Christopher Hinton

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/5/22

As Week 1 practices begin, here are the latest updates to teams’ 16-man practice squads:

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers:

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Commanders

A former Washington starter and the primary Atlanta cornerback opposite A.J. Terrell last season, Moreau has experience playing both the slot and outside. The former third-round pick signed with the Texans earlier this offseason but did not make their 53-man roster.

The Lions attempted to keep David Blough by offering the Hard Knocks cast member a spot on their practice squad, but the three-year Detroit backup opted to head to Minnesota. He is currently on the Vikings’ 16-man taxi squad. A previous Aaron Rodgers backup, Boyle signed with the Lions last year.

Despite being a former second-round pick, Blair did not make the Seahawks’ 53-man roster this year. Knee injuries have sidelined him for most of the past two seasons. Seattle had stopped using Blair as a nickel, his primary role when on the field with the team that drafted him, during training camp.

Included as part of a 2019 trade that sent Marcus Peters to Baltimore, Young was also traded from the Rams to the Broncos last year. He started all 13 games he played in 2021 — seven as a Ram, six as a Bronco — and helped Denver fill the void created by Alexander Johnson and Josey Jewell‘s season-ending injuries. Young spent most of this offseason with the Raiders but did not make their roster.

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/19/22

Compared to earlier this week, Friday has been a quiet day on the transaction front, but a number of teams have still made moves. Here’s the full rundown:

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Released from IR via injury settlement: K Elliott Fry

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers

Lamp, a second-round pick of the Chargers in 2017, played sparingly in his first two years but was a full-time starter in 2020. With the team making upgrades up front, though, he found himself playing in New Orleans this past season. After suiting up for over 1,100 snaps the year prior, Lamp saw action on just five special teams plays with the Saints, meaning that his roster spot wasn’t assured anyway.

Aidan Hutchinson Enters NFL Draft

It’s official. This week, Michigan defensive end and potential No. 1 overall pick Aidan Hutchinson announced that he’ll forgo his remaining eligibility to enter the 2022 NFL Draft. 

My Michigan legacy is complete, and it was truly the best time of my life,” Hutchinson said (Twitter link). “Onward and upward to the 2022 NFL draft. Thank you for everything, Wolverine nation and beyond.”

Hutchinson tallied 62 tackles, 14 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, three pass deflections, and one fumble recovery in his final year on campus. His performance earned him consensus All-American honors and the Lombardi Award, positioning him as the best lineman in college football. He also placed as the runner-up in Heisman voting, a rare feat for defenders.

The 6’6″, 265-pound edge rusher is firmly in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick, along with the likes of Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and Alabama tackle Evan Neal. The selection, of course, will be owned by either the Jaguars or Lions, depending on how Week 18 shakes out.

In addition to Hutchinson, Michigan defensive tackle Christopher Hinton and wide receiver Daylen Baldwin also declared for the April draft.