Kenny Bell

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/3/18

Today’s minor moves:

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

  • Signed: WR Dom Williams
  • Waived/Injured: WR Deontez Alexander

New York Giants

  • Waived: CB Kenneth Durden

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: DT Lord Hyeamang

Tennessee Titans

  • Signed: T Laurence Gibson
  • Placed on IR: S Johnathan Cyprien
  • Waived/injured: DL Connor Flagel

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/17/18

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Buffalo Bills

Denver Broncos

Indianapolis Colts

New York Jets

  • P Ben Turk

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/24/17

Today’s practice squad updates:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

  • Signed: WR Kenny Bell
  • Released: TE Gabe Holmes

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

  • Signed: DT Jarrod Clements

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Signed: OL Brandon Thomas
  • Released: OL Norman Price

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

  • Signed: CB Tevin Mitchel

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/20/17

Today’s minor moves:

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Minnesota Vikings

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: T Tyrus Thompson (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ravens Sign C Jeremy Zuttah

The Ravens signed center Jeremy Zuttah. Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun (on Twitter) first reported that the two sides were nearing agreement. It’s a two-year deal with nearly $4MM in base salary and a max value of $6MM achievable through playing time, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). To make room on the roster for Zuttah, the Ravens waived/injured wide receiver Kenny Bell."<strong

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The Ravens traded Zuttah to the 49ers this offseason, but he wound up on the free agent market when San Francisco cut him loose earlier this month. The Ravens were obviously ready to move on from Zuttah at that point, but that was before a rash of injuries and a surprise retirement left them with major holes on the offensive line. Alex Lewis and Nico Siragusa were both knocked out for the whole season with injuries while John Urschel opted to walk away from the game at the age of 26.

In 2016, the 31-year-old played nearly every offensive snap for Baltimore, grading out as the No. 13 center in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. Zuttah is expected to regain his spot as the team’s starting center while Ryan Jensen will shift to left guard.

Before he landed back in Baltimore, the Colts also expressed interest in signing Zuttah.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/2/17

Here are today’s reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2017 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters.

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

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AFC North Notes: Thomas, Eifert, Ravens, Pouncey

The Browns lost more of their core talents this offseason as a new front office attempts another reboot. Joe Thomas didn’t necessarily agree with the decisions to let some of those players go and mentioned previous front office’s apathy toward keeping past free agents as a reason for where the team resides today.

That’s one of the frustrations that I’ve had over the years, and that’s the problem when you constantly are hitting the reset button is guys that are really good players like that end up falling through the cracks or going to other teams because any time a new staff comes in basically they wipe out the middle class,” Thomas said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “They keep a couple of your superstars and then they want everyone else being a rookie so that they can try to develop them.

When you keep doing that over and over again, you really lose all your middle class on your team. So guys like Buster Skrine, Jabaal Sheard, D’Qwell Jackson, Jordan Cameron, Travis Benjamin … disappeared, even though those were the guys that you drafted them, spent the time developing them and right when they’re hitting stride in the peaks of their career, they end up going somewhere else and having great success.”

Thomas, who continues to be the subject of trade rumors, and Joe Haden remain two of the only long-tenured Browns. The franchise also let Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz walk this spring. Cleveland possesses an NFL-most $49.3MM in cap space.

Here’s the latest from the Browns’ AFC North rivals.

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/5/16

Today’s practice squad moves:

Baltimore Ravens

  • Signed: WR Kenny Bell

Chicago Bears

  • Signed: TE Rory Anderson

Cleveland Browns

  • Signed: TE E.J. Bibbs (Twitter link via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com)

Indianapolis Colts

  • Signed: LB Luke Rhodes (Twitter link via Mich Chappell of CBS4)

Minnesota Vikings

  • Signed: TE Brian Leonhardt
  • Cut: CB Tre Roberson (Twitter link via Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune)

New England Patriots

  • Signed: G Chase Farris (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss)
  • Cut: LB Quentin Gause

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Signed: LB Josh Keyes

NFL Workout Updates: 10/4/16

We’re a quarter of the way through the regular season, and clubs are constantly updating their emergency lists of players. Let’s take a look at the latest reported auditions and visits, which we’ve divided by conference due to today’s sheer volume:

AFC

  • The Raiders took a look at linebackers Danny Lansanah and Tyrell Adams, according to Caplan (Twitter link). Oakland eventually settled on Perry Riley as its new linebacker.
  • Before he signed with the Browns’ practice squad, offensive lineman Mike Liedtke worked out for the Ravens and was scheduled to audition for the Jaguars, according to his agent Brett Tessler (Twitter link). Baltimore also tried out veteran safety Shamiel Gary today, per Jeff Zriebec of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link). Gary has also been linked to the Giants in recent days.
  • The Ravens didn’t stop there, according to Howard Balzer (Twitter link): Baltimore also worked out defensive backs Jeron Johnson and Ryan Murphy, linebackers Jamari Lattimore and Andy Mulumba, and guard Ian Silberman.
  • Former Liberty quarterback Josh Woodrum, former Tampa Bay wide receiver Kenny Bell, and long snapper Jon Akemon all worked out with the Chiefs today, according to NFL Draft Diamonds (on Twitter).
  • The Titans auditioned defenseive tackle Trevon Coley, wide receivers Donteea Dye and Wendall Williams, and defensive end Farrington Huguenin, tweets Balzer.

NFC

NFL Workout Updates: 9/27/16

Tuesday is workout day in the NFL, and while we’ve dedicated full posts to the more notable tryouts, we’ll round up the stragglers here: