Jason Vander Laan

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/15/19

A look at the latest NFL practice squad moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings

  • Signed: WR Davion Davis

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/25/19

Here are today’s practice squad updates:

Buffalo Bills

  • Signed: WR Jordan Veasy

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cardinals Audition Alfred Morris

David Johnson suffered a wrist injury in the Cardinals’ Week 2 loss, and although the standout running back returned to action, the Cards are gathering some intel for a possible in-case-of-emergency scenario.

Arizona worked out Alfred Morris, Thomas Rawls and Zach Zenner on Tuesday, ESPN.com’s Field Yates and veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer report (Twitter links). The team also auditioned tight end Luke Willson.

Morris reunited with the Cowboys, but Ezekiel Elliott‘s holdout coming to an end prompted them to part ways with the veteran back. Morris, 30, played 12 games with the 49ers last season. Rawls last held a notable role with the 2016 Seahawks; he’s since bounced around. Zenner averaged 4.8 yards per carry last season and re-signed with the Lions in March. However, he did not make their 53-man roster.

Kliff Kingsbury‘s Cardinals have lapped the field in terms of 10 personnel usage — four wideouts, one running back — and have not used tight ends Charles Clay or Maxx Williams much. But the team auditioned Willson, Thomas Duarte and Jason Vander Laan anyway. Willson played 14 games for the 2018 Lions but did not make the Raiders’ roster this summer.

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Patriots Work Out Su’a Cravens

The Patriots worked out safety Su’a Cravens on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The former second-round pick most recently played for the Broncos, who released him late last month.

Cravens entered the league as a second-round choice of the Redskins. He had tons of hype, particularly due to his ability to handle multiple positions in the secondary as well as linebacker. However, injuries, and general weirdness, sidetracked his career.

The versatility and potential is still there, so he would be a very interesting pickup for the Patriots, or any other potentially interested team. A motivated and healthy Cravens could be a difference-maker, as evidenced by flashes during his rookie season.

Here are the other players that New England has worked out today, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com (via Twitter):

Panthers Set 53-Man Roster

The Panthers have officially set their 53-man roster, and there are few major surprises on the list. One of the most notable names is running back Cameron Artis-Payne, who spent the past four years in Carolina. The team also moved on from fellow offensive veteran Aldrick Robinson, who finished last season with five touchdown receptions for the Vikings.

Otherwise, the other notable names include recent draft picks, like 2018 seventh-round wideout Terry Godwin and 2017 fifth-round cornerback Corn Elder.

The rest of the Panthers’ roster moves are below:

Released:

Waived:

Waived/Injured:

Placed on IR:

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/19/18

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers 

Miami Dolphins

New York Giants

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

Sunday NFL Transactions: NFC South

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four NFC South 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 Falcons, Panthers, Saints, and Buccaneers 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 NFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:

Atlanta Falcons

Practice squad:

Carolina Panthers

Placed on injured reserve:

Signed:

Practice squad:

New Orleans Saints

Signed to practice squad:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Panthers Reduce Roster To 53

The Panthers have finalized their team, trimming their roster to 53 players. The team’s moves are below:

Waived:

Waived/reserve:

Waived/injured:

Terminated vested veteran:

The Panthers also acquired offensive lineman Corey Robinson from the Lions earlier today. The 26-year-old had spent his entire three-year career in Detroit, starting eighth of his 23 games. Carolina sent Detroit a conditional 2020 seventh-rounder in the deal.

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/21/18

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

Carolina Panthers

Dallas Cowboys

  • Signed: G Damien Mama
  • Waived: OL Jarron Jones

Detroit Lions

  • Claimed off waivers: WR Chris Lacy (from Patriots)
  • Waived: CB Josh Okonye

Green Bay Packers

  • Placed on Reserve/Retired list: DT Filipo Mokofisi

Los Angeles Rams

Colts Waive TE Jason Vander Laan

The Colts claimed tight end Randall Telfer off waivers earlier today, but the transaction cost another player a roster spot. Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports (via Twitter) that the Colts have waived tight end Jason Vander Laan.

After joining the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Vander Laan was converted from quarterback to tight end. The Ferris State product ended up spending the entire campaign on New York’s practice squad, but he was waived by the team last September. He ended up landing with the Colts, and he had a brief stint on the active roster in November.

Telfer provides a slight upgrade to Vander Laan, as the former Browns tight end is known for his blocking ability. However, the 25-year-old is limited offensively, having hauled in only five catches for 40 yards in 30 career games (19 starts). Following today’s transactions, the Colts are now rostering six tight ends. Telfer, Darrell Daniels, Ross Travis, and Erik Swoope will compete for reps behind Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.

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