Jamarius Way

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/4/19

Here are Sunday’s minor moves:

Carolina Panthers

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Broncos Sign WR Jamarius Way

It’s been a busy day for the Broncos, and the team has now added a wide receiver. The team announced that they’ve signed rookie wideout Jamarius Way. In a corresponding move, the Broncos placed receiver Romell Guerrier on the reserve/retired list. We learned earlier today that Guerrier is retiring.

Way has been busy since going undrafted back in April. The University of South Alabama product participated as a tryout player at the Packers, Buccaneers and Dolphins rookie minicamps.

The six-foot-four wideout had a pair of productive seasons at South Alabama. In 23 total games, Way hauled in 108 receptions for 1,617 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also added another seven carries for 38 yards.

The Broncos have revamped the bottom of the receivers depth chart over the past week. Besides today’s moves involving Way and Guerrier, the organization added Steven Dunbar Jr. to replace the retired Aaron Burbridge. There’s uncertainty surrounding Emmanuel Sanders‘ return from a torn Achilles, meaning someone will have to step up to join Sanders, Courtland Sutton, and DaeSean Hamilton atop the depth chart.

Buccaneers Audition Five Players

The Buccaneers are hosting a group of free agents at their minicamp this week, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link). Tampa Bay is working out offensive linemen Cyrus Kouandjio and Josh LeRibeus and wide receivers Malachi Dupre, Nehari Crawford, and Jamarius Way.

Of the group, LeRibeus has played in the most total NFL games (50). An 11-game starter at center for the 2015 Redskins, LeRibeus appeared in 19 games (three starts) for the Saints over the past two seasons. LeRibeus, 29, earned positive grades from Pro Football Focus earlier in his career, but that wasn’t the case in 2018. Among the 153 interior linemen who played at least 100 offensive snaps a season ago, LeRibeus ranked dead last in PFF grade.

Kouandjio, 25, has the highest draft pedigree of any player working out for the Bucs, as he was chosen in the second round (44th overall) of the 2014 draft. The Alabama product has had trouble staying healthy throughout his NFL career, and thus has only appeared in 30 games over five years. Kouandjio has spent the past two years bouncing on-and-off the Broncos’ roster, playing only 80 offensive snaps during that time.

Dupre was once considered the best high school wide receiver recruit in the country, and was — at one point — viewed as a potential first-round pick. Heading into the 2017 draft, Lance Zierlein of NFL.com listed Dupre as a third- or fourth-round selection, but the LSU alum ultimately fell to the Packers in the seventh round. He’s already spent time with five teams in his brief NFL career.