Patriots waived QB Ryan Lindley.
Lindley is no longer needed with Tom Brady’s suspension lifted. The Patriots will carry only two quarterbacks.
Eagles declared QB Stephen Morris, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, CB Denzel Rice, OL Julian Vandervelde, OT Dennis Kelly, LB Marcus Smith and DE Brandon Bair inactive for Week 2 against the Cowboys.
It’s a quiet list for the Eagles, who enter Week 2 as one of the healthiest teams in the league.
Broncos waived QB Christian Ponder.
Perhaps Peyton Manning (foot, ribs) is getting closer to a return. Ponder never put any heat on Trevor Siemian behind Brock Osweiler. It’s probably time for Ponder to move on with his life.
Chargers waived QB Brad Sorensen.
Sorensen was promoted off San Diego’s practice squad when Phillip Rivers fell ill ahead of Sunday’s loss to Kansas City. Rivers should be feeling better, so Sorensen will likely revert back to the practice squad.
Eagles released QB Tim Tebow.
Tebow’s apostles took Friday’s trade of Matt Barkley as a sign that he’d be the Eagles’ No. 3 quarterback, but the team has instead made the increasingly-common decision to go with only two signal callers. Mark Sanchez is one of the league’s most experienced backups, making a third unnecessary for the time being. Tebow was impressive as a runner this summer while making some plays with his arm, but racked up stats against third- and fourth-string defenders, and hadn’t appeared to make any meaningful progress on his previous form. A surprisingly great television presence, Tebow should be headed back to ESPN’s SEC Network.
Ravens signed Prairie View A&M QB Jerry Lovelocke.
Lovelocke (6’5/248) was a four-year starter for the PVAMU Panthers, completing 57.6 percent of his senior-year passes with a 16:9 TD-to-INT ratio and ten additional rushing scores. A massive quarterback with 10 1/2-inch hands and 34 1/4-inch arms, Lovelocke has ideal tight end dimensions and could get a look there after running 4.81/4.84 at his Pro Day with a 31-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. Lovelocke isn’t going to make it as a quarterback.
Cardinals signed QB Chandler Harnish to a one-year contract.
A fourth-year journeyman, Harnish played for Bruce Arians in Indianapolis. He could fight for No. 3 duties in the desert, but is likely just a camp arm.
Dolphins released QB Josh Freeman.
Freeman was previously released in July before being re-signed four days later. The former first-rounder’s downward spiral continued unabated this summer, as he completed just 23-of-48 preseason passes (47.9 percent). It’s been a bizarre career for the now 27-year-old quarterback. Freeman might not get another chance.
Browns signed QB Pat Devlin.
With Johnny Manziel (elbow) shut down for the remainder of the preseason, Devlin will serve as a camp arm. Devlin will not make it through final cuts.
Ravens waived QB Bryn Renner.
Renner was no longer needed on the active roster with Ryan Mallett joining the team officially Tuesday. Renner is likely headed back to the practice squad. RB/KR Raheem Mostert was also waived. CB Jumal Rolle and RB Terrence Magee were promoted from the practice squad in corresponding moves.
Raiders signed Nevada QB Cody Fajardo.
Fajardo (6’1/223) succeeded Colin Kaepernick as a four-year starter for the Wolf Pack, completing 65.5 percent of his passes with a 57:29 TD-to-INT ratio in Nevada’s Pistol Spread. He averaged 5.5 yards per rushing attempt and tacked on 44 rushing scores. Fajardo is smart (31 Wonderlic) and a legitimate scrambling threat with 4.63 speed, but offers sub-par arm strength and accuracy, and doesn’t react well under duress. Fajardo would be a better Arena League prospect.
Bears signed ECU QB Shane Carden.
Carden (6’2/218) was named the American Conference’s Offensive POY by the league’s coaches as a senior after completing 66.6 percent of his collegiate passes with an 86:30 TD-to-INT ratio. A scrambling threat at ECU, Carden added 24 rushing TDs, but has 4.94 speed and isn’t a true dual threat. A weak-armed but tough prospect who will likely spend his NFL career holding a clipboard, Carden has been compared to Bruce Gradkowski by CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler.
Seahawks signed QB R.J. Archer, DL Will Pericak, WR Kevin Smith, C Jared Wheeler, LB Brendan Kelly, LS Luke Ingram, and OG C.J. Davis to reserve/future contracts.
These are roster-filler signings for the offseason. Archer will turn 28 before the 2015 season and isn’t much of a prospect. He played his college ball at William & Mary before going undrafted in 2010.
Seahawks signed QB Jake Waters.
The rookie from Kansas State signed on with Jaguars after going undrafted, but he was cut before training camp. With Tarvaris Jackson (ankle) sidelined, Waters will serve as a camp arm. Seattle cut LS Nate Boyer to make room on the roster.
Coach John Harbaugh said RB Raheem Mostert could see more reps on offense moving forward.
Mostert tore up the preseason with the Eagles, totaling 361 yards on 53 touches. He didn’t make the final roster and spent time with the Dolphins earlier this season before being claimed off waivers by Baltimore last month. Mostert (5’10/195) is small, but has off-the-chart measurables and athleticism.
Suspended free agent RB Joseph Randle was arrested at a Kansas casino Tuesday night.
He’s facing several charges, including felony criminal threats, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, battery, and disorderly conduct. Randle was reportedly told to leave the casino because he was too drunk. On the way out, he spit on the floor and “went berserk” on the cops. Randle has a history of legal troubles and is still in custody on $25,000 bail.
Seahawks waived RB DuJuan Harris.
It’s a surprise, as coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harris would compete with Bryce Brown to start in Thomas Rawls’ absence. Harris’ release paves the way for Brown to get a heavy workload against the Browns’ bottom-three run defense. Veteran Fred Jackson will serve in a change-of-pace role. Be sure to cancel your Harris waiver claims if you’re still alive in the fantasy playoffs.
Free agent RB Trent Richardson worked out for the Broncos on Tuesday.
However, NBC Denver reports the workout was for “future considerations only.” As in, a reserve/future contract after the season is over. It’s the first we’ve heard of T-Rich since he worked out for the Bills in early October. T-Rich’s NFL future is dismal after he failed to even make it to final cuts with the Raiders last summer.
Chiefs waived RB Cyrus Gray.
The Chiefs used a 2012 sixth-round pick on Gray. He appeared in 35 games the past three seasons, mainly on special teams. He’s rushed for 99 career yards and one touchdown on 24 carries as the No. 3 back. Gray suffered a torn ACL in November and is now healthy enough where the Chiefs could cut him.
Steelers waived RB Isaiah Pead.
He signed with Pittsburgh after Le’Veon Bell’s season-ending MCL tear but never saw the field. Fitzgerald Toussaint will replace him on the active roster. Pead’s NFL career is hanging on by a thread.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Packers won’t sign Alonzo Harris to the practice squad because of his influence on Eddie Lacy.
Both players missed curfew the night before Green Bay’s game against the Lions. Cleary the Packers have some concerns about Lacy’s off-field behavior. Harris is a big body and should be able to catch on elsewhere but the door to Green Bay is closed for him.
The Cowboys will work out free agent RB LaMichael James during the bye week.
The Dolphins waived him after he fumbled in the season opener. If James signs, he’ll mostly be used on special teams.
Steelers waived RB Josh Harris.
With Le’Veon Bell on suspension, the Steelers appear poised to enter the season with only DeAngelo Williams and Dri Archer on the roster at tailback. For now, they’re carrying two fullbacks in Will Johnson and Roosevelt Nix.
Patriots waived RB Trey Williams.
Williams was claimed off waivers from Dallas on December 1. He didn’t appear in any games. He’ll try to latch on elsewhere.
Jaguars waived RB Storm Johnson.
The No. 222 overall pick of last year’s draft, Johnson made one start and notched 29 carries as a rookie, but averaged just 3.0 yards per tote. He’s pretty much the definition of a replacement-level back. The Jaguars have also waived CB Jeremy Harris, TE Ben Koyack, WR Neal Sterling, DE Cap Capi, DT Richard Ash, DE Camaron Beard, WR Kasey Closs, OG Will Corbin, TE Connor Hamlett, DE Ike Igbinosun, WR Erik Lora, OG Chris Reed, CB Rashaad Reynolds, LB Todd Thomas, CB Peyton Thompson and WR Tony Washington.
Falcons waived RB Jerome Smith.
A plodder out of Syracuse, Smith was proven to be a sub-average fit for new OC Kyle Shanahan’s zone scheme. With Antone Smith also on the outs in Atlanta, the Falcons’ current tailback depth chart looks like Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, and Terron Ward, although that is subject to change before Monday.
Free agent RBs Daniel Thomas and Daryl Richardson worked out for the Colts on Tuesday.
Thomas, 28, spent the preseason with the Bears, rushing for nine yards on five carries. The former second-round pick of the Dolphins is probably done.
Raiders waived RB Michael Dyer.
The undrafted rookie out of Louisville care of Auburn appeared to have a roster spot locked up when Oakland cut Trent Richardson, but he now looks destined to spend his rookie year on the practice squad. Dyer gained 70 yards on 31 carries (2.3 YPC) this preseason.
Broncos signed RB Jeremy Stewart off their practice squad.
Rookie RB Kapri Bibbs was waived in a corresponding move. Stewart will slot in as the No. 3 back behind C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson. Bibbs will likely return to the Broncos practice squad if he clears waivers.
Cowboys waived RB Lache Seastrunk.
Seastrunk was a flashy college player for the Baylor Bears, but has never been able to figure out the NFL game. The fact that he couldn’t carve out a role in a backfield as bereft of talent as Dallas’ signals he’s just about at the end of the NFL line.
Free agent H-back James Casey worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
As did ex-Giants TE Adrien Robinson. Down to one healthy tight end behind a questionable Larry Donnell (neck), the G-Men need to add somebody for Week 9.
Saints signed FB Erik Lorig, formerly of the Bucs, to a four-year contract.
Lorig, 27, is replacing Jed Collins as the Saints lead blocker. Neither is particularly strong as an actual blocker, per PFF. Lorig has never carried the ball in four seasons but has 30 career catches for 193 yards and a score.
