Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four NFC East teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and Redskins are noted below.
Additionally, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads today. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.
Here are Sunday’s NFC East transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day.
New York Giants
- Signed to practice squad:
- Signed to practice squad:
And here it is, the 32nd and final team’s roster cuts. Their most notable release was the previously announced cutting of former first-round pick Josh Doctson. Of the stuff that’s new, not much is shocking. A couple of years ago, 2017 fourth-round running back Samaje Perine was hyped up as a potential future starter. The Oklahoma product, who had 603 rushing yards as a rookie, was cut today.
Veteran receiver Brian Quick, who had 564 yards with the Rams in 2016, was let go as well. Washington also parted ways with cornerback Adonis Alexander, a Virginia Tech product who they drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 Supplemental Draft.
Here are the rest of the moves:
- LB Andrew Ankrah
- DL Ryan Bee
- LB B.J. Blunt
- DL Jonathan Bonner
- WR Jehu Chesson
- DL Khairi Clark
- LB Marquis Flowers
- G Jerald Foster
- T Blake Hance
- CB Deion Harris
- TE J.P. Holtz
- LB Gary Johnson
- G Zac Kerin
- WR Darvin Kidsy Jr.
- CB Ashton Lampkin
- DL Austin Maloata
- QB Jalan McClendon
- S JoJo McIntosh
- TE Donald Parham Jr.
- T Timon Parris
- S Jeremy Reaves
- RB Craig Reynolds
- T Corey Robinson
- WR Cam Sims
- LB Marcus Smith II
- G Hugh Thornton
- CB D.J. White
- DL JoJo Wicker
- LB Darrell Williams
Today’s minor moves:
- Waived: OL Kadeem Edwards
- Signed: S Shamarko Thomas
Green Bay Packers
- Signed: CB Shareece Wright
San Francisco 49ers
- Released from injured reserve: FB Malcolm Johnson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Signed: CB Marcus Williams
- Released: OL Adam Gettis
- Released from injured reserve: LB Devante Bond, LB Riley Bullough, CB De’Vante Harris
Twenty-eight NFL teams are now heading into Week 2. Dez Bryant remains unemployed. However, the wide receiver’s made sure to keep social media followers informed on his thoughts about potential fits this offseason and continued to do so Sunday.
One of the teams Bryant name-dropped, however, doesn’t appear to have him on its radar. The Redskins are not interested in bringing in Bryant, despite having multiple depth receivers suffer recent injuries, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington tweets.
This is not the first time Washington’s surfaced as a confirmed non-Bryant suitor, but that hasn’t changed since the offseason. Washington’s dealing with injuries to backups Trey Quinn, Cam Sims and Maurice Harris, per Finlay, who instead foresees a possible reunion with Brian Quick rather than anything transpiring on the Bryant front.
Quinn, a rookie seventh-rounder, and Sims each suffered high ankle sprains during the Redskins’ win over the Cardinals and are out for the foreseeable future. A concussion left Harris inactive Sunday. These three comprise the Redskins’ backup contingent behind Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson. So, Washington will certainly have to make a move at receiver this week.
Bryant expressed interest in joining an NFC East team in order to exact revenge on the Cowboys, whose post-Bryant receiving passing game did not debut well on Sunday, but he’s also turned down two contracts — from the Ravens and Browns. The 29-year-old pass-catcher continues to wait, while at the same time expressing interest in certain situations.
The Redskins are the latest team to ink a crop of undrafted free agents, as they’ve agreed to sign the following 14 players:
- Quin Blanding, S (Virginia)
- Martez Carter, RB (Grambling State)
- Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR (Indiana)
- Jerod Fernandez, LB (North Carolina State)
- Shay Fields, WR (Colorado)
- Matt Flanagan, TE (Pittsburgh)
- Mikah Holder, WR (San Diego State)
- Danny Johnson, CB (Southern)
- Timon Parris, T (Stony Brook)
- De’Mornay Pierson-El, WR (Nebraska)
- Cam Sims, WR (Alabama)
- Ranthony Texada, CB (TCU)
- Elijah Wellman, FB (West Virginia)
- Sean Welsh, C (Iowa)
Cobbs may be the most notable name on Washington’s list of undrafted free agents, as he was originally viewed as a possible Day 2 pick when he declared for the draft earlier this year. The 6’4″ Cobbs initially broke out for the Hoosiers during the 2015 campaign, when he posted 60 receptions and averaged 17.3 yards per catch. An ankle injury forced Cobb to take a medical redshirt in 2016, but he posted 841 yards and eight touchdowns during his most recent season while earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.
Blanding, meanwhile, led all draft-eligible safeties with 29 run stops, according to Austin Gayle of Pro Football Focus, who listed Blanding among the UDFAs with the best chance to make an impact during their rookie campaigns. The ex-Cavalier managed at least 60 tackles in each of his four collegiate seasons, and put up four interceptions during his senior year.