Cameron Bradfield

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/16/16

Today’s minor moves:

  • The Texans signed defensive end Alex Carrington and waived/injured fullback Soma Vainuku, according to a team press release. Carrington was a third-round pick of Buffalo in 2010.
  • The Lions have waived tight end Ben McCord, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes.
  • The Colts announced that they have waived wide receiver Josh Boyce. Boyce, a former 2013 fourth-round pick of New England, managed just nine catches for his old team. At TCU, he was the program’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns (22). Indianapolis also announced that it has waived wide receiver Andre Debose and replaced him with fellow WR Andrew Opoku. Opoku, a converted linebacker, had four receptions at Delaware.
  • Nose tackle Chris Mayes, an undrafted rookie from Georgia, suffered a foot injury early in practice on Monday and was waived/injured by the Falcons on Tuesday, as D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. Mayes, who was listed as the fourth-string nose tackle on the depth chart, was unlikely to make the team.
  • The Dolphins announced that they have waived/injured defensive end Farrington Huguenin.
  • Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali (torn ACL) cleared waivers today and has reverted to their injured reserve, per a club announcement.
  • The Seahawks announced the release of cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste in order to clear a roster spot for the newly-signed Tony McDaniel.
  • The Raiders announced that they have signed free agent tight end Jake McGee.
  • The Cowboys placed tackle Cameron Bradfield (knee) on injured reserve and waived/injured defensive tackle Gerald Dixon (pectoral). Dallas has also signed wide receiver Richard Mullaney, who worked out for the club earlier today, according to Todd Archer of (Twitter link).

Cowboys To Sign Cameron Bradfield

The Cowboys have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, according to Bradfield’s agent Andy Simms (Twitter link). Contract specifics haven’t yet been released, but it’s likely a one-year, minimum salary benefit deal.

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Bradfield, who will turn 29 in September, was part of a contingent that auditioned for Dallas at the beginning of June. It’s entirely possible that the Cowboys are simply adding Bradfield as a camp body, as the club famously has one of the best offensive lines in the league. Three members of the club’s front five — left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick, and right guard Zack Martin — earned second-team All Pro honors last season. Right tackle Doug Free, meanwhile, is no slouch, and left guard La’el Collins was considered a first-round prospect before unfounded legal issues caused him to go undrafted in 2015.

The Cowboys also have enviable depth up front, as the club boasts veterans Ronald Leary (who could be traded) and Joe Looney on the interior, and former third-round pick Chaz Green at tackle. Bradfield, though, has his own merits, though he didn’t appear in the NFL last year. Bradfield has played in 41 games (27 starts) during his career, and was a starter for the Jaguars from 2013-14. He’s bounced around the past few seasons, and most recently inked a futures deal with the Cardinals before being waived at final cutdowns last year.

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Cowboys To Meet With Brandon Boykin

6:56pm: In addition to Boykin, the Cowboys also worked out defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, defensive backs Dax Swanson and Isaiah Frey, offensive tackles Cameron Bradfield and Bryan Witzmann, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, and tight end Nate Askew, according to Archer.

3:29pm: The Cowboys will meet with free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin, according to sources who spoke with Todd Archer of Boykin was signed by the Panthers in March but he has been a free agent since being released last month.Brandon Boykin (vertical)

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Despite not seeing significant playing time in Pittsburgh, Boykin ranked as a top-40 cornerback in 2015 (out of 111 qualified players), per Pro Football Focus. The diminutive corner has always shown flashes of upside, particularly in his six-interception 2013 campaign, but has never really gotten the opportunity to be a full-time player with just seven career starts. Now, he’ll look to join the Cowboys as a low-cost slot cornerback with upside.

While Boykin didn’t earn a spot on PFR’s top 50 free agent list, we placed him sixth among free agent cornerbacks when we broke down 2016’s top defensive free agents, placing him ahead of veterans like Leon Hall and Patrick Robinson due to his relative youth and upside. Recently, PFR’s Dallas Robinson ranked Boykin as the fifth-best free agent still left on the board, ahead of names like Mike Neal, Chris Culliver, and Antrel Rolle.

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Workout Notes: Bills, Boykin, Little

Here are Wednesday’s workouts from around the NFL. All links go to the Twitter feed of The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, unless noted otherwise:

Cardinals Cut Down To 53

Joining the Saturday deadline craze, the Cardinals cut their roster down to 53 players.

Among those waived or released was quarterback Logan Thomas, a second-year quarterback who became expendable once the Cardinals traded for Matt Barkley on Friday.

The remainder of Arizona’s cuts are as follows:

  • Cameron Bradfield, T
  • Cariel Brooks, CB
  • Jonte Green, CB
  • Marion Grice, RB (Waived/injured)
  • Jon Halapio, G
  • Trevor Harman, WR
  • Robert Hughes, RB
  • Harold Jones-Quartey, S
  • Paul Lasike, RB
  • Jimmy Legree, CB (Waived/injured)
  • Gabe Martin, ILB
  • Antoine McClain, G
  • C.J. Roberts, CB
  • Jaxon Shipley, WR
  • Phillip Sims, QB
  • Anthony Steen, G
  • Alameda Te’Amu, NT
  • Anthony Walters, S
  • Kerwynn Williams, RB

Minor Moves: Thursday

We’ll keep track of the New Year’s Day transactions right here, with the latest moves being added to the top of the post:

  • The Cardinals have signed offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield to a reserve/futures deal, tweets Darren Urban of Bradfield, 27, started 27 games over four seasons with the Jaguars before signing with the Falcons earlier this year.
  • The Bengals have signed rookie receiver Eric Ward to their practice squad, reports Geoff Hobson of (Twitter link). Ward, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech, was signed by the Titans earlier this year, but released in early September. He takes the place of fellow wideout Cobi Hamilton, who was promoted to the active roster yesterday.

Falcons Waive Cameron Bradfield, Activate William Moore

The Falcons will welcome back one player today, but they’re also parting ways with another. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports (via Twitter) that the team has activated safety William Moore from the injured reserve-designated for return list. To make the necessary space, Atlanta waived veteran offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield.

It’s been a tumultuous 2014 for Bradfield, who re-signed with the Jaguars in March after having spent his first three seasons in Jacksonville. He started the first two games this season, and while Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) did not rate him favorably, he wasn’t the weakest lineman on the squad. Regardless, the tackle was cut in mid-September, and he was picked up by the Falcons two weeks later. The 27-year-old did not play a single snap for Atlanta.

Moore was placed on the short-term IR in September and was subsequently replaced in the lineup by Kemal Ishmael. The veteran safety led the Falcons defense in snaps last season, and PFR consistently ranked him among the better defenders on Atlanta. The 29-year-old signed a five-year contract worth $32MM in early 2013.

Falcons Sign Three Players, Put Three On IR

Three Falcons players are headed to injured reserve, the team announced today (Twitter links). Starting center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes have been placed on season-ending IR with ACL and foot injuries, respectively. Safety William Moore was also placed on injured reserve, though he received the designation to return, so he’ll be eligible to return from his shoulder injury after eight weeks.

Atlanta has filled two of its three newly-opened roster spots by promoting a pair of players from its practice squad, according to the team (Twitter link). Guard Harland Gunn and safety Sean Baker are two of the newest additions to the Falcons’ 53-man roster. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (via Twitter), that final open roster spot will be filled by veteran tackle Cameron Bradfield, who was cut by the Jaguars earlier this month.

Hawley and Holmes hadn’t been playing exceptionally well in the early going — both players had negative grades, according to Pro Football Focus. Still, they were adding some stability to a unit that is missing veteran Sam Baker and has seen rookie Jake Matthews get a little banged up as well.

With Hawley and Holmes now out of the mix, the club worked out a handful of offensive linemen today, including Leroy Harris, according to Adam Caplan of and Ian Rapoport of (Twitter links). It appears for now though that Atlanta will try to get by with Gunn and Bradfield providing depth, as Peter Konz and Gabe Carimi appear likely to assume starting roles.

Safety Kimario McFadden and guard Adam Replogle have filled the two newly-opened spots on the Falcons’ practice squad, reports Ledbetter (via Twitter). Both players were cut by the team at the end of the preseason.

Late Week Workouts: Patriots, Cardinals

The Patriots worked out four players on Friday, reports Mike Reiss and Field Yates of

They are likely only looking at these players as practice squad candidates, but the team has made a habit of bringing in these players each week.

The team worked out former Falcons’ receiver and special teamer Kevin Cone, former Buccaneers’ defensive end Steven Means, undrafted free agent running back Rajion Neal, and linebacker D.J. Smith. Smith, a former Packer, also spent time with the Texans and Panthers.

The Cardinals also brought in a semi-big name in the recently released offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, according to Yates (via Twitter). Bradfield started the first two games of this season for the Jaguars, but struggled mightily to protect Chad Henne. The team gave up ten sacks to the Redskins’ defense this past Sunday.

None of these players were signed as of Friday evening.

Jags Cut Cameron Bradfield; Lewis To IR-DTR

1:29pm: In addition to waiving Bradfield, the Jaguars have also placed tight end Marcedes Lewis on injured reserve with the designation to return, tweets John Oehser of The moves opened up two spots on the club’s 53-man roster, which Jacksonville filled by signing wideout Tavarres King from the Panthers’ practice squad and promoting tight end Marcel Jensen from the Jags’ own practice squad (Twitter link).

12:48pm: A week after their offensive line allowed Chad Henne to be sacked 10 times by the Redskins, the Jaguars are making some changes. According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union (via Twitter), the team has cut starting right tackle Cameron Bradfield.

Bradfield, who turned 27 on Sunday, didn’t have a great birthday — according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), he was responsible for two of the 10 sacks on Henne, and also allowed three additional quarterback pressures. The -5.1 grade for the game, on top of Week 1’s -2.5 mark, made him one of the league’s worst tackles through two weeks, per PFF. Unfortunately, that’s nothing new for the Grand Valley State product. His -29.1 mark in 2013 made him a bottom-five tackle in the NFL, out of 76 qualified players at the position.

The Jaguars inked Bradfield to a two-year contract extension in March, so they’ll be on the hook for a little dead money as a result of the move. However, that contract didn’t include a signing bonus, so the effect on the club’s 2015 cap will be limited. Sam Young and Austin Pasztor are among the in-house candidates to replace Bradfield at right tackle, and the team will also have an open roster spot to add another player, though it remains to be seen if that will be another lineman.