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos’ fullback depth chart “begins and ends” with Joe Don Duncan.
The Broncos abandoned the fullback position in recent years, but coach Gary Kubiak is hoping that will change this season. Duncan is a 6’3″, 268-pound behemoth who played tight end in college. Injuries sidelined him for his entire rookie campaign. Kubiak says the team will also look to add a fullback in the draft.
Giants released FB Henry Hynoski.
Hynoski was re-signed to a two-year deal in March, but he was beaten out by Nikita Whitlock, who offers more on special teams. Giants also waived K Chirs Boswell.
49ers signed No. 245 overall pick FB Trey Millard to a four-year contract.
Recovering from a torn ACL, Millard (6-foot-2, 247 pounds) was not a pure blocker for Oklahoma, turning 98 college carries into 538 yards (5.5 YPC). He also caught 70 passes and scored 13 all-purpose touchdowns. He’s a potential “redshirt” candidate for a 49ers team that likes to stockpile talent.
Texans waived FB Brad Smelley.
Smelley has just four NFL appearances to his name, but had been atop the Texans’ depth chart late last season. It’s possible he wasn’t 100 percent healthy after tearing his calf in Week 16. Sixth-round rookie Jay Prosch is now the Texans’ lead blocker.
Eagles signed FB/TE Emil Igwenagu off their practice squad.
Igwenagu is an H-back type that got a lot of reps during training camp when Brent Celek was sidelined by a sprained knee. Now he’ll back up starter Clay Harbor with Celek (concussion) ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Bengals.
Titans waived FB Zach Boren, CB Ri’Shard Anderson, DB Khalid Wooten, DB Jemea Thomas, DL Isaako Aaitui, WR Josh Stewart and LB Kaelin Burnett.
There’s nary a notable name on the list. The back end of the Titans’ roster boasts very little upside.
Browns waived FB Kiero Small.
Small started the last two games and will likely be added to practice squad if he clears waivers. The Browns re-signed FB Ray Agnew in a corresponding move.
Cowboys signed LSU FB J.C. Copeland.
Copeland (5-foot-11 1/8, 271) went to LSU as a four-star defensive tackle, but converted to fullback as a true freshman and became a 22-game starter. What Copeland lacks in versatility — he’s no more than a short-yardage runner and caught seven career passes at LSU — he makes up for with aggressive, relentless lead blocking. An extremely physical player, Copeland consistently removed linebackers from plays to clear alleys for Jeremy Hill. Dallas isn’t a great landing spot for Copeland, however, due to OC Scott Linehan’s pass-happy leanings.
Free agent FB Joey Iosefa is expected to work out with the Patriots again this week.
He tried out for the Pats last week and apparently did enough to earn a second audition. The seventh-round pick was let go by Tampa Bay last week after failing to beat out Jorvorskie Lane for the starting fullback job. The Patriots are looking to replace James Develin, who was placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured tibia in the third preseason game.
Bills waived FB John Conner.
Conner needed to show extremely well on special teams to make the Bills’ 53 behind Jerome Felton. Felton will serve as Shady McCoy’s 2015 lead blocker.
Free agent WR Preston Parker worked out for the Saints on Monday.
Parker was released by the Giants in September. His signing would quite possibly send Brandon Coleman packing.
Bengals declared WR Greg Little, WR Mario Alford, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, TE C.J. Uzomah, DT Marcus Hardison, DT Pat Sims and DE Margus Hunt inactive for Week 5 against the Seahawks.
S George Iloka (ankle), the only notable absence from last week’s game against Kansas City, is active. DT Brandon Thompson is also back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch in Week 4.
Raiders released/waived WR Kris Durham, RB George Atkinson III, OG Mitch Bell, LB Spencer Hadley, DE Shelby Harris, OT Dan Kistler, DE Max Valles, DT Leon Orr, DE C.J. Wilson, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Ricky Lumpkin, CB Tevin McDonald, LB Josh Shirley, K Giorgio Tavecchio, DE Gary Wilkins, and WR Devon Wylie.
Durham was buried on Oakland’s depth chart behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Andre Holmes, and Brice Butler. He’s running out of NFL chances. A sixth-round pick, Valles is a practice squad candidate.
Texans waived WR/KR Chandler Worthy.
Worthy was actually active for three of Houston’s first five games, catching three passes for 14 yards. An UDFA out of Troy, Worthy will be stashed back to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Titans released WR Jacoby Ford.
The 28-year-old return specialist is running out of NFL chances.
Saints released WR Josh Morgan,
Morgan showed well in pad-less practices, but faded once camp began. Now 30, his phone isn’t going to be ringing off the hook.
Eagles waived WR Miles Austin.
31-year-old Austin was wholly ineffective as a rotational receiver in Philadelphia, managing 224 yards and one touchdown on 31 targets. Long out of gas, Austin may struggle to find another team willing to sign him.
Falcons signed WR Carlton Mitchell.
It’s been over two years since we’d last heard from Mitchell. He hasn’t appeared in a game since catching three balls for 31 yards across 11 games for the Browns back in 2011. Now 27, the former sixth-round pick has good size (6’3/215) and speed (4.41 forty) but faces an uphill battle to make it to final cuts.
Dolphins claimed WR Cobi Hamilton off waivers from the Bengals.
Hamilton spent the last two seasons on Cincinnati’s practice squad. The 2013 sixth-round pick has never appeared in an NFL game. Hamilton will give Miami depth with DeVante Parker sidelined.
Bengals signed WR Tevin Reese to the practice squad.
Reese was the 240th pick in May’s draft by the Chargers. He drew the nickname “Sweet Feet” in the spring thanks to his 4.46 wheels. Unfortunately, Street is extremely undersized at 5’10/163. He’d have to make an impact as a returner.
Patriots waived WR Chris Harper.
Despite New England’s injury woes at wide receiver, Harper gets the axe one day after muffing a punt in the Patriots’ Sunday night loss to the Broncos. Danny Amendola (knee) is expected back this week versus the Eagles.
Updating a previous item, Ravens WR Aldrick Robinson suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Tuesday’s OTA practice.
He’ll be out until training camp. Signed to a reserve/future pact in January after spending the final couple weeks of the season on the Ravens’ practice squad, Robinson faces long odds of cracking the 53-man roster. It’s possible he’ll be let go with an injury settlement. The Ravens have plenty of No. 4/5 WR types.
Dolphins signed WR Ryan Spadola, RB Cameron Marshall, TE Kyle Miller, FB Emmanuel Ogbuehi, DT Isaako Aaitui, OL Michael Ola, and OT Jason Weaver.
Spadola appeared in three games with the Jets on special teams and ended the season on Miami’s practice squad. He’ll compete for a reserve role in 2014.
Dolphins waived WR Armon Binns.
Binns was beaten out by the likes of Rishard Matthews, Marcus Thigpen, and Damian Williams at the first round of cuts. He’s coming off a 2013 torn ACL.
Rams signed WR Damian Williams, FB/TE Brad Smelley, and P Michael Palardy to reserve/future contracts.
Williams lasted about four weeks on the Rams’ 53-man roster earlier in the season but was cut when St. Louis needed to promote TE Justice Cunningham. He was a third-round pick by coach Jeff Fisher with the Titans in 2010.
Free agent WR Jarrett Boykin worked out for the Jets on Tuesday.
As did Aldrick Robinson, Greg Salas and Damaris Johnson. The Jets are extremely thin at wideout behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, while Marshall is dealing with toe and ankle injuries.
Broncos claimed WR/KR Solomon Patton off waivers from the Bucs.
A 2014 undrafted free agent, Patton couldn’t lock down return duties in Tampa last season. He’s unlikely to crack the Broncos’ 53-man roster.
Cowboys signed Baylor WR Antwan Goodley.
Goodley (5’10/209) made 30 starts for the Bears, parlaying 150 catches into 2,366 yards (15.8 YPR) and 21 TDs. After a prolific junior season, Goodley’s numbers dipped as a senior due to a year-long quad injury. Goodley ran 4.44 in Indy before recording an explosive 10-foot-7 broad jump at Baylor’s Pro Day. Old for a rookie, Goodley turns 24 in September and is a straight-line athlete with inconsistent hands. His calling cards are vertical ability and physical tackle breaking after the catch. Not built like a perimeter receiver and a questionable fit for the slot, it’s fair to wonder how Goodley’s game will translate. He may max out as a sub-package wideout and kickoff returner.
Packers signed Texas A&M-Commerce WR Ricky Collins.
Collins (6’0/198) earned first-team D-2 All-American honors as a senior at TAMU-Commerce after catching 71 balls for 1,187 yards (16.7 YPR) and 14 touchdowns. He previously spent time at Midwestern State and Kilgore JUCO. Flying well under the radar, we could find no pre-draft measurables for Collins.
Raiders signed Fresno State WR Josh Harper.
Harper (6’1/191) was a two-year starter and four-year contributor in Fresno State’s pro-ish-style offense, piling up 228 career catches for 2,938 yards (12.9 YPR) and 29 TDs. Showing concerning athleticism at the Combine, Harper managed a 4.64 forty, 32-inch vertical, and 9-foot broad jump. Harper did flash playmaking ability after the catch in college, and displays an impressive enough combination of foot quicks and body control that NFL Films’ Greg Cosell has suggested Harper boasts similarities to Steelers star Antonio Brown. That is an extremely aggressive assessment, but makes Harper someone to monitor.
Chargers signed Central Michigan WR Titus Davis.
Davis (6’1/196) followed in the footsteps of Antonio Brown with the Chippewas, starting all four years and parlaying 204 career catches into 3,700 yards (18.1 YPR) with 37 TDs. First-team All MAC as both a junior and senior, Davis is the only wideout in FBS history to catch eight-plus TD passes in all four seasons. Despite his productive resume, Davis has abnormally short arms (29 5/8″) and small hands (8 1/4″), and is an ordinary athlete with 4.51 speed, a 32 1/2-inch vertical, and a 9-foot-11 broad jump. Not quite skilled enough to excel on the perimeter, and not quite sudden enough for the slot, Davis figures to max out as a No. 3/4 receiver in the pros.
