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Minor NFL Transactions: 8/30/15

Today’s minor signings, cuts, and other moves as teams begin trimming their rosters from 90 players to 75. We will update this post as necessary throughout the course of the day. Some teams have announced major roster cuts, but for the teams that may be waiting until closer to Tuesday to release some of their transactions, here are a few roster moves.

(Some teams may announce a full set of moves later on, and these players may reappear on those lists.)

  • The Packers have cut offensive tackle Vince Kowalski, reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). The former Villanova product was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in June.
  • The Colts have cut linebacker Justin Shirk, according to Wilson (via Twitter).

Earlier Updates:

  • The Jets have cut WR T.J. Graham and OT James Brewer, per Brian Costello of The New York Post (Twitter links).
  • The Eagles have cut offensive lineman Mike Coccia, WR Mike Johnson, DL Alfy Hill, and DT Jeremy Towns, per Matt Lombardo of NJ.com (Twitter links).

Eagles To Sign 16 Undrafted Free Agents

Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer provides a list of the 16 undrafted free agents that have agreed to sign with the Eagles (Twitter links):

  • Rasheed Bailey, WR, Delaware Valley University
  • Brett Boyko, OG, UNLV ($10K bonus, plus $10K guaranteed salary, per Aaron Wilson)
  • Malcom Bunche, OG, UCLA
  • Mike Coccia, C, New Hampshire
  • Devante Davis, WR, UNLV
  • Jordan Dewalt-Ondijo, LB, Duke
  • Andrew Gleichert, TE, Michigan State
  • John Harris, WR, Texas
  • Cole Manhart, OG, Nebraska (Kearney) ($5K bonus, plus $10K guaranteed salary, per Wilson)
  • B.J. McBryde, DE, UConn ($5K bonus, per Wilson)
  • Raheem Mostert, RB/KR, Purdue
  • Travis Raciti, DE, San Jose State ($7.5K bonus, plus $10K guaranteed salary, per Wilson)
  • Denzel Rice, DB, Coastal Carolina
  • Kip Smith, P, Oklahoma State
  • Eric Tomlinson, TE, UTEP
  • Justin Tukes, TE, UCF


Draft Visits: Jets, M. Davis, Orchard, Raiders

It would be a little surprising to see the Jets take a receiver with the sixth overall pick after signing Eric Decker and trading for Brandon Marshall during the last two offseasons, but the team is bringing in wideout Amari Cooper today for a pre-draft visit, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (via Twitter). With Cooper viewed as a near lock to be selected in the top 10, it’s more likely the Jets are doing due diligence and keeping their options open rather than making the Alabama product a priority.

Here are some details on several more pre-draft visits around the NFL:

  • We heard yesterday that South Carolina running back Mike Davis has a visit lined up with the Patriots, but New England is far from the only team eyeing him. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets that Davis also has workouts or visits scheduled with the Buccaneers, Seahawks, Browns, and Falcons.
  • Utah defensive end Nate Orchard, a projected second-round pick, confirmed that he met with the Browns, dining with defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil and outside linebackers coach Brian Fleury, per Kevin Jones of ClevelandBrowns.com.
  • According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net (all Twitter links), the Raiders are taking a look at a handful of prospects today, working out South Dakota offensive lineman Matt Huffer, and hosting New Hampshire center Mike Coccia and Texas Southern defensive back Tray Walker.
  • Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell, a potential second-day pick, has worked out for the Buccaneers, Browns, and Texans, and has workouts on deck with the Bears and Eagles, writes Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.
  • Delaware State defensive end Rodney Gunter, who had 57 tackles and seven sacks in his senior season, visited the Chiefs, a league source tells Wilson.
  • The Broncos are hosting New Hampshire tight end Harold Spears for a pre-draft visit, according to Wilson.