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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/11/19

Here are today’s practice squad comings and goings:

Carolina Panthers

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

  • Signed: CB Jermaine Kelly

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: RB Xavier Turner

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Workout Updates: 12/3/19

Today’s notes from the workout/visit circuit:

Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Tennessee Titans

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/9/19

Here are Wednesday’s practice squad decisions:

Detroit Lions

  • Signed: RB Wes Hills
  • Released: DE Eric Lee

Houston Texans

  • Released via non-football illness designation: TE Jerell Adams

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/4/18

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Lions Sign DB Don Carey

Don Carey is back in Detroit. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports (via Twitter) that the veteran defensive back has signed with the Lions. The team waived defensive end Eric Lee to clear a roster spot.

Carey bounced around the league after being selected in the sixth round during the 2009 draft. However, the Norfolk State product seemingly found a home in Detroit. After signing with the organization in 2011, Carey proceeded to play the next seven years for the organization. The 31-year-old served as mostly a backup and special teamer during his tenure with the Lions, including a 2017 campaign where he compiled nine tackles and one forced fumble in 13 games.

Carey signed with the Jaguars way back in March, but he was placed on injured reserve during the preseason. He was subsequently released by the organization, and he only garnered a single workout (with Detroit) back in September. Carey will likely slide to the bottom of the Lions cornerback depth chart behind Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Teez TaborDeShawn Shead, and Mike Ford.

Lee appeared in five games for the Lions this season, compiling a pair of tackles. He actually started five of his six games with the Patriots in 2017, finishing with 19 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two passes defended, a safety, and an interception. He also appeared in all three postseason games for New England.

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Lions Promote Eric Lee, Cut Andrew Donnal

Eric Lee landed on his third practice squad in as many years when the Lions stashed him on theirs after the Patriots deemed the edge defender unworthy of a roster spot after the preseason. But Lee will return to a 53-man roster this week.

The Lions promoted Lee to their active roster on Saturday and will waive offensive lineman Andrew Donnal to make room, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweets.

Lee spent his rookie year on the Texans’ practice squad and was on the Bills’ 10-man taxi unit in 2017 before the Patriots added him to their active roster. The Pats used Lee as a starter in five games during their most recent AFC title season, and he made a bit of an impact. Lee registered 3.5 sacks for the Pats last season. He also played in all three of New England’s playoff games.

Detroit will once again be without Ziggy Ansah, who has missed the past two games because of a shoulder injury. However, Ansah remains on the active roster. The Lions clearly hope their top defensive end will be able to suit up again soon.

Donnal spent time on the Rams’ and Ravens’ active rosters from 2015-17, starting six games in St. Louis and Los Angeles from 2015-16. He did not play in a Lions game this season.

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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/3/18

We’ll keep track of today’s practice squad moves here:

Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

  • Signed: DE Christian LaCouture

Chicago Bears

Signed:

Cleveland Browns

Signed:

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Denver Broncos

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Signed:

Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Signed:

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

  • Signed: OL Zack Golditch

Seattle Seahawks

Signed:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Signed:

Tennessee Titans

Patriots Make Roster Cuts

The Patriots are the latest team to move to 53 players by making the following transactions:

Placed on injured reserve:

Cut:

New England kept only three true wide receivers on its initial roster, meaning the club will almost surely be searching for more options on the waiver wire.

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/21/17

Here are today’s minor moves.

Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns

Houston Texans

Los Angeles Rams

New England Patriots

  • Signed off Bills’ practice squad: OLB Eric Lee

Washington Redskins

  • Placed on IR: G Shaun Lauvao

Patriots Cut Cassius Marsh

The Patriots have released defensive end Cassius Marsh. The move did not come with much warning, though Marsh played just two snaps against the Raiders on Sunday. To take his place, the Patriots have signed fellow DE Eric Lee off of the Bills’ practice squad. Cassius Marsh (vertical)

The Patriots acquired defensive end Marsh from the Seahawks in September. In the deal, New England shipped a fifth-round pick and the seventh-round pick it already acquired from Seattle in exchange for sending cornerback Justin Coleman back to the Seahawks. Marsh was expected to provide depth at defensive end as well as special teams help, but his role dwindled over time. In nine games with the Pats, he recorded 16 total tackles and one sack.

He is signed through the year at an affordable rate of $690K, so he would be a low-cost addition for another club on waivers.

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