Eagles cut WR G.J. Kinne.
Kinne transitioned from quarterback to wide receiver this offseason in an effort to make the final roster. Along with Kinne, Philadelphia cut CB Marc Anthony, S Brandan Bishop, C Mike Coccia, T Kevin Graf, DE Alfy Hill, WR Mike Johnson, OLB Dasman McCullum, WR Josh Reese, DE Jeremy Towns, TE Justin Tukes and OL Jared Wheeler. The Eagles have three more players to trim before Tuesday’s deadline.
49ers signed WR Lance Lewis.
A 2012 UDFA out of East Carolina, Lewis spent time with the Redskins and Cowboys last season. He has zero catches in three career games. The 49ers waive/injured WR Chuck Jacobs to make room for Lewis. Jacobs tore his ACL in the 49ers’ preseason opener.
Oklahoma State junior WR Josh Stewart will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
A wiry 5-foot-10, 180(ish) pounds, Stewart led the Cowboys with 60 catches this season, but managed just 703 yards. Rotoworld’s Josh Norris likes Stewart’s ability to find creases in the defense, but believes he’s a day-three prospect. Stewart is an excellent punt returner, however, which should help his stock. Stewart could do himself a world of good with a strong Combine.
Chiefs signed Harding WR Donatella Luckett.
Luckett (6’0/211) was a prolific wideout and return specialist in Division 2, scoring 22 all-purpose TDs in four years at Harding — 15 at receiver, 5 as a ball carrier, and 2 on kick returns. He was a first-team All-Great American Conference pick as both a junior and senior. Luckett was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, where he ran 4.65 with a 34-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. He did clock 4.40 at the Harding Pro Day. Already 24 years old, Luckett faces an uphill climb as an overaged prospect with pedestrian physical attributes.
Colts signed San Diego State WR Ezell Ruffin.
Ruffin (6’0/218) caught 111 career passes for 1,877 yards (16.9 YPR) and five TDs as an Aztec. A good college receiver who’s unlikely to translate to the pros, Ruffin has small hands (8 3/4″) and is painfully short on athleticism, running 4.68 at the Combine with a lineman-like 27 1/2-inch vertical. His upside is a low-end slot receiver.
Patriots waived WRs DaVaris Daniels and Zach D’Orazio, RB Tony Creecy, OG Ryan Groy, TE Jake Bequette, OL Caylin Hauptmann, OT Chris Martin, LB James Morris, and DLs Casey Walker and A.J. Pataiali’i.
Bequette was released with an injury settlement, making him a free agent. Daniels was recently claimed by the Patriots off waivers from the Vikings, but ostensibly only to serve as a short-term practice body at the end of camp.
Ravens waived or released WR DeAndre Carter, WR Aldrick Robinson, LS Patrick Scales, P Justin Manton, CB Tramain Jacobs, OG Leon Brown, OT Marcel Jones, and WR Trent Steelman.
Carter is the biggest name on the list. The UDFA out of Sacramento State was turning heads in the spring and caught five passes for 67 yards in the preseason. He’s small (5’9/185), but put up some explosive numbers at his Pro Day.
Titans signed Maryland WR Deon Long.
Long (6’0/192) spent two seasons as a Terp after transferring from JUCO, catching 83 passes for 1,064 yards (12.8 YPR) and three TDs. He ran 4.51 at the Combine with a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Neither physically dominant nor explosive enough to win as a perimeter wideout in the NFL, Long is likely headed for the slot and has special teams value.
Chiefs waived WR L’Damian Washington.
A undrafted free agent in 2014, Washington spent his rookie year on various practice squads. He will likely have a similar sophomore campaign. Chiefs also waived/released LS Andrew East, TE Adam Schiltz, G Marcus Reed, OT Anthony Dima, CB Kenneth Penny, CB Aaron Hester, OL Charles Tuaau, DE Vaughn Martin, WR Kenny Cook and WR Jeret Smith.
NFL suspended free agent WR Ace Sanders ten games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Small, slow, and suspended is no way to last in the NFL.
Free agent WR Denarius Moore worked out for the Packers on Tuesday.
Lesser-known free agent WRs Larry Pinkard and Ify Umodu also joined Moore. None of the three were immediately signed, but Moore would theoretically bring deep speed the Packers’ receiver group seems to be lacking, though Moore hasn’t been a productive player for a couple years and was cut by the Bills.
Seahawks signed WR B.J. Daniels from their practice squad.
The former college quarterback has been bouncing back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster all season. In four games, he’s logged one catch for 12 yards.
Cowboys waived/released WR A.J. Jenkins, FB Ray Agnew, LB Donnie Baggs, DE Ben Gardner, WR Clyde Gates, OT Laurence Gibson, WR Nick Harwell, WR A.J. Jenkins, LB Dakorey Johnson, C Shane McDermott, DE Efe Obada, C Ronald Patrick, CB Joel Ross, S Tim Scott and OT John Wetzel.
Jenkins made a roster push late in training camp, but it is not a great sign he could crack the Cowboys’ shallow receiver corps. He may be out of chances. Dallas also waived/injured LB Ka’Lial Glaud and CB Rod Sweeting.
