Oday Aboushi

NFC Contract Details: Zuerlein, Poe, Shell, Vikings

We’ve got a bunch of contract details to pass along, all out of the NFC:

Lions Re-Sign OL Oday Aboushi

The Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. It’s a one-year deal for the 2013 fifth-rounder.

Assuming he makes the the team, 2020 will offer Aboushi a rare opportunity for geographical stability. In his seven years in the league, he has had stints with the Jets, Texans, Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Lions.

The UVA product will also have a real chance at starting for Detroit this year after appearing in just seven games (two starts) in 2019. The Lions let right guard Graham Glasgow depart in free agency, and left guard Joe Dahl is coming off a season-ending back injury. 2019 UDFA Beau Benzschawel and swing tackle Tyrell Crosby could also compete for a starting guard gig.

Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions — who generally do not value the guard position — showed interest in free agents like Greg Van Roten before circling back to Aboushi. The 6-5, 315-pounder is not a world beater by any means, but he has started 34 games in his career and doesn’t turn 30 until June.

OL Oday Aboushi To Sign With Lions

Oday Aboushi is set to join his sixth NFL organization. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports (via Twitter) that the offensive lineman is set to sign with the Lions. It will be a one-year deal worth $2MM.

After being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, the six-foot-five lineman has bounced around the league. In six years, Aboushi has had stints with the Jets, Texans, Seahawks, Raiders, and Cardinals.

After being released by Oakland following the preseason, Aboushi caught on with Arizona for the 2018 campaign. He proceeded to appear in eight games for the Cardinals, including six starts. Pro Football Focus ultimately ranked him 41st among 77 eligible offensive guards.

Aboushi will be joining a depth chart that already includes four guards in Frank RagnowKenny WigginsTyrell Crosby, and Joe Dahl.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 10/23/18

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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NFL Workout Updates: 10/22/18

Here’s a rundown of today’s NFL workouts. Each workout comes from Howard Balzer’s (on Twitter), unless noted otherwise:

Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns

Houston Texans

Los Angeles Rams

Seattle Seahawks

NFL Workout Updates: 10/16/18

Here’s the latest from the workout circuit. Links to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account, unless otherwise noted.

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

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Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 10/2/18

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

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

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New England Patriots

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New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Raiders Announce Roster Cuts

Trading Khalil Mack wasn’t the Raiders’ only order of business Saturday. They’ve also moved their roster to 53 players by making the following transactions:

Waived:

Released:

Waived/injured:

Placed on injured reserve:

Placed on PUP list:

Raiders Sign OL Oday Aboushi

The Raiders have added some depth to their offensive line. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports (via Twitter) that the team has signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi.

The 2013 fifth-round pick has managed to put together a solid five-year career, starting 26 of his 34 games (including 10 starts in 15 games for the Jets in 2014). The six-foot-five, 315-pound offensive guard spent last season with the Seahawks, where he started each of his eight games. He ultimately graded out as the No. 60 guard among 76 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus, which assigned Aboushi bottom-five marks as a run blocker.

After ending last season on the injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder, Aboushi wasn’t able to garner a whole lot of interest this offseason. We heard back in May that the 49ers had hosted the veteran for a workout, but it’s otherwise been quiet for the 27-year-old.

With the Raiders, Aboushi will be reunited with offensive line coach Tom Cable, who had the same role with the Seahawks last season. While it’s unlikely that Aboushi will beat out Kelechi Osemele or Gabe Jackson for a starting gig, he could compete with Jon FelicianoDenver KirklandJames Stone, and Ian Silberman for backup reps.

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West Notes: 49ers, Hawks, Raiders, Chiefs

Before signing Mike Person earlier today, the 49ers also worked out veteran offensive linemen Oday Aboushi, Josh LeRibeus, and Brian Schwenke, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). San Francisco was clearly on the lookout for an experienced lineman capable of playing multiple spots along the interior, and Person won the job. Each of Aboushi, LeRibeus, and Schwenke boast at least one season of regular starting work, but none have generated any known interest to this point in the offseason. If the 49ers are in need of more center/guard as the year progresses, however, it’s fair to assume they’ll circle back to these same candidates.

Here’s more from the NFL’s two West divisions:

  • Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have both denied that Seattle is entering a full-scale rebuild, and the club’s meeting with veteran wideout Brandon Marshall only verifies that stance, as Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times notes. While the Seahawks have shed a mass of talent this offseason by releasing or trading stalwarts such as Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, and Cliff Avril, the club doesn’t intend to sacrifice its intention to compete. Marshall, of course, hasn’t been productive since 2015, but he’d add a physical element to a wide receiving depth chart that includes Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, and Jaron Brown.
  • Linebacker Derrick Johnson rebuffed offers from two-to-three other clubs in order to sign with the Raiders, as Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area tweets. Johnson, 35, reiterated that the opportunity to play for head coach Jon Gruden played a large role in his decision to join Oakland’s squad, where he is expected to play middle linebacker in a 4-3 scheme for the first time in his career. The Raiders have made multiple additions to the second level of their defense, adding Tahir Whitehead, Emmanuel Lamur, and Kyle Wilber in addition to Johnson. As such, it’s becoming clear that fellow linebacker NaVorro Bowman is unlikely to return to the Bay Area.
  • Byron Maxwell‘s new deal with the Seahawks has a base value of $2MM, reports Brady Henderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The veteran cornerback, who is now in his second stint with Seattle, will collect a $950K base salary, a $500K signing bonus, a $100K roster bonus paid if he makes the Seahawks’ 53-man roster, and up to $450K in per-game roster bonuses. Maxwell looks like the clear favorite to start at outside corner opposite Shaquill Griffin, but he’ll be pushed by Justin Coleman and free agent addition Dontae Johnson.
  • The Chiefs announced that they’ve promoted Mike Borgonzi to director of football operations. As Adam Schefter of ESPN.com points out (Twitter link), Borgonzi will now take over the position manned by Chris Ballard before he became the Colts’ general manager, meaning the former should now be viewed as a future GM candidate. Kansas City also promoted Ryan Poles to assistant director of player personnel and named Ryne Nutt director of college scouting.