Kayvon Webster

NFL Workout Updates: 11/4/19

Today’s notes from around the workout circuit:

Buffalo Bills

Cleveland Browns

Indianapolis Colts

Oakland Raiders

Colts Workout CBs Kayvon Webster, E.J. Gaines

The Colts are apparently thinking about bringing in an experienced cornerback. Indianapolis worked out veteran corners E.J. Gaines and Kayvon Webster, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM (Twitter link).

Starting cornerback Pierre Desir has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, so perhaps that is why they’re looking for reinforcements. Wesbter entered the league as a third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2013, and he won Super Bowl 50 with the team. He signed with the Rams in 2017 and was a starter for them before tearing his Achilles late in the season. After recovering he signed with the Texans last year, but barely played due to more injuries.

Webster latched on with the Saints earlier this year but was released at final cuts, as all the injuries appear to have sapped some of the 28-year-old’s effectiveness. He’s received a little bit of interest, and just worked out for New Orleans again a couple of weeks ago. Gaines is another player who used to be highly thought of before injuries derailed his career. Gaines was traded from the Rams to the Bills in the Sammy Watkins trade, and ended up starting all 11 games that he appeared in for Buffalo in 2017.

After multiple concussions landed him on injured reserve during his time with the Browns last year, he re-signed with the Bills this past offseason. He was cut in camp after going down with a core muscle injury. He’s been making the workout rounds recently, and we just heard a couple of weeks ago that he was now fully healthy after meeting with the Texans.

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Saints Work Out Kayvon Webster

Saints cornerback Eli Apple left their game on Sunday against the Bears with an injury. While original reports suggested Apple hyperextended his knee, the organization has yet to reveal how much time they expect him to miss. However, the team has begun looking at replenishing their secondary depth, holding a workout with free-agent corner Kayvon Webster according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Webster began his career with the Broncos, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of South Florida. He served as a primary backup for four seasons in Denver before signing with the Rams in 2017 to be one of the team’s top corners. He started eleven games before suffering a season ending injury.

Since then, Webster has appeared in just two games – both with the Texans in 2018. A combination of injuries and roster shuffling has left him on the outskirts of NFL rosters.

The Saints originally signed Webster in June of this year, but released him prior to the start of the regular season. Since his release, Webster has worked out for the Jets, but his familiarity with New Orleans would make him a good fit, if they do want to supplement their secondary while Apple recovers.

Jets Work Out CB Kayvon Webster

Eyeing a seventh NFL season, Kayvon Webster auditioned for the Jets on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Webster played for the Broncos during each of Adam Gase‘s two seasons as Denver’s OC (2013-14).

The Saints released Webster prior to cutdown Saturday. This marks the former third-round pick’s first workout since. For the Jets, it represents another sign their Gase-Joe Douglas regime would like to change things up at cornerback.

High-priced Mike Maccagnan addition Trumaine Johnson was benched for Monday night’s game. Beyond Johnson, the Jets do not have much in the way of proven corner talent. Douglas said at multiple offseason junctures he wanted to upgrade here. Webster, though, would profile as more of a depth piece for the group.

A four-year Broncos backup, Webster was a full-time starter with the 2017 Rams before suffering a season-ending injury. An injury ended his 2018 campaign as well. He played in just two Texans games last season and met with the 49ers and Bears before landing in New Orleans. Should Webster play in 2019, it would be his age-28 season.

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Saints Cut Kayvon Webster

The Saints have cut cornerback Kayvon Webster, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old’s run in New Orleans lasted less than three months.

The Saints auditioned several cornerbacks early on this summer and liked what Webster brought to the table. But, with a solid group of CBs already locked in, a spot was far from guaranteed for the vet.

Webster garnered some hype as a backup in Denver, but injuries spoiled what could have been his true coming out party with the Rams. Instead of taking off in old friend Wade Phillips‘ system, his season ended after just eleven games. Last year, he latched on with the Texans, but he was limited to just two games thanks to multiple injuries and two IR stints.

Saints To Sign Kayvon Webster

The Saints have agreed to sign cornerback Kayvon Webster, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Exact terms of the deal are not yet known, but it’s likely a low-cost one-year contract for the 28-year-old and New Orleans. 

The Saints auditioned several cornerbacks last week and apparently liked what Webster brought to the table. Barring injury to one of the team’s other corners, Webster probably won’t be in line for serious playing time. Marshon Lattimore, Eli Apple, Patrick Robinson, and P.J. Williams all rank ahead of him on the depth chart, though he could carve out a role on special teams.

Webster garnered some hype as a backup in Denver, but injuries spoiled what could have been his true coming out party with the Rams. Instead of taking off in old friend Wade Phillips‘ system, his season ended after just eleven games. Last year, he latched on with the Texans, but he was limited to just two games thanks to multiple injuries and two IR stints.

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Saints To Meet With Kayvon Webster

Free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster will visit the Saints on Wednesday, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The 49ers and Bears also have expressed interest in Webster recently and it might not be long before he finds a new NFL home. 

Webster garnered buzz early in his career as a talented cornerback with the Broncos who was buried on the depth chart behind more established names. Many expected him to break out upon signing with the Rams in 2017 and reuniting with Wade Phillips, but he didn’t do much in his injury-shortened season. In 2018, injuries hampered him yet again as he tried to reestablish himself with the Texans.

The Saints will start Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple at the outside cornerback spots with Patrick RobinsonP.J. Williams and rookies Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Saquan Hampton battling for the primary slot role.

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49ers Work Out Kayvon Webster

The 49ers worked out cornerback Kayvon Webster on Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Webster stands as one of the best remaining free agents left on the board at this stage of the offseason. 

Webster also met with the Bears earlier this month, but left Chicago without a deal. Despite his recent injury troubles, he profiles as a potential difference-maker for the Niners who could be had on a cheap deal.

Webster joined the Texans late last offseason but played in just two games thanks to multiple injuries and two separate IR stints. Webster, who was lauded for his talent while buried behind big name corners in Denver, has failed to take the next leap forward in his career. Many expected big things when he reunited with Wade Phillips as a member of the Rams in 2017, but he failed to make a major impact in eleven games before suffering a season-ending Achilles tear.

The 49ers recently lost Jimmie Ward to a broken collarbone, so this would be an opportune time to see what Webster can do before Ward returns for training camp. The Niners also fortified their CB group by drafting Tim Harris in the sixth round, but there’s no guarantee that the rookie will make the final cut.

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Bears Meet With Kayvon Webster

The Bears will host free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster on Wednesday, a source tells Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). Even after drafting two cornerbacks last week, the Bears are apparently still in the hunt for secondary help. 

Webster joined the Texans late last offseason but played in just two games thanks to multiple injuries and two separate IR stints. Webster, who was lauded for his talent while buried behind big name corners in Denver, has failed to take the next leap forward in his career. Many expected big things when he reunited with Wade Phillips as a member of the Rams in 2017, but he failed to make a major impact in eleven games before suffering a season-ending Achilles tear.

The Bears project to start Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller at outside cornerback with new addition Buster Skrine manning the slot. After those three, the Bears have veteran Sherrick McManis, Kevin Toliver, John Franklin, Michael Joseph, Jonathon Mincy, and two late-round draft picks in Kansas State’s Duke Shelley and Valdosta State’s Stephen Denmark.

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Texans To Place Thomas, Webster On IR

Demaryius Thomas‘ season is over. The Texans will place their No. 2 wide receiver on IR after he suffered an Achilles injury Sunday.

Interestingly, Kayvon Webster will head back to IR as well. The Texans just brought Webster off IR on Saturday but lost the cornerback during the game to a thigh injury. Houston also placed linebacker Brian Peters on IR and promoted wide receiver Steven Mitchell to the active roster from its practice squad.

Teammates from 2013-16 in Denver, Thomas and Webster’s Houston futures are uncertain. The Texans may well have been unlikely to keep Thomas on his lofty contract — which includes a non-guaranteed $14MM base salary in 2019 — before his injury, which is believed to be a torn Achilles. Now that he will have to undergo a significant rehab endeavor, the soon-to-be 31-year-old wideout likely will not be part of the 2019 Texans.

Thomas’ ninth NFL season will end with 59 receptions for 677 yards, the bulk of those coming with the Broncos, and five touchdowns. The 2010 first-round pick made four Pro Bowls between 2012-16 and amassed at least 900 receiving yards from 2012-17. He has not missed a game since early in the 2011 slate, having started 111 consecutive games since the start of the ’12 season.

The Texans added Webster late in the offseason. He ended up playing in just two games, suffering multiple injuries that will result in two separate IR stays this season. The sixth-year cornerback, who suffered a season-ending injury in 2017 as well, will be a free agent at season’s end.

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