Kyle Knox

Cowboys Notes: Bryant, Murray, Knox

Here’s a look at the a few items out of Dallas..

  • Todd Archer of polled the rest of ESPN’s NFC East correspondents to find out how the divisional rivals will stack up against the Cowboys’ offensive line. Dallas claimed ownership to the best O-Line in the NFC East in 2014 and this year they’ve added La’el Collins, who would have been a first round pick if not for his bizarre situation. Giants correspondent Dan Graziano feels that no one’s front seven should feel good about its chances against the Cowboys’ offensive line. Eagles writer Phil Sheridan notes that the Eagles are pretty happy with their front seven thanks to the addition of linebacker Kiko Alonso. John Keim, meanwhile, feels that Washington is better equipped than last year thanks to the speed of Stephen Paea and a healthy Jason Hatcher.
  • Babe Laufenberg of touched on a number of Cowboys topics, including the team’s decision to prioritize keeping Dez Bryant over running back DeMarco Murray. Murray was the league’s best back in 2014, but Laufenberg noted that wide receiver is the most important position in today’s NFL, outside of quarterback. Bryant’s 16 touchdowns were second in the NFL last year while Murray had 13.
  • Linebacker Kyle Knox, who was signed by the Cowboys on June 2nd and waived on June 5th, has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season, according to Howard Balzer of USA Today Sports (on Twitter). There’s no word on what Knox’s suspension is for, but four game suspensions are often brought on by violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. Knox is currently a free agent and today’s news likely won’t help his chances of landing with a team.

Minor Moves: Friday

Here are Friday’s minor transactions from around the NFL:

  • The Browns have cut outside linebacker Keith Pough, tweets Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. Pough had been cut with an injured designation last month, so today’s move removes him from the roster entirely.
  • Having signed him to their roster in April, the Giants have waived/injured linebacker Ryan Jones less than two months later, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News (Twitter link).
  • After being waived with an injury designation by the Raiders yesterday, linebacker Jacoby Hale has reverted to the team’s IR list, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Earlier updates:

  • Offensive lineman Jon Halapio, drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round in 2014, has signed with the Cardinals, per Darren Urban of (Twitter link). To make room for the guard, the Cards parted ways with another offensive lineman, tackle Tavon Rooks.
  • As expected, sixth-round wide receiver Bud Sasser, who wasn’t cleared physically due to a heart condition, went unclaimed on waivers and has been placed on the Rams‘ non-football illness list, tweets Howard Balzer of TheSportsXchange. For what it’s worth, Sasser’s agent, Scott Thiel, tells David Morrison of the Columbia Daily Tribune that doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota said the young wideout is “at little to no risk,” and should be able to play football. For now though, he’ll remain on St. Louis’ NFI list.
  • The Cowboys have waived former Fresno State linebacker Kyle Knox, just a few days after signing him, tweets Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. According to Todd Archer of (Twitter link), the club will add another linebacker to its roster next week.
  • The Dolphins have waived linebacker Jake Knott, the team announced today (via Twitter). The 24-year-old, who played his college ball at Iowa State, has had stints with the Eagles and Dolphins over the last couple seasons.

Saints Sign 13 UDFAs, Cut Three Players

The Saints have announced a slew of post-draft roster moves, confirming in a press release that they’ve added 13 undrafted free agents to their roster and cut three players who were on last year’s squad.

According to the team, safety Marcus Ball and inside linebacker Kyle Knox have been waived. Both players were contributors on special teams in 2014, and Ball also saw a little action on defense. Safety Ty Zimmerman was also cut by the club.

The Saints’ full list of undrafted free agent signees is as follows:

  • Tavaris Barnes, DL, Clemson
  • Kaleb Eulls, DL, Mississippi State
  • Doniel Gambrell, G, Notre Dame College
  • R.J. Harris, WR, New Hampshire
  • Sean Hickey, T, Syracuse ($10K bonus, plus $12.5K guaranteed salary, per Aaron Wilson)
  • Malcolme Kennedy, WR, Texas A&M
  • Cyril Lemon, G, North Texas ($6K bonus, per Wilson)
  • Ashaad Mabry, DL, Texas-San Antonio
  • Markus Pierce-Brewster, LB, West Texas A&M
  • Bobby Richardson, DL, Indiana
  • Stephon Sanders, LB, SMU
  • Harold Spears, TE, New Hampshire
  • Jack Tabb, TE, North Carolina ($3.5K bonus, per Wilson)