Today’s minor moves, including some standard practice squad elevations for the two Monday Night Football games:
- Promoted to 53-man roster: DL Abdullah Anderson
- Placed on IR: LB Josh Ross
Green Bay Packers
- Waived from IR with injury settlement: WR Osirus Mitchell
- Promoted from practice squad: CB Duke Shelley
Brewer has completed a pretty unlikely path to an NFL game. Coming out of Coastal Carolina, the defensive lineman had to have surgery following an injury suffered in the Chanticleers’ bowl game. With no college all-star game and no NFL Combine, Brewer had only his Pro Day to show his ability. After going undrafted and unsigned as a college free agent, he earned a rookie mini camp tryout and got to stay for training camp as the lowest player on the depth chart. Brewer played more than any other defensive player in training camp and stayed healthy. He got cut, signed with the practice squad, and is now getting an opportunity to appear in his first NFL game.
The Cowboys had hoped to re-sign Ridgeway after waiving him. It doesn’t appear that Washington was the only team to keep him from returning to Dallas, as multiple teams reportedly submitted claims for the former fifth-round pick.