We’ll keep track of today’s practice squad moves here:
- Signed: CB Jonathan Moxey
- Signed: S Chris Cooper
- Signed: OL Kyle Friend
Green Bay Packers
- Signed: LB Tegray Scales
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Signed: DE Farrington Huguenin
- Signed: OLB Gimel President
- Signed: RB Russell Hansbrough
Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted:
Kansas City Chiefs
Here’s the latest from the workout circuit, courtesy of veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer unless otherwise noted:
- S Chris Cooper, S Marwin Evans, WR Josh Huff, LB Greer Martini, WR Francis Owusu, QB Peter Pujals, TE Will Tye (Twitter link)
New England Patriots
- WR Reggie Davis, WR Damoun Patterson, RB Brandon Radcliff, T Toby Weathersby (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss)
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers
The Colts are at the 53-man roster max after making a bundle of transactions, including the release of offensive tackle Austin Howard.
The Colts invested $1.3MM guaranteed in Howard, but he was medically cleared until late July and struggled in camp and during the preseason. The Colts dangled him in trade talks this week, but there were no takers for him.
Despite his issues this summer, Howard had a solid 2017 with the Ravens and graded as Pro Football Focus’ No. 36 offensive tackle. If healthy, he could draw interest from other teams.
Here’s a look at the rest of the Colts’ moves:
- TE Mo Alie-Cox
- K Mike Badgley
- CB Juante Baldwin
- DT Brandon Banks
- C Deyshawn Bond
- G Nick Callender
- LB Brandon Chubb
- CB Lashard Durr
- WR Reece Fountain
- WR Cobi Hamilton
- WR Steve Ishmael
- WR Seantavius Jones
- DT Tomasi Laulile
- DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches
- CB Henre’ Toliver
- G Jeremy Vujnovich
- QB Phillip Walker
- CB D.J. White
- WR Kasen Williams
Last year, Bond ascended to the starting center job when Ryan Kelly broke his foot late in training camp. Unfortunately, a torn quad landed him on IR in October. This year, he’ll be looking for work elsewhere.
Alie-Cox was a former basketball player looking to transition to tight end. Although Antonio Gates and others have successfully made the jump, Alie-Cox has yet to find similar success.
In addition to the aforementioned moves, the Colts also waived the following players with an injury designation. If they clear waivers, then they revert to the Colts’ Injured Reserve list:
The Colts announced the signing of the following ten undrafted free agents:
- Michael Badgley, K (Miami)
- Chris Cooper, S (Stony Brook)
- Lashard Durr, CB (Mississippi State)
- Steve Ishmael, WR (Syracuse)
- Robert Jackson, CB (UNLV)
- Tomasi Laulile, DT (BYU)
- Skai Moore, LB (South Carolina)
- George Odum, S (Central Arkansas)
- William Ossai, LB (San Jose State)
- Henre’ Toliver, CB (Arkansas)
Moore, who seemed likely to be taken during Day 3 of the draft, is the biggest name in this group. Moore led his team in tackles in all four of his seasons (interrupted by a medical redshirt year to rehab from a herniated disk in 2016), but evaluators worried about his lack of size and speed. The slim 6’2″ linebacker will now try to catch on as a reserve behind starters John Simon, Antonio Morrison, and Najee Goode.
The Colts seem well set at kicker with Adam Vinatieri under contract for another season, but Badgley will try to give him a run for his money. At The U, Badgley connected on 79.4% of his field goal tries, including a career-long 57-yarder in 2015.
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