Gabe Wright

NFC East Notes: Haskins, Cowboys, Eagles

Dwayne Haskins‘ standing in the Washington organization has plummeted tremendously since the previous regime drafted him 15th overall last year. He is now the team’s third-string quarterback, with both Kyle Allen and Alex Smith leapfrogging him on the depth chart, and trade rumors have emerged. Haskins has clearly not impressed Washington’s coaching staff, and John Keim of ESPN.com notes last year’s staff took issue with the one-year Ohio State sensation as well. Both staffs have communicated concerns about Haskins’ work ethic to the quarterback. This concern surfaced early during Haskins’ rookie season, one that ended with the young passer ranking last in QBR by a considerable margin. Haskins has not made a trade request, and Washington has yet to field any trade calls on him, Keim adds. Although Ron Rivera has publicly backed Haskins, Keim notes both sides appear prepared to move on after one of the quicker auditions for a first-round quarterback in recent history.

Here is the latest from the NFC East:

  • Leighton Vander Esch is progressing closer to beating his recovery timetable. The Cowboys linebacker saw his first post-injury work in pads Friday, and NFL.com’s Jane Slater tweets the third-year defender could well be activated ahead of Monday’s game against the Cardinals. The Cowboys placed Vander Esch on IR after Week 1 because of a broken collarbone. Given a six- to eight-week timetable, Vander Esch returning Monday would mean a mere four-game absence. That would obviously be encouraging for a player who has seen injuries stall his promising career.
  • The Eagles‘ offensive line resides as one of the NFL’s most decimated position groups. Jason Peters, Brandon Brooks and Isaac Seumalo are on IR. The team declared Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson out for Week 6 with an ankle injury. While Johnson’s injury is not expected to require surgery, per the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane (on Twitter), he will rest it this week against the Ravens. Although Johnson not needing surgery represents good news, the Eagles are down to one original starter — center Jason Kelce — in their lineup against a top-tier Ravens defense.
  • One of the Eagles’ defensive depth pieces returned to practice this week. The Eagles opened Will Parks‘ 21-day activation window. The fifth-year safety has yet to debut for his hometown team. The Eagles placed Parks on IR before Week 1 because of a hamstring injury and have until 4pm CT Saturday to activate him for Week 6.
  • The Cowboys worked out defensive tackle Gabe Wright on Friday. Wright has not played in a regular-season game since the 2018 season. The former fourth-round pick has spent each of his four seasons with a different team — the Lions, Browns, Dolphins and Raiders. The team only has two defensive linemen on its practice squad.

NFL Workout Updates: 8/28/20

Here are the workouts that took place around the NFL on Friday:

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

Kansas City Chiefs

  • DB Hasan Sharif

Las Vegas Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/18/18

Here are Tuesday’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Miami Dolphins

New York Giants

New York Jets

  • Signed off Patriots’ practice squad: T Eric Smith

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/19/18

Here are Wednesday’s practice squad updates:

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/14/18

Here are Friday’s practice squad moves:

Indianapolis Colts

  • Signed: OL Will Holden, TE Erik Swoope

Oakland Raiders

  • Signed: LB Shilique Calhoun
  • Cut: DT Gabe Wright

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: LB Tre’Von Johnson
  • Cut: RB Lavon Coleman

Sunday NFL Transactions: AFC West

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC West teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, and Raiders are noted below.

Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.

Here are Sunday’s AFC West transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:

Denver Broncos

Placed on injured reserve:

Re-signed:

Claimed:

Cut:

Practice squad:

Kansas City Chiefs

Claimed:

Placed on injured reserve:

Cut:

Practice squad:

Los Angeles Chargers

Claimed:

Cut:

Practice squad:

Oakland Raiders

Claimed:

Cut:

Signed to practice squad:

* = suspended

Raiders Announce Roster Cuts

Trading Khalil Mack wasn’t the Raiders’ only order of business Saturday. They’ve also moved their roster to 53 players by making the following transactions:

Waived:

Released:

Waived/injured:

Placed on injured reserve:

Placed on PUP list:

Raiders Claim DL Gabe Wright

It didn’t take long for defensive tackle Gabe Wright to find a new home. Wright was waived by the Dolphins yesterday, and was claimed off waivers today by the Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).

The 2015 fourth-rounder was cut by the Dolphins just hours after an incident at practice where he took a cheap-shot at running back Kenyan Drake. He wasn’t guaranteed a roster spot even before the fight, and the Dolphins wasted no time in sending him packing.

Despite the Lions using a relatively high selection on him in 2015, he lasted just one season in Detroit. He’s bounced around since then, spending time with Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Miami.

Through three seasons, Wright has made 13 career appearances. He’s notched 11 tackles and two passes defended in those appearances. The Raiders will be his fifth team in just four seasons, and he’ll be battling it out for an end-of-the roster spot on Jon Gruden’s squad.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Dolphins Release DT Gabe Wright

Hours after being involved in an on-field altercation, the Dolphins have let go of Gabe Wright. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Miami has released the defensive tackle.

According to Jackson, Wright was involved in one of several incidents during Monday’s practice. The defensive tackle grazed his elbow into the back of running back Kenyan Drake, who wasn’t wearing a helmet. A source told the reporter that the “shot was uncalled for.” The hit took place moments after defensive tackle Anthony Moten and running back Senorise Perry were involved in a “dust up.”

Of course, Monday’s incident wasn’t the only reason for Wright’s release. The former fourth-round pick out of Auburn has only appeared in 13 games in three NFL seasons, compiling 11 tackles and two passes defended. Jackson writes that the 26-year-old hasdshown some promising flashes during camp, and he was involved in at least one pass rush during Miami’s preseason opener.

However, he was seemingly buried on the depth chart, as the Dolphins seem set to roll with Akeem Spence, Davon Godchaux, Jordan Phillips and Vincent Taylor as their four defensive tackles. Miami is also rostering versatile lineman William Hayes, and they could add undrafted rookies Jamiyus Pittman and Moten to the practice squad.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/4/17

NFL teams began forming their practice squads on Sunday, but they’re tinkering with them today as they will throughout the season. We’ll keep track of Monday’s practice squad moves here:

Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins