Jason Spriggs

Minor NFL Transactions: 7/26/21

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

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Signed: WR Reece Horn

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

  • Placed on IR: DT Rob Windsor (out for year)

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

  • Signed: TE Carson Meier
  • Cut with injury settlement: TE Jibri Blount

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Signed: DB Chris Cooper

Tennessee Titans

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/3/20

Today’s minor NFL transactions:

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

New England Patriots

New York Giants

New York Jets

San Francisco 49ers

Tennessee Titans

Bears To Sign OT Jason Spriggs

The Bears have agreed to sign offensive tackle Jason Spriggs, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The former second-round pick of the Packers will ink a one-year deal with his new NFC North squad.

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Back in 2016, the Packers saw Spriggs as a future starter, so they traded up to land the Indiana product at No. 48 overall. At the pro level, he wasn’t able to stick as a first-stringer. For his three seasons in Green Bay, Spriggs was mostly a part-timer for his 29 games. In between that, in 2017, he was placed on injured reserve twice.

Spriggs’ deal likely doesn’t contain much, or anything, in the way of guaranteed dollars, but he’ll get a shot to crack the team’s 53-man roster. Meanwhile, the Bears are keeping most of their focus on the draft for the next week. With their original No. 19 pick belonging to the Raiders, their first selection won’t come until the second round at No. 43.

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Packers Waive OL Jason Spriggs

The Packers’ second-round investment in Jason Spriggs has not ended up producing much value, and the team may be set to conclude the offensive lineman’s run in Green Bay.

In submitting a successful waiver claim for running back Keith Ford, the Packers waived Spriggs with an injury designation, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The Colts waived Ford on Monday to make room for D’Onta Foreman.

Envisioning a future starting role for the Indiana product, the Packers traded up to land Spriggs at No. 48 in the 2016 draft. He has not been able to crack Green Bay’s starting lineup with consistency, working as a first-stringer in only nine games. Spriggs has been dealing with a trap muscle injury during camp, and given that Spriggs’ contract is up after 2019, this situation will likely be headed toward an injury settlement.

Spriggs suited up as primarily a backup in 29 combined games between the 2016 and ’18 seasons, but in 2017, the Packers placed him on IR twice. He joined Aaron Rodgers in being one of the team’s late-season IR-boomerang players but, like Rodgers, also ended that season back on IR.

The Bills made Ford, a Texas A&M alum, one of their top UDFAs in 2018 but waived him after last year’s preseason run. He caught on with the Colts this offseason. Ford will join a Green Bay backfield housing Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and sixth-round rookie Dexter Williams, along with some fellow UDFAs.

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Packers Place Jason Spriggs Back On IR

The Packers used both of their IR-return designations this season, and each player will end the year back on the injury list.

Following Aaron Rodgers‘ one-game cameo, the Packers made the decision to place tackle Jason Spriggs back on IR as well. While Rodgers did not suffer a new injury, being sent back to IR because of Green Bay’s position in the NFC standings, Spriggs did and will miss the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Lions.

Spriggs suffered a knee injury that required cart transportation against the Vikings. A hamstring malady sent him to IR in September. The Packers made Spriggs their first IR-return player this season, and the second-year tackle returned to action in November.

The former second-round pick played in just seven games this season but made a career-high five starts for a Packers team ravaged by tackle injuries.

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Packers’ Jason Spriggs Carted Off Field

Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs was carted off the field in Saturday night’s game against the Vikings after suffering an apparent left knee injury. It’s too early for a diagnosis, but Spriggs’ injury was serious enough to rule him out for the remainder of the game. Jason Spriggs (vertical)

Spriggs could be the third member of the Packers placed on injured reserve in a matter of days. Earlier this week, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and cornerback Demetri Goodson were both benched for the year.

It has been a frustrating season, who missed the bulk of the year with a hamstring issue. In his sixth game back from returning on IR, Spriggs may be headed right back. The Packers are out of playoff contention, so there’s little sense in Spriggs playing through the pain.

Heading into tonight’s game, Spriggs rated as Pro Football Focus’ No. 66 tackle in the NFL out of 85 qualified players. The 2016 second-round pick is under contract with Green Bay through 2019.

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Packers Place Bryan Bulaga On IR, Activate Jason Spriggs

The Packers made the decision to swap out higher-profile tackles on Saturday, placing Bryan Bulaga on IR and activating Jason Spriggs from the injured list, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.

Both moves were expected, although with Bulaga having torn his ACL against the Lions in Week 9, there was a bit of a delay compared to how these proceedings usually unfold.