Ravens signed WR Joe Morgan, formerly of the Saints.
Baltimore picked Morgan over washed-up Hakeem Nicks. Morgan had been doing the roster dance in New Orleans all season, getting signed and cut three times each. He gives the Ravens another deep threat behind Chris Givens.
Lions cut WR Ryan Broyles.
Broyles reportedly asked for his release after not getting many looks this preseason. A 2012 second-round pick out of Oklahoma, Broyles has had his career derailed by two ACL surgeries and a torn Achilles. Those injuries have taken their toll on Broyles, who reportedly lacked explosiveness this offseason. He may get a look from someone, but it appears his career is nearing the end.
Panthers signed WR Mike Brown to a futures contract.
Brown spent three years with the Jags from 2012-14, making 39 catches in 18 games and bouncing around the practice squad. At age 26 (in February) and a bit undersized with a limited skill set, he’s not an exciting prospect.
Jaguars placed WR Tandon Doss on injured reserve, ending his season.
Frequently injured, Doss was tentatively expected to open the year as the Jags’ punt returner. They’ll have to mix and match until Ace Sanders gets back.
Free agent WR Austin Pettis will work out for the Chargers Tuesday.
As will Vincent Brown. With San Diego suffering another round of receiver injuries Sunday, they need the depth. Pettis spent part of last season and the offseason with the Chargers. Dontrelle Inman’s (neck) and Stevie Johnson’s (groin) availabilities for Week 14 are still up in the air.
Titans waived WR Rico Richardson.
With Kendall Wright (knee, probable) back, Richardson was no longer needed. He was not targeted in his roughly one-month stay on the active roster. Richardson will likely find himself back to the practice squad. LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Raiders signed WR Walter Powell.
Powell had been on the Bills’ practice squad. The return specialist has played six career snaps on offense.
The Bengals have moved Onterio McCalebb from cornerback to wide receiver.
An all-purpose running back at Auburn, McCalebb has spent the last two seasons struggling on the Bengals’ practice squad as a corner. Now he’s shifting back to the offensive side in an effort to find a role. At 5’10/175, McCalebb’s ceiling is a seldom-used gadget guy and return man despite 4.34 speed.
Cowboys waived WR Vince Mayle.
Mayle got swallowed up on a Brandon Weeden interception Sunday. Although he’s a rookie fourth-rounder, Mayle has resoundingly proven not to be an NFL talent.
Falcons signed Toledo WR Bernard Reedy.
Reedy (5-foot-7 5/8, 174) was a second-team All-MAC pick as a senior, finishing his career with 196 catches for 2,735 yards (14.0 YPR) and 23 touchdowns. He scored three more TDs on kick returns as a junior, and one more on a punt. Reedy ran 4.52 at the Rockets’ Pro Day, adding a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. A diminutive slot receiver/returner, Reedy was an impact lower-level college contributor but is short on NFL talent.
Dolphins signed Maine WR Damarr Aultman.
Aultman (5’11/202) finished his college career fifth in Maine football history in receptions (162) and seventh in receiving yards (2,061), scoring 18 touchdowns. He added two kickoff return TDs. A SPARQ freak, Aultman opened eyes with a 4.48 forty, 40 1/2-inch vertical, and 10-foot-8 broad jump at his Pro Day. Aultman is a deep sleeper to track as a candidate to become this year’s Albert Wilson.
Eagles waived WR Rasheed Bailey.
Signed as a priority UDFA out of small-school Delaware Valley, Bailey (6’1/205) is likely ticketed for the practice squad. He posted a 10-100-1 line this preseason.
Jets released WR DeVier Posey.
Posey was acquired from Houston in a draft night trade back in May. He had a quiet preseason, logging just three receptions for 21 yards.
Dolphins waived WR Michael Preston.
The 26-year-old shined in early training camp practices, but didn’t carry over his momentum into preseason games. Preston stands 6-foot-5, 220.
Eagles waived WR Devante Davis.
Davis was a “name” undrafted free agent out of UNLV, but couldn’t make it one week in Chip Kelly’s camp. An imposing 6-foot-3, 220 pounds with 4.57 speed and mouthwatering athleticism, Davis should get a second chance, but his NFL career is not off to a good start.
Cowboys waived WR Phil Bates, CB Robert Steeples, DT Carlif Taylor, P Tom Hornsey and LS Casey Kreiter.
Bates made one appearance for the Seahawks last season. Going on 26, the former undrafted free agent is running out of NFL chances.
Vikings signed WR Ryan Whalen.
Whalen has ties to coach Mike Zimmer from their time with the Bengals. He’ll compete for a role on special teams. 26-year-old Whalen is a roster longshot.
Browns waived WR Josh Lenz.
Lenz hauled in 7 passes for 108 yards this preseason. The speedster could be headed to the practice squad. This move could be good news for Terrelle Pryor’s roster chances.
Jets waived/released WR Clyde Gates, OG William Campbell, LB Troy Davis, CB Brandon Dixon, LB A.J. Edds, DT Tevita Finau, DL Kerry Hyder, LB Garrett McIntyre, S Rontez Miles, TE Chris Pantale, OT Brent Qvale, CB Jeremy Reeves, OG Caleb Schlauderaff and DE Zach Thompson.
A former Dolphins fourth-rounder, Gates, 28, appeared in six games for the Jets last season, catching 12 passes. Gates annually shines in pad-less practices, but is just about out of regular-season chances.
Panthers waived or released TE Marcus Lucas, TE Scott Simonson, DT Terry Redden, LB Adarius Glanton, T David Foucault, LB Brian Blechen and S Marcus Ball.
A converted wide receiver, Lucas could use a year on the practice squad to develop. He, Simonson, Blechen and Glanton should end up there if they pass through waivers. These moves are a good sign for TE Brandon Williams.
Rams signed WR Devon Wylie, OT Steven Baker, WR Emory Blake, G/T Travis Bond, S Christian Bryant, LB Marshall McFadden and DT Doug Worthington to reserve/future contracts.
Wylie has made eight career appearances, six of which came with the Chiefs in 2012. All seven players will be long-shots to crack next season’s 53-man roster.
Ravens released WR Tom Nelson and waived WR Daniel Brown, OT Blaine Clausell, CB Quinton Pointer, and ILB Andrew Bose.
Nelson was trying to make the switch to receiver from safety after being out of the league for four years. He caught five passes for 57 yards this preseason.
Giants waived WR Juron Criner, OL Michael Bamiro, DB Justin Halley, OL Eric Herman, OL Derrick Johnson, P Robert Malone, DE Jordan Stanton, DT Jimmy Staten, TE Will Tye, OL Brandon Mosley and RB Akeem Hunt.
Mosley and Hunt were waived/injured. A 2012 fifth-rounder, Criner hasn’t caught a regular season pass since 2013.
Raiders released/waived KR Trindon Holliday, CB Ras-I Dowling, CB James Dockery, OG Lamar Mady, P Steven Clark, WR Josh Harper, CB Rob Daniel, QB Cody Fajardo, WR Josh Jarper and S Jimmy Hall.
Hall was waived/injured. Holliday is one of the better return men in the NFL, but undersized and mistake prone. Now 29, he’s running out of chances to stick in the league.
Dolphins waived WR LaRon Byrd, DT Calvin Barnett, G Bryant Browning, WR Kevin Cone, DE Ray Drew, WR Tyler McDonald, DE Kendall Montgomery, TE Gerell Robinson, CB Sammy Seamster, and S Phillip Thomas.
In addition to C J.D. Walton, these are the Dolphins’ first cuts.
Bears released TE Dante Rosario.
The nine-year veteran spent the past two years in the Windy City, catching 16 passes last season. He’ll get calls whenever someone needs a blocker.
Bills waived TE Matthew Mulligan.
TE Nick O’Leary has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Mulligan’s release caught the Bills’ press corps off guard. He’s been active for all 12 games, and started five as a blocker. The Bills were reportedly afraid of losing O’Leary, a sixth-round rookie, to another team.
Falcons released TE Mickey Shuler.
With Jacob Tamme (concussion) sidelined, Shuler saw 21 snaps against the Texans in Week 4. Tony Moeaki will take Shuler’s spot on the active roster.
Rams signed TE Justice Cunningham, WR Emory Blake, DE Mason Brodine, OT Sean Hooey and CB Darren Woodard to reserve/future contracts.
Cunningham was “Mr. Irrelevant” in this year’s draft, going with the No. 254 overall — and final — pick to the Colts. He’s yet to appear in an NFL game. Brodine appeared in two games for the 2011 Raiders. All five players will spend the offseason on the Rams’ roster before likely getting cut in camp.
Saints released TE Orson Charles.
The move leaves the Saints with just two active tight ends. Suspended for Week 1, Charles will struggle to find free-agent interest.
Jets signed TE Steve Maneri.
Maneri (6-foot-7, 280) is purely a blocker. He played 22 snaps for the Patriots last season and takes the roster spot of Zach Sudfeld, who tore his ACL last week.
Chargers waived TE David Paulson, QB Chase Rettig, LB Brock Hekking, TE Logan Stokes, OT Forrestal Hickman, CB Manny Asprilla, DL Cam Botticelli, WR Titus Davis, RB Jahwan Edwards, LB Curtis Grant, and DL Luther Robinson.
This is the Chargers’ first round of cuts.
Redskins signed TE D.J. Williams, formerly of the Buccaneers.
Williams was billed as an athletic, catch-first tight end coming out of Arkansas in 2011, but he isn’t particularly athletic and really struggles to block. In Washington, Williams will have a realistic chance at making the 53-man roster after Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen were placed on I.R. The Redskins should be continuing to look at tight ends at final NFL cuts.
Free agent TE Adrien Robinson worked out for the Dolphins on Tuesday.
It could be an indication the Dolphins are concerned about Jordan Cameron’s (groin) status. Robinson is an athletic freak, but never translated it to game days in three years on the Giants’ roster.
Chargers waived TE Sean McGrath.
McGrath’s release could be a sign Ladarius Green (questionable, ankle) will return this week. San Diego officially promoted Tyrell Williams in a corresponding move.
Chiefs signed TE Ryan Taylor to a one-year contract.
