Dexter McDougle

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/23/18

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Jacksonville Jaguars

Minnesota Vikings

NFL Workout Updates: 12/19/17

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted:

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

  • QBs Garrett Fugate, Matt McGloin; WR Jake Kumerow; C Lucas Crowley; LB Jacob Lindsey; CB Manny Asprilla (link via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com)

Indianapolis Colts

Los Angeles Rams

Philadelphia Eagles

NFL Workout Updates: 12/12/17

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted:

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

San Francisco 49ers

NFL Workout Updates: 12/5/17

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted:

Buffalo Bills

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

New Orleans Saints

  • LB Davis Tull (link via Nick Underhill of the Advocate)

Washington Redskins

Saints To Sign CB Dexter McDougle

Dexter McDougle‘s experienced a complicated 2017, being traded, extended and then cut. But the cornerback found another landing spot on Tuesday.

The Saints signed McDougle, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. This will mark McDougle’s third team since the preseason.

The Jets traded McDougle to the Eagles in late August, and the Eagles agreed to terms on a one-year extension with the former third-round pick a week later. But McDougle’s run in Philadelphia only lasted two months after that extension, with the team dropping him in November.

McDougle joins Sterling Moore in corners who have signed with the Saints this week. Moore, though, has previous experience in the organization. The 26-year-old defender played in eight games for the Eagles this season, operating mostly as a special teams cog. That’s been his forte throughout his career; McDougle’s logged only six defensive snaps since coming into the league in 2014.

Eagles, CB Dexter McDougle Agree To Extension

More than 1,100 players are getting bad news from teams today, but Dexter McDougle has reason to smile. The cornerback has agreed to a one-year extension with the Eagles that will take him through the 2018 season, the team announced.

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The Eagles acquired McDougle from the Jets less than a week ago by sending safety Terrence Brooks to New York. They didn’t have much of a need for Brooks, but McDougle has a place on the roster – perhaps for the next two years.

The Eagles beefed up their cornerback group by acquiring Ronald Darby from Buffalo last month and McDougle will be there in support of him and Jalen Mills. Rookie Rasul Douglas and free agent Patrick Robinson also figure to see snaps. Rookie Sidney Jones has been placed on the NFL list with his Achilles injury, so it will be a little while before we see him make his debut.

C.J. Smith was handed his walking papers on Saturday and will not be among the corners on the 53-man roster to start the year.

Eagles Trade Terrence Brooks To Jets For Dexter McDougle

The Eagles have traded safety Terrence Brooks to the Jets in exchange for cornerback Dexter McDougle, Philadelphia announced today.Dexter McDougle (Vertical)

Brooks, a third-round selection in 2014, will now join the third team of his NFL career (the 26-year-old began his pro tenure in Baltimore before the Eagles claimed him off waivers prior to the 2016 season). Last year, Brooks appeared in 11 games but rarely played on the defensive side of the ball — while he managed only three snaps on defense, Brooks saw action on more than a third of the Eagles’ special teams plays.

Philadelphia didn’t have a need for Brooks, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, who notes the Florida State product was unlikely to crack the Eagles’ roster. The Jets, on the other hand, could use a third safety behind rookie starters Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). New York’s other defense backs include Rontez Miles, Shamarko Thomas, Ronald Martin, and Robenson Therezie.

McDougle’s chances to earn a spot on Philadelphia’s roster are a bit less clear, as the Eagles now have a decent stable of cornerbacks following the trade that netted them Ronald Darby from the Bills in exchange for Jordan Matthews and a draft choice. After Darby, the Eagles boast Jalen Mills, Ron Brooks, Rasul Douglas, Patrick Robinson, and others, including second-round pick Sidney Jones, who may begin the season on the non-football injury list.

If he does make the Eagles’ squad, McDougle will likely play mostly on special teams. Like Brooks, McDougle was a third-round pick in 2014 — in fact, he was chosen just one selection after Brooks (80th overall). He’s mostly been injured during his three-year stay in New York, as he’s only appeared in 20 total games since 2014.

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Jets’ Kellen Davis Lands On IR

MONDAY, 5:30pm: Davis has passed through waivers and been placed on the injured reserve, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter).

SATURDAY, 3:31pm: Although he did not catch a pass for the Jets this season, Kellen Davis functioned as Gang Green’s starting tight end. He won’t be serving in that role going forward after the team waived him with an injury designation, Darryl Slater of NJ.com tweets.

An elbow injury led to Davis being sent to waivers, where the 31-year-old tight end could be claimed or subsequently passed through to New York’s IR list.

The Jets promoted cornerback Dexter McDougle to their active roster from the practice squad, per Slater.

Davis started seven games for the Jets this season but functioned almost exclusively as a blocking tight end for a team that has seen scant production from this spot for the past two years. The former Bears starter saw just one pass thrown his way this season after catching just three passes last season, his first with the Jets. However, New York completed just eight passes to tight ends in 2015 and has connected on just four to its cogs at this spot this fall. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Bostick have two receptions apiece for the wide receiver-centric pass offense.

The Jets re-signed Davis in March to a one-year, veteran-minimum contract. The 6-foot-6 talent has never been known for a receiving prowess, topping out at 19 receptions for 229 yards for the 2012 Bears.

Despite being a Jets third-round pick in 2014, McDougle has not played this season. He saw action in 14 games in 2015.

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