Chandler Burden

Minor Moves: Sunday

We’ll round up today’s minor transactions here, with the latest news appearing at the top:

  • To open a roster spot for tight end Kyle Auffray, the Raiders have cut kicker Kevin Goessling, per Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (on Twitter).

Earlier updates

  • To fill the roster spot vacated by Ott’s departure, the Patriots have re-signed tight end Justin Jones, according to Tom Curran of (Twitter link). Jones, an undrafted free agent, had been released a week ago.
  • Former Illinois receiver Steve Hull signed on with the Saints as a undrafted free agent just three months ago, but he has decided to end his playing career. Hull posted the news himself on his Instagram account.
  • The Patriots have waived long snapper Tyler Ott, an 2014 undrafted free agent out of Harvard, per Mike Reiss of (via Twitter). Veteran Danny Aiken is now the only LS on New England’s roster.
  • The Bengals have waived OT Chandler Burden, tweets Coley Harvey of
  • Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun tweets that the Colts have cut running back Davin Meggett and signed running back Deji Karim.
  • The Lions have signed linebacker Shamari Benton and waived linebacker Justin Jackson, reports Wilson (Twitter links).
  • Wilson tweets that the Chiefs have cut Rokevious Watkins from the reserve non-football injury list.

Minor Moves: Broncos, Colts, Bengals, Chiefs

Here are Tuesday’s minor transactions from around the NFL, including signings and cuts of players who haven’t seen much NFL action recently (or at all), and the retirement of a former 49ers draft pick:

  • The Broncos announced a pair of draft pick signings today, meaning they’ve locked up five of their six draftees within the last two days. Third-round offensive lineman Michael Schofield and fifth-round linebacker Lamin Barrow are the latest players to ink their rookie deals with Denver, as the club confirmed in a pair of press releases. Mike Klis of the Denver Post tweets that the Broncos also waived offensive tackle Ramon Harewood.
  • According to Craig Kelley of (via Twitter), the Colts have cut quarterback Seth Lobato and cornerback Keon Lyn, both of whom signed with the club last month as undrafted free agents.
  • The Bengals have just one open spot left on their 90-man roster after signing offensive tackle Chandler Burden today, tweets Coley Harvey of A Cincinnati-area native who played his college ball at Kentucky, Burden has previously spent time with the Dolphins and Chiefs.
  • Offensive lineman Jason Slowey, who was drafted in the sixth round in 2012 by the Niners, has announced his retirement, tweets Adam Caplan of Slowey had been playing for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.
  • The Chiefs waived offensive lineman Colin Kelly today, according to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star (via Twitter).

Chiefs Rumors: Houston, Flowers, Alex Smith

The Chiefs’ OTAs got underway today, and a couple of notable players weren’t in attendance. Here are more details on that story, along with a couple more updates out of Kansas City:

  • Justin Houston and Brandon Flowers weren’t present today when the Chiefs’ OTAs got underway, reports Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star (via Twitter). Houston, who has recorded 21 total sacks in the last two seasons and is on the books for a base salary of just $1.4MM in 2014, is looking for a new contract, according to Ian Rapoport of (via Twitter). The 25-year-old is entering the last year of his rookie deal, so the Chiefs will likely be interested in working something out if they can.
  • As for Flowers, Paylor isn’t sure why he’s not in attendance, since he’s owed $30MM over the next three years (Twitter link). The cornerback has been the subject of trade rumors lately and there have been rumblings that his style of play may not fit into what Kansas City is trying to do on defense, so perhaps he’s seeking clarification about an uncertain future.
  • Appearing on the NFL Network today, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the team is in “open communication” with Alex Smith about a new contract and that he’s confident that something will get done (Twitter link via Marc Sessler of However, Paylor hears something a little different about the extension negotiations, tweeting that a source says contract talks have been “almost nonexistent” within the last few months.
  • The Chiefs have signed offensive lineman Ryan McKee, who participated in the club’s rookie minicamp, tweets Adam Teicher of Offensive guard Chandler Burden was cut to clear room for McKee.