A special teams standout, Taylor will compete for a roster spot behind Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, and fifth-rounder James O’Shaughnessy.
Titans waived/injured TE Brett Brackett.
Buried on the depth chart in Tennessee, Brackett apparently isn’t fully recovered from a knee ailment that sent him to injured reserve last December.
Saints signed TE Michael Egnew, LB Justin Anderson, LB Chris Young, and DT Austin Brown.
All four will be camp bodies for the Saints over the next couple weeks.
Cowboys waived TE Brandon Barden, WR David Porter, WR Antwan Goodley, LB Jonathan Brown, DE Kenneth Boatright, OT R.J Dill and RB Michael Hill.
Boatright, Dill and Hill were waived/injured, and will revert to injured reserve once they clear waivers. Barden’s lone three regular season appearances came in 2012.
Browns signed TE Gerell Robinson.
Robinson was plucked off the Broncos’ practice squad. His addition is a sign the Browns are worried about Jordan Cameron’s (shoulder) Week 2 status. A third-year undrafted free agent, Robinson has never appeared in a regular-season game.
Bears waived C Taylor Boggs and DB Marcus Trice.
The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs says Boggs is a “strong possibility” for the practice squad. An undrafted rookie out of North Texas, Trice had five tackles this preseason.
Seahawks waived C Drew Nowak.
Nowak started seven of the Seahawks’ first eight games at the pivot, but was benched after the Week 9 bye. He obviously struggled mightily before heading to the pine. Patrick Lewis has taken over, but hasn’t been much of an upgrade.
Dolphins waived C Jacques McClendon.
They needed to clear a move for DE Damontre Moore. McClendon has yo-yoed off and on the roster this season, making only one appearance.
Eagles re-signed G/C Julian Vandervelde.
G/T Wade Smith was released in a corresponding roster move. Vandervelde was among the Eagles’ final cuts, but it was partly because he was dealing with a back injury. Vandervelde appeared in 14 games last season, and will provide some much needed depth along the Eagles’ battered interior line.
Shelley Smith is penciled in as the Broncos’ starting left guard.
Smith couldn’t start in Miami last season, before signing a two-year, $5.65 million deal in Denver. From left to right, the Broncos’ offensive line currently reads LT Ryan Clady, LG Smith, C Gino Gradkowski/Max Garcia, RG Louis Vasquez, RT Ty Sambrailo. It’s the most suspect line Peyton Manning has had in Denver.
Jets signed fifth-round OG Jarvis Harrison to a four-year contract.
Harrison has all the ability in the world, but needs to get his conditioning in order. If he does, he could become a plus starter at either guard spot.
Lions waived OT LaAdrian Waddle.
C Gabe Ikard was claimed off waivers in a corresponding roster move. Coming back from a torn ACL, Waddle started six games this season, but was extremely ineffective. He was benched for Michael Ola in Week 11, and had played only 24 snaps since. Cornelius Lucas will back up Ola for Weeks 15-17.
Bucs waived K Kyle Brindza.
Brindza missed six field goals and two extra points over the last three games including a 29-yard field goal, a 43-yard field goal and an extra point Week 4 against the Panthers. The Bucs will hold workouts to find a replacement on Tuesday.
Steelers released K Josh Scobee.
Scobee gets cut after missing two fourth-quarter field goals in Thursday night’s loss to the Ravens. Scobee has struggled all season, converting only 60 percent of his attempts. Pittsburgh has one of the worst kicker situations in the league. Chris Boswell was signed as Scobee’s replacement.
Bucs signed K Brandon Bogotay and waived C Ben Gottschalk.
Bogotay, who played behind Blair Walsh at Georgia, will try to push incumbent Patrick Murray.
Rams signed K Zach Hocker.
Hocker will serve as insurance for Greg Zuerlein, who suffered a groin injury in Friday’s practice. Hocker converted just 9-of-13 kicks and missed an extra point in six games with the Saints earlier this season.
Bills released K Billy Cundiff.
They needed to make room on the roster for backup quarterback Josh Johnson. The Bills used Cundiff on kickoffs in Sunday’s win against Tennessee. Now that role will be absorbed by placekicker Dan Carpenter.
Ravens signed Louisiana-Monroe K Justin Manton.
Manton served as ULM’s punter, kickoff specialist, and placekicker during his four-year career. He connected on 20-of-24 field goals (83.3 percent) as a senior. Manton earned first-team All-Sun Belt as a junior punter and second-team honors as a kicker in 2014. Manton’s ability to perform a variety of tasks gives him an outside chance at an NFL career. Unfortunately, that won’t happen in Baltimore behind stud PK Justin Tucker.
Patrick Murray will be the Bucs’ kicker again this season.
Murray went 20-of-24 on field goals as a rookie, a mark that included an impressive 5-of-6 from 50+ and 6-of-7 from 40+. He’ll be on the streamer radar this year with Jameis Winston likely to end up in a lot of shootouts.
Raiders signed K Giorgio Tavecchio.
Despite bouncing around training camps the last few seasons, Tavecchio has yet to appear in an NFL game. With Sebastian Janikowski under contract until 2018, Tavecchio is unlikely to see the field in Oakland, either.