Mike Liedtke

Washington Cuts CB Aaron Colvin, Moves Down To 53

Here is how Washington trimmed its camp roster down to the 53-man regular-season limit. Some notable veterans did not make the squad.

Waived:

Released:

Placed on IR:

Washington added Colvin last year, doing so after the Texans cut him early in the season. The veteran has played six seasons, seeing action with the Jaguars, Texans and Washington. He will head back to free agency. As with Rodgers, who was the most notable tight end on Washington’s roster entering camp. Following the exits of Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis — and Thaddeus Moss‘ IR trip — Washington does not feature much of note at the position.

Mr. Irrelevant in 2018, Quinn latched on with Washington for two seasons. He operated as Washington’s slot receiver for a time, but with a new regime running the show now, Quinn will head to the waiver wire. However, he would certainly profile as a player who could be added to Washington’s 16-man practice squad. Garnett would as well.

The team added Garnett during training camp, but the former first-round pick has never managed to carve out a consistent role as a pro.

Redskins To Sign Mike Liedtke

The Redskins have agreed to sign offensive lineman Mike Liedtke, according to agent Brett Tessler (Twitter link). The 28-year-old was non-tendered by the Bucs earlier this year, making him a free agent.

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The deal marks Liedtke’s sixth NFL stop, though it’s his first in the NFC East. The 28-year-old spent 2016-2019 with the Bucs, bouncing between the active roster and practice squad. In 2018, he suited up for a career-high nine. He missed the entire 2019 campaign thanks to shoulder surgery, but he was reportedly near 100% health at the time of the non-tender in March.

Liedtke went undrafted out of Illinois State in 2015 but went on to spend time with the Dolphins, Chiefs, Jets, Browns, and Bucs. With the Redskins, he’ll try to find a spot behind Brandon Scherff, Morgan Moses, Wes Schweitzer, and the rest of the O-Linemen in D.C.

Without Trent Williams on the field last year, the Redskins’ front five surrendered the fifth-highest sack total in the NFL. Now, after trading Williams in San Francisco, they’ll have to find ways to protect the pocket and create running lanes with what they’ve got. Fourth-round tackle Saahdiq Charles may help on the outside, though he’ll have to work on his overall strength before making a dent at the pro level.

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RFA/ERFA Tender Decisions: 3/9/20

Today’s restricted free agent and exclusive rights free agent tender decisions will be posted below:

RFAs

Non-tendered:

Liedtke has been with the Buccaneers organization since 2016, bouncing between the active roster and practice squad. He appeared in a career-high nine games for Tampa Bay in 2018. He missed the entire 2019 campaign thanks to shoulder surgery, but Greg Auman of The Athletic tweets that the 28-year-old is “almost fully recovered.”

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/7/19

Today’s minor moves:

Dallas Cowboys

  • Signed: OL Kiwanis Bushell-Beatty
  • Waived/injured: WR Lance Lenoir

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers OL Mike Liedtke Done For Season

Buccaneers backup offensive lineman Mike Liedtke will miss the 2019 season with a shoulder injury, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Liedtke, 27, went undrafted out of Illinois State in 2015, and spent time with the Dolphins, Chiefs, Jets, and Browns before finding a home in Tampa Bay in 2016. After spending parts of two seasons on the Buccaneers’ practice squad, he was promoted to the active roster for good in December 2017. Last year, Liedtke appeared in nine games but played only three offensive snaps.

Tampa Bay has other reserve guards capable of backing up starters Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa, including Earl Watford and Caleb Benenoch. But if the club looks to the open market for depth, free agent options could include Brandon Fusco, Chance Warmack, Jermon Bushrod, and John Greco.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 4/3/19

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Re-signed (ERFA): WR Marcus Kemp
  • Waived: CB Step Durham

New York Giants

New York Jets

Miami Dolphins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RFA/ERFA Tender Decisions: 3/8/19

Here are today’s restricted free agent and exclusive rights free agent tender decisions:

RFAs

Second round tender:

Tendered at original-round level:

ERFAs

Tendered:

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/5/17

Today’s minor moves:

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

  • Promoted to active roster: LB Howard Jones, OL Cameron Lee

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Promoted to active roster: T Mike Liedtke

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

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Trim Roster To 53

The Buccaneers have moved their roster to 53 players by making the following transactions:

Waived:

Waived/injured:

Released:

Placed on IR:

Placed on Reserve/Suspended List: