Pro Football RumorsTransactions – Pro Football Rumors https://www.profootballrumors.com NFL Rumors: Trades, Free Agency, Draft Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:58:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.7 NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/17/19 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11719 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11719#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:13:28 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130197 Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2019 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Los Angeles Chargers

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • DB Marcelis Branch
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Seahawks Sign QB Paxton Lynch https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/seahawks-sign-qb-paxton-lynch https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/seahawks-sign-qb-paxton-lynch#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:44:20 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130185 The Seahawks have signed quarterback Paxton Lynch, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. The deal was first reported by Ian Furness of KJR Radio (on Twitter). 

Lynch may be a backup option for the Seahawks in 2019 behind starter Russell Wilson. Before this pact, Wilson was the only QB under contract for next season. Brett Hundley, who finished out the year as Wilson’s backup, is set for unrestricted free agency.

Wilson, 31 in November, has had a perfect attendance record since entering the league in 2012. Still, you can’t bank on perfect health in football. For all his warts, Lynch may prove to be a quality QB2 for Seattle.

Lynch tried out for roughly 25% of the league’s teams since being cut by the Broncos in 2018, but was unable to land a contract. The former 26th overall selection in the 2016 draft was beaten out twice for the Broncos’ starting quarterback job by former seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian. In two years with Denver, Lynch managed to start only four games, completing 61.7% of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions. Among the 52 quarterbacks who attempted at least 125 passes during those two seasons, Lynch ranked 41st in passer rating and 46h in adjusted net yards per attempt.

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Bills Sign Lorenzo Alexander To Extension https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/bills-sign-lorenzo-alexander-to-extension https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/bills-sign-lorenzo-alexander-to-extension#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:38:46 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130071 Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander signed a one-year contract extension with the Bills, according to a team announcement. The new deal will keep Alexander in Buffalo through 2019, his age-36 season. 

Alexander’s one-year extension has a max value of $4.55MM, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The base value of the pact is $3MM, including a $550K signing bonus.

Alexander first joined the Bills in 2016 as a well-traveled veteran who could provide depth and special teams help. As it turns out, he brought much more to the table.

Since signing with Buffalo three years ago, Alexander has started in 35 games, recorded 22 sacks, and made three interceptions. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 and, last season, he was elected to be a team captain.

His 12.5 sacks in 2016 were especially impressive, but he quietly had another strong year in 2018. His 6.5 sacks were second only to Jerry Hughes (7) and his 73 tackles put him in Buffalo’s top five.

In 2018, Pro Football Focus ranked Alexander as the fourth-best linebacker in the entire NFL. He placed behind only Bobby Wagner, Luke Kuechly, and Zach Brown.

Alexander would have had plenty of suitors in March, but he made it clear that he wanted to stay in Buffalo.

Obviously, I’m invested,” Alexander said earlier this month when asked about re-signing with the Bills. “I’ve been here three years, I’m invested in the community. I’m invested in this team and this organization. I would like to be able to continue to play here and be able to retire here.”

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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 1/16/18 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-practice-squad-updates-11618-2 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-practice-squad-updates-11618-2#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:33:55 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130129 Today’s practice squad moves:

New Orleans Saints

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/16/19 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11619 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11619#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:58:16 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130126 Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2019 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Chicago Bears

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

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Bills Sign Jeremiah Sirles To Extension https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/bills-sign-jeremiah-sirles-extension https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/bills-sign-jeremiah-sirles-extension#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:35:51 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130096 The Bills signed offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year extension, the team announced on Wednesday. Given Sirles’ lack of playing time in 2018, the news comes as something of a surprise.

Sirles suited up in 12 games for the Bills and took most of his snaps at right guard. His 140 snaps were not enough to qualify for Pro Football Focus’ rankings, but if they were, Sirles’ score would have placed him in the bottom 25% of guards.

Before joining the Bills in September, Sirles spent the previous two years with the Vikings. Due to injuries, Sirles started ten games in 2016 and made four starts in 2017. The 6’6″ lineman also has experience at right tackle, though he has been playing primarily on the inside over the last two seasons.

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/15/19 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11519 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11519#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:50:25 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130059 Here are Tuesday’s reserve/futures contract decisions:

Philadelphia Eagles

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Saints To Sign DT Tyrunn Walker https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/saints-to-sign-dt-tyrunn-walker https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/saints-to-sign-dt-tyrunn-walker#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:22:00 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=130002 The Saints have agreed to sign defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Walker will provide support in the wake of Sheldon Rankins’ season-ending torn Achilles. Rankins has been formally placed on IR.

Walker first broke into the league with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He made the roster in his first year, but was a healthy scratch throughout his first pro season. He finally saw the field in 2013 and managed 2.5 sacks in ’14 as a nose tackle for New Orleans. Since then, he’s had stints with the Lions and Rams, but did not see live action in the 2018 season.

Walker, in all likelihood, will not see time in the NFC Championship Game unless he is absolutely needed. Instead, the Saints figure to use interior defenders such as Tyeler Davison, David Onyemata, and Taylor Stallworth to make up for Rankins’ absence.

Rankins, 24, played the most snaps of any Saints defensive tackle in 2018, managing 40 tackles (12 for loss), eight sacks, and 15 quarterback hits in the process. Pro Football Focus, meanwhile, graded Rankins as the No. 23 interior defender among 119 qualifiers.

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Chiefs Activate LDT, Cut Parker https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/chiefs-laurent-duvernay-tardif-ron-parker https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/chiefs-laurent-duvernay-tardif-ron-parker#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:01:13 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129973 The Chiefs activated guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in advance of Sunday’s AFC Championship tilt against the Patriots (Twitter link via Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star). To make room for him on the roster, the Chiefs cut safety Ron Parker

Duvernay-Tardif was forced to go on injured reserve in early October with a fractured fibula. In late December, however, he was designated for return.

Andrew Wylie has been Kansas City’s primary starter in Duvernay-Tardif’s absence. Things have gone well enough with Wylie in the front five, but the Chiefs’ best offensive line configuration has LDT, a recent medical school graduate, in the mix.

Parker, 31, has been with the Chiefs since 2013, although his KC run was briefly interruped in the offseason when he was released from a five-year, $30MM deal and later brought back at a lesser rate.

In the 2018 regular season, Parker wound up starting 14 of his 15 games and amassed 77 tackles, two interceptions, and a sack.

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/14/19 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11419 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11419#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:52:42 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129955 Here are Monday’s reserve/futures contract decisions:

Dallas Cowboys

Los Angeles Chargers

  • K/P Ty Long

New England Patriots

  • OL Ryker Mathews

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

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Colts Sign Nine To Reserve/Futures Contracts, Including CB Jalen Collins https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/colts-sign-nine-to-reservefutures-contracts-including-cb-jalen-collins https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/colts-sign-nine-to-reservefutures-contracts-including-cb-jalen-collins#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 02:31:02 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129822 After being eliminated from the playoffs, the Colts have made a handful of moves with an eye toward 2019. They signed nine players to reserve/futures contracts today, the team announced on Twitter. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2019 league year, with players joining the team’s offseason 90-man roster:

The most notable name of the bunch is cornerback Jalen Collins. Collins was a highly regarded 2015 second round pick of the Falcons, but his career flamed out due to a series of off-field issues that led to four suspensions. He was released by the Falcons in late 2017, and signed to the Colts’ practice squad this past November. If he can get everything sorted out, it could prove to be a great pickup for Indianapolis. Walker is the former Temple quarterback who has been on Indy’s practice squad the past couple of seasons.

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Saints Make Three Roster Moves https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/saints-make-three-roster-moves https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/saints-make-three-roster-moves#comments Sat, 12 Jan 2019 23:49:47 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129711 Ahead of their divisional round playoff game, the Saints made several roster moves today. The team promoted tight end Garrett Griffin from the practice squad to the active roster, and placed receiver Simmie Cobbs on injured reserve to make room for him, according to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate (Twitter link). Quarterback J.T. Barrett was re-signed to the practice squad to take Griffin’s place.

The moves aren’t likely to make any major impact on the Saints’ season moving forward, but are still notable. Cobbs, a rookie from Indiana, had been on the Redskins’ practice squad after going undrafted. The Redskins were reportedly high on him, but the Saints signed him away last month. The return of Ted Ginn Jr. from injured reserve made Cobbs no longer necessary as a depth piece.

Griffin signed with the Saints as an UDFA back in 2016, and has bounced between the practice squad and active roster ever since. He’s caught just one pass in his NFL career. Barrett the rookie who set records at Ohio State, has been signed and released from the team’s practice squad on a seemingly weekly basis.

 

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Dolphins Sign QB Jake Rudock To Futures Deal https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/dolphins-sign-qb-jake-rudock-to-futures-deal https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/dolphins-sign-qb-jake-rudock-to-futures-deal#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:03:19 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129682 Jake Rudock has found a new gig. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the Dolphins have signed the quarterback to a reserve/futures contract.

Rudock split his collegiate career between Iowa and Michigan, winning the 2016 Citrus Bowl MVP after the Wolverines topped Florida. Following a 2015 campaign that saw him complete 64-percent of his passes and throw 20 touchdowns, Rudock ended up being selected by the Lions in the sixth round of the 2016 draft.

Playing behind Matthew Stafford, the 25-year-old predictably hasn’t seen the field a whole lot during his brief career. Rudock made three appearances in 2017, completing three of his five passes for 24 yards and one interception. The Lions waived the signal-caller at the end of the 2018 preseason, as the team decided to roll with only Stafford and veteran Matt Cassel. Rudock ended up spending the entire season on Detroit’s practice squad.

Now, he’ll have a chance to compete for a spot on the Dolphins’ roster in 2019. There have been plenty of rumblings that Miami could end up moving on from Ryan Tannehill this offseason. If the team moves on from the veteran, they’ll be left with only Rudock and rookie Luke Falk. While the organization would surely bring in a replacement for Tannehill, Rudock could still have a chance at a backup gig.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 1/11/19 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/minor-nfl-transactions-11119 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/minor-nfl-transactions-11119#comments Sat, 12 Jan 2019 01:13:55 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129642 Here are today’s minor moves:

Los Angeles Chargers

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL:

Seattle Seahawks

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/10/19 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11019 https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/01/nfl-reservefutures-contracts-11019#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 02:27:05 +0000 https://www.profootballrumors.com/?p=129530 Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2019 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Arizona Cardinals

  • WR Bryant Mitchell

Atlanta Falcons

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