Here are the minor moves around the league to wrap up the weekend:
- Signed: RB Godwin Igwebuike
- Waived with injury settlement: CB Cameron Dantzler
- Placed on IR: T Devin Cochran
- Reverted to IR from waived/injured: CB BoPete Keyes
Kansas City Chiefs
- Signed: TE Izaiah Gathings, CB Anthony Witherstone
- Placed on IR: S Nazeeh Johnson
- Waived/injured: LB Isaiah Moore
Los Angeles Rams
- Signed: RB Royce Freeman
- Activated from PUP: T Isaiah Wynn
New York Giants
New York Jets
- Activated from PUP: WR Randall Cobb
- Activated from PUP: TE Noah Fant
Igwebuike, the former safety-turned-running back, likely won’t have a role in a crowded running backs room that currently includes rookie top-ten pick Bijan Robinson, Tyler Allgeier, and Cordarrelle Patterson. He does have some experience on kick return, where he could compete with Patterson and Avery Williams for a role.
The Rams added some quality, experienced depth today in Freeman. While he’s failed to reach the success he found as a primary backup in his first two seasons, Freeman should have plenty of tread on the tires at only 27 years old with minimal usage over the past three years. Behind starter Cam Akers, Los Angeles only has second-year Kyren Williams and rookie sixth-rounder Zach Evans, so bringing in an experienced backup like Freeman should be beneficial.
The Giants add two depth pieces back to their beat-up receiving corps. Getting them back into the fold will be beneficial for training camp. Meanwhile, across the way, new Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will get to work with his old teammate, Cobb, once again.
The retirement of Pottebaum comes as a bit of a shock so early into camp. The Iowa-product was a part of Pittsburgh’s small, seven-man undrafted free agent class this year. Not only that, but heading into camp, Pottebaum was also the only fullback listed on the roster. He was in attendance for the Steelers’ first week of training camp, as well, but now appears to be on his way out. This doesn’t leave Pittsburgh completely high and dry as the team was already exploring the option of utilizing tight end Connor Heyward in a role more similar to what he played in college. Heyward could earn a much larger role in his sophomore season by taking on a few more snaps at fullback.