Today’s minor moves:
- The Patriots cut running back Tyler Gaffney, as Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald tweets. Gaffney was injured throughout his two seasons with New England, though he was not waived with an injury designation today.
- Buccaneers ERFA defensive end Jacquies Smith and restricted free agent wide receiver Russell Shepard signed their tenders, as Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com writes. Shepard came to Tampa Bay as a waiver claim from Philadelphia just before the start of the 2013 regular season. Smith, meanwhile, came to the Bucs off waivers from Buffalo in September 2014. Smith, 26, cracked the starting lineup in 2014 and ultimately amassed 6.5 sacks that season. In 2015, Smith missed four games, but he still finished the season with 7.0 sacks.
- The Giants have signed tackle Byron Stingily, as Michael Eisen of Giants.com writes. Stingily played in 20 games with nine starts for Tennessee from 2012-14 but was waived at the end of training camp in 2015. He landed with Pittsburgh in October, but he did not appear in a game for them.
- Dolphins‘ exclusive-rights free agents Matt Hazel and Tyler Patmon signed their tenders today, as Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle tweets.