Spriggs returned to practice earlier this month; he’s spent most of the season on IR. But he now could be in the mix for key playing time down the stretch for a Packers team with a goal to maintain a contention spot until Aaron Rodgers is eligible to return.

Spriggs will almost certainly be the final IR-boomerang player until a decision is made on Rodgers, who is eligible to return in Week 15. But this isn’t a certainty, and the Packers acknowledge they need to be competing for a playoff spot to bring their all-world quarterback back.

Bulaga has now torn ACLs in both of his knees during his career. He suffered a torn ACL in 2013 that wiped out his whole season. This one will end after five games. Green Bay’s starting right tackle has two years left on the extension he signed in 2015.

Spriggs suffered a hamstring injury in September but will return to action. The 2016 second-round pick figures to be an option at right tackle, along with Justin McCray. Bulaga joins Kyle Murphy as Pakcers tackles on IR.

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Packers To Bring T Jason Spriggs Off IR

The Packers have the most interesting IR-DTR possibility in football, but while Aaron Rodgers‘ recovery continues, the team made the decision to use one of its injury-return spots on Thursday.

Jason Spriggs returned to practice and is in line to come off IR, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Spriggs went down in Week 1 with a hamstring malady and was placed on IR after Week 2. This is the first such move Green Bay’s committed to, with the Rodgers decision likely preventing any other Packer from joining Spriggs.

Demovsky adds this will likely be the Packers’ last IR-boomerang move until they can get a full read on Rodgers, for whom they will presumably save their second IR-return spot. The Packers are holding out hope Rodgers can return from his broken collarbone, although the team will need to be in the playoff race for that to happen. Conflicting reports emerged out of Green Bay about a possible Rodgers re-emergence this season.

Spriggs can return later this month for a Packers team that’s seen its tackle situation stabilize since the last time Spriggs was healthy. Both David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are healthy now, but the Packers’ situation is obviously far worse now that Rodgers is out.

Green Bay drafted Spriggs in the second round out of Indiana in 2016. He started two games last season and played in Week 1 of his second campaign.

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Packers Place OL Jason Spriggs On IR

The Packers have placed offensive lineman Jason Spriggs on injured reserve, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Spriggs, a swing tackle, was held out of the Week 2 game with an injured hamstring. Apparently, that hammy is going to keep him out anywhere from eight weeks to the remainder of the season. Jason Spriggs (vertical)

The Packers made Spriggs a second-round pick in 2016 in part because of his versatility. The Indiana product allowed only one sack in his last three seasons on campus and also held his own at guard during Senior Bowl practices. His injury comes at an unfortunate time for Green Bay as starting tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are both listed as questionable with injuries of their own.

Putting Spriggs on IR will create room for the addition of Ricky Jean-Francois.

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Packers Notes: Peterson, Rodgers, Guion

After losing guard T.J. Lang in free agency, Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he’s not looking to move tackles Jason Spriggs or Bryan Bulaga to the inside, as Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com writes. Green Bay may have to look for replacements in the draft or in the late stages of free agency, but the team could also consider other internal options. Rising sophomore Kyle Murphy played tackle in college, but he might be a better fit at guard, while the the Packers are also high on fellow second-year lineman Lucas Patrick. Veteran Don Barclay could be a “fallback option,” Demovsky writes, but he wouldn’t be a terribly exciting choice.

Here’s more from Green Bay:

  • While Packers general manager Ted Thompson admitted his club needs to bring in reinforcements at running back, he wouldn’t respond to recent report indicating Green Bay has interest in free agent Adrian Peterson“We don’t talk about players that are not on our team,” Thompson said, per Demovsky. “We never have. We never will.” The Packers’ backfield depth chart is slim at the moment, as the only running backs on the roster are Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael, and Don Jackson. Green Bay is expected to wait until after the draft before assessing its options at running back.
  • The Packers will likely wait until next offseason to work out an extension for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the club won’t let a looming Rodgers deal affect its decisions in the present, according to Ryan Wood of PackersNews.com. Earlier this month, Rodgers said Mike Glennon‘s contract with Chicago “has to” push up the top of the QB market, an indication that Rodgers might push for a new pact. Rodgers later walked his comments back, but Green Bay will likely carry over at least $10MM in cap space in an effort to save funds for Rodgers, per Wood.
  • Defensive tackle Letroy Guion is set to serve a four-game ban for violating the league’s PED policy, and Thompson believes Guion’s situation “will work itself out,” reports Wood in a separate piece. Guion has already agreed to a restructured deal that delays his roster bonuses, but Green Bay could cut bait without incurring much dead money. The Packers would be able to recoup 4/17 of Guion’s signing bonus because he’s been suspended, meaning the club would take on fewer than $300K in dead money.