New York Giants: Giants select Western Michigan’s Sam Beal in 3rd round of Supplemental Draft
In the process, the New York Giants will lose their third-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Instead of being of playing out his final year of college eligibility, Beal decided against the 2019 NFL Draft and declare for the Supplemental Draft. Sam Beal, 21, posted solid numbers at his Pro Day posting 4.47 forty time and a 37 inch vertical. Sam Beal now joins the G-Men who now have a solid secondary featuring Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple. Beal will open up behind both Jenkins and Apple this coming season.
Washington Redskins: Redskins select Adonis Alexander in 6th round of Supplemental Draft
In the process, the Washington Redskins will lose their sixth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Like Sam Beal, Adonis Alexander was another heavily touted player that was expected to be a top player selected in next year’s draft but decided against playing college ball going forward. At his Pro Day, Alexander posted a 4.60 forty time and 35.5 vertical jump. Entering his rookie season with the Redskins, Alexander is bound to be buried on the depth chart as he will be playing behind veterans like Orlando Scandrick and Josh Norman as well as Quinton Dunbar.
Pro Football News: June 3rd, 2018
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL): Receiver Shamawd Chambers tears ACL out for 2018
Entering his second season with the Ti-Cats, Shamawd Chambers tore his ACL and will be out for the 2018 season. Chambers, 29, was traded from the Eskimos to Hamilton for two low-level draft picks back in September 2017. In 7-games for the Ti-Cats, Chambers caught 28 receptions for 279 yards. With Chambers done for the year, the TiCats will now turn to other options like Damarr Aultman and Felix Faubert-Lussier. (Source: Drew Edwards – 3rd Down Nation)
Cleveland Browns (NFL): Browns sign former Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks – (Source: Ian Rapoport)
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. (Update 2:27pm ET: Kendricks denies signing with the Browns, despite Rapoport tweet).
Pro Football News: May 30th, 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL): Steelers TE Jake McGee tears Achilles in practice – (Source: Mike Garafolo)
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)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL): Roughriders sign former NFL RB Tre Mason – (Source: CFL on Instagram)
Former St.Louis/Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason has resurfaced and has signed with the Roughriders of the CFL.
Tre Mason, 24, has been away from football the last two-years after dealing with his legal issues which held him out of football in 2016 and also in 2017. We last heard about Mason was when former Auburn teammate Ricardo Louis (Browns wide receiver) said that Mason was interested in playing in 2017 but nothing surfaced beyond that.
Tre Mason is a talented back who had a productive rookie season but it was his off the field issues that pulled him back from returning to the NFL. Mason will work his way back through the CFL and with the Roughriders. He will compete against Zac Stacy for reps behind starting running back Jerome Messam.
Pro Football News: May 24th, 2018
Green Bay Packers (NFL): Packers sign TE Marcedes Lewis – (Source: Mike Garafolo)
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.
Pro Football News: May 22nd, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers: Hunter Henry tears ACL, done for 2018 season – (Source: Adam Schefter)
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.
Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles release LB 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.
Pro Football News: May 19th, 2018
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL): Ti-Cats sign QB Johnny Manziel – (Source: Johnny Manziel)
CombackSZN is officially underway and it will start north of the border in the CFL with the Ti-Cats. There was a lot of news of Manziel heading to the CFL but it was a rollercoaster as he held out a bit (playing in the Spring League) for potential interest from an NFL team but nothing came of it. Now an official CFL player and of the Ti-Cats, the former Heisman Trophy winner will now enter the camp and compete for the starting job as he will battle 2017 breakout quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL): Eskimos release RB John White – (Source: Justin Dunk – 3rd Down Nation)
In a report by 3 Down Nation writer Justin Dunk, the Eskimos officially released John White. White, 27, was re-signed this offseason to return to the backup role to C.J. Gable who took over as the starter when White went down to ACL tear in week 2 last season. With John White released, the Eskimos will enter camp with C.J. Gable, LaDarius Perkins and rookies Shaquille Cooper, Tanner Green and Chris Amoah at running back.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Blue Bombers sign LB Adam Bighill – (Source: Blue Bombers via Twitter)
After five seasons with the BC Lions and one-year with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, Adam Bighill returns to the CFL and signed with the Blue Bombers. Adam Bighill, 29, spent 2017 out of the CFL as he signed with the New Orleans Saints where he played in three games before bouncing around from waivers and the practice squad. Now signed and sealed and returning to the CFL in 2018, Bighill will be the key piece in the middle of the defense for the Blue Bombers this season.
Pro Football News: May 14th, 2018
Houston Texans: Texans claim QB Stephen Morris off waivers from Seahawks – (Source: Ian Rapoport – NFL Network)
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.
Indianapolis Colts: Colts meeting with Tre Boston and Kenny Vaccaro – (Source: Ian Rapoport)
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.
New York Jets (NFL): Jets claim OL Antonio Garcia off waivers from Patriots – (Source: Rich Cimini)
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.
Pro Football News: May 10th, 2018
Carolina Panthers (NFL): Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker tears ACL, done for year
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.
Detroit Lions (NFL): Lions waive RB 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 possibility.
New York Giants (NFL): Giants waive RB 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.
Oakland Raiders (NFL): Raiders release QB 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.
Pro Football News: May 8th, 2018
Oakland Raiders (NFL): Raiders release RB 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.
Pro Football News: May 7th, 2018
San Francisco 49ers (NFL): 49ers release OL 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.
Carolina Panthers (NFL): Panthers sign RB C.J. Anderson – (Source: Ian Rapoport)
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.
Pro Football News: May 4th, 2018
Arizona Cardinals (NFL): Cardinals moving RB Elijhaa Penny to fullback? – (Source: Mike Jurecki)
A power running back his entire football career, the Arizona Cardinals are transitioning from 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.
Miami Dolphins (NFL): Dolphins claim QB Bryce Petty off waivers from Jets – (Source: Field Yates)
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.
Pro Football News: May 3rd, 2018
New York Jets (NFL): Jets waive QB Bryce Petty – (Source: Manish Mehta – New York Daily News)
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.
Pro Football News: April 30th, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL): Jaguars release WR 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.
Green Bay Packers: Packers waive QB Joe Callahan after 2-seasons
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.
Tennessee Titans (NFL): Titans waive QB 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.