Here are Tuesday’s minor moves:
- Signed: DL Naquan Jones
- Signed from practice squad: OL Justin McCray
- Waived: DE Kerry Hyder
- Waived from IR: TE Leonard Taylor
Las Vegas Raiders
- Signed from practice squad: DE Janarius Robinson
Los Angeles Chargers
New Orleans Saints
- Waived: S Daniel Sorensen
- Waived: LB Monty Rice
- Waived from PUP list: LB Drew White
A 2021 third-round pick, Rice started 10 games over his first two seasons. Although the Titans cut Zach Cunningham and let David Long sign with the Dolphins, they brought in Azeez Al-Shaair and have used second-year UDFA Jack Gibbens as starters this season. Rice has been strictly a backup, and a post-transaction tweet suggested the young defender was not too broken up about this Tennessee cut.
Hyder joined the Texans earlier this season. The 49ers had waived the rotational pass rusher after trading for Randy Gregory. Reuniting with DeMeco Ryans, Hyder spent much of his Texans stay on their practice squad. The team used the defensive end in two games this season, giving him 40 defensive snaps as a backup. Hyder would be eligible to return to Houston’s P-squad if he clears waivers.