Jehu Chesson

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/18/18

Today’s minor moves:

Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals

Washington Redskins

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/17/18

Monday’s minor moves:

Baltimore Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/12/18

Today’s minor moves:

Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos

  • Waived from injured reserve: OL J.J. Dielman

Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 9/11/18

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

Buffalo Bills

  • DT Du’Vonta Lumpkin (link)

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/5/18

Here are Wednesday’s practice squad moves:

Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins

Giants Work Out Tony Lippett, Kevin Minter

The Giants worked out cornerback Tony Lippett, linebacker Kevin Minter, and a host of other free agents on Tuesday, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Lippett, who transformed from a collegiate wideout to an NFL corner, was a 13-game starter for the Dolphins in 2016, but didn’t make it through final cutdowns earlier this week after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a torn Achilles. Provided he’s now healthy, Lippett could give New York’s secondary a boost, as the only experienced players on the Giants cornerback depth chart are starters Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple. The Giants know they have a problem in the defensive backfield, as they claimed three cornerbacks off waivers on Sunday.

Minter, 27, was cut by the Jets earlier this week after inking a one-year deal during the offseason. After starting 32 games for the Cardinals from 2015-16, Minter has struggled to find playing time (or even a job) in recent seasons. While he could conceivably offer depth behind starters Alec Ogletree and B.J. Goodson (and has familiarity with Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher, formerly of Arizona), Minter hasn’t played special teams since his rookie season. That’s a problem for a backup linebacker, and could be why New York signed ST standout Nate Stupar — also a part of today’s cattle call — instead.

Here’s the full list of players who auditioned for the Giants on Tuesday:

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

Chiefs Cut Down To Final 53

In addition to David Amerson, the Chiefs will release longtime depth cog Frank Zombo.

The outside linebacker’s been in Kansas City since the Andy Reid regime began in 2013. He started 11 games in 2016, when Justin Houston missed most of the season with knee trouble, but will not be part of the 2018 team. The Chiefs drafted Breeland Speaks in the second round and plan to use 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon more extensively than they did last season.

Here’s the full list of players who won’t be on Kansas City’s initial 53-man roster.

Released:

Waived:

Placed on IR:

Suspended:

Chiefs Sign Three Draft Picks

The Chiefs announced their 12-man contingent of UDFAs on Saturday and have reached agreements with three of their six draft picks — each joining the team as a Day 3 selection.

Kansas City signed fourth-round wide receiver Jehu Chesson (Michigan), fifth-round linebacker Ukime Eligwe (Georgia Southern) and sixth-round safety Leon McQuay III (USC), Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

This leaves only the team’s top three selections — first-round quarterback Patrick Mahomes, second-round edge defender Tanoh Kpassagnon and third-round running back Kareem Hunt — as unsigned rookies as the team conducts its rookie minicamp, which began this weekend and housed 69 tryout candidates.

 

Chiefs Acquire Pick #139 From Vikings

Looks like Kansas City is moving up once again. The Chiefs have acquired pick #139 from the Vikings, according to ESPN.com’s Ben Goessling (via Twitter). Minnesota will receive a pair of fifth-rounders (picks #170 and picks #180).

With their new draft pick, the Chiefs selected wide receiver Jehu Chesson. The offensive weapon spent four seasons at Michigan, where he served in a variety of roles. This past season, Chesson hauled in 35 catches for 500 yards and two touchdowns. He also added another 63 rushing yards. His best collegiate season came in 2015, when he finished with 919 all-purpose yards and 11 scores.