Marcus Rush

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/1/18

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:

Baltimore Ravens

  • QB Josh Woodrum
  • RB John Crockett
  • FB Ricky Ortiz
  • OT Steven Moore

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

  • LB Carl Bradford
  • K Jon Brown
  • LB Connor Harris
  • OT Javarius Leamon
  • OG Oni Omoile
  • TE Scott Orndoff
  • CB Sojourn Shelton
  • SS Robenson Therezie
  • WR Kermit Whitfield

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

  • TE Mo Alie-Cox
  • WR Dres Anderson
  • DT Johnathan Calvin
  • WR Kolby Listenbee
  • LB Arthur Miley
  • LB Josh Perry
  • QB Phillip Walker
  • G Isaiah Williams

New York Giants

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

 

NFL Workout Updates: 12/21/17

Today’s workout updates, with all Twitter links via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle and veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer:

Arizona Cardinals

  • WRs Harvey Binford, Rashad Ross, Brandon Zylstra; DBs Jonathon Mincy, Kacy Rodgers (link)

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Kansas City Chiefs

New Orleans Saints

  • WR Diontae Spencer (link)

New York Giants

New York Jets

  • G Greg Pyke (link via Balzer)

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

  • TE Brandon Barnes; OL Erik Austell; DT Euclid Cummings; LB Chris Casher; CB Shaq Richardson (link)

Seattle Seahawks

NFL Workout Updates: 11/28/17

Here are today’s workout updates, courtesy of veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer unless otherwise noted.

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

  • DL Marcus Hardison

Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans

NFL Workout Updates: 10/16/17

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

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/11/17

Today’s practice squad updates:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

  • Signed: K Mike Meyer, DL Jonathan Woodard
  • Placed on injured list: TE Joshua Perkins

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers

Sunday NFL Transactions: AFC West

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC West 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 Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, and Raiders 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 AFC West transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:

Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Oakland Raiders

Chiefs Cut Players To Reach 53-Man Limit

The Chiefs are all legal eagle. Here’s how they got down to a 53-man roster:

Released:

PUP List:

Reserve/Injured:

Chiefs Sign LB Marcus Rush

After releasing Tourek Williams last week, the Chiefs have filled his roster spot by signing linebacker Marcus Rush (via Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star).

Marcus Rush (Vertical)Following a collegiate career that saw him win a Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl, the undrafted free agent out of Michigan State initially joined the 49ers practice squad, where he spent two seasons. He was signed by the Jaguars in December, but he was ultimately released by the organization in May. The 25-year-old was a standout during the 2016 preseason, leading the league with six sacks, so the defender clearly has what it takes to compete in the NFL.

Of course, Rush still has an uphill battle to make the Chiefs roster. There are a number of linebackers competing for a reserve spot on the squad, including Tamba Hali, Frank Zombo, Dadi NicolasUkeme EligweJustin March-LillardTerrance Smith, and D.J. Alexander.

Speaking of Williams, ESPN’s Adam Caplan notes (via Twitter) that the team released the linebacker with the rare “failure to disclose physical condition” designation.

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Jaguars Release LB Marcus Rush

The Jaguars have released linebacker Marcus Rush, the team announced. Marcus Rush (Vertical)

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Rush, 26 in June, went undrafted out of Michigan State in 2015 and spent his first two years in the pros on San Francisco’s taxi squad. In December of last year, the Jaguars signed him off of the 49ers’ practice squad. Rush didn’t get a real opportunity to play in Jacksonville either, unfortunately, and he is still waiting to get a chance to show what he can do in live action. In the 2016 preseason, Rush led the league with six sacks in exhibition, so there’s reason to believe that he can be a contributor.

In other Jaguars news, the team hosted safety Aaron Williams on a visit last week, but there’s no deal just yet. Tight end Gary Barnidge, who has drawn the interest of multiple teams, may meet with the Jaguars in the coming